But which of the two leagues does Ronaldo think is the best?
The three-time Ballon d’Or winner was asked the question by his friend, Ricardo, in part two of a question-and-answer session at his house for Unscriptd - and you can watch the video by scrolling down this page.
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“i had the opportunity to play in the Premier League for six years,” Ronaldo commented. “It’s [an] unbelievable league, now I play in La Liga.
“Both are unbelievable. In my opinion, both are the best in the world. But I have to mention La Liga because it’s where I play now so… I have to mention La Liga.”
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Video: Ronaldo on La Liga and Premier League
Although Ronaldo was reluctant to say ‘La Liga is a better league than the Premier League’ - possibly not to detract from his own personal achievements in England’s top division - the message is loud and clear.
And it’s difficult to argue that La Liga, at this moment in time, isn’t the better league.
La Liga is far ahead of the Premier League
Would Leicester City be two points clear of La Liga this season in they were competing in the Spanish top flight? Absolutely no chance.
It could be argued that the overall quality in the Premier League has dipped over recent seasons.
English clubs are not performing as well in the Champions League as they were a few years back, while Barcelona and Real Madrid are arguably stronger than they’ve ever been before.
Most of the best players in are in La Liga
Most of the world’s top players - Ronaldo included - ply their trade in the Spanish league.
Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Neymar, Luis Suarez, Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema, Andres Iniesta, James Rodriguez… the list goes on.
But how many world-class players currently ply their trade in the Premier League?
In truth, you can probably count them on the fingers of one hand.
Sergio Aguero, Alexis Sanchez are two of them. Mesut Ozil, perhaps? Any others?
You get the point.
Arsenal v Barcelona outlined gulf in quality
The Champions League last-16 first leg between Arsenal and Barcelona on Tuesday night outlined the gulf in class between the two leagues at present.
Barcelona went to the Emirates Stadium and dominated Arsene Wenger’s side. Two goals from the world’s best player, Messi, effectively secured his team’s place in the quarter-finals.
The Premier League has some serious catching up to do.
Also in Ronaldo’s latest video, he talks about what music he likes, whether he prefers dancing or singing and why he likes women to call him ‘Cristiano’ and men to call him ‘Ronaldo’.
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