Lionel messi and cristiano ronaldo have been at the top for over a decade, And judging by their current form, None of them have any plans of retiring their dominance and rule of competitive football any time soon.
getting to the top is one thing, Staying there a decade long is incredible and something both messi and ronaldo will owe to each other.
The constant comparison between the two over the years may have had an influence is the two players’ motivation and desire to achieve greater accolades but the undeniable reason behind the greatness of the two greatest players to ever play the game (arguably) are talent, hardwork and love for the beautiful game.
Imagining football without messi or ronaldo is an unpleasant thought to the lover of the beautiful game. But one day there won’t be a ronaldo to amaze you with great strikes and a messi to leave you mesmerized by a near impossible genius play or goal. When that time comes, And it will, All we will have left are the great years they have given us.
Messi will forever remain unmatched with regards to technical ability, His accuracy in front of the poles, And his ability to take on the entire team, Let’s not forget those perfect assists.
Ronaldo on the other hand will go down in history as the only player who has ever won the fifa ballon d’or 5 times in the same era as messi.