Previous Manchester United and England star, David Beckham, has said Lionel Messi is a level above Cristiano Ronaldo.
Ronaldo is the main player to have drawn near to Messi, with the pair having shared 11 Ballons d’Or between them.
They are both for the most part viewed as the best footballers alive.
For Beckham, who gave the No.7 shirt at United to Ronaldo, Messi edges the contnent.
“He [Messi] is distant from everyone else in his group as a player, it is unimaginable that there is another like him.
“He, as Cristiano Ronaldo, who isn’t at his level, are both over the rest,” Beckham told Telam.