“Who Does Tom Brady Prefer Between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo?”: NFL Legend Had His Say on the Goat Debate

Published 01/30/2022, 3:29 PM EST

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Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have ruled the world of football for over 15 years now, winning everything there is to win except the World Cup. Regardless, they have put their names down in history and are undoubtedly the two greatest players of all time for several football fans.

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Most fans have their preferences, and players like Diego Maradona and Pele are also in the conversation to be the greatest players of all time. However, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarter-back Tom Brady knows who he prefers.

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Tom Brady and his connection with Football (Soccer)

In an interview with Sportags, Brady revealed that he follows football and loves the sport. He is an avid watcher of the sport and is also a Diego Maradona fan. On being asked to choose between Ronaldo and Messi, Brady went with the Argentina connection and chose Lionel Messi.

“I think he is a great player, still, I’m older than him,” Brady said. It would make sense that an NFL quarterback would choose a player like Messi, who creates plays for his teams and carries the ball forward frequently. Messi is also known for his assists and long cross-field passes, quite similar to an NFL player.

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Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi: Their seasons so far

Both Messi and Ronaldo changed clubs this season in one of the most dramatic transfer windows of all time. Messi left Barcelona to join Paris Saint Germain, and the move hasn’t worked out great. He has only scored one league goal in 12 appearances and needs to up the numbers.

On the other hand, Ronaldo left Juventus to join his boyhood club Manchester United. He has scored 8 league goals so far this season and has added three assists in the Premier League in 18 appearances, a subpar output by his standards.

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However, both of them have been outstanding for their clubs in the UCL this season. Ronaldo has scored six goals in five games, and Messi has scored five in five. It’ll be interesting to see who’ll have more goals at the end of the competition.

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Aniket Awasthi is a soccer author at EssentiallySports. This STEM undergraduate combines an insatiable urge to write with his admiration for soccer to enhance his journalism. He lists charismatic names like Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcus Rashford as his favorite players, but he is a great admirer of Karim Benzema too.
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