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Musings on the two greatest football players of this generation

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Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have by far, been the two greatest football players in the last ten years.  Sure, there are other notable footballers, but none whose star shone as bright as these two.  Both Messi and Ronaldo have commanded their own following, with loyalties that often erupted into vicious social media debates.

So, who is the better football player.  Let’s compare them.

Messi is a small fellow, but a genius on the pitch.  A little more reserved style-wise than his Argentinian predecessor, Diego Maradona, Messi is a quick-witted, calculating attacker with astounding skills and vision.  He can dribble the ball just as well as any footballer in history and can run circles around defenders.

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Ronaldo on the other hand, is the complete package, from the looks to the ferocity on the pitch.  He is fire personified in football, with an eye for goals on an unprecedented level.  Ronaldo can score the most spectacular goals from anywhere.

Messi, throughout his historic run as a multiple Footballer of the Year winner, has had the benefit of having Iniesta and Xavi supporting him.  On the world stage, Messi has come close to winning the Cup once, but faltered against Germany.

On this note, Ronaldo has the upper hand.  The Portuguese phenomenon rises to the occasion when Messi cannot.  Just look at his accomplishments in the past Champions League and World Cup campaigns.

Who do you think is better?  Sound off in the comments section below.

Hi! I’m John Eilermann.  I’ve loved reading about World War II since I was young.  I’m also a huge football fanatic.  Check out my Twitter page for more on the stuff I love.

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