Cristiano Ronaldo is regarded as one of the most skillful and best modern-day footballers, where he is often compared with Lionel Messi. But legendary players and Cristiano Ronaldo himself have stated that comparison is no good as they both have completely different styles of playing.
Ronaldo did not have any football idol as a kid, however eventually he started to look up to Ronaldo the Brazilian footballer by the same name as his hero. Cristiano once said that he wants the world to look at him and remember him as an idol and not just a best footballer. He aspires to go down in history alongside the legends like Maradona and Pele.
Ronaldo is regarded as one of the most remarkable professional footballers of his time. He is known for his sharp skills, tricks and fast pace as a winger and a striker. His dribbling skills are impeccable where he can just about take on and tackle any defender, he is a treat to watch and his dribbling methods are skill to learn. He keeps the ball so close to his feet as though they work like magnets to the ball which is coupled with lightning fast pace, this makes it nearly impossible for the defenders to take it on from him. Cristiano Ronaldo is also known as a complete footballer as he can score goals with headers and both his feet. He has remarkable accuracy, pace and power, especially when it comes to free-kicks and penalty shots.
In the season of 2011-2012 Ronaldo scored 60 goals in 55 matches, he has achieved this score as a winger which is a big deal. Back in the season of 2007 – 08, he was the first winger ever to bag European Golden Boot award.
Ronaldo has an exhaustive list of honors that includes him being awarded Ballon d’Or five times out of which 4 times were silver awards. First one was the silver award in 2007, second was Ballon d’Or in 2008 and the rest of the Ballon d’Or , Silver awards were given in 2009, 2011 and 2012.
Legends like Pele and Maradona have condemned the comparison between Ronaldo and Messi, they say that they have their individual styles and it is incorrect to compare these players. On the other hand the Bazillion legendary footballer Roberto Carlos believe and said that Ronaldo’s performance is extremely critical for Real Madrid and the teams fate depends largely on that, where as Barcelona as a team is a strong team and is not totally depended on Messi, there are other fantastic footballers in team Barcelona beside Messi.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi are both considered to be world’s finest footballers by a lot of legendary and best football players across the world.