The debate as to who the better player is between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi will go on forever – here are 10 popular names who believe the Argentine is superior to the Portuguese!
Click through the gallery to see the 10 high-profile stars.
Messi and Ronaldo will still be compared to one another years after they both retire one day, due to the consistency they have shown in the beautiful game over the past 10 years.
Today, our focus on some who believe the Argentine is the best in the world, or is at least better than the Real Madrid talisman.
Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard has made his pick clear over the years, with Messi being his choice as he feels the forward is more of a team player.
Brazilians Ronaldinho, Pele and Rafinha also feel the FC Barcelona man is better than Ronaldo, along with the Argentine’s former boss Pep Guardiola, who noted that although he feels that way, he has a massive amount of respect for Ronaldo.
Manchester United legend David Beckham believes the Portuguese does not reach Messi’s level, while former Barca and Real striker Javier Saviola prefers the Argentine. The gallery also includes quotes from France defender Adil Rami, Jose Mourinho and Ronaldo de Lima.
Who do you think is better, Ronaldo or Messi? Let us know in the comments section below.