END OF AN ERA: Lionel Messi Or Cristiano Ronaldo

Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo

If you see the way fans argue about who's better between this two men, you'd think they were sworn enemies in real life. Thank God but of this sensations understand that FOOTBALL IS NOT WAR. And should be a tool to Foster unity and entertainment.

Cristiano Ronaldo, CR7 for short debuted for Real Madrid in 2003 and since then has had a total of 697 carrer goals while Lionel Messi (LM10) debuted same year and has totaled 671 goals with 44 appearances less than CR7. 

Who is the best?

Well, I think that shouldn't be our focus. The focus should be to enjoy their presence as long as we can because time and age isn't on their side anymore.

Age is catching up on them and they're wearing out slowly.

Truth be told, they've made us see what good football looks like. Our generation will never forget this legends.

LM10 or CR7, whoever you love more, just enjoy both of them while they can still grace our screens.

God bless THE G.O.A.T.S.

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  • Both are great players and they still have a lot offer.  I don't think age will be a factor that will make them stop playing, look at Ibrahimovic for example he played 528 games and scored 232 goals before turning 30. And  after turning 30 he scored 301 goals in 372 games, he keeps getting better.

    So the same to the both of them, they still have a long way to go.

    Let enjoy them while they are still playing.

    - Adeleke Jr. - 2019-10-05 19:17:28 Quote

  • The era of messi and Ronaldo may be coming to an end but I think they still have a lot to offer. If Ronaldo doesn't have anything to offer,  Juventus will not bring out  such amount to buy him, I think Ronaldo will stop performing the moment he retires. As for Messi, he's just from another planet, he gets better as the years pass, I've not seen a player that wins the highest goal scorer award and also highest assist every season for his club. 

    Indeed the two players are great and I see them fading only on the day they will drop their boots.

    - Chinazam Ikeije - 2019-10-05 19:34:06 Quote

  • In as much as I prefer CR7 to Messi because of the kind of work he puts in to make sure he's still relevant. I still thank God that I'm amongst the generation that is witnessing the two living legends of football. To be frank, this duo will be very hard to replace. I just hope the likes of Hazard, Neymar, Mbappe etc lives up to expectations. 

    - Ikenna Henry Onyemekesi - 2019-10-05 19:38:44 Quote

  • Messi is the G.O.A.T He has been a spectacular player. He played so much well that people began to call him the god of football. Who's the best dribbler? Isn't it Messi. Who's the highest assist creator? Isn't it Messi. I know many people would say that Messi is an international failure because he has been so unlucky to have an international glory. But we all should remember that a tree can't make a forest. Messi can't win international trophy alone,he needs cooperation from his team mates but the Argentines leave Messi to do all. I don't know if they think he's a machine. Messi tried his best in the 2010 World Cup but was unfortunate to lift the trophy. Messi is just exceptional. Ronaldo is great but he doesn't play like Messi. Ronaldo is egocentric and focuses on scoring goals,he doesn't assist all the time just like Messi does.

    - Emmanuel Agbasielo - 2019-10-05 19:40:54 Quote

  • May God bless them indeed. I wonder how football is gonna be in the next 4 years without these goats. The last El classico that I watched without this 2 players was boring to me. It felt as if something was missing from the match. Football won't be the same without them. Just take a look at how real Madrid are struggling without CR7 and barca are also struggling without Messi. They will surely be missed

    - Ibrahim Olatunde - 2019-10-05 19:47:36 Quote

  • These two players are God sent, no players in history had ever reign up to them both, it is not how far but how well, Messi is better likewise Ronaldo too, because both are unique in their different ways that makes them to stand out among others

    - Hammed Jide - 2019-10-05 19:58:26 Quote

  • They are indeed the Greatest of all time.. Their style of play is so different and unique.. They both have won the Ballon D'or five times respectively.. And now age is not on their side anymore..

    It's no doubt,we will miss them both

    - Ajunwa Augustine - 2019-10-05 19:59:43 Quote

  • I think CR 7. didn't join Madrid in 2003, rather that was when he joined Man U from Sporting CP...

    As for the 2, both of them gave football another new definition with a Master Touch of HEALTHY RIVALRY.. In a couple of years, they will be will be joining HALL OF FAME..there skills is gonna be missed greatly...

    - STANLEY NLEWEDIM - 2019-10-05 20:00:48 Quote

  • No doubt of the fact that both players are extreme talents, their trademark in the game remains unquestionable yet in their advanced ages. Cristiano Ronaldo has proven to the world that he can strive in any league and any country, but we are yet to witness such on the side of Messi, but he may still move at the end of the season. 

    - PETER MMADUEKE - 2019-10-05 20:21:52 Quote

  • We all knew this was coming but they will be remembered as legends and be in the midst of of the likes of Ronaldino, Pele, Okocha and Maradona. 

     The dawn of the era of the likes of Mbappe, Vinicious Jnr and so on is near

    - Jedidiah Ehimah - 2019-10-05 20:22:35 Quote

  • Both of them are the best.

    They made us to know that football is still the best sport in this world, so we can't compare both of them.... They are the greatest of all time. They made us to know that football is not about them is about ball.

    - Odukoya Richard - 2019-10-05 20:26:50 Quote

  • This Era of LM10 and Cr7 will never be forgotten in the history of football. The sensation they give me when they play is so fascinating. If am asked to choose my personal best, it will be very difficult. The time remaining, is the time to enjoy their play because they will forever be remembered.

    - Okeimor Success - 2019-10-05 20:26:54 Quote

  • I think we should leave the comparison between both players and we fans should enjoy the moment when they are still playing football, time is no more on their side, some days later, Ronaldo (CR7) hint at getting retire from from football in coming season, that made his fans saddened, we just have to enjoy the moment when they are still on pitch 

    - Afolabi Omotosho - 2019-10-05 20:36:36 Quote

  • Cr7 and messi re unarguably the best duo of football of all time. G.O.A.T of all time. Picking the best among them.is something very difficult to do. Because all re doing well and breaking record from different angle

    - Yusuf Binuwa - 2019-10-05 20:55:10 Quote

  • These two great player always make me say thank God I was born in this generation. I never have the opportunity to watch Pele play but these two change made up for the playing days of Pele that I missed. God bless these GOAT. 

    - Okpako Francis - 2019-10-05 21:16:20 Quote

  • To me, Ronaldo is simply the best. its not something to argue because to prove that you are a the best player you must survive in anywhere you go and Ronaldo has done that already. from premier league to Laliga to Italian football he is still doing good, if messi think its easy late him try it then from there we will see who is truly the best

    - Praise Sunday - 2019-10-05 21:26:59 Quote

  • Messi and Ronaldo are both exceptional players, they've let the world know what they call football. Comparing both of the makes no sense at all, and has you have rightly said our generation would never forget. This there generation is so special 

    - Keshinro David - 2019-10-05 21:27:41 Quote

  • When argument about this two guys comes up  I always said that, no one is better the other, the two  are great players. So far, they have made the game of football more interesting. You will see a situation where Ronaldo will score Hat-trick today, tomorrow Messi will do the same or even do more and argument about who is better begins among the fans of the duo. They  gives  themselves challenges to achieve great in there Carrier. I always thank God I withness the reigns of these two players. the story of football is incomplete without inscription of the names of Christiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

    - Thomas Philip - 2019-10-05 21:32:17 Quote

  • Both Lionel Messi and C.Ronaldo are great players. I really love both of them but I appreciate CR7 more simply because while L. Messi is a naturally gifted player, Ronaldo is good but it was his hard work that made him a competitor with Messi. I love Ronaldo because he is a very hardworking player, he never relent, and that is why he won so many individual awards and honors. 

    - Gbolagade Kazeem - 2019-10-05 21:37:15 Quote

  • I don't think there can ever be someone like these two guys again in the history of football, they are on a different level klof their own with just both of them been a competitor,but for me lm10 is the real goat

    - Adekunle Victor - 2019-10-05 21:41:59 Quote

  • To say the fact this two guys are the football game gods of our time. The play with passion and shows the real thing called football.I swear,we are goibg to miss thise guys when they left.

    - Bashir Toheeb Ibidapo - 2019-10-05 21:45:25 Quote

  • Lionel Messi and Ronaldo are truly legends, in a couple of years when they are no longer playing we will look back at this moment and we would remember all the good memeories they brought to us

    They are truly the G.O.A.T's (Greatest Of All Time)

    - Gray Ham - 2019-10-05 21:54:28 Quote

  • I just love this article. We should just keep loving and appreciating them, who's better doesn't matter. From the pictures I have seen, Ronaldo and Messi have no bad blood between them. I love the GOATs!

    - Annie Ray - 2019-10-05 22:00:37 Quote

  • I think there will not be anybody that can be like the two of them because they have break many records that even the formal players can't break but I will miss them. If they leave 

    - Wuraola Olamilekan - 2019-10-05 22:03:44 Quote

  • Whenever I come across people arguing about who is better I just laugh. Both of them are G. O. A. T. S and as such we shouldn't waste our time comparing because they don't have the same records each. Let's just enjoy their skills and the beauty they bring to the game of football while we still have them on the pitch.

    - Ndukwe Ikechukwu - 2019-10-05 22:09:58 Quote

  • Time and age is catching up on them. Injuries are cripping in and there is a drastic decline in the goals scored by both players. We will miss them when they are gone 

    - Oludare Olushola - 2019-10-05 22:11:41 Quote

  • Honestly speaking,Lionel Messi and Christiano Ronaldo are indeed gods of football  so it's difficult to say who is the best amongst them because they have done their best in the game of passion which is football and this legends can never be forgotten.

    - Caleb Okunade - 2019-10-05 22:12:41 Quote

  • Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are both legends, but I prefer Messi more.  While Messi is a true definition of talent,  Ronaldo is a true definition of hard work. The ability to raise their game and their relentless attitude  is why both of them have been on top for over 10 years 

    - Adejuwon Samuel - 2019-10-05 22:15:59 Quote

  • They are both greatest of all times but as for me CR7 will always be the best and he can still do more, he's currently 32 now and he is still like a 29 year old player but I thing their era will soon come to an end a two to three years time but they will forever be the greatest of all times 100%

    - Adebowale Jamiu - 2019-10-05 22:18:55 Quote

  • It's not totally strange but the way some people behave or react when talking about their favourite player isn't mature, however, it is expected that the supporters of Ronaldo will never agree with the fans of Messi but the truth is that the two celebrities are definitely different in different ways and they can't be enemies or engage in war of words like the fans do, it's their job to play, make money and feed their families while the fans watch, argue and when they are tired, they go and look for something to eat and rest. 

    - Joshua Nwankwo - 2019-10-05 22:21:17 Quote

  • Messi and Ronaldo are great players. The boys are doing well. But, to me I think Ronaldo is the best. Ronaldo has played in almost three different league,  English premier league, Spain laliga, and now Italian seria A. While Messi has continued to remain in one club Barcelona. Ronaldo is better than Messi

    - Onwa Matthew - 2019-10-05 22:35:45 Quote

  • I appreciate both players and love them but like Ronaldo more due his hard work, he work and make sure he gets whatever it is he wants at the while is just naturally talented. 

    - Adam Abdullahi - 2019-10-05 22:40:38 Quote

  • To be honest here their time is coming to an end, but these two have reigned men football world for the past decade and I hope to see such rivalry in women football for the coming years 

    - Anthony Chuka - 2019-10-05 22:49:30 Quote

  • The topic is a great one for a good debate, I remember a day my siblings and I were discussing it and it les to a heated argument. But picking one and staying he is better than the other  is quite impossible, cause both players are unique in their own way.  I love them both. 

    - Tochukwu Ojukwu - 2019-10-05 22:53:27 Quote

  • Both players are attributed with unique skills and talents, the comparison done by fans and football analysts can't be avoided because it's a competitive sport.

    However, I think they should both be celebrated after constructive arguments of fans and sport analysts have displayed their nitty gritty about the round leather game of football.

    - Oghoghomena Enakeno Osah - 2019-10-05 22:57:10 Quote

  • Both of them are great players football history can never forget. They've achieved great things that other players can't dream of, they broke old records and also set new ones. What more could we ask for, I think it's the fans who create hateness among themselves because these two players e talking about are in good terms... We fans just need to appreciate them both equally and stop criticizing one for another 

    - Adaranijo Muhammad Toha - 2019-10-05 23:23:07 Quote

  • I think there will be more footballers better than them because the world is changing. There are alot of talented footballers still to come so let's just watch and see. Like Kolaru Gideon said let's enjoy them while we still can because age is catching up with them

    - Promise Chijioke - 2019-10-05 23:24:38 Quote

  • Christiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have dominated the football arena for more than a decade it is also worthy of note that these two great players are in their early 30s and sooner or later they would be forced to hand their boots. Thanks to the level of entertainment they have brought to Soccer arena and the sporting word generally. However, the whole world is going to miss them when they are finally gone. Meanwhile, the indelibly mark they will leave in the sand of time would be forver be remembered.

    - Akese Francis - 2019-10-05 23:28:12 Quote

  • Its true that the time of these two great legends is coming to an end due to their age factor.but i never say them as enemies, to me christiano ronaldo and lionel messi are the all time greatest in football history.i wish the likes of mbape and tommy abraham takes over them.

    - Ugwuodo Stanley - 2019-10-05 23:44:59 Quote

  • I really prefer and Love Ronaldo more because he is very hard working and his life principles can be emulated. He is very good socially as well which has made him attract a lot of fans.Aside that his good deeds which he does by giving to charity,donating blood etc speaks well of a kind hearted person.

    - Daniel Gabriel - 2019-10-05 23:47:04 Quote

  • They're great players they bring more interesting to the football since they said they play the football so now they are getting the form I was getting the jury so I think if this might not be their last season them next season will be their final

    - Abubakar Sadeeq Salihu - 2019-10-05 23:49:02 Quote

  • Ronaldo and Messi are the real GOAT in football. I don't think anyone of them is better than another. They just got what other players don't have that what makes them unique from other players. We fans let just  accept them as GOAT of football and not battling who's better among them both. 

    - Folorunsho Michael - 2019-10-05 23:49:59 Quote

  • its truly the end of era for them both because what does not happen on normal ground when two of them were still in form has started to happen for example, messi picking up injuries consecutively and Ronaldo not winning matches for his team like he used to do.it will be a great thing to tell the next generation about them because its a priviledge to watch them play

    - Lawal Ajibola - 2019-10-06 00:35:00 Quote

  • Ronaldo has has the passion, mercy came with the passion. Ronaldo learned football but mercy was born with it. 

    A gift is differ from what you earned for. Messi has the gift ,Ronaldo earned it

    - Femi Micheal - 2019-10-06 00:36:13 Quote

  • Well football will never remain the same without this two legends...they'll forever be missed by football fans, they both reigned together in their time and it's really hard to chose between these two. I prefer Lionel Messi though.

    - Reginald Karebi - 2019-10-06 01:15:42 Quote

  • These men made watching football like watching ballet. There movements, skill and quality of goals. All previous generations have had 1 player that is a GOAT, wether pele, maradona or ronaldinho but we have 2 of them not just playing but playing for the two biggest clubs in the world many times on the same field. I doubt such a thing will happen again in the near future. 

    - Joshua David - 2019-10-06 01:30:07 Quote

  • hmmmm, the two are really great players they have actually made football fun to watch having them on the pitch but i appreciate Messi more than Ronaldo. currently there is no one to beat their records but cant say of the next generations.  

    - Benson Daniel - 2019-10-06 02:34:07 Quote

  • In my own viewpoint, this two are a legend, they are the best footballer of our time. And they the first player to win world best player in 10 years and scored many goals as well as winning more than 4 UEFA champions league. I think their time is really coming to an end and if they finally retire from football they will always be among the legends.

    - Bamidele Toheeb - 2019-10-06 03:43:43 Quote

  • it is only normal that things are starting to turnout this way, the most we can do as humans is to live a life worth remembering and that is the true key to immortlity, they have both had the time of their live while enjoying the rivalry but nothing last forever

    - Godswill Ugbudia - 2019-10-06 04:27:19 Quote

  • Being a Cr7 or  LM10 fan wont stop you from seeing the greatest things both of them have achieved in the football world.I don't think they will be anyone in next 4 generation that will be in the top flight of their career like this two did

    - Osasumwen Usoh - 2019-10-06 04:46:34 Quote

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