Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi: Sergio Ramos Settles Who Is the Real GOAT
- Sergio Ramos has named the best player football has ever produced
- The Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo debate has dominated the football space for years now
- The two rivals have dominated the football scene for years, sharing 12 Ballon d'Or titles between them
Paris Saint-Germain defender Sergio Ramos has become the latest footballer to delve into the Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi debate.
The argument on who between the two football stars is the greatest of all time has often left many football lovers divided.
The debate has lasted for more than a decade now, with the pair dominating the football space during the period.
However, after playing against Messi for over 15 years, Ramos has now admitted that the Argentina phenomenon is "the best player football has ever produced," per SportsBIBLE.
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Former Real Madrid captain Ramos was Messi's opponent for over a decade and often faced the then-Barcelona superstar during Clasico games.
The combative defender who played alongside Ronaldo between 2009 to 2018 in a Real Madrid shirt, and was certainly one of the few people who could really rile up Messi when they were opponents.
But the duo linked up in Paris in 2021, after both Real Madrid and Barcelona decided not to renew their contracts.
What Ramos said
Weighing in on the GOAT debate, Ramos highlighted Messi's quality and conceded that the 2022 World Cup winner is a cut above the Portuguese icon.
"There was suffering for several years playing against Messi," Ramos told PSG TV, via GOAL. I am now enjoying him. He is the best player football has ever produced."
Footballers call Messi the GOAT
Argentina captain Messi finally won the trophy that has eluded him for his entire football career - the FIFA World Cup.
Argentina defeated France 4-2 on penalties after a completely ludicrous 120 minutes of football.
After the South Americans' triumph, a number of footballers took to social media to offer their thoughts on the Messi and Ronaldo debate.
Ancelotti analyses the GOAT debate
The never-ending debate of who is the better among Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo has dominated the headlines, following Argentina's World Cup triumph, Sports Brief earlier reported.
Argentina, captained by Leo Messi, clinched the FIFA World Cup, which has proven elusive since the legendary Diego Maradona guided La Albiceleste to eternal glory in 1986.
According to Football London, Argentina's success at the expense of France saw many conclude the Ronaldo versus Messi debate is now a forgone conclusion, with the PSG star's awe-inspiring performance in the final cementing his legacy as the greatest footballer to have ever graced the sport.
Source: Sports Brief News