991 goals and counting.
Over 100 trophies with club and country and counting.
10 Ballon D’ors.
Millions of fans across the globe.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Leo Messi are, quite simply football’s most recognizable stars over the last decade or so. They have
popularized the sport, made and broke record after record and
are quite simply, two legends of the sport. The fact that they
played against each other for 9 straight seasons, Ronaldo for Real
Madrid and Messi for Barcelona had only made their rivalry for
iconic and is a modern folklore.
In a recent interview, Ronaldo spilled a lot of details about his
rivalry with Messi. He admitted that he “enjoys” a healthy
relationship with his Argentine counterpart, and that Messi has
made him a “better player” over the years.
However, he also revealed that the duo had never socialized
together. Ronaldo, who left Madrid for Juventus in 2018 said
that,” It’s a good rivalry but it’s not unique — Michael Jordan had
rivalries in basketball, there was Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost in
Formula 1. The thing they all had in common is that they were
The Portuguese further said that he would love to have a dinner
with Messi someday, and one hopes that it happens soon. After
all, who would not love to see their childhood heroes in one
frame once again?