Poll: Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi

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Messi or C.Ronaldo?

  1. Messi

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    62.9%
  2. Ronaldo

    18 vote(s)
    25.7%
  3. Someone else is number 1 in the world.

    8 vote(s)
    11.4%
  1. samprasvsfederer123

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    who do you think is the better of these two players? is one of them the best player in the world? if so, who is the worlds number 1 football player?
     
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  2. West Coast Ace

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    Messi. Way too fast and nimble. There is no legal way to stop him.
     
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  3. Feña14

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    For me personally, it's Ronaldo.

    He can hurt you from anywhere on the pitch, if he's not firing in 35 yarders he's punishing you with free kicks or even headers. He is someone you genuine have fear of playing against, whilst Messi also has that, I do think he can be stopped.

    I remember 2 seasons ago in the Champions League semi final, Bosingwa out of position at left back managed to stop him, and then Cole in the second leg also had him in his pocket. Same with Inter Milan this year, he can be nulified.

    Ronaldo is a player who still manages to find a way to hurt you, which makes him the player i'm most worried about when he's in the starting line up against my team.
     
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  4. maverick66

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    Clint Dempsey. He has this amazing shot that strikes fear into the hearts of English goalies. Its so hard and fast that they just cant keep their hands on it.:)
     
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  5. BorisBeckerFan

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    It's to bad neither of these players are likely to win a World Cup. That was something that I liked about Zidane and Fat Ronlado. There national teams were also good. Sadly as great as Messi and Ronaldo are, with out World Cups or at least a World Cup, they will not get there place along side some of the previous greats. If Brazil wins this year and Kaka has a good showing he will end up being regarded as the best player of his generation even if we know Messi and Ronaldo are better.
     
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  6. SempreSami

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    On their abilities, I can't really choose between them. But Messi is part of the best Barcelona side I've seen since Cruyff's Dream Team and Ronaldo plays for 'them', so Messi.
     
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  7. Feña14

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    A Man Utd team with Ronaldo in was more scary than Barcelona from my point of view.
     
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  8. SempreSami

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    Depends really, there was the odd occasion in the Champions League when they looked a bit shaky.
     
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  9. lovecr717

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    Cristiano Ronaldo.
     
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  10. FloridaAG

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    I think Ronaldo has the physcial ability to be better than Messi - size, power, ability in the air etc. However, it is a team game, Messi is a better team player, does far more to help his teammates and is the player I would prefer to have on my team.
     
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  11. baseline_monster

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    Different kind of players, both amazing. Both could play in the same team. At the moment I would say Ronaldo as he proved it in the premier league, the best league in the world and has played outstanding for Portugal internationally
     
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  12. mikro112

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    on topic: i dont know how many persons confuse the player\professional and the person Ronaldo.

    any of you ever wondered why all his (CR) coaches have so much praise for him?

    well the answer my friends, is that CR is an absolute working horse in the trannings and gives ii all out day in and day out... and he honestly loves the sport. he is the kind of guy that stays an extra 45 minutes on the pitch just shooting free kicks after everyone went to shower...


    as for who's better? i really cant tell. two different players that i would gladly have in the same team had i the chance to!
     
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  14. mikro112

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    Besides his football abilities, CR simply is a cheating SOB, who tries to dive every chance he gets and who is always complaining during a match. He is not a rolemodel for younger football players whatsoever. He's no fair sportsman.
     
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  15. Gorecki

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    you have just described 99% of football players. your point?
     
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  16. statto

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    Messi for me.
     
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  17. mikro112

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    You mean Portoguese football players, right? Maybe Italian and Spanish players as well, but most other nations' players aren't as badly as CR and players like him.
     
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    Omg lol. :lol: There's always suspicion that he's bi.
     
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  19. NickC

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    I rate Messi much higher, but as of right now, Ronaldo is in my fantasy World Cup team, because he scores more at an international level than Messi does.

    However, when on form for Brazil, Kaka is twice as good as anyone else on the planet, bar none - he has the shooting ability of Ronaldo and the passing skills of Xavi. He'll score a rocket like he did against Japan in 06 and he'll hook Fabiano up with sick passes today when Brazil takes a crap on North Korea. You just watch.
     
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    racist\xenophobic bigot i see!
     
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  22. Legend of Borg

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    Didn't they lose 2-0 to Barcelona in the 2009 Champions League final?

    Anyways, Messi has my vote.
     
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    Bastian Schweinsteiger Plain and Simple. The Greatest Human Being in the Entire World.

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  24. mikro112

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    Yeah right. Where are you from that my post hurt your feelings?
     
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    CR- putting on a diving clinic right now versus Ivory Coast.
     
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  26. Feña14

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    Great player, i'd love to see him in the Premier League.

    Yeah, but as a fan of a team who have played Man Utd and Barcelona alot over the recent years, Ronaldo was always the player you really had to watch out for.

    You can keep Messi in areas where he can't hurt you easily, whilst if you keep Ronaldo away from goal he's just as likely to smash it in from 30 yards.

    As others have pointed out as well, his physical ability is really key to todays game and the fact he has produced the goods in the Premier League and La Liga is something that goes in his favour.
     
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  27. Juges8932

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    I agree. This is why I can't find myself to like those teams, even though they are loaded with talent. I remember in the last World Cup when Portugal was playing France, there was one defender in the box, 2 Portuguese players, arms-length away from the defender. Ball was cleared. What happens? BOTH go down at the SAME time. It was just ridiculous. I don't really mind Spain, but I'm definitely not a fan of Italy/Portugal, as they are my two least-liked international teams.

    As for OP- Ronaldo is my pick. I always watch him play when I can. I don't like him, but his talent is crazy-good. He can drill it from 35 yards out, head it, free-kick, etc.

    To be fair to Messi, I haven't seen him play as much as Ronaldo, so maybe I am not paying him proper respects, but from what I've seen, Ronaldo is the superior player.
     
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    Ivory Coast putting an Handball clinic right there!
     
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    Zokora breathed on me - I am going down like a ton of bricks - best way to stop it is for the Refs to refuse to call any fouls against the divers until they stop - easier to do than giving yellow cards. Maybe they will learn
     
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    After watcving today's Ivory Coast-Portugal match, I'd have to give it to Messi. Ronaldo was non-existent and he lost his edge when they played physically with him.
     
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  31. Juges8932

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    Look at their avi...
     
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    Bundesliga and champions for life my man.
     
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    whaa whaa whaa

    Christiana dives all around the pitch for yet another 90 minutes. He should get Italian citizenship because he acts like a member of their national team.

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  34. BorisBeckerFan

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    I have not really been impressed by either Messi or Ronaldo against teams that I would not even really consider contenders. I know they are much better than this which is what eats me up. Kaka however will not dissappint. Obvioulsy he has the advantage of having everyone else on his team being good and playing North Korea. No offense to North Koreans but this could get ugly. At least a 2 goal differential I think.
     
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  35. SempreSami

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    Except Kaka hasn't been good for three years now.

    And he didn't score against Japan in '06, it was Croatia.
     
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    Because Dunga is an idiot and can't build an attacking fluid side to save his life. Should Brazil decide to use an attacking system, you'll see why I think Kaka when on form is incredible to see.

    Good call.
     
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  37. SempreSami

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    Nah, he was pish for Milan after they won the Champions League.
     
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  38. BorisBeckerFan

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    Boy was I wrong. Kaka had some errant passes and really didn't shine.
     
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    For one of the two years after they won the Champions League, Ronaldinho was also in the team which cut down on the impact Kaka would have on a match, and for the other season, his only real forwards were a Ronaldo who was injured constantly, and a Shevchenko who couldn't find form to save the life of him.
     
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  40. Messarger

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    Messi for me.

    Ronaldo is a more well rounded player, but Messi is the best in the world at what he does. Cuts in from the right, can curl one into the bottom left corner, can pick out a pass on the full sprint, sometimes even finish with his right (weaker foot).
     
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  41. Messarger

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    How can you judge a player base on one match? Everyone is bound to have off days, and this may be one of Ronaldo's. Having said that, i'd still take Messi over him.
     
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  42. mikro112

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    That won't be happening (at least until his contract is up), as Bayern Munich's president declared him and Philipp Lahm unsaleable.
     
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  43. SempreSami

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    Schweinsteiger will score an awesome goal one match then get sent off the next, no thanks.
     
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    Funny. where was ronaldo in the CL final when they pl;ayed barcelona?

    And this is coming from a guy who lives in Manchester.

    Messi > ronaldo . But it is close.
     
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    Yeah that was a strange game, Man Utd were flat throughout and never really got going.

    Pretty much every big player that moves is said to be not for sale by the board :)

    Fabregas isn't for sale but it's not stopping Barcelona, just like how Ronaldo and Kaka weren't for sale at Man Utd and AC Milan. Milner at Villa isn't up for sale but i'm sure he'll move this summer. Bayern have said Lahm and Schweinsteiger aren't for sale but i'm sure if a top team came in for Lahm and he fancied a new challenge, there wouldn't be much Bayern could do to stop it and i'm sure Schweinsteiger is the same.
     
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  46. Mustard

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    In 2007 and 2008, it was Cristiano Ronaldo. In 2009 and 2010, it's Lionel Messi. As this poll was made in 2010, my vote is for Lionel Messi.
     
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  47. Juges8932

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    So Ronaldo was "non-existent" today. Why, because he didn't score? I bet if his 30 yard rip had been to feet to the right and in the back of the net instead of hitting the post, he would have been very "existent." Was he the dominant player who really puts his stamp on the game today? No. But he definitely wasn't non-existent. That team(Portugal) depends too much on Ronaldo to get **** done, IMO.

    Also, like somebody else said, basing your opinion on one game is asinine.
     
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    CR a big diver?? He is usually brought down in a much rougher and nastier and obvious way than anybody else I can think of, because that's the only way they can stop him. He does not need to dive. They do that to Messi too, but not so blatantly. It often requires two or three goons to bring CR down.
    In addition to his great skills, Ronaldo is kind of like a steam locomotive when he gets those legs going. Messi is more like a slippery fish able to squeeze his way to a clearance as if by magic. They are both infinitely talented, but CR can be more dangerous.
     
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    yes because messi always puts such good exhibitions for argentina (NOT) ...

    if there is something in common between these two is that they both fail to play as good in their national teams as they play in their clubs
     
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