On the last season, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi both competing and became the best. Cristiano Ronaldo with his first league trophy, and Messi with his goal record. Statistically, Messi leads with 73 goals, 28 assists, and 59 caps, while Ronaldo in second place with 60 goals, 15 assists and 54 caps.
In season 2012/13 that soon will start, the two best players in the world will again compete in the same field. But before that, praises came from other athletes for their superiority.
Last summer, Kobe Bryant, Lebron James and Kevin Duran from US basketball stars mentioned Messi as the best footballer. According to Lebron, Messi is not only the best on his time, but also in history.
Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo also received supports from his fellow athlete. Usain Bolt, the fastest runner in the world chose him as the best players since he has more complete skills as a footballer.
On the internet world, Cristiano Ronaldo no doubt win the competition as he managed to collect over than 47 million fans. Messi, on the other hand, got left behind with 10 millions fewer fans. On Twitter, in less than a year, Ronaldo already grab 12 million followers, which consider as a great achievement for an athlete. As for Messi, he doesn’t have a single account on Twitter.
What about Balon D’Or Trophy ? This year, Ronaldo and Messi still competing to become the winner, alongside Andres Iniesta as one of the three finalists. On the last 3 season, Messi have won the title, while Ronaldo had to satisfy as runner up. But who deserves the trophy this year ?
For Messi, he only able to end the season with his personal record and Copa del Rey trophy. As for Cristiano Ronaldo, he managed to win his first league trophy with Real Madrid. Based on this fact, the competition is getting tighter.
Another interesting fact in the beginning of the next season, is that Messi is now under new coach, Tito Vilanova. This situation could be an advantage for Ronaldo, as he gets more comfortable with Mourinho.
So, we just have to wait until the season starts at August 19th to find out which player will shine in season 2012/13.