Football fans around the world have been involved in the debate on who's the better player between Juventus attacker Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona skipper Lionel Messi for the better part of the last two decades and the debate to determine who's the better player won't end anytime soon.
As long as the two players are still actively playing football though it must be pointed out that the two superstars are in the last years of their respective football careers.
A lot of major personalities from other sports have been drawn into the aforementioned debate and legendary Pakistan pace bowlerShoaibAkhtar is the latest personality to be dragged into the debate.
Brazilian football icon Edson Araantes Do Nascimento, also known as Pele, is regarded by many as the greatest football player ever and Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is not far from him especially after he broke his record for the most career goals.
Pele had held the record of 757 career goals for almost five decades before Portuguese national team captain Cristiano Ronaldo smashed the record at the weekend during the league win over Udinese.
One of the most talked-about debates in the world is the one that involves Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi.
It is a topic that has been talked about for over a decade, and will likely continue in the next one, even after they hang their boots.
The two players face-off in the Champions League when Juventus travel to Spain to take on Barcelona at the Camp Nou on Tuesday. Before the crunch tie, the managers of both clubs Andrea Pirlo (Juventus) and Ronald Koeman (Barcelona) were both asked the same question.
Cristiano Ronaldo has labelled Argentine legend Diego Maradona as an unparalleled magician. The Juventus star was speaking after learning about the Argentine legend passing away at the age of 60.
Regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time, Maradona has a huge following across the world.
In a few decades, Ronaldo might also be regarded in the same breath as the former great given his accomplishments in the game. Maradona had been struggling with a lot of physical issues in recent years and he died of cardiac arrest in his home. This led to tributes from around the world flowing to the icon.
Gonzalo Higuain has surprisingly left out Cristiano Ronaldo from his list of best players.
Higuain shared the dressing room with Ronaldo at two different clubs but that was not enough for the Portuguese to be part of the list of the best three players at the moment. The player told ESPN the identity of his best three footballers.
Higuain shared the Argentine national team dressing room with Barcelona skipper Lionel Messi. The Inter Miami striker also snubbed Messi just like what was obtainable with Ronaldo. According to Higuain, Bayern striker Robert Lewandowski, Real Madrid star Karim Benzema and young Borussia Dortmund hitman ErlingHaaland are the top three players currently.
Gianluigi Buffon has signed another extension with Juventus and is not ready to give up his football career.
There have been speculations that the player will be retiring from the game soon but he has claimed that there is still fire burning inside him and he has much more left to do. He is not willing to retire from his career as he still feels there is more for him to do.