Each gamers steadily competed in opposition to each other in Spain's La Liga once they had been in Actual Madrid and Barcelona respectively.
“We're revered everywhere in the world, that's crucial factor,” Ronaldo stated.
5-time Ballon d'Or winner Ronaldo has been left off the shortlist for the primary time since 2003, whereas Messi may win it for the eighth time.
“He makes his method, I make mine. He's performed effectively, from what I've seen. It's about persevering with, the legacy continues,” added 38-year-old Ronaldo, who now performs for Al-Nassr.
When requested if hatred was a function of their rivalry, he stated: “Those that like Cristiano Ronaldo don't need to hate Messi. I don't see the rivalry like that.
“The rivalry is gone. It was good, the spectators appreciated it. We shared the stage for 15 years and ended up being, I'm not saying pals, however we're skilled colleagues and we respect one another.”
Between them the record-breaking pair have received lots of the most prestigious items of silverware the sport has to supply.
With 451 objectives in 438 video games, Ronaldo holds the all-time scoring report for Actual Madrid. Throughout his nine-year keep on the Bernabeu, he additionally received 16 trophies with the membership, together with 4 Champions Leagues, two La Liga titles, and two Copa del Reys.
With Barca, the 36-year-old received 35 trophies, together with 10 La Liga championships, 4 Champions League medals, and 7 Copa del Reys.
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