Cristiano Ronaldo and Ronaldinho have shown their phenomenal skills, boldness in their style of play and their ability to turn a football match in a matter of seconds. Both have been seen as the best player on the planet, both have shown how lethal they are when attacking a defender and both have guided their teams at Manchester United and Barcelona respectively to back-to-back national titles and the prestigious title of the Champions League. Both players are an asset to their respective clubs and both have been the center of the world cup controversy.
There is not much that separates these two great players in world football, however, Brazilian Ronaldinho has been named FIFA World Player of the Year and World Soccer Player of the Year in 2005 and 2006, European Footballer of the Year in 2005, UEFA . Club Footballer of the Year for the 2005-06 season and won the coveted 2002 FIFA World Cup with Brazil in Korea and Japan. Compared to the Portuguese winger, Cristiano Ronaldo has been named PFA Players Player of the Year in 2007, 2008, PFA Young Player of the Year in 2007; He was also ranked third in the FIFA World Player of the Year and World Soccer Player of the Year awards in 2007.
In terms of accolades, the Brazilian midfield master has the upper hand; however, the Brazilian is in the twilight of his career at 28, while the Portuguese sensation is still in the spring of his soccer career at 23. The Portuguese also has a chance to be the most expensive footballer in match history if he signs a contract with the Galacticos, to play at the Santiago Bernabéu next season for a record transfer fee of £ 90 million.
With the world at their feet, both players will look to prove that they are hands down the best player in the game when their respective season begins. After a terrible season at Barcelona plagued by injury problems that led him to miss most of Barcelona’s games in 2007-2008, the Brazilian will seek to reaffirm himself as one of the best players in world football and erase any doubts that may remain. in your team’s mind. fans. The Portuguese will seek to repeat the form he showed in the 2007-2008 season and cement his skills in the history of football as the best player in the world.