Ronaldo vs Messi? Jude Bellingham Settles GOAT Debate After Impressive Real Madrid Start

Ronaldo vs Messi? Jude Bellingham Settles GOAT Debate After Impressive Real Madrid Start

Isaac Darko
updated at September 4, 2023 at 7:46 AM
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  • The Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo GOAT debate will rage on for decades
  • Fans, pundits, and fellow footballers are often torn apart on who between the duo is better
  • Messi and Ronaldo have dominated the football, winning 12 Ballon d'Or awards between them

A video clip of Jude Bellingham expressing his views on the age-old Lionel Messi versus Cristiano Ronaldo debate has taken the internet by storm, especially in light of the midfielder's sensational start at Real Madrid.

This footage was recorded during his stint at Borussia Dortmund, capturing the Englishman as he shared his insights about the iconic footballers and disclosed his ultimate choice for the greatest footballer in history.

The Messi versus Ronaldo debate has continued for more than a decade, with both players consistently outshining all others in the world of sports.

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Jude Bellingham gave his honest opinion of the age-old Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi debate. Photos by Diego Souto/Francois Nel/Megan Briggs
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Fans, players, and the media remain divided when it comes to determining the ultimate greatest player in the history of football between the two, per Sportbible.

Many prominent figures have voiced their opinions on this matter, with Francesco Totti, Sir Alex Ferguson, and Roberto Carlos asserting that Cristiano Ronaldo is the superior player.

In contrast, the likes of David Beckham, Neymar, and even Wayne Rooney believe that Lionel Messi is the greatest player of all time.

It's a certainty that the debate will continue to divide opinions, and Bellingham's remarks on the topic have resurfaced, particularly as he excels at Madrid, a club where Ronaldo once played.

Bellingham on Ronaldo vs Messi

While at Dortmund, Bellingham was questioned about his preference between Messi and Ronaldo, and he didn't hesitate to provide his response.

When asked who he preferred, the Englishman said, via Givemesport:

"Messi for me, for sure. You can just watch him and think like 'How does he do that?' Every time I watch him, he just does something that I just think 'You can't be human'."

Bellingham scores on Bernabeu debut

Jude Bellingham's blazing goal-scoring streak continued as he netted a dramatic last-minute winner, propelling Real Madrid to a come-from-behind victory against Getafe.

Fresh from being crowned La Liga Player of the Month, Bellingham ensured that Los Blancos maintained their flawless start to the season, securing their fourth consecutive win.

Bellingham and his Real Madrid teammates finally made their long-awaited return to the iconic Santiago Bernabeu, having commenced the season with three consecutive away fixtures due to renovations at their home ground.

Bellingham matches Ronaldo's record

Sports Brief earlier reported that Bellingham's goal against Celta Vigo last week highlights his outstanding beginning to the La Liga season, mirroring an achievement previously reached by Cristiano Ronaldo.

Scoring four goals in just three games, he has equalled Ronaldo's record from 2009.

In a challenging match against Celta Vigo, managed by former Madrid coach Rafael Benitez, the young Englishman found the net from close range with just nine minutes left on the clock.

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Isaac Darko is a La Liga, Ligue 1 and Bundesliga editor at Sports Brief with a Degree in Journalism and Communications from Ghana Institute of Journalism (2010)