Celebs Who Waded Into the Ronaldo versus Messi GOAT Debate Including Will Smith and 4 Others

Celebs Who Waded Into the Ronaldo versus Messi GOAT Debate Including Will Smith and 4 Others

Byron Pillay
February 22, 2024 at 11:46 AM
In this article:
Lionel Messi logo
Inter Miami CF logoFArgentina logo
Cristiano Ronaldo logo
C. Ronaldo
Al Nassr FC logoFPortugal logo
  • The GOAT debate has gone on for years, and there is still no definitive answer
  • Sports personalities have chosen their favourites, as have famous celebrities
  • Will Smith recently showed admiration for Messi, describing him as the GOAT

Is Cristiano Ronaldo the GOAT, or is Lionel Messi?

That question has divided people for years, and there is still no definitive answer.

The debate over Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo has gone on for years.
Celebrities like Will Smith have weighed in on who the greatest footballer is between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Image: Cliff Welch/Jens Kalaene/ Yasser Bakhsh.
Source: Getty Images

While many sporting stars have waded in on the debate, other celebrities have also picked their favourite.

Famous celebs who like Ronaldo or Messi

Chris Pratt - Messi

The Hollywood actor is a huge fan of Messi and admitted that his son is also.

As noted by Sportskeeda, Pratt admitted that he bought a Messi jersey for his son while in Paris, and even rooted for Argentina in the World Cup final.

The Guardians of the Galaxy actor also declared the Inter Miami star the GOAT when asked who was better.

"Of course. Messi is the greatest of all time now. Yeah. My son says there’s no question that he’s the greatest."

Will Smith – Messi

The Bad Boys star is another Hollywood actor who considers Messi the GOAT.

With the Argentinian moving to the MLS, more celebrities have been able to take in his talents, and Smith is one of them.

The I Am Legend star watched Messi play, shared a photo with him, and tagged the player next to a goat emoji.

Kim Kardashian

The reality TV star is not one of the first names you would think of to be a football fan, but she did accomplish what very few have done.

Kardashian got to watch Messi play and then flew out to watch Ronaldo play as well.

At the Al-Nassr game, iShowSpeed quizzed the media personality about who was the greatest, but Kardashian could not choose, The Mirror noted.

Instead, she replied with ‘both’.

Jennifer Lopez - Ronaldo

CR7 has also been extremely popular and has often been spotted with celebrities.

One superstar who is a massive fan of the Portuguese icon is Jennifer Lopez.

J-Lo has been spotted partying with the Al-Nassr star on a few occasions while he played for Real Madrid. The singer also used her influence with the star to get him to wish her cousin a 'Happy Birthday' once, The Mirror reported.

Rihanna – Ronaldo

The singer has been very vocal about supporting Ronaldo throughout his career.

The singer is a fan of CR7, and he is a big fan of hers as well.

Ronaldo has attended Rihanna’s concerts, and they have also posed for pictures together. The music artist’s tweets from 2014 are also a clear indication of her admiration for the Portuguese captain.

Jose Mourinho settles GOAT debate

Jose Mourinho has weighed in on the GOAT debate, snubbing both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Special One instead named another superstar he believed was the greatest footballer of all time.

Many personalities have weighed in on the debate, but few answered like Mourinho, Sports Brief reported.

Byron Pillay photo
Byron Pillay
Byron Pillay is a sports writer and Head of the Department at Sports Brief (joined in 2022) with over 10 years of experience in community journalism and a degree in journalism from Caxton's Cadet School.