Here are a few interesting facts about them:
Ronaldo was born on February 5, 1985, in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal. He began his professional soccer career with Sporting Lisbon before joining Manchester United in 2003.
Messi was born on June 24, 1987, in Rosario, Argentina. He joined Barcelona’s youth academy at the age of 13 and made his professional debut in 2004.
Ronaldo has won numerous individual awards, including the Ballon d’Or (awarded to the best player in the world) five times. He has also won numerous league and cup titles with Manchester United, Real Madrid, and Juventus.
Messi has also won the Ballon d’Or a record six times and has won numerous league and cup titles with Barcelona. He is also Argentina’s all-time leading goal scorer.
Ronaldo and Messi have been rivals for much of their careers, with many people debating who is the better player. Both players have consistently performed at a high level for their clubs and national teams, making it difficult to definitively say who is the better player.
Ronaldo has a strong philanthropic side and has been involved in various charitable causes, including donating to disaster relief efforts and building a hospital in his hometown in Portugal. Messi is also involved in philanthropy, including supporting children’s charities and building schools in underprivileged communities.