Ronaldo Delima crowns Lionel Messi as the best footballer on earth

Ronaldo Delima crowns Lionel Messi as the best footballer on earth

- Ronaldo Delima has named Lionel Messi as the best footballer in the world

- The Brazilian great says he enjoys watching Salah, Mbappe, Neymar and Hazard

- Delima played for Barcelona and Real Madrid before retiring from football

Brazilian football legend Ronaldo Delima has stylishly joined the debates on who is the best between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi as he named the Argentine as his number one.

For more than 10 years now, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have both dominated the game of football in the world and hardly is there a nation where their names is not heard.

Ronaldo Delima never played with any of these two during his own active playing days where he also played for Barcelona and Real Madrid.

And while naming the five players that he loves watching, Ronaldo Delima snubbed Cristiano Ronaldo who has been impressive for Juventus this season in all competitions.

The World Cup winner named Lionel Messi as number one and also made it clear that he loves watching Mohamed Sallah, Kylian Mbappe, Eden Hazard and Neymar.

“Messi, of course, he is number one, it is a talent that we will take 20 or 30 years to see something similar.

“I also like Salah, Hazard, Neymar, that I love watching him play, of course Mbappe,'' Ronaldo Delima explained according to AS.

Lionel Messi is regarded by many as the greatest footballer having won the Ballon d'Or award five times in which his main rival Cristiano Ronaldo has five.

These two players have won many titles in their careers with only the World Cup yet to be won.

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Ronaldo Delima also explained that Kylian Mbappe has similar skills like him adding that his own generation of football is different from that of the Frenchman.

Earlier, had reported how Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo emerged as the highest-paid footballer in the world according to the latest rankings released by Forbes.

The 35-year-old earned a staggering sum of $105 million dollars between the period June 1, 2019, to June 1, 2020.

Though the outbreak of deadly coronavirus forced the Portuguese star to take a pay cut at his Serie A club, he is however unshaken in his annual earnings.

The former Manchester United winger gaps his archrival and Barcelona legend Lionel Messi with just $1 million during the period under review.

Current world's most expensive player Nemar Jr closely following the multiple Ballon d'Or winners with a total of $95 million in the last one year.

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