The football World divide into two parts when it comes to the debate of the best footballer of current generation. The fanboys of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi always keep themselves busy in proving their favorite player to be the best in the World. However, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are different kind of players. Their playing style is completely different and moreover they do not play in the same position. So, it is not very encouraging to compare these two players.

There are some plus points and some negative points of every player. Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi both have their strengths and weaknesses through out their playing career. Cristiano Ronaldo has the slight edge over Lionel Messi with one International trophy under his belts. On the other hand, Cristiano Ronaldo proved himself in three different Leagues. The player has been successful in all the clubs he has played so far in his career while Lionel Messi chose to be loyal with Barcelona. Here we would like to discuss about five players who said Cristiano Ronaldo the best footballer in the World right now.

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1. Sir Alex Ferguson :

Cristiano Ronaldo has developed himself under the management of Sir Alex Ferguson. He was the manager who brought Cristiano Ronaldo into the limelight. Cristiano Ronaldo won one Champions League with Manchester United and the Portuguese International won the Ballon D’Or too under the management of Sir Alex Ferguson. So, the former manager of the Red Devils saw him way better than the others. So the certificate of the best footballer by him will certainly be very special for Cristiano Ronaldo.

2. Rio Ferdinand :

Rio Ferdinand was the teammate of Cristiano Ronaldo during his days at Manchester United. The former English centre-back also noticed Cristiano Ronaldo very closely. The hard work of Cristiano Ronaldo in the training sessions will certainly be inspirational for the young aspiring footballers. According to Rio Ferdinand, Cristiano Ronaldo is the best footballer in the World right now.

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3. Fabio Cannavaro :

The World Cup winner with Italy, Fabio Cannavaro also seems to be a big fan of Cristiano Ronaldo as he also thinks that the star Portuguese footballer is the best in the World right now.

4. Gareth Bale :

Gareth Bale was the teammate of Cristiano Ronaldo in Real Madrid. He also saw Cristiano Ronaldo very closely in the training session. Gareth Bale was very much excited to play with Cristiano Ronaldo when he joined Real Madrid. In an interview, he declared Cristiano Ronaldo the best player in the World. However, time change too quickly. Cristiano Ronaldo left Real Madrid to join Juventus in the summer transfer window. Gareth Bale was one of the players who told that Real Madrid can cope without the presence of Cristiano Ronaldo and they might play better without him.

5. Fernando Torres :

One of the most talented centre-forward of last decade, Fernando Torres also acknowledged Cristiano Ronaldo as the best player in the World right now. There are several other players or managers who gave their vote to Cristiano Ronaldo.