Ronaldo, Messi and Neymar

Why is Ronaldo, Messi, and Neymar Popular?

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Christiano Ronaldo (CR7), Lionel Messi, and Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior are probably the most popular footballers of all time. Like any other sport, association football (soccer) is very competitive. It requires a lot of sacrifices to be noticed. As an athlete to prove your worth, you need more than fitness.

Over the years, the world witnessed great talents like Pele, Diego Maradona, Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldinho, David Beckham, Ronaldo de Lima, and Thierry Henry; just to mention a few. These are some of the big names that made the game gain its fame.

The current generation plays not only a scoring game but also an entertaining one. What really makes Ronaldo (CR7), Messi and Neymar prominent?

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Christiano Ronaldo is a Portuguese forward who currently plays for Juventus in Serie A. Popularly known as the greatest player in the world, Ronaldo recently marked the 700 senior career goals for his club and country. He has won five Ballon d’Or titles and four European Golden Shoe awards. In his career, CR7 won twenty-nine major trophies including six league titles, five UEFA Champions Leagues, and one UEFA Nations League titles.

Messi, also perceived as Ronaldo’s rival is the greatest player of all times (The Goat) from Argentina. He is the captain of both Argentina National Team and FC Barcelona. Messi plays as a forward with a stunning record of six Ballon d’Or awards. Messi also scored 700 senior career goals for his club and country. Lionel Messi has a record of six European Golden Boots and thirty-four trophies for his club. In his career, Lionel has made ten La Liga titles, four UEFA Champions League titles, and six Copa del Rey.

Brazil produced another great player hailed, Neymar. He plays as a striker for both Brazil National team and his club in France, Paris Saint-Germain. Neymar gained fame at a tender age from Santos, where he made his debut at the age of 17. As part of Barcelona’s attacking force with Messi and Luis Suarez, Neymar won the continental treble of La Liga, Copa del Rey, and the UEFA Champions League. In 2015, he finished third in the Ballon d’Or competition. Neymar is the third-highest goalscorer for his national team, Brazil. Everyone acknowledges Brazil when it comes to football. Neymar is arguably not a joke!

What makes Ronaldo, Messi, and Neymar unique?

If you carefully study the three players, you will notice something unique to them. They have outstanding personalities. According to FIFA, to win a top football award, there are some factors they consider. The behavior and the overall performance of a player both on and off the pitch are some of the elements. With those determinants, you can tell why the trio is favored in those contests. Speed and finishing power is another set of parameters you will notice from them.

Growing up, I used to admire Luis Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane. Over the years, I have found a special place in my heart for Christiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, and Neymar Junior. I hope you are enjoying your time with football at the moment. Have you ever read about the history of association football? Check my blog on the History of Football (Soccer) and get more football content on Nice time!