Fans and pundits alike continue to debate whether Argentine wizard Lionel Messi is the world’s best player or if Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is superior to the Barcelona legend.
Despite being just 26-years-old, Messi, who has only played for Barcelona, has already established himself as one of the Catalan club’s legendary players. He has scored over 200 league goals for Barca and continues to score at a frantic pace. He scored 50 goals in the 2011-12 La Liga season and followed that up with another 46 goals in the 2012-13 league campaign.
On the other hand, Ronaldo, who is over two years older than Messi, played for English giants Manchester United before his transfer to Spain’s Real Madrid. With Real, Ronaldo has kept pace with Messi’s scoring records. The Portuguese player scored 46 goals in the 2011-12 La Liga campaign and followed that with 34 goals in the 2012-13 league season.
On paper, Messi’s scoring record during the last two seasons has surpassed that of Ronaldo. It is still hard for many to favor one over the other. Messi tends to rely on his dribbling skills and scoring instincts while Ronaldo seems to be the more physical player relying on his powerful shots and body strength to dismantle opponents. One of the newest football fantasy games EuroFantasyLeague.com (EFL) offers fans of the beautiful game and supporters as well as detractors of both players the opportunity to pick the two stars on their team or perhaps pick one of them and then compare how they fair statistically in a season.
The Messi versus Ronaldo is not the only dilemma is not the only one associated with the beautiful game of football. Since the 2000s and following the decline of Italy’s Serie A, England’s Premier League has laid claim for supremacy across Europe and the world but has been challenged by Spain’s La Liga and more recently by the German Bundesliga.
The Premiership boasts many of the star players such as Robin van Persie, Sergio Aguero and Luis Suarez but Germany’s Bayern Munich won the 2012-13 Champions League trophy after losing in the final two years earlier. As for Spain, the two giants Barcelona and Real Madrid are not only two of the richest and most popular football clubs but also serve as home for a plethora of world stars such as Andres Iniesta, Neymar and Messi as well as Xabi Alonso and Ronaldo. In fact the Spanish national team has dominated the football landscape since Euro 2008.
Once again, it is hard to judge which of the leagues is superior considering each has its advantages and disadvantages. EuroFantasyLeague.com allows those who register to compete in one of the newest and most challenging fantasy games. Those who register can either pick their players from a single league (such as England’s EPL or Spain’s La Liga or Germany’s Bundesliga as well as Italy’s Serie A and France’s Ligue 1) or can take things to a new level by creating their team from stars playing in all of Europe’s top 5 leagues.
It is not determine who is the best player or what’s the best league as pundits and experts have often disagreed when it comes to this sensitive topic. However, by relying on valuable and extensive statistics provided by Opta Sports, EuroFantasyLeague.com can be used to measure who is the better player or group of players via the point system developed in a logical way with emphasis on the statistics offered by Opta Sports. Go to www.EuroFantasyLeague.com and join to play for fun, compete against friends and family, or to challenge for Prizes.