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Who Is Better, Ronaldo or Messi?

Who is better?  That question is asked in every major sport. Who is the better football coach, Nick Saban or Urban Meyer? Who is the better quarterback, Peyton Manning or Tom Brady? Who has the better basketball dynasty, Kentucky or North Carolina?

Now, fans are wondering who is the best soccer player in the world; Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi?

According to the greatest soccer player of all time, Pele, it's Messi.

"To compare Ronaldo and Messi? It's a hard question. They are different kinds of footballers," he told reporters in London's West End last Friday.

"Messi is more for the team, preparing the game and assisting, but Ronaldo is maybe more like the Brazilian Ronaldo and scores more.

"But in my team I would decide Messi, but both are fantastic. Messi now is playing completely different to Ronaldo. Ronaldo plays only in front."

But if you are true fan of the sport, how can you choose? Both have won their share of MVP awards and championships in all the major soccer leagues and tournaments.

In 2008, Ronaldo won his first Ballon d'Or and FIFA World Player of the Year award. He followed this up by winning the FIFA Ballon d'Or in 2013 and 2014.

In 2009, Messi won his first Ballon d'Or and FIFA World Player of the Year awards. He followed this up by winning the inaugural FIFA Ballon d'Or in 2010, and then again in 2011 and 2012. He also won the 2010–11 UEFA Best Player in Europe Award; advantage Messi.

Ronaldo has lead his teams to a Premier Leagues, one La Liga, one FA Cup, two Football League Cups, two Copas del Rey, one FA Community Shield, one Supercopas de España, two UEFA Champions Leagues, one UEFA Super Cup and two FIFA Club World Cups.

Messi led Argentina to the U-20 World Cup Championship in 10 years ago and lead Argentina to gold medal in the Olympics in 2008. Last year he lead Argentina to the Senior World Cup final. Advantage Ronaldo.

It is hard to choose between the two players, but as with the great Pele, it all depends on the style of play you like. Either way, you can't go wrong with either player.

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