Usain Bolt has claimed that Cristiano Ronaldo is a better player than Lionel Messi, with the world’s fastest man explaining that the Real Madrid ace is a more “complete” player than the Barcelona forward.
The Jamaican sprinter, who defended his 100m gold medal this summer at the Olympic Games in London, as well as adding the 200m and 4x100m relay titles to his name, believes there is only one clear winner for this year’s Ballon d’Or.
“No doubt Cristiano is better than Messi. He is a more complete player,” he told Portuguese channel RTP.
“I would give the Ballon d’Or to Cristiano. He has managed to stay on top and that’s the most difficult thing.”
Both Bolt and Ronaldo hold each other in mutual regard. The 25-year-old first attended a match at the Santiago Bernabeu against Deportivo La Coruna in 2009, and was last seen prior to the Blancos’ Champions League 6-2 victory over Dinamo Zagreb in December.