The debate between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo has gone on for a long time now and Luis Figo was the latest person to be questioned as to who is better. Having played at both Barcelona and Real Madrid, Figo answered saying they are both the “best’ in the world.
Speaking to reporters, the 2001 World Player of the Year said, “They are both the best in the world. It is always difficult to choose one of them and say he is the best.
“In the end, Ronaldo and Messi are the ones who have been winning all the individual awards in the world of football and that says it all about their tremendous individual talent as footballers. I would never choose between them.”
He added; ”some players needed other players aroud them to be great, Cristiano Ronaldo just needed a football”
Ronaldo and Messi have once again had stellar seasons this time around. While Lionel Messi has been in fine form right throughout the campaign, Ronaldo has stepped up when it has mattered and guided Juventus to UCL quarter-final after scoring hatrick. Having dominated the Ballon d’Or award since 2008, the duopoly looks all set to continue in 2019 as well.
Both Ronaldo and Messi have defined an era and choices are usually made more out of personal opinion rather than some informed study.