posted on Jan, 13 2020 @ 07:43 AM
originally posted by: SecretKnowledge
Only because of what he's achieved on the international stage
He practically won the Euro's with Portugal on his own 4 years ago. Like he carried them.
This comment here,
The international stage is not relevant - as money can't buy team mates
Is totally relevant for the exact reason in the quote...
Not sure what you are on about - the Portugal side that won Euro 2016 was a fantastic team.
Ronaldo only played 25 minutes of the final and scored the same number of goals that Nani did in the tournament.
Ronaldo certainly did not carry that team.
WC stats all time:
Messi 6 goals and 5 assists
Ronaldo 7 goals and 2 assists.
NEITHER have lit up the world stage at World Cup level.
Romalu Lukako has a better goals per game record than Ronaldo at international level - why? Because he plays for Belgium. It doesn;t mean he is
better than Ronaldo.
Ali Daei of Iran carried his team - scored 109 international goals and had a better scoring rate than Ronaldo.
The variance of who you play for and how good your team mates are is huge in international football - rendering those competitions irrelevant when it
comes to player comparisons.
George Best is still one of the greatest footballers to ever live, but he played for Northern Ireland.
edit on 13/1/2020 by UKTruth because:
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