Is Cristiano Ronaldo better than Lionel Messi, the debate rages on…
Iconic French midfielder Zinedine Zidane believes that Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo will finish his career with more Ballon d’Or titles than his Barcelona rival, Lionel Messi.
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Former Manchester United winger Ronaldo was voted the world’s best player for 2014 last week – the third time he has won the award – moving him to within one of the Argentine, who captured back-to-back titles between 2009-2012.
“Ronaldo will win more Ballons d’Or. What he is doing is from another planet. If this continues, he will improve even further and may end up winning more than Messi,” Zidane was quoted by Goal.com.
Ronaldo has edged ahead of Messi in recent years, as the pair continue to battle for the title of the best player on the planet. In the last season and a half, the Portuguese star has won four major honours, including the Champions League, and scored 87 goals in 77 games.
In contrast, Messi has won nothing, and managed 69 goals in 72 games. Of course, his goal tally his still beyond outstanding, but their differing fortunes emphasises how the momentum has swung between the two over the last 18 months.
A whole series of records have been smashed by Ronaldo since his arrival at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, including the most goals scored in a single season (60), most hat-tricks in a season (7), fastest player to 250 official goals, and the first player to score in eight consecutive games.
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