World’s 'Most Beautiful Footballer' Gives Her Opinion on GOAT Debate Between Ronaldo and Messi

World’s 'Most Beautiful Footballer' Gives Her Opinion on GOAT Debate Between Ronaldo and Messi

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
October 1, 2023 at 8:24 AM
  • Croatia and Grasshoppers star Ana Maria Marković has delved into the Cristiano Ronaldo vs. Lionel Messi debate
  • Widely regarded as the world's 'most beautiful' footballer, Markovic had a bold claim about football's top player
  • Ronaldo and Messi have together amassed an impressive total of 12 Ballon d'Or awards in their careers at the top

Football beauty, Ana Maria Marković has weighed in on the eternal debate about who the greatest footballer of all time is between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

The enduring argument, which has been the subject of contention among fans, pundits, and sporting luminaries for nearly two decades, shows no signs of fading away.

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Ana Maria Markovic picked Cristiano Ronaldo as her GOAT ahead of rival Lionel Messi. Photo credit: @AlNassrFC_EN @ana_markovic7 @InterMiamiCF
Source: Twitter

While the debate rages on, Ronaldo previously expressed his desire to put an end to the ceaseless dispute between his supporters and those of Messi over who deserves 'GOAT' status.

According to the Portuguese legend, per Tribuna, the rivalry with the Argentine is a thing of the past:

"The rivalry between me and Messi was good. Fans loved it. Now that rivalry is over. If you love Cristiano, you don't have to hate Messi. We have changed the history of football," he stated.

However, Markovic, widely recognised as the world's 'most beautiful footballer', has now shared her opinion on which of these footballing icons she believes deserves the title more.

World's 'most beautiful' footballer picks GOAT

In a question-and-answer session on X (formerly Twitter), the Croatian-born star made her stance clear with a confident assertion:

"Cristiano [Ronaldo], for me, is the best," she wrote.

Acknowledging that others might hold a different viewpoint, the 23-year-old maintained her selection represented the ideal answer to the GOAT question.

"I respect everyone’s opinion (but mind is right)," she added.

GOAT Debate: Van Gaal picks Ronaldo over Messi

Sports Brief also reported that echoing Markovic's perspective, former Manchester United manager, Louis van Gaal shared his opinion on the ongoing Ronaldo versus Messi debate.

With the latter's recent success in leading Argentina to the World Cup title in Qatar, an increasing number of fans and pundits have begun to label him as the greatest footballer.

However, when discussing these legendary figures, the former Netherlands coach showered both iconic superstars with praise, labelling them as the finest stars of their generation.

Messi vs Ronaldo: Drogba reveals his GOAT

Sports Brief also reported on an Ivorian legend's assessment, along with several other elite footballers, who have weighed in on the perennially divisive Ronaldo versus Messi debate.

In his opinion, Didier Drogba opted for Ronaldo as the greatest of all time when asked to pick between the two superstar players, asserting that this was also 'an established fact.'

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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.
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