I have both Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as my idols. If I can take a little of each player's game and make it my own, I would be very happy.— Neymar
Most Powerful Cristiano quotations
Everyone knows Cristiano Ronaldo is better than Messi, not only me, but for some it's hard to recognize that.
Messi scores a goal and celebrates. Cristiano scores a goal and poses like he's in a shampoo commercial.
Cristiano is better than Messi, without a doubt. He's more of an all-round player
He's a lucky guy Cristiano, he always gets first row tickets to see Messi win his awards.
I like to watch good football so I like to watch good players.
I like Cristiano Ronaldo, Andres Iniesta, Xavi and Wayne Rooney.
When I started racing my father told me, 'Cristiano, nobody has three balls but some people have two very good ones.'
When Cristiano Ronaldo gets the ball, you can just leave him to it while he beats player after player.
If Messi is the best in the world, it's only because Cristiano is from another planet.
Giving Cristiano that much time and space on the ball is like giving Dracula the keys to the blood bank
If Real Madrid land on Manchester airport, then the airport will be surely flooded just to see one player whom fans want most. Everyone knows the name, I don't need to tell it. He is the Prince and legend of Manchester,The King and legend of Real(Madrid). 'CRISTIANO RONALDO'
I have nothing but praise for the boy.
He is easily the best player in the world. His contribution as a goal threat is unbelievable. His stats are incredible. Strikes at goal, attempts on goal, raids into the penalty box, headers. It is all there. Absolutely astounding.
Cristiano reminds me of German tennis player Michael Stich.
He was destined to make history, but then Boris Becker showed up. Cristiano is so fast, so strong, so incredible, but he has one problem: Leo Messi.
I think about the great players with whom I have shared a pitch: Eric Cantona, Zinedine Zidane, Pirlo, Xavi, Cristiano Ronaldo - and the greatest of them all is Messi.
If Messi is the best on the planet, Ronaldo is the best in the universe.
Cristiano Ronaldo's was the most exciting debut I've ever seen.
There have been a few players described as 'The New George Best' over the years, but this is the first time it's been a compliment to me.
Cristiano is an explosive type of player, with great technique, but he's still not as gifted as Messi in my opinion. Messi is more of a genius than Cristiano. Cristiano is so strong physically, so powerful, but Messi has more creativity.
I vote for who I think it deserves it.
I already voted for Cristiano Ronaldo in 2014 [when he won his 3rd bdo]. I don't see a problem.
Cristiano Ronaldo loves scoring goals. Only HE can achieve what he's achieving.
Ronaldo is a unique player for all of his talent and his professionalism.
He is a player who is extraordinarily consistent.
Ronaldinho is better than Cristiano Ronaldo, but neither are as good as Leo Messi. He holds numerous records, such as the most goals scored in a single La Liga season and the most goals scored in a calendar year. I'm more worried about being a good person than being the best football player in the world. He has everything. We must protect him.
Messi is the best in the world. Cristiano is a goalscorer. Messi is more taltented, more complete, tactically and footballwise. Cristiano isn't doing those runs anymore like at United. Messi takes more part in the game, I'd always prefer him in my team.
My ideal trident would be myself alongside Rooney and Messi.
They are the players who make me dream - not Cristiano.
I'm running out of words to describe this lad.
We've had some great players at this club in my 20 years, but he's up with the best.
When I heard Cristiano Ronaldo was pictured holding a manbag, I was surprised it was a gucci bag and not another guy's sack.
Pele played in an era which had so many great players and in that atmosphere he stood out above the others. He was the complete player in every aspect as well as being a kind human being. Cristiano Ronaldo is young yet, and has many years ahead of himself. But as of now, I do not see anyone who can compare with Pele.
When you've got a player who does what he does at that pace this late in the game than you know you've got an invaluable talent.
Cristiano Ronaldo has done massive things in both the Premier League and in the Champions League, but Messi is the best though and I am convinced that next year he will win the Ballon d'Or.
For me, Paul Scholes is on the same level as Ronaldo.
The real Ronaldo, not Cristiano. I always thought he was a great player but after I played alongside him I realised he was Manchester United's greatest player of all time. He did his talking on the pitch which I respected most.
I always tell Cristiano before training, 'If you do stepovers on me, I will break your legs and rip up your shirt.' I have no wish to have the mickey taken out of me all week.
Ronaldinho is better than Cristiano Ronaldo, but neither are as good as Leo Messi.
Messi and Neymar will create beauty - just like Picasso's paint brush.
I still believe Messi is the best in the world. He has a special magic and is more of a team player than Cristiano. Never before has there been such a difference between the King and the next.
Portugal have a national team called Cristiano Ronaldo and a group of players who run after him.
Everyone went crazy over Wayne Rooney, but I get more excited by Cristiano Ronaldo.