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Shootout - Ronaldo v Neymar v Messi : Who is the best? 2z9ek9x.jpg Looking at their stats, Ronaldo is the most experienced followed by Messi and Neymar. Same goes for goals. Below are their International career stats. [TABLE=head]NAME|CAPS|GOALS Christiano Ronaldo|114|50| Neymar Jr.|54|35| Lionel Messi|92|42|[/TABLE] But here's what the real compare begins - Ronaldo scores a goal every 2.2 matches. Neymar scores a goal every 1.5 matches. Messi scores a goal every 2.1 matches. And here's their Club Career stats. [TABLE=head]NAME|CAPS|GOALS Christiano Ronaldo|569|375| Neymar Jr.|266|151| Lionel Messi|457|365|[/TABLE] Ronaldo scores every 1.5 matches. Neymar scores every 1.7 matches. Messi scores every 1.2 matches. Neymar is the best in International Matches. Period. Messi is the best in Club matches. Period. Ronaldo is one of the best footballers of all time. Don't need a "period" here. Thanks LeoRahi :hatsoff:

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Messi for me . Although Ronaldo took his game up level this year and messi wasn't as good mainly down to persistent injuries but still managed 40+ goals Neymar has best record in international but recently messi averaging a goal a game in his last 23 internationals . Ronaldo single handily got Portugal to qualify for the World Cup but couldn't actuallyy preform well in the World Cup which could be down to injuries and also Portugal having a poor team . Messi >Ronaldo > Neymar IMO

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Good info. Having watched them three in this WC, I would say Ronaldo wasn't even in the same league as the other two. Between Messi and Neymar, Messi has better ball skills, but Neymar puts in a better effort than Messi. Half the game, Messi just stands around whereas Neymar is trying to push his team towards the goal line every possession. Neymar is much better off corners, Messi is the king of free kicks from just outside the box.

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Good info. Having watched them three in this WC, I would say Ronaldo wasn't even in the same league as the other two. Between Messi and Neymar, Messi has better ball skills, but Neymar puts in a better effort than Messi. Half the game, Messi just stands around whereas Neymar is trying to push his team towards the goal line every possession. Neymar is much better off corners, Messi is the king of free kicks from just outside the box.
Thanks. Regarding Ronaldo's form this WC, he hasn't looked in his best. He'd been in great form in La Liga and became the top scorer leaving behind Messi and Neymar. He don't have a good team to support him, but I believe he would've performed much better had he been in any team like Brazil or Argentina. And Yes agree with your below statement, Messi hardly touches the ball whereas Neymar is a Hard working lad. I believe he would be much better in future. :hatsoff: to all three !

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Considering Neymar is only 22 if he carries on like this' date=' he could have one of the best international record around.[/quote'] Yes BB, he is young now. I hope he carries on like this in future. James Rodriguez is also one young .. future superstar! :two_thumbs_up:

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Messi is currently the best. Neymar looks like he has it in him to be the best a few years down the line.
I disagree. Messi only seems to be succeeding because he has a hard charging team beside him. I've never seen him running for the ball. Poor stuff!

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Even the Brazilians say that Pele, as great a footballer as he was, doesn't talk much sense about football now and many footballers he has identified in the past haven't gone on to become great. Neymar has lots of potential but its way to early to talk of him in the same league as Messi or Christiano Ronaldo.

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Ronaldo is a tamasha league bully,neymar is a one hit wonder and messi is the greatest of all time. It is like pollard(Ronaldo) vs Ajantha Mendis(neymar) vs sachin(messi)
Neymar takes 1/2 a game less than Messi to score a goal and this over 50 international games. What part of that is a one hit wonder? :giggle:

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Neymar takes 1/2 a game less than Messi to score a goal and this over 50 international games. What part of that is a one hit wonder? :giggle:
Messi is probably the most marked man in soccer today....neymar is good but still has a long way to go before he is even in the league of messi....neymar is better than christiano for sure. Bright talent though let us see if he sustains especially after his injury

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Technically Messi > Ronaldo but Ronaldo is more complete than Messi. Both super consistency, have had their moments in finals and things. Both have been at a high level for a very long time. I personally don't rate what a player has won or not won as important in discussing individuals. This not NBA, 1 player cannot have as big an impact in 11v11. Individually atm it's very close, in the long run Messi should edge it cause he's still only mid 20's. Neymar has no place in this discussion. He's probably not even in top 5 players in the world atm let alone the generation. Also this goals ratio by OP is misleading... Messi, Ronaldo didn't start of playing the roles they do now. In the past year if I were to rate the best players it would be: 1. Ronaldo 2. Messi 3. Suarez 4. Robben 5. Bale . . . . . Neymar :hehe:

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Also this goals ratio by OP is misleading... Messi, Ronaldo didn't start of playing the roles they do now.
Ofc international goals scored per game is misleading. Let's use whatever suits us. :hahaha: Ronaldo is the biggest flop in WC history. He could do whatever he wants in Premier leagues, unless he can score goals in WC, he isn't worth talking about.

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Comparing IPL vs EPL and other leagues is absurd. No one really cares about IPL in India from a skill perspective..it is just like a movie (more than we'd think perhaps given all the developments!) that people forget once it is over. It is not even close to as important as international cricket. In football it isn't as clear cut. I am sure that for a club fan in England, the EPL would means a hell lot, possibly even on par with the WC..maybe even more in some cases! So you can't just compare Ronaldo to Pollard. The guy has game.He has performed for different clubs, over and over again. The WC win is missing from his CV and Messi will certainly firmly edge ahead once and for all if he manages to win this WC. From a player vs player perspective, Messi is better with free kicks, is more of a team player, has more intrinsic skill and game sense than Ronaldo who sometimes seems to play for the crowd. He isn't as good as CR7 with both feet or headers though, but as an overall package he is probably - scratch that - he is better. Neymar isn't up there yet.

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From what I have seen in this World Cup Messi lost possession lot of times for a GOAT. He lost the ball even in a one on one tackle very often.. Still not convinced in a 90 minute game. He sure can pull off magic moments. But that is done by lot of players.

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Neymar takes 1/2 a game less than Messi to score a goal and this over 50 international games. What part of that is a one hit wonder? :giggle:
Never knew goal per match is the sole indicator of greatness. If that is the case, \kunishige Kamamoto > Pele.

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Never knew goal per match is the sole indicator of greatness. If that is the case' date=' kunishige Kamamoto > Pele.[/quote'] Dude that was quoted to show that he is not a one hit wonder as the previous poster had claimed, having scored consistently over 50 internationals at a faster pace than even Messi. No one is saying he is the greater than anyone based on goals scored, that is more based on what I have seen myself this WC.

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Ofc international goals scored per game is misleading. Let's use whatever suits us. :hahaha: Ronaldo is the biggest flop in WC history. He could do whatever he wants in Premier leagues, unless he can score goals in WC, he isn't worth talking about.
It's misleading cause Ronaldo was more of a traditional winger in his developing years like a Nani for example from 2003-2006. Players with this role get what, 5 goals in evey 30 games? Neymar has always been just a forward, their main job is to put the ball in the back of the net.

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It's misleading cause Ronaldo was more of a traditional winger in his developing years like a Nani for example from 2003-2006. Players with this role get what, 5 goals in evey 30 games? Neymar has always been just a forward, their main job is to put the ball in the back of the net.
Do you think he got enough chances and played the right position to score more than ONE goal in 3 games this WC? Also, two of the opponents were ranked much lower than Portugal. In 13 WC games between 2006, 2010 and 2014, he has 3 goals? WTF!

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Do you think he got enough chances and played the right position to score more than ONE goal in 3 games this WC? Also' date=' two of the opponents were ranked much lower than Portugal.[/quote'] Yes tbh. 2010 and 2014. 7 games, 2 goals. Disappointing. But I personally don't read too much into it. This time he had knee injury, was sitting out of training and missing chances he would normally put away. Portugal is a 1 man army, Argentina and Brazil are better overall, Argentina in particular has many world class players. When overall team is better it's also harder to stop the main main and vice versa. Ronaldo has been excellent in the UCL. That is just as high if not higher level than World Cup.

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I wouldn't judge a player like Bale indivdually for his Wales record or for the fact Wales will never qualify for the World Cup. Instead I would for his Real Madrid or Tottenham performances. It's just how I see it although it's understandable why some people say Ronaldo is no great. Also Rankings mean little Swiss are 6th, not even close to 6th best side in world. USA above Holland and France. Spain 1st. Portugal is not 4th best side in world, they barely qualified cause of some magic from Ronaldo. The one man army. Portugal parked the bus and made the semi's in Euro 2012, they just don't have quality apart from Ronaldo like other teams.

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Also this goals ratio by OP is misleading... Messi' date=' Ronaldo didn't start of playing the roles they do now.[/quote'] :hysterical::hysterical::hysterical: Misleading :hysterical::hysterical::hysterical: :roti:

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Messi is a ****ing whiner :thefinger: He can't even run for the ball, AFAI have seen Messi hardly gets the ball. Ronaldo would've been way ahead of Messi had he been any team like Argentina. Yeah I agree that Neymar is still young to be compared to these two, but he is by far better player than these two as far as I've seen.

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U have to consider the fact that Neymar scored mostly in friendlies as Brazil had already qualified as hosts so the NT stats are misleading.So Brazil only played friendlies for last 2-3 years. Can't compare his record with the likes of Messi Rinaldo Suarez or even Zlatan.

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U have to consider the fact that Neymar scored mostly in friendlies as Brazil had already qualified as hosts so the NT stats are misleading.So Brazil only played friendlies for last 2-3 years. Can't compare his record with the likes of Messi Rinaldo Suarez or even Zlatan.
What about his 4 goals this WC? Misleading too? :winky:

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Messi is a ****ing whiner :thefinger: He can't even run for the ball, AFAI have seen Messi hardly gets the ball. Ronaldo would've been way ahead of Messi had he been any team like Argentina. Yeah I agree that Neymar is still young to be compared to these two, but he is by far better player than these two as far as I've seen.
:facepalm: Kids these days

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Ronaldo >>>>>>>>>> Daylight >>>>>>>>> Mesi > Neymar
:hysterical: watching Ronaldo reminds me of whenever I am tying to figure out the controls for new fifa game I just bought...I would press something which would make the player do something flashy and the opponents would just steal the ball right under my legs

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:hysterical: watching Ronaldo reminds me of whenever I am tying to figure out the controls for new fifa game I just bought...I would press something which would make the player do something flashy and the opponents would just steal the ball right under my legs
Lol , I agree sometimes he does try to be too extravagant and showboats too much. But I suppose that's his style and he like the attention!

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His dribbles are usually show off. I don't know how many goals he's scored by cutting through the defenders.
Yeah most thing he does on the pitch is usually to attract attention, he just gives me the impression he always wants to be the centre of attention or else he will start crying like James Anderson

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What about his 4 goals this WC? Misleading too? :winky:
How many were there in knock outs? No point going gaga over scoring against Cameroon even Fred scored against them lol. I am not criticizing him as this Brazilian team is horrendous but comparing their NT records and saying he is better than messi is just non sense

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For those who've started following football from this WC, it'll definitely be Neymar from these three. He looked much better than other two. Maybe Messi can be better, but in this WC he didn't looked at his best. Same goes for R7 PS : I'm also one of those.

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Most exciting in the world :hatsoff: [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11JPa0lkYOY]Gareth Bale goal vs FC Barcelona Copa Del Rey Final 2014 Englisg commentary - YouTube[/ame] [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qcqi7SKkW6w]Gareth Bale's brilliant goal against Rayo Vallecano - YouTube[/ame] [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJTi31a6sTw]Real Madrid [2-0] Elche [Goal Gareth Bale][22/02/2014][Liga BBVA][HD] - YouTube[/ame]

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