Discussion in 'BigSoccer Polls' started by Eskerceltic, Jul 11, 2014.
Messi is visionary, Ronaldo is machine.
It's 2022 and I still think Messi is better than Ronaldo
Its Messi for me
I do not think this comparison is fair to Cristiano Ronaldo. Such a great player compared to the greatest player of all time. Messi and Pele (and maybe Maradona) should not be compared to other players, it takes their shine away while they still may be great players.What Messi can do with a ball no one besides Maradona in some aspects was able to do.
Most are focusing on the wrong thing in my opinion. I have seen comparisons by certain aspects. Let's say the comparison of who is faster? Speed is mostly used to defeat defenders. True, Ronaldo may have been faster but it is not even a question of who is able to pass more defenders. Messi uses accelaration and ball control to pass these defenders, and Ronaldo used his speed Messi was more successful, so then the metric of who is faster becomes of way less importance than it may seem.
Another comparison which I often see is a better header, who is better with his weak foot, more powerful shot etcetera, etcetera. I think the ultimate metric here is who is a better goalscorer. And for that we can see that Messi has a better goalscoring ratio, and his goals to xG ratio has been consistently better than that of Ronaldo. So Ronaldo can be a better header, have a better weak foot etcetera etcetera, it stays a fact that Messi scoals more goals per 90 minutes, additionally he scores relatively more than he "should have" according to his xG than Ronaldo.
Messi is better in putting his teammates in favorable positions with his passing abilities, he is better in dribbling defenders and be a threat in that way, and he scores more goals than Ronaldo, and we cannot contribute this solely on the chances created for him but his scoring ability (xG/Goals ratio).
Ronaldo for me is certainly top 6 ever, but only Pele can be put in the same conversation as Messi.
at least messi can win the world cup a ronaldo ...