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Soccer News of Monday, 25 September 2023


When Cristiano Ronaldo named the only quality he wants from Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in action for their clubs Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in action for their clubs

Al-Nassr captain Cristiano Ronaldo once acknowledged that he would take Lionel Messi's left foot when discussing the Argentine icon's attributes.

The pair engaged in a Q&A session during the 2015 Ballon d'Or ceremony, fielding a range of questions.

One particularly intriguing query focused on the qualities each player would choose to adopt from their counterpart.

Messi commended Ronaldo and emphasised that the Real Madrid legend possessed numerous qualities that any player would aspire to attain.

In contrast, the Portuguese icon provided a more precise response, saying via GOAL:

"Messi's left foot isn't bad! Maybe the left foot. I'm not too bad using my left but maybe his is slightly better."

Ronaldo's desire for Messi's left foot is quite understandable. The seven-time Ballon d'Or winner has registered a remarkable 444 left-footed goals in his illustrious career, as reported by Transfermarkt.

Many of these goals have been truly spectacular, with 116 of them sealing victories for his teams.

In contrast, the Al Nassr superstar has tallied significantly fewer left-footed goals throughout his remarkable career, trailing by 323 goals.

The five-time Ballon d'Or awardee has etched his name as the all-time leading goalscorer in both club and international football, with 259 of his 722 club goals attributed to his potent right foot.