Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are considered the greatest footballers of this century due to their talents and success in the game of football, but these footballers are considered rivals even though neither of them confirmed it. Here are 5 similarities between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi:
(1)They Both Have A Son Called Mateo:
Out of all the names in the world, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi named their sons Mateo. Imagine if they grow up to be footballers and they play in the same team, it will be Mateo Ronaldo and Mateo Messi.
(2)The Number 869 Similarity:
Many fans are aware that Cristiano Ronaldo is older than Lionel Messi, but most fans aren't aware that Cristiano is older than Messi with 869 days, but Messi's eldest son, Thiago Messi, is older than Ronaldo's eldest son, Ronaldo Junior, with 869 days.
(3)Their Son's Idols:
It is the dream of a father to be his son's idol, Ronaldo and Messi's case is different. Ronaldo's son idolize Lionel Messi while Messi's son Idolize Cristiano Ronaldo.
(4)International Trophy Dates:
While neither Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi have won a world cup, both players have one national trophy with their national team and both of them won it on the same day of the same month but with different years. Ronaldo won the European Championship with his country on the 10th of July in 2016, Messi won the Copa America on the 10th of July in 2021.
(5)Both Players Are Philanthropist:
Both footballers love to help the people and they are well documented for their keen efforts for the less fortunate.
During the pandemic, Ronaldo donated $1.08million to different hospitals to help them financially, Messi donated $1million to hospitals also.
Did you know that Messi owns a charity foundation known as 'The Leo Messi Foundation' while Ronaldo is the ambassador for the 'Save The Children' foundation.
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