Super Eagles legend Mikel Obi selected Lionel Messi as the best player over Cristiano Ronaldo.
In a radio interview, Mikel Obi stated that the Argentine star is superior to Cristiano Ronaldo. Cristiano Ronaldo has five Ballon d’Or victories to Lionel Messi’s seven, the most of any player ever.
Mikel John Obi, a former captain of the Super Eagles and Chelsea, said on a radio program that Paris Saint-Germain forward Lionel Messi was the finest player over Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Nigerian football player is now in the nation and has been seen in Lagos engaging in conversation and playing street football with fans.
Since these two footballers have dominated the game for the past 10 years, there have been intense rivalries between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo over the years.
It’s interesting to note that both Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have a large following around the world, and these fans regularly argue over who is the best.
During the radio show, Mikel Obi was reportedly asked who his favorite player was, and the Nigerian selected Lionel Messi without providing a justification.
Messi is the leader with seven Ballon d’Or awards out of the two stars’ total of 12. They have also been instrumental in helping their respective teams win the UEFA Champions League, the best club competition in the world.
The only major championship these two players have not yet captured is the World Cup, and they will each have another chance when play gets underway in Qatar for the 2022 edition.
[Watch the video below]