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View Poll Results: Do Messi and Ronaldo have to win a WC to be true all time greats?
Yes 1 10.00%
No 9 90.00%
Messi yes, Ronaldo could do with winning Euro 0 0%
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Old 03-09-2013, 08:38 AM
 
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Its strange but I wouldn't consider Ronaldo in that category. I will think of Messi as the greatest but I would put at least 10 players before Ronaldo.
Messi
Zidane
Pele
Maradona
Cruyff
Fat Ronaldo
Cannavaro
Platini
Di Stéfano
and even Best.
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Old 03-09-2013, 08:54 AM
 
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Lol, Ronaldo is top 5 best ever easy.
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Old 03-09-2013, 11:01 AM
 
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I don't think he is. Very very very good player but I would have the 10 above over him. He still has time to impress me. He has a few years left
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Old 03-09-2013, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Scotland
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How can he not impress you???

126 appearances for Madrid 136 goals.
Ballon d'Or
Ballon d'Or runner up twice
UEFA Team of the Year seven times
FIFA FIFPro World XI six times
European Golden Shoe twice
PFA Players' Player of the Year twice
PFA Fans' Player of the Year twice
FWA Footballer of the Year twice
Barclays Player of the Year twice
Premier League Golden Boot
UEFA Champions League Topscorer
UEFA Club Footballer of the Year
La Liga top scorer
UEFA Euro Top Scorer
Fastest Real Madrid player to reach one hundred league goals
The only player, amongst Real Madrid’s top league goal scorers, who averages more than a goal per match (1.08)
Most goals scored in a single UEFA Champions League season for Real Madrid: 10 goals (held jointly with Raul)

I mean c'mon!
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Old 03-09-2013, 11:43 AM
 
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He does impress me but I would prefer the 10 I listed.
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Old 03-09-2013, 02:32 PM
 
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Lol, Ronaldo is top 5 best ever easy.
His diving and antics drive down his ranking significantly. How many PKs and free kicks that he scored on were because of his diving?
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Old 03-09-2013, 03:20 PM
 
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Ronaldo shows the pretty boy look. Very good player but can show a side that I don't like about football. Still though, he is a very good top player.
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Old 03-09-2013, 03:23 PM
 
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I'm talking purely on footballing ability.
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Old 03-09-2013, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Tejas
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Ronaldo is an impressive player but his diving > skills imho.
In memory anyway, I always remember his 45 dives vs 10 pieces of skills a game when I watch him. Granted I fudged the numbers a bit, but you should get my point! I wouldnt have him in the starting line up of my Dream Team.
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Old 03-09-2013, 08:14 PM
 
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The diving is a part of it but the main thing with me is probably the sulking. If he goes down and doesn't get a free kick, he will sit there and sulk for a while instead of getting up and regaining the ball, as Messi does.
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