Football is by far the most followed sport in the world. People worship the sport and it is followed like
a religion especially in Europe & South America. The game has scene stars like Pele, Maradona, Rolando, Beckham and many more who over the year has entertained world with their majestic skills.
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Rolando are no alien names to any football fan or even someone who is
remotely familiar with football. They are considered the greatest players of modern times and some
even consider them all time best but when you have two amazing players then for sure a rivalry
emerges to be on top and world become curious to find out who is the best.
The Biggest Question arises when these two names comes is who is “The Greatest Footballer” in the world.
So how exactly we decide who the best player is? Should we consider the number of goals criteria? Or the number of awards they received? They are two players with such different playing style that it would
be hard for us to compare them.
The debate of who is the best player is has been on for a very long time and there is no unanimous decision as to who is the best player.
Who has been recruited by Barcelona at the age of 13 and has been with them ever since. He is the backbone of the team and the statics show his importance for Barcelona. He appeared in 55 for Barcelona this season, and the managed to score 74 goals and 21 assists and his performance in La Liga has been astonishing as well, he scored 50 goals and 16 assists in 36 matches.
Messi is the reigning UEFA Best Player in Europe Award and has won 4 FIFA Ballon d’Or champion. He was also named in TIME’s Most Influential People in 2012.
A key player in star studded Real Madrid lineup. When he was transferred from Manchester United to Real Madrid he was the costliest player in the world. His stats speaks for his phenomenal performance in his 53 appearances, Ronaldo scored 60 goals and 15 assists and picked up 19 Man Of the Match awards. He has also won FIFA Ballon d’Or Champion Award one time.
Looking at the above statics definitely Messi has the upper hand but they play for two different side and their roles are also very different as Messi plays a more central role and with a dominant midfield like Barcelona it definitely increases his chances of scoring more goals so we cannot say just on the basis on the figure that Messi surpasses Rolando or Messi is the best.
Messi and Rolando has very different styles while on one hand we have Messi who is short and doesn’t have that great physique and power but what he lacks in power he balances with his amazing control over the ball. Once he has the ball it is near impossible to take it from him, it’s like the ball is just stuck to his feet and he can move it however he want it just majestic to watch his footwork.
Rolando on the other hand is a tall guy with amazing powerful kicks and the sprint that he make in the final minutes of the game when all the players are in near exhaustion shows his physical intensity. He is a master as in terms of controlling the ball but at times he loses the ball and gives away chances of scoring trying to show new tricks but that’s the way he plays he is a amazing player but sometimes get carried away.
So after all this discussion do we have an answer who is the best player, not really?
I don’t think it would be a justice to the game of the football if we point out someone and say he is the best because for me they both are majestic players and they both are irreplaceable.
So what is your opinion is it Rolando or Messi, Who is the Best?