Lionel Messi vs Ronaldo: Fans Agree That the Argentinian Superstar Has the Better Statue

Lionel Messi vs Ronaldo: Fans Agree That the Argentinian Superstar Has the Better Statue

Byron Pillay
March 28, 2023 at 1:36 PM
  • Lionel Messi has his own statue now, thanks to the South American Football Confederation
  • Cristiano Ronaldo had a statue unveiled in his honour in 2017 but fans criticised the likeness
  • Fans are now trolling Ronaldo, saying the Argentinian superstar has won the battle of statues

The rivalry between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo has reached new heights.

The debate over who is the greater player of all time rages on but when it comes to who has a better statue, there is no doubt about that, according to fans.

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Lionel Messi's recent statue has got fans comparing it to that of Cristiano Ronaldo. Image: Norberto Duarte/ Adam Davy.
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The Argentinian superstar was recently honoured with a statue by the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL), which will be housed at the official museum of South American football, ESPN reported.

Messi’s statue will be put alongside statues of Diego Maradona and Pele. While Messi’s statue is currently making headlines, it’s also reminded many of Ronaldo’s infamous likeness.

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The Al-Nassr player was honoured with his own statue in 2017, but fans were not happy with it at all. As noted by Goal, they criticised the statue's creator because it looked nothing like the Portuguese superstar.

Fans are now trolling the former Manchester United star, saying Messi has won 'the battle of the statues'. They also mocked him because the Argentine's statue is holding the World Cup trophy, something the real Ronaldo has not achieved.

Here’s how fans trolled Ronaldo after Messi’s statue was unveiled:


"Messi’s statue has touched a World Cup, something Ronaldo will forever dream of. Messi’s statue > Ronaldo."


"Messi’s statue has touched more World Cups than human Ronaldo ."


"Even Messi's statue won the world cup but where is Ronaldo?"


"Statue Messi has more world cup pics than Ronaldo I'm fed up I think I would siuuuuuuuuu."

Messi honoured with a statue

Messi has been honoured with a statue by CONMEBOL, Sports Brief previously reported.

The 35-year-old's effigy will be placed next to statues of greats, Diego Maradona and Pele.

Messi was honoured with the statue after leading Argentina to the World Cup last year.

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