Messi vs Ronaldo or Pele vs Maradona

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Messi vs Ronaldo or Pele vs Maradona

Post by teamanarchy on Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:30 am

So, I was thinking about this last night.
We're all so absorbed in this eternal Messi vs Ronaldo "who is better?" discussion and we get so obsessed with answering that question, that we never fully appreciate the rivalry itself and how blessed we are as the current generation of football fans to bear witness to what seems to be the greatest player rivalry of all time. So for this discussion, let's abandon the usual BS that ends up getting locked and take time to appreciate the talents of both players and the rivalry itself and compare it to the other great player rivalry, Pele vs Maradona. Obviously, it can't really compare because the two players played at different times unlike Messi and CR who renew their battle every week...
So, with that said, discuss.
now

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Re: Messi vs Ronaldo or Pele vs Maradona

Post by dronte on Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:17 am

This thread is so original.

Sigh.

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Re: Messi vs Ronaldo or Pele vs Maradona

Post by Die Borussen on Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:29 am

maradona > pele

messi > ronaldo > maradona > pele

2002-2012 > 1956-1997


in my mind in pele's era cristiano or messi would score 2000+ goals

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Re: Messi vs Ronaldo or Pele vs Maradona

Post by Ion Creanga on Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:53 am

deadrave wrote:maradona > pele

messi > ronaldo > maradona > pele

2002-2012 > 1956-1997


in my mind in pele's era cristiano or messi would score 2000+ goals

don't underrated that era... Keep in mind that maradona and pele didn't have the same training conditions, the same dopping methods that they have today.. And they played without Ozil or Xavi in the team..

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Re: Messi vs Ronaldo or Pele vs Maradona

Post by BarrileteCosmico on Mon Jun 18, 2012 1:18 pm

The only people still arguing that Ronaldo is better than Messi are Real Madrid fans...

A much better comparison would be Maradona vs Platini & Messi vs Ronaldo. The situations are pretty analogous.

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Re: Messi vs Ronaldo or Pele vs Maradona

Post by Zealous on Mon Jun 18, 2012 3:33 pm

Patrick Viera said he thought Ronaldo was the best yesterday on Al Jazeera :coffee:

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Re: Messi vs Ronaldo or Pele vs Maradona

Post by Arquitescu on Mon Jun 18, 2012 3:43 pm

Can someone tell me why in world is Cristiano Ronaldo's name in this debate? Laughing

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Re: Messi vs Ronaldo or Pele vs Maradona

Post by kiranr on Mon Jun 18, 2012 3:48 pm

Zealous wrote:Patrick Viera said he thought Ronaldo was the best yesterday on Al Jazeera :coffee:

CR just became a City target :coffee:

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Re: Messi vs Ronaldo or Pele vs Maradona

Post by billionmillion on Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:46 pm

I think Messi is going into Maradona vs Pele debate. Ronaldo still tries to catch Messi

About Messi vs Ronaldo for majority there is clear winner now. its media and ronaldo who makes this comparsion last so long


Zealous wrote:Patrick Viera said he thought Ronaldo was the best yesterday on Al Jazeera :coffee:
Did he mean in Euro 2012? because few months ago he said: “Zidane was the last great player I’ve seen, and then I’d go for Messi. He’s the kind of player that only appears once every 10 or 15 years"


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Re: Messi vs Ronaldo or Pele vs Maradona

Post by VivaStPauli on Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:47 pm

Platini > Maradona btw, be careful of your examples, people :coffee:

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Re: Messi vs Ronaldo or Pele vs Maradona

Post by BigBadBen on Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:08 pm

Ronaldo vs Messi is no where near as prestigious, or as close, as Maradona vs Pele.

Ronaldo is not on the level of the other 3.

Maradona vs Pele is debatable.

Messi vs Ronaldo isn't.

Anyone who thinks Ronaldo is as good as Messi, is crazy.

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Re: Messi vs Ronaldo or Pele vs Maradona

Post by teamanarchy on Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:06 pm

I do.
But then again, I watched the last el Clasico

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Re: Messi vs Ronaldo or Pele vs Maradona

Post by Divine Intervention on Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:34 pm

teamanarchy wrote:I do.
But then again, I watched the last el Clasico

So one goal that even Heskey would have scored makes him Messi's level? MAdrid fans on thsi board are a joke. No one in their right mind would put Cristiano on the level of the others because he sis not. The other players could do other things besides Goal scoring.

Dieguito is the best for me, followed by Pele, then Messi. Ronaldo doesn't have a ticket to this. Swift exit.

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