Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, leaders of Argentina and Portugal


Sky Sports: Cristiano, in front of Messi in the list of sportsmen of the decade

Published:31/12/2019 - 18:15h

Updated:31/12/2019 - 18:15h

Cristiano Ronaldo appears in front of Leo Messi in the 'Top-20' of sportsmen of the decade for 'Sky Sports', that has forgotten authentical stars like Rafa Nadal

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In spite of the big gestas, records, prizes and titles of Leo Messi along this last decade, there is those who follow him planting underneath of Cristiano Ronaldo. 'Sky Sports' has published a controversial list in which, purportedly, includes to the 'Top-20' of the most stood out sportsmen in this last decade, with the luso a stair above the Argentinian.

The '10' of the FC Barcelona and of the selection of Argentina is fourth, by the third position of the footballer luso, that so only has by in front to Lewis Hamilton, of Formulates it 1, and to the tennist Serena Williams, that is first and occupies the highest place of the podium. Nevertheless, Messi and Cristiano are not the only footballers that appear in the list, since we also find to the Brazilian Marten (16º).

Another appearance that calls the attention is the absence of Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer in the list of the 20 more influential sportsmen of this period, whereas Novak Djokovic himself that appears, specifically in the sixth position. This type of lists always generate controversial, and is that it is tremendously difficult and very subjective decide between the best sportsmen of the distinct disciplines.

In fact, there are a lot of sports that remain without representation and also have big dominadores, by what can say that it is impossible to hit of plenary with classifications of this type. Regarding Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, to the Argentinian probably have weighed him the fact of not achieving titles with Argentina in spite of having arrived to three finals (two of Glass America and the one of the World-wide 2014). Cristiano Ronaldo, remember, yes won the Eurocopa 2016 and also the UEFA Nations Cup in the final in front of Holland.

On the other hand, also it has had luck 'CR7' when being in the ideal moment of the Real Madrid in the Champions League, club with which conquered four 'orejonas' in five years, whereas Messi has remained stagnated in two along this last decade. If we centre us in the comparative individual and statistical, there is not colour and 'The Flea' comes off well.

But if we abide by us the titles harvested with his respective teams, Cristiano Ronaldo comes off well regarding repercussion, further that Messi also has conquered more titles that the luso in this period explaining Leagues, Glasses and Supercopas. As we say, it is very difficult to hit with lists of this type. They judge you same.

The Top-20 of sportsmen of the decade for Sky Sports

  1. Serena Williams (Tennis)
  2. Lewis Hamilton (Formula 1)
  3. Cristiano Ronaldo (Football)
  4. Leo Messi (Football)
  5. Floyd Mayweather (Boxing)
  6. Novak Djokovic (Tennis)
  7. Usain Bolt (Athletics)
  8. Tom Brady (American Football)
  9. Lebron James (Basket)
  10. Simone Biles (Gimnasta)
  11. Michael Phelps (Swimming)
  12. Katie Taylor (Boxing)
  13. Richie McCaw (Rugby)
  14. Chris Froome (Cycling)
  15. Michael go Gerwen (Darts)
  16. Marta (Football)
  17. Round Rousey (Martial Arts)
  18. Virat Kohli (Cricket)
  19. Alyson Felix (Athletics)
  20. Rory Mcllroy (Golf)

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