- Leon Bailey has declared that he would pick Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of Lionel Messi as the greatest of all time
- The Bayer Leverkusen striker believes Ronaldo achieved his successes with different teams in his career
- The Jamaican international added that Messi is a better talent than Ronaldo but he would pick the Juventus forward ahead of the Barca star
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are great players but the Portuguese star still has an upper hand over his rival, according to Bayer Leverkusen striker Leon Bailey.
The pair have dominated football for 15 years and have won 11 Ballon d'Or awards between them in the last 13 years.
Jamaican international Bailey has taken sides with Ronaldo for making an impact with Man United, Real Madrid and Juventus.
The 23-year-old clearly respects Messi's talent ahead of Ronaldo but rates the Juventus striker higher because of his successful spells with different teams.
Bailey was quoted by Give Me Sport:
"I think [Lionel] Messi has been at one club for too long.
"The big difference between Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi is Ronaldo has done great things in different teams and that's what makes him great.
"Obviously they are two great players but Ronaldo will always have that upper hand."
"I believe Messi is more talented than Ronaldo, but when it comes to more success, I would give that to Ronaldo 100 times."
Bailey has been good scoring form this season, with ten goals in 27 appearances for Bayer Leverkusen this term.
His team are currently occupying fifth position on the Bundesliga table behind Wolfsburg, Frankfurt, Leipzig and Bayern Munich.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Bayer Leverkusen winger, Leon Bailey, has maintained that naming his son Leo Cristiano has nothing to do with the best footballers of their era; Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
In a chat with German outlet Bild and cited in SPORTbible, Bailey stated that his son’s name is an abbreviation of lions as well as being lovely.
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