Snooker world champion Ronnie O’Sullivan has named Cristiano Ronaldo in his seven-man list of the world’s greatest sportsmen. In the football community, one of the most prevailing and rather sensitive debates is who among Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi deserves the status of the “GOAT,” [the greatest footballer of all-time].
For FC Barcelona supporters or those who have ties with Argentina, it is always Lionel Messi, as they mention his six Ballon d’Or awards and unrivalled goalscoring and creative ability, among a plethora of other things, statistics to support their argument.
While on the other hand, Cristiano Ronaldo’s supporters usually indicate that he is the greatest goalscorer in Champions League history, has won a title with his national team, has proved himself with different teams in different leagues, has scored more career goals than his arch-rival, among so many other points.
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The debate of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, who is the GOAT doesn’t just stop where the fans are, Even many managers, players, journalists, and legends have attempted to settle this heated debate over the years. Still, a satisfactory conclusion is yet to be achieved.
Ronnie O’Sullivan Names His 7 World’s Greatest Sportsmen
Adding to the discussion of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, who is the GOAT, has now been witnessed from an unrelated personality. He is only a snooker star but a world champion to his name in Ronnie O’Sullivan, who has named both superstars, Ronaldo and Messi in his seven-man list of the world’s greatest sportsmen including other 5 greats from different sports.
“A lot of the sports I watch… the people that have done it, you have to look whether it’s a level playing field,” O’Sullivan said as reported by Daily Star.
“I just think sport is where there is no advantage. You don’t get to choose your opponent or have better equipment.”
“So for me, [Roger] Federer, [Rafael] Nadal, [Novak] Djokovic, Phil Taylor in darts, Tiger Woods, Messi, Ronaldo… it’s there to see [among the greatest sporting icons],” he added.
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