Brazilian Ronaldo picks all-time dream team - no room for both Messi and Ronaldo

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Amongst football fans, there aren't many topics that cause as much discussion as the age-old debate about who is better, Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi.

The two stars have been competing at the top of world football for so long that their careers are inevitably compared and contrasted on a near daily basis, and their respective fans love to gloat when their favourite gets one over on his rival.

Well now the legendary Brazilian Ronaldo has given one half of the Messi-Ronaldo debate reason to cheer today after revealing his all-time dream team. Despite having 11 positions to fill, there wasn't room for both the Barcelona and Real Madrid superstars.


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In a video uploaded by FATV, the former Barca, Real and Inter Milan forward put together a pretty formidable lineup.

As you can see, however, there was one glaring omission in the form of his name sake, Cristiano Ronaldo.

While Messi found his place on the left wing alongside all-time greats like Diego Maradona, Andrea Pirlo and Zinedine Zidane, the Portugal forward was snubbed up top in favour of Pele and original Ronaldo himself.

Now, with the amount of goals between the Brazilian pair, that isn't a bad front two. Nevertheless, leaving arguably the best footballer of his generation out of the lineup is a bold decision.

Three Ballon d'Or titles, a World Player of the Year award and a place in every Uefa Team of the Year since 2007 just isn't enough for some people, clearly.

Of course, at the end of the day, while praise from legends of the game is always nice to hear, Ronaldo wouldn't swap it for the past few months he has had compared to Messi.

The Los Blancos star ended last season's club campaign by scoring the winning penalty in the Champions League final, before helping Portugal go all the way at Euro 2016.

Messi, meanwhile, endured heartbreak on the international stage after missing his own penalty in the final of the 2016 Copa America as Argentina lost to Chile.

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