Philipa Baafi has weighed in on the long-standing debate about who is the greatest of all time (GOAT), between Argentina’s Lionel Messi and Portugal’s Cristiano Roanaldo.
The “go high” singer is of those who believe that to be the greatest of all time, you must excelled in more than one top flight league in the world.
Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo shone to the limelight after he moved from Sporting Lisbon to premier league side, Manchester United.
In 198 appearances, for the red devils “CR7” scored 84 goals winning 1 UEFA Champion league, 1 FIFA Club World Cup, 3 premier league titles, one FA Cup, two Football League Cups and an FA Community Shield.
His exploits under Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford earned him the FIFA Ballon d’Or in 2008 and a host of other individual awards including, 2007-2008 UEFA Club Footballer of the Year and the 2006–2007, 2007–2008 Premier League Player of the Season.
His move to Real Madrid ahead of the 2009–2010 season included a world record transfer fee of £80 million. He scored 311 goals in 292 appearances between 2009 and 2018. He was an integral part of the team as the “Los Blancos, won 2 La Liga, 2 Copa del Rey, 2 Supercopa de España, 4 UEFA Champions League, 2 UEFA Super Cup
and 3 FIFA Club World Cup.
At Madrid he gave his fiercest rival, Messi a run for his money as he won the Ballon d’Or in 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017.
2018 presented “CRO” with another move to join the “old ladies” in the Serie Awhere he has since made 76 appearances and scored 66 goals.
Lionel Messi on the other hand, has had an amazing career with Barcelona from 2004 till date, scoring 453 goals in 501 appearances. He has lifted 10 La Liga titles, 6 Copa del Rey, 7 Supercopa de España, 4 UEFA Champions League, 3 UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup. Among other individual awards, Messi has won the Ballon d’Or a record 6 times.
Sharing her knowledge on football with Saddick Adams on Sports Salad, Philipa Baafi said, “Cristiano Ronaldo is my favorite player.”
“He is the real GOAT. He has survived and excelled in the EPL, La Liga and Serie A. So until Messi Messi proves himself at another Club, Ronaldo remains the GOAT” she took in the