"Especially because no one thought they could take so many years to this level, but the one that impressed me most despite not being so decisive was Ronaldinho. The goal was Suarez’s 19th league goal of the season, with only Lionel Messi having more in La Liga this season, with 21. YET another former Los Blancos team-mate of Ronaldo who starred on the international scene with Messi, Garay also ranks Leo as the No1. "We met in Barcelona and immediately connected with him, the moments I lived with him are difficult to compare to anything. In 2008, he claimed: “If I had to pay for one player I would choose [Ronaldo]. On the debate, he said: “Cristiano always stopped in the gym after training: for him it is an obsession and, being the best in everything. He does things in games that you cannot explain; he just knows different things and can do it. Lionel Messi in The Top with Most Goals and Assists. 1. Garay revealed: "When people ask me who is the best player ever, I say Leo. “Messi is the best in the world – there is no question about that. While the quotes suggest he favours Messi, there is no concrete evidence to prove it, so this goes down as a draw. ''ReNo9Prod'' brings to you new compilation about Cristiano Ronaldo Lionel Messi Neymar Jr Ronaldinho Pogba Best Commercial Compilation! Internationally, Suarez has fired 63 goals for his country, while he has also scored 15 for Groningen and 12 for Nacional. A FORMER Man Utd team-mate of Ronaldo during some trophy-laden years and a long-serving Argentina colleague of Messi, Tevez knows both stars very well. Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have enjoyed a duopoly over the Ballon d'Or. For further details of our complaints policy and to make a complaint please click this link: thesun.co.uk/editorial-complaints/, Comments are subject to our community guidelines, which can be viewed. “In training it is a show, because every day he can invent something new. “He is out of this world. Having won a combined eleven Ballon d'Or/FIFA Ballon d'Or awards (six for Messi and five for Ronaldo) and ten European Golden Shoeawards (six for Messi and four for Ronaldo), both are widely regarded not only as the two best players of their generation, but also the greatest players of all time, by most in the sport, including … The superstar duo have been major foes for some time with fans desperate to debate over who is the greatest. Swapping Barcelona for Juventus will mean the striker would have played with both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. With Luis Suarez’s move to Turin imminent, the Uruguayan striker is expected to link up with Juve talisman Ronaldo in attack for the Serie A giants after spending six years with Messi at Barcelona. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Argentina forward Messi is the only player in European Golden Shoe history to win the title three years in a row, doing so from 2016 until 2019. Some of the greatest and most prolific free-kick takers in history have never scored two in one game, so Ronaldo and Messi deserve all the credit in … “I always said that Messi has some talent that no one has. HAVING won back-to-back LaLiga crowns at Barcelona, along with the Uefa Nations League with Portugal, Semedo has enjoyed success with both Messi and Ronaldo. Suarez joins Messi and Ronaldo in 500-goal club with winning strike for Atletico Madrid against Alaves. “Messi plays another sport. Tap/click here to open the article in a new tab. Ronaldo, though, is one of only four players to have won the title with different clubs. “Messi has incredible ability and I love the way that he plays. "Ronaldo is a very good player, but Messi is even better. "For me it’s like Messi is not human but [Ronaldo] is the best of the humans.”. ''ReNo9Prod, ANIcomps7, LM10HD & MNXHD'' brings to you new compilation about BBC vs MSN and there last skills and goals from this season! Who is truly the greatest of all-time: Messi or Ronaldo? Select from premium Messi Ronaldo Suarez of the highest quality. “From the first time I saw him with Argentina Under-15s to this day he continues to amaze me. Bryce Badwan April 21, 2014. If Suarez does join the Serie A champions, he will become only the 14th player to have played with both Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. "Messi and Ronaldo are totally different players,” Suarez told Helden magazine. Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). In truth there is no way us mere mortals can truly know whether Ronaldo or Messi is the best of all-time. 24, 2021 Luis Suarez reached a special milestone on Sunday as the Atletico Madrid star scored the 500th goal of his illustrious career. THE Swedish legend won the Champions League with Messi, early in the Barca star's career, and played 13 times alongside Ronaldo during his loan spell at Old Trafford. Gago claimed: “For me he [Ronaldo] is not No1. The Uruguayan would become the fourth player to manage it on the club level. The Messi–Ronaldo rivalry is a football rivalry between fans of Argentine forward Lionel Messi and Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo and supposedly between the players themselves. "They are at a level on a par with each other and well above everybody else and that has been the case for several years.”. Naturally, the topic of Lionel Messi’s eternal rival Cristiano Ronaldo came up, to which Oblak replied: “Cristiano is also gorgeous. He’s so good that it’s almost incredible. “Messi is spectacular. Suarez joins Messi and Ronaldo in elite group with milestone strike Luis Suarez reached a special milestone on Sunday as the Atletico Madrid star scored the 500th goal of his illustrious career. It was magical.". Messi. The Juventus and Argentina ace diplomatically claimed: “It is impossible to make a comparison between the two of them or say who is the best. “In every game I have the feeling that he can make us win at any time. (Can't see the poll above? “I don’t think Cristiano will get any better as a footballer, he is already next to God in his ability.”, But in 2016, he added: “Leo is inexplicable. Or just sit back and enjoy watching them play. He has no limit.”. Footballistically, he does not come from this planet. goal.com - Goal.com • 4d. The battle of Messi vs Ronaldo has the world gripped. “I cannot say that it was bad for [Barcelona] that Cristiano left. LUIS SUAREZ is reportedly heading to Juventus - putting him in a very elite club. Dybala is a current team-mate of Messi and Ronaldo - and couldn't separate the two, Di Maria considers it an honour to play alongside Messi, Heinze was the only star to play alongside both who opted for Ronaldo, Higuain currently plays alongside both Messi and Ronaldo, Fernando Gago opted for Messi over Ronaldo having played with both, Garay opted for his fellow Argentine Messi over Ronaldo, Gomes spent time with Messi at Barcelona and still plays with Ronaldo for Portugal now, Larsson opted for Messi over Ronaldo thanks to their time at Barca, Gerard Pique chose long-standing Barca pal Messi over Ronaldo, Semedo is a current team-mate of both Ronaldo and Messi, Carlos Tevez has partnered both forwards up front during his career, Lionel Messi takes the win over old frenemy Cristiano Ronaldo, according to those who've played with both, Messi's father lands in Barcelona amid reports of FC Barcelona meeting. He and Messi are the two best I have ever encountered.” Oblak was also asked about Luis Suarez, who is in red-hot form, and leading the La Liga scoring charts alongside Youssef En-Nesyri. "When you see him with the ball at his feet it’s hard to believe that anybody else could do the same. THE Spaniard played with Ronaldo early in his own Man Utd career and is now a long-serving team-mate of Messi at the Nou Camp. THE Argentine left-back played with Ronaldo at Manchester United and Messi for his country - but their paths would have crossed at Newell's Old Boys too, when Messi was a lad. This service is provided on News Group Newspapers' Limited's Standard Terms and Conditions in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy. “He is very serious about the responsibility of leading our country, we have great spirit, and he’s a great example for all of us. For other inquiries, Contact Us. But if I had to pick one, it would be Leo. And as a person, he leads such a quiet life that is admirable.”. For Messi to score three goals [in any given game] is normal.”. “Everyone knows that Messi is very, very good. Is the Uruguayan striker the world’s next best player? There are only 12 players who have been fortunate enough to share the same jersey as both Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. CURRENTLY a club team-mate of Ronaldo and international pal of Messi - Dybala refused to commit to either when asked which of the two was best. "You think you’re used to it, but there is always one day you go to the dressing room surprised by something he has done.”. ), Torres picks best XI he has ever played - and settles Gerrard vs Lampard debate, Watch Lingard dribble from his own half to score goal of the season contender, Arsenal may consider £100m Saka sale, Neymar wants Messi Barcelona reunion. READ ALSO: Premier League: Darren Bent tips Chelsea to finish above Liverpool, Man United next season . With 23 La Liga goals this season, Messi leads good friend and former teammate Luis Suarez by 4 in the race for the Pichichi [Messi has won a record 7 of those]. "He is a player that requires a lot of attention and care. View our online Press Pack. Should Suárez complete a move to Italy, he would become a member of an exclusive club. But of the six who did commit to giving an answer, FIVE chose Messi, with just one player picking Ronaldo. Ronaldo…Suarez? Luis Suarez reached a special milestone on Sunday as the Atletico Madrid star scored the 500th goal of his illustrious career. The bulk of Suarez’s goals came with Barcelona, where he provided 198 finishes while claiming four league titles and a Champions League crown. ". So we've gone to those who know them best to find out who is truly the greatest of all time. And he claimed: “[Ronaldo] is a very important player, who is always present and ready to play. Tap/click here to open the article in a new tab. THE midfield maestro played alongside Messi during the Argentine's early days at the Nou Camp - while featuring alongside Ronaldo for Portugal. “When I am an old man I will tell my grandchildren bedtime stories about when I won the Champions League, hopefully when I won the World Cup... "But most of all I will tell them their grandfather used to play with Lionel Messi.”. Top ten goalscorers still playing today: Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi lead the way as Robert Lewandowski, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Luis Suarez also shine Marc Williams 26th March 2021, 11:05 am Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo's dominance has been one of the defining narratives of 21st century football. Maybe not. And he revealed: “[Ronaldo and I] had already played together with Real. "The Sun", "Sun", "Sun Online" are registered trademarks or trade names of News Group Newspapers Limited. View the profiles of people named Messi Ronaldo Suarez. It’s a privilege to play alongside him. He’s a fantastic player to see.”. Both have enjoyed glittering careers, winning loads of trophies, scoring hundreds of goals and earning piles of personal accolades. Always up-to-date, reliable and accurate, this is your main port of call to see who's currently leading the constant back-and-forth battle for the golden boot. ANOTHER former Real team-mate of Ronaldo who played alongside Messi for Argentina, Gago was in no doubts as to is the better player. Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Luis Suárez by Mark Clattenburg ... You had to know how to handle players like Suarez. Get the best email in soccer. Surprisingly, Suarez scored more goals for Ajax than he did during his famous spell at Liverpool. The Uruguayan striker is among illustrious company after he scored a milestone goal in a crucial Liga victory on Sunday afternoon Luis Suarez reached … For Football on the Atari 2600, a GameFAQs message board topic titled "Messi, Ronaldo or Suarez? “He is the best I have seen in my life, without a doubt.”. And he claimed: “Real Madrid have noticed [Ronaldo's] absence a lot. Deco revealed: "From the outset, it is clear that Leo and Cristiano are the greatest. “He has an incredible personality, he understands the game perfectly, he has fought for 14 years to be the best without letting himself down, and that shows how he is. Luka Modric broke it recently but Lionel Messi won it back again and currently has six Ballon d'Or's to his name. The striker who once rivalled Ronaldo & Suarez in 2014 Golden Shoe race. “I enjoyed playing alongside him before and I am glad that we are back together. Cristiano Ronaldo - 57 Between them, Ronaldo and Messi have scored 111 hat-tricks, a combined record that defies description. But on who was better, Di Maria claimed Messi was the one, saying: "It was a dream to have the possibility to play with [Wayne] Rooney, [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic, Cristiano [Ronaldo], Leo [Messi]... "With all the great players I have played with, it's hard to choose. Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez equaled Brazilian legend Ronaldo Nazário’s record during their respective World Cup qualifier match Thursday. continue reading, Your email address will not be published. Luis Suarez could become the thirteenth player in history to play alongside both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Over the years, Heinze has had his say on both.