ALL in all, 2017 has been a pretty good year for Cristiano Ronaldo.
He won his second La Liga title, third Champions League medal, was voted the World’s Best by Fifa and also became a father to twins, as well as a daughter.
And then on Thursday, CR7 – as we’ll refer to him – won the Ballon d’Or to equal the record of five titles set by his great rival Lionel Messi.
Life, it seems, is pretty good right now for the Real Madrid forward.
The dominance of CR7 & Messi in the Ballon d’Or is incredible.
Since 2008, it’s been a straight shootout between the two and worthy winners they have been every time.
But the question arises. Who really is the best? CR7 or Messi?
Before we start, let’s get one thing straight.
Both players are immense and will be legends, if they aren’t already, of the game.
And I’ll happily help to arrange for them to come to Brentford (my team!) when they fancy a change!
Messi is the Magician.
He dazzles with his wizardry on the pitch.
His diminutive build and quick feet means many struggle to compete with him one to one.
And to go with that he has the vision, control, power, composure, and generosity to share the limelight with his teammates to make him the phenomenon that he has become.For CR7 he too comes with the pace, the power, the distribution. He’s a physical force.
Add to that he’s left and right footed and can head the ball too; he certainly is the superior all-rounder.
He might not get the superlative adjectives that come hand in hand with Messi but he has without doubt become the rightful rival to the Argentine and continues to make his mark in football with his goals, goals, goals.