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Cristiano Ronaldo snubbed by ex-Actual Madrid team-mate Kaka as he picks ‘genius’ Lionel Messi as best-ever participant

Cristiano Ronaldo snubbed by ex-Real Madrid team-mate Kaka as he picks ‘genius’ Lionel Messi as best-ever player


BRAZIL legend Kaka has snubbed his outdated Actual Madrid pal Cristiano Ronaldo – by backing ‘genius’ Lionel Messi as the best of the dynamic duo.

The previous AC Milan midfielder spent 4 seasons on the Bernabeu with the Portuguese famous person, till Kaka left in 2013.

Kaka (centre) picked Lionel Messi as a greater participant than his outdated team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo

However that held no sway with the Brazilian, who plumped for his fellow South American Messi when requested who he thought was the very best of the 2 superstars.

Kaka and Ronaldo each joined Los Blancos in the summertime of 2009.

He instructed a reside Fifa Q&A on-line session: “I performed with Cristiano and he’s actually wonderful, however I’ll go together with Messi.

“He’s a genius, a pure expertise. The way in which he performs is unbelievable.

“Cristiano is a machine. It’s not simply the best way he’s robust, highly effective and quick; he’s robust mentally.

“He all the time desires to win and play. To be the very best. For me, that’s essentially the most unbelievable factor he has.

“Within the historical past of sport, they [Messi and Cristiano] are positively within the high 5.

“We’re very fortunate to have been in a position to see each of them.”

He did vote for one Ronaldo although – selecting the ex-Barcelona, Actual Madrid, PSV and Inter Milan striker as the very best Brazilian he has ever performed with.

He stated: “I performed alongside some greats in my profession, however Ronaldo [Nazario] was the very best.

“After that, I’d say Ronaldinho, who I used to be in a position to play in opposition to many instances, each at Milan and Actual Madrid.”

It’s not the primary time that the Portuguese Ronaldo has come worse off within the debate over who is healthier.

Argentine nice Diego Maradona understandably went for his fellow countryman Messi, who has six Ballon d’Ors to Ronaldo’s 5.

However Brazilian Pele, the best participant of all time in most individuals’s eyes, did go for fellow Portuguese-speaking star Ronaldo.

The 35-year-old, now at Juventus, scored 311 LaLiga targets.

Messi, 32, is now on 409.

However Ronaldo is forward total with a complete of 437 top-flight targets in England, Italy and Spain.

Former Manchester United stars David Beckham and Paul Scholes each picked Messi as the very best of the pair.


France World Cup winner Zinedine Zidane, Portugal team-mate Nani and former Brazil legend Roberto Carlos each picked Ronaldo however Dutch striker Marco van Basten believes Messi is the best of those two geniuses.

Brazilian Ronaldinho, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and former England boss Fabio Capello all picked Messi.

However it’s an argument that by no means ceases to cease filling the dialog at pubs and soccer golf equipment throughout the globe.