Lionel Makes Huge Ronaldo Confession, Claims He is the Best He Has Seen Play

Lionel Makes Huge Ronaldo Confession, Claims He is the Best He Has Seen Play

Lukman Mumuni
November 21, 2023 at 12:27 AM
  • Lionel Messi has named his favourite player of all time
  • The Argentina star picked Ronaldo as his best player
  • Argentina will face Brazil in the World Cup qualifiers on Wednesday

Lionel Messi has named Ronaldo as the best player he has ever seen play the game.

The Argentina World Cup winner is arguably the greatest of all time following his latest accomplishment with the national team.

Despite coming from a country blessed with several football icons, including the legendary Diego Maradona, Messi enjoyed watching Ronaldo play.

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Lionel Messi celebrating Argentina's World Cup triumph in Qatar. Credit: @FIFAcom
Source: Twitter

According to the Inter Miami star, Ronaldo Nazario da Lima remains at the top of his list of players.

"Ronaldo was a phenomenon. Of all the players I have seen play, he was the best. An impressive player from all aspects," he said in an old interview, as quoted by El Futbolero.

Messi and his Argentina teammates travel to Brazil to face the five-time world champions in the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

The two countries hope to return to the World Cup, especially with Argentina being the defending champions.

Brazil last won the World Cup in 2002, with Ronaldo emerging as the best player and Golden Boot winner, scoring twice in the final against Germany, as reported by FIFA.

Mikel Obi opens up on facing Messi and Ronaldo

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that former Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi joined the greatest of all-time arguments between fans of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

The former Chelsea star faced both players during his playing days and insists one is 'miles' ahead of the other.

Messi and Ronaldo shared 13 Ballon d'Ors, with the Argentine winning his eighth early this month in Paris.

Brazil face Argentina in World Cup qualifiers

Sports Brief also reported that the FIFA 2026 World Cup CONMEBOL qualifiers always deliver in terms of entertainment and drama. It is one of the most compelling confederations in world football.

World Cup champions Argentina were stunned at home by Uruguay last week, and that game had plenty of talking points. Lionel Messi and company travel to face Brazil on Wednesday, November 22.

These two nations are arguably the biggest football nations on earth, with countless iconic footballers, World Cups, and incredible moments in the sport.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.
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