- Nani has stated that Cristiano Ronaldo is the best footballer on earth
- The 33-year-old played with Ronaldo for two years at Manchester United
- Cristiano Ronaldo has won five Ballon d'Or awards in his career
Former Manchester United winger Nani has snubbed Barcelona winger Lionel Messi and picked his former teammate and countryman Cristiano Ronaldo as the best footballer on earth.
The debates and discussions on who is the best between Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi has been going on for years, and it will surely continue even after these two players retire from football.
Before, the great rivalry was between Diego Maradona and Pele, and even up till now, many football fans still go on debate and argument on who is the best between them.
Cristiano Ronaldo started his football career at Sporting Lisbon before moving to the Premier League to join Manchester United under Sir Alex Ferguson.
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He went on to play for Real Madrid before moving to Italian side Juventus where he currently plays his football now.
And Nani who played with Cristiano Ronaldo for two years at Manchester United stated clearly that the Juventus forward is the best footballer ever in the world.
"My favorite was still Cristiano Ronaldo who is the best.
"Numbers don’t lie and they also show he is the best, Cristiano Ronaldo,''. Nani explained according to the report on UK Sun.
While playing for Manchester United, Nani made 200 appearances scoring 36 goals for the Red Devils.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Cristiano Ronaldo was named as the greatest player of all time by fans beating his arch rival Lionel Messi of Barcelona in a World Cup voting style set up to pick the winner.
The Portugal international and Lionel Messi have been into serious rivalry for years in which seven Ballon d'Or awards have been won by these two players.
But the arguments of who is the greatest or best footballer between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi is what will continue among football fans all over the world and even pundits.
Some pundits will come out to say Cristiano Ronaldo is the best footballer, while some will say Lionel Messi is the best in heated discussions.
However, Spanish medium Marca set up a voting World Cup style for fans to pick who they think is the best or greatest footballer ever.
The voting pattern starts from the round of 16, where Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo moved from each from the group.
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