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5 Reasons Why Ronaldo is Better than Messi

By the age of 22, Ronaldo had received Ballon d'Or and FIFA World Player of the Year nominations.
  The following year, in 2008, he won his first Ballon d'Or and FIFA World Player of the Year awards. 

He followed this up by winning the FIFA Ballon d'Or in 2013 and 2014. He also won the 2013–14 UEFA Best Player in Europe Award. In January 2014, Ronaldo scored his 400th senior career goal for club and country aged 28.

Often ranked as the best player in the world and rated by some in the sport as the greatest of all time.

The most universal topic of debate in the contemporary football world is about who the better footballer is between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Sport thrives on rivalries, and it is this one between the spearheads of Barcelona and Real Madrid that has defined the last decade in footballing circles.

When the inevitable question was once posed to Ronaldo himself, he had said, “You cannot compare a Ferrari with a Porsche because it's a different engine.
 But below are the top 5 reasons why Ronaldo is better 

1. Heading
Ronaldo has an  elegant skills and technique on the ground than Messi, Ronaldo can leap and power his head through the ball like a League Two centre back, with many of his countless goals coming via his noggin.
The fact that Ronaldo towers over the much smaller Messi makes it no surprise that he is far more effective with his head.

2. Free Kicks
Ronaldo's combination of sheer power and ability to make a ball move in all manner of directions place him amongst the most feared dead ball specialists. Few can match the pure theatre created as CR7 takes his trademark stance over a dead ball.
However, such is the power he attampts to pile into his free-kick attempts, a large percentage often strike the wall or sail over the bar.

Ronaldo on the other hand has an unrivalled record from the penalty spot. As of February 2012, he had scored 23 from 24 penalties for Real and 11 from 14 in his days at Old Trafford, which is extremely impressive.

When Ronaldo misses from 12 yards, it's big news. They don't come much cooler than CR7 when placing the ball on the spot.

Physically, Ronaldo is as close to perfection as it gets for the modern day footballer. At 6 foot 2, he's got the height and with the help of his impecible physique, he has the strength of an ox.
Where Messi has the edge with skill & technique, Ronaldo makes up for with strength and speed
5. Goal Scoring Ability
Remarkably, Ronaldo tends to match Messi's ability to find the back of the net and can also be considered as one of the greatest goalscorers of all time.
As of the end of the 2013/14 season, he had scored 177 goals in 165 league appearances for Real Madrid which is nothing short of incredible. He continues to break Madrid's goalscoring records, the most impressive being his 60 goal haul in all competitions in the 2011/12 season; following up with 55 goals in 2012/13 and 51 in 2013/14

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