Messi may have been awarded the FIFA Ballon Dor for the year 2011 (which was unfair obviously) but I think most of the people know that Messi’s achievements are a bit deceptive. He plays for Barcelona and has been playing for Barcelona since he could care to remember. Anyway, this post is not about why Messi is not the best player in the world, this post is about why Ronaldo is the best player in the world even though he has been beaten to the award twice by Lionel Messi. Two years ago Ronaldo did not even make the top 3 even after scoring a mammoth 33 goals in 35 games which was bettered by none.
None. Not even Messi could match his goal scoring rate. Anyway, here are the 3 simple reasons why I feel Ronaldo is the best player in the world.
- Messi being awarded the best player in the world points towards the fact that in fact Ronaldo is the real number one in the world. Because on the football field Ronaldo can do more things and can be more innovativewithhisplay.Messirequiresveryspecificset of conditions in which he thrives, that is his limitation (same is the case with Mesut Ozil). He wants to world class passers and a wonderful defense behind him to dribble past defenders without having the pressure of retrieving the ball in case he loses is. Ronaldo has got no such luxury. Ronaldo can fit into any system and any style of play as he showcased for Manchester United and Real Madrid.
- Ronaldo has performed on eachandeverystageofeverytournamentthatfootballhastooffer.FromtheWorldCuptoEurosandUEFAChampionsLeague