Van Dijk was the prime contender alongside Messi to fight for the prize but the Argentine snatched the victory away from his pocket by just 7 points. Ronaldo’s social media stature is used as evidence that he has transcended the sport in a similar way that Jordan did with basketball in his prime. Clearly, social media was abuzz for all the wrong reasons once the commercial went live. The sight of sportspersons doing brand endorsements is nothing new, but for a player of his stature, we just had a hard time coming to terms with a commercial that has never made a footballer look so ridiculous like it did to Ronaldo. We’ve been blessed to see two of the greatest footballers of all time in Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo share the stage at the top of the football pyramid for over a decade. The most feared goal-scorer in the last decade was Cristiano Ronaldo and with him on your side, you are never out of the game.
Former Sporting CP star Cristiano Ronaldo scored the only goal of the clash to help United book a semi-final clash against Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal. His main strength is undoubtedly his physical presence as well as his deadly composure in front of goal. The love of football is the main motive in achieving all the titles I ever won,” he added. “There are no special miracles or secrets in my success story or any other success story. His playing style goes hand-in-hand with Dortmund’s attacking philosophy and his main attributes of dribbling and ball control has allowed him to make the position on the right of the front three his own. Real Madrid won three back-to-back UEFA Champions League (2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18), with Ronaldo leading the pack with goals and after his departure, BeSoccer they were eliminated in Round of 16 last season by Ajax. Haaland also has ten Champions League goals this season including a stunning double in the first leg against PSG. His form also saw him earn a first call-up for England’s senior team and he’s now a regular fixture in Gareth Southgate’s squad. Dortmund should have won the Bundesliga last season but a collapse in form saw Bayern Munich clinch the title.
Meanwhile, this year it was not Ronaldo, who gave tough competition to Messi but it was a defender Virgil van Dijk, who had a glorious last season with Liverpool. It’s tough for any other player to do what they have to dominate a decade with such panache. Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are the two names, without which football will never be the same and they proved that over the last decade. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner owned the decade alongside Messi to script it as the ‘Messi-Ronaldo Era’. Cristiano has become an incredible scorer and he and Messi are arguably the best two players the game has seen. Lionel Messi will pick up his sixth European Golden Shoe award this afternoon after another net-busting season. No other player has won the award since Kaka collected it in 2007 while at AC Milan. Zlatan has always looked up to Brazilian legend (Ronaldo), who played for teams like Barcelona, Real Madrid, Inter and AC Milan.
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Ronaldo returned to Madeira after the Inter Milan match to be close to his mother Dolores who had suffered a stroke. The overall Cristiano Ronaldo FIFA rating for FIFA 21 is predicted to increase from 93 to 94. In FIFA 20, Cristiano Ronaldo’s overall rating was 93. The Portuguese attacker has scored 25 goals in 32 appearances across all competitions for the Old Lady. He’s currently on 40 goals in all competitions in 2019/20 including nine in eight German Bundesliga matches for his new club. He surpassed Keane’s tally of 23 goals and now stands at 25 goals. In Turin, there has been a slight downfall in his game and his age (34) might be the factor behind it but his hunger for goals is still the same. It’s been a tricky couple of years for Sanchez at Manchester United, but there is no denying the fact that at one stage the Chile international was one of the best forwards in the world – let alone the Premier League.