Messi or Ronaldo? F1 Legend Vettel Settles GOAT Debate Between Inter Miami and Al Nassr Stars

Messi or Ronaldo? F1 Legend Vettel Settles GOAT Debate Between Inter Miami and Al Nassr Stars

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
updated at September 21, 2023 at 7:55 AM
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  • F1 icon, Sebastian Vettel has picked his preference between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in the never-ending GOAT debate
  • Messi and Ronaldo have reigned supreme in the world of football for a remarkable 15 years
  • Vettel is one of the most successful drivers in Formula One history and has won four World Drivers' Championship titles

Formula One legend, Sebastian Vettel has weighed in on the everlasting debate surrounding the greatest footballer of all time (GOAT), a debate that has turned into a duopoly revolving around Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Messi and his long-time rival have engaged in an ongoing battle for supremacy in football, each vying for the title of the greatest ever to grace the sport.

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Sebastian Vettel picked Cristiano Ronaldo as the greatest footballer of all time ahead of Lionel Messi. Photo credit: @AlNassrFC_EN @F1 @InterMiamiCF
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While the two legends emerged on the scene at different times, they have consistently been neck and neck in nearly every aspect when evaluating their status among the sport's immortals, per GOAL.

According to ESPN, Despite Messi's achievement of guiding Argentina to a World Cup victory at the end of last year, a section of football fans continues to assert that Ronaldo holds the title of the greatest of all time.

Vettel settles Messi vs. Ronaldo debate

Sharing his perspective on the ongoing and divisive debate, Sebastian Vettel, a legendary figure and a GOAT in his own realm in Formula One, weighed in on the Messi vs. Cristiano discussion and revealed his preference.

When asked to select his footballing GOAT between the two, Vettel opted for the Portuguese phenom.

As both iconic figures approach the twilight of their illustrious careers, they have chosen to explore opportunities away from Europe — Messi pursuing the American dream by joining MLS side Inter Miami, while Ronaldo has led a group of high-profile players to prosperity in the Saudi Pro League.

Ronaldo ends GOAT debate

Still on the GOAT debate, Sports Brief reported that Cristiano Ronaldo may have recently conducted one of the most significant press conferences in history by sharing his thoughts on the long-standing rivalry between himself and Lionel Messi.

The two football veterans have remained at the pinnacle of the sport for an impressive 15 years, with Ronaldo securing his first Ballon d'Or in 2008 and Messi claiming his inaugural title in 2009.

The enduring and impassioned debate over who holds the title of the greatest of all time between these two icons may never reach a definitive conclusion. However, Ronaldo's remarks in a recent press conference might just have brought some closure to this age-old argument.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.