Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have widely been regarded as the best footballers on the planet for the last five years. The question of choosing between them has been put forward to several great players over the years. It has become a major topic of debate. Messi has won for FIFA Ballon d’Or awards, while Cristiano Ronaldo is close on his heels with two. He is the current holder of the coveted title from FIFA. Former Barcelona manager Johan Cruyff, who is regarded as one of the greatest players and managers, says that it is difficult to choose between the two because they are both unique.
Cruyff says that he enjoys watching Messi and Ronaldo at the same time. According to him, Barcelona superstar Messi is much more technical and is able to use this low centre of gravity to his advantage. Ronaldo, meanwhile, is a much more physical player, who is also extremely adept at the technical game. Cruyff, who is known around the world for his opinion on various things related to football, says that he will not be able to choose between either of them and he will enjoy watching both of them at their best.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter recently stated that he would prefer Messi over Ronaldo. “Messi and Ronaldo are the two most beautiful players now and with distinctive styles. One is purely technical while the other is physical as well. And I like to watch both of them since this tells you clearly how different the game can be. Football is such a wonderful game because of its variations and its acceptance of every style. I like watching both at their best,” said the former Barcelona manager, who used to work as an advisor to several clubs around the world. He introduced the brand of total football.