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Pele: I'd pick Messi over Ronaldo

Brazil legend Pele says he would pick Lionel Messi over Cristiano Ronaldo because of his ability to do more than just score goals.

The Portuguese forward currently tops the Liga goalscoring charts with 38 strikes and 12 assists, while Messi has netted 34 and set up a further 15.

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asmith23062681d ago

Obvious choice. Messi is the more complete player.

Nes_Daze2681d ago

Agreed, while Ronaldo can head the ball better and score from longer range, if the defenders can stop him he's done. With Messi, make him obsolete as a striker and he can easily drop back a bit and offer assists. This was seen just the other day as he assisted Neymar's goal.

RGB2681d ago

The only things Messi has over Ronaldo are; assists, ball control and technique.
Ronaldo is better at; Headers, Freekicks, Penalties, long-range goals, physicality and the less relevant stuff like tricks.

Ronaldo scored more goals (by 10) & created more goals (by 1) last campaign than Messi.
This season Ronaldo has 4 more goals and played 1 game less as it stands. However, Messi has 6 more assists thus far.