Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, protagonists of an endless comparison

THE ARGENTINIAN, IN THE 8th POSITION

Messi, ahead of Cristiano in the votation of the athlete of the decade

Published:22/12/2019 - 17:00h

Updated:22/12/2019 - 17:00h

'USA Today' chose the best 50 athletes of this decade that ends and the names of Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo appeared on the list. The Argentine, as usual lately, exceeded the Portuguese in the voting

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Anybody doubts that Leo Messi is, as little, one of the three better players of the history of the football. Some do not dare to plant him like the best by Diego Armando Maradona and Peeled, although by titles, regularity and statistical, there has not been anybody that can compare with the '10' of the FC Barcelona. His six Balloons of Gold,, six Boots of Gold, the more than 600 goals that carries in his career and the larguísima smart of trophies that has harvested give good sample of this.

In the period of Leo, only a footballer has achieved to equate to him in the concerning goals and, in occasions, titles. It treats of the ex madridista Cristiano Ronaldo, that has won him several Balloons of Gold, has conquered more Champions League that he and also snatched him some Boot of Gold. The luso always has tried to be to the height of the rosarino, but the blaugrana always has showed to be a stair above him.

In 'USE Today', prestigious half American, also have believed convenient to plant to the of the Barça by in front of the forward of the Juventus in a ránking very special that have elaborated. The North American, taking advantage of that in little more than a week finish this decade, have done a list with the 50 better sportsmen of these last ten years. In the same, as it could not be of another way, find the two big stars of the football.

But, unfortunately for them, for the half of United States any deserves be in the 'top 5' of this decade. Messi is in the eighth position, whereas Cristiano arrives to the fourteenth. The culé has 570 votes, by the 387 that has the one of the Juve. The winner of this ránking has not been another that the 'Rey' of the NBA, Lebron James. The 'crack' of the Lakers has been the big dominador of the best league of basketball of the world this last decade and the 35 journalists that have voted for this list have not doubted in planting him like the best.

The rest of sportsmen that surpass to Messi

After the winger is Serena Williams, that also has dominated in the his as anybody has done it in the history. The American tennist has won it all and in front of all his rivals and definitely deserves be, as little, in this place of the 'top'. After Serena arrives Tom Brady, the quarterback more dominador of the NFL these last ten years. The one of the Patriots has won three Super Bowls and two MVP and considers him one of the big of the history.

In the fourth place is the already legendary Usain Bolt, that broke all the records of the 100 and the 200 smooth metres. The Jamaican reinvented the athletics and showed that it can fly in a track. Simone Biles, that also has made history in the his, Mike Trout and the basic of the Golden State Warriors, Stephen Curry, are just above Leo Messi. The '10' has the honour to surpass to other legends of the sport like Michael Phelps, Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal or Novak Djokovic.

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