Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal international, rated as greatest player of all-time by fans

Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal international, rated as greatest player of all-time by fans

- Cristiano Ronaldo has emerged as the greatest footballer of all time

- This is according to the survey done on social media by Sky Sports

- The Portugal international is topping Messi, Maradona and Pele

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Portugal international Cristiano Ronaldo has been rated by fans as the greatest footballer of all time in a survey Sports news international medium Sky Sports conducted.

Sky Sports who have more than eight millions followers on their Twitter page asked football fans to vote for the player they think is greatest of all time.

The four players on the list are Diego Maradona, Pele of Brazil, Barcelona legend Lionel Messi and Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.

And after the votes was concluded, Cristiano Ronaldo came first with 35.8 percent, while Lionel Messi finished second best with 35.4 percent.

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Argentine football great Diego Maradona who recently died finished as third best with 16.7 percent, while Pele who won World Cup title three times with Brazil ended in fourth with 12.1.

For more than ten years now, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have been involved in serious rivalries in which these two players have won 11 Ballon d'Or awards.

Lionel Messi is topping the table with six Ballon d'Or so far, while Cristiano Ronaldo has five, but none of these two players has won the prestigious FIFA World Cup.

However, Pele and Diego Maradona have both won the World Cup for their nations during their active playing time.

Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus in action
Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal international, rated as the greatest player of all time by fans. Photo by Marco Canoniero
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Earlier, had reported how FIFA who are world football governing body announced the names of the players who will fight for this year's Best Player award which was won last year by Barcelona star Lionel Messi.

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Cristiano Ronaldo will once again go into a serious battle with Lionel Messi for the 2020 FIFA Best award with the likes of Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah also nominated.

The FIFA Best awards was introduced four years ago by the world soccer ruling body in which Cristiano Ronaldo was crowned the winner in the first edition and also won it the second year.

Croatia international and Real Madrid star Luka Modric won the third edition of the awards and was also named the winner of the Ballon d'Or.

Argentina international Lionel Messi won the award in 2019 following superb performances for Barcelona in all competitions.

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