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
Contentment Cristiano Ronaldo quotations
Everyone knows Cristiano Ronaldo is better than Messi, not only me, but for some it's hard to recognize that.
I like to watch good football so I like to watch good players.
I like Cristiano Ronaldo, Andres Iniesta, Xavi and Wayne Rooney.
When Cristiano Ronaldo gets the ball, you can just leave him to it while he beats player after player.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ronaldinho is better than Cristiano Ronaldo, but neither are as good as Leo Messi.
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.
Cristiano is unlucky to be playing in the same era as Messi.
Ronaldo is a very good player, but Messi is even better.
He is the best. The best in the world, yes. Probably the best ever. I saw Maradona a couple of times. I never saw Pele. But Cristiano is amazing. This man is the best... Cristiano is a goals machine. He is an incredible player. He is like Zidane, there will never be another Ronaldo.
I remember the first time I saw him play.
It was for a Sporting CP youth team. I told my assistant, 'There goes Van Basten's son.' Ronaldo had great technique. He stood out.
Ronaldo is better than George Best and Denis Law, who were two brilliant and great players in the history of United.
Regular readers will know I'm a fan of (Cristiano) Ronaldo, and an even bigger fan of the man who's assumed his mantle with quite astonishing success, Wayne Rooney. But Messi is on a higher plain than even that pair.
I have now played with both him (Cristiano Ronaldo) and Ronaldinho.
And Ronaldo is top in Europe at the moment. Both of them in the same team would be like a bomb. It would be an incredible spectacle for the people. What's more, I am totally convinced the two are able to play in the same side.
I love soccer, love tennis... Roger Federer has been a favourite for a long, long time. The kind of consistency he has shown, 16 Grand Slam titles... The way he handles himself in pressure situations is admirable... He is so calm... In soccer, I'm a huge fan of Barcelona... I like watching Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and David Villa.
I support Real Madrid. I'm a big fan of Cristiano Ronaldo.
I can tell some names that played with me at Real Madrid and there's so many legends, everything is there. You know Roberto Carlos, Fernando Hierro, Raul, Zizou, Figo, Makelele, Ronaldo - the big one! - and Cristiano Ronaldo afterwards...pick any of those guys and you'd have an incredible team.
He's such a great threat because of his power and pace. (on Cristiano Ronaldo)
He is improving all the time. He is only 21 and who knows what he is capable of. (on Cristiano Ronaldo)
Messi is not really from Barca's ranks.
What they did was sign the most talented kid in the whole of Argentina! Messi was already Messi when he arrived at Barcelona - they simply polished him. Cristiano Ronaldo is already too old to learn and change the way he is. When he was 13, someone should have sent him home when he didn't behave properly.