Who’s Older: Messi or Ronaldo?
When it comes to football, there are two names that stand out above the rest. Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are two of the greatest footballers of all time, having broken countless records, and won numerous accolades. Their individual success has been nothing short of remarkable, but a question that pops up from time to time is, who is older, Messi or Ronaldo?
First, let’s start with Lionel Messi. Born on June 24th, 1987, Messi is currently 34 years old. He was born and raised in Rosario, Argentina, and had a passion for football from a young age. Messi started playing soccer at a local club when he was just six years old, and by the age of ten, he was already being diagnosed with growth hormone deficiency. The condition threatened to end his football career before it even began, but thanks to the intervention of Barcelona, Messi was able to receive treatment and continue playing.
In 2003, Messi moved to Barcelona, and the rest, as they say, is history. He quickly became one of the greatest players in the club’s history, winning 10 La Liga titles, seven Copa del Rey titles, and four Champions League titles. Messi has also been awarded the Ballon d’Or seven times, the award given annually to the world’s best footballer.
Cristiano Ronaldo, on the other hand, was born on February 5th, 1985, making him 36 years old as of 2021. He was born and raised on the Portuguese island of Madeira, and like Messi, he showed a keen interest in football from a young age. Ronaldo started playing for the local club Andorinha when he was just eight years old, and by the time he turned 10, he had already been signed to the club Nacional.
In 2003, Ronaldo was scouted by Manchester United, and he moved to the club for a record-breaking £12.2 million. During his time at United, Ronaldo won three Premier League titles and a Champions League title, and he was awarded the Ballon d’Or in 2008. In 2009, he made a record-breaking transfer to Real Madrid for £80 million, where he won four Champions League titles and two La Liga titles. Ronaldo has also won the Ballon d’Or five times, and like Messi, he is considered one of the greatest footballers of all time.
So, who is older, Messi or Ronaldo? It’s clear that Messi is the younger of the two, being born in 1987, compared to Ronaldo, who was born in 1985. However, age hasn’t slowed down either of these two footballing legends, and they continue to play at the highest level.
In conclusion, Messi and Ronaldo may be different in age, but they share a passion for football and a drive to be the best. These two players have become household names, and their impact on the sport will continue to be felt long after they retire. When we look back on the history of football, Messi and Ronaldo’s names will undoubtedly be mentioned, and their legacy will be forever etched in the annals of footballing history.
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