Ronaldo: Champions League titles with many clubs set me apart from Messi

Ruben Hill
August 13, 2019

Cristiano Ronaldo has taken a cheeky dig at arch-rival Lionel Messi by pointing to his incredible Champions League success as the main difference between the pair.

Both players have won five Ballon d'Or awards, lifted four Champions League titles each during their respective spells with Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona, and are considered among the greatest players of all time. I'm not being entirely serious when I say that. but it's true that behind all the trophies there's a lot of hard work.

Speaking on DAZN's documentary, "The Making Of", Ronaldo said (as per the Daily Mail): "The difference with Messi is that I played for several clubs and won the Champions League with different clubs".

With his recent performances in the previous editions of the Champions League, Ronaldo has shown that he is certainly the greatest player in the Champions League and his success with all the clubs he played for is advocated for his case in the greatest of all-time debate.

The Portuguese also noted that he was the Champions League top scorer for six seasons in a row, a feat his rival has not been able to achieve. "You're not just getting up to earn money; I'm not short of money, fortunately".

He added, "The difference with Messi is that I played for several clubs and won the Champions League with different clubs". I do not need money any more, thank God.

"Messi's a top player who will be remembered not only for all his Ballons d'Or, but also for always being up there, year after year, like me".

Who will win the Champions League next season? The way he is, the way he speaks, the way he coaches the team and the way he treated me. That gave me a lot of confidence.

"I have never seen players, as we say in Portugal: "breaking stones every year", scoring 40 or 50 goals, winning titles, always being up there. I am still a fan of him because, besides being a great coach, he is a great person".

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