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TryingToBeOpenMinded
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Ronaldo is better then Messi

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TryingToBeOpenMinded
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 10/14/2014 Category: Sports
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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ASDS1234321

Pro

I think Ronaldo is better then Messi because of his supremacy in the following areas: heading, shooting, running, etc

I do think that Messi is a great player just not as good as Ronaldo
TryingToBeOpenMinded

Con

I. Playmaking ability trumps all 3 of these superficial categories and Messi is the better playmaker.

Soccer is not only about running, heading, and scoring. It's about moving the ball around, creating opportunities for yourself and your teammates. And, the best way to do this is to penetrate the opposing team's defensive line. And, in order to penetrate, you need acceleration. Acceleration as opposed to top speed is needed to constantly stop and go, move and dribble around. And, Messi has a body more built for acceleration. Taller soccer players like Ronaldo have a higher top speed but they can't penetrate as well as smaller players. That's why you see great dribblers like Maradona, Pele, and Messi are smaller players.

What does this playmaking ability lead to? Goals. And, at the end of the day, it's about winning. Messi kills Ronaldo in every world record category. He's got countless world records. In 2012, Messi even broke the most goals scored in a calendar year with an amazing 91. What about Ronaldo? Do you know what Ronaldo's sole world record? He's the most expensive footballer in history.

II. Assuming that Pro's categories are dispositive, Messi is the best in 2 of those 3 categories.

Messi is a better scorer. Numbers don't lie. He's won 3 Ballon d'Or's while Ronaldo has only won one.

Messi is a better runner. As stated above, acceleration is more important in soccer. Messi with a lower center of gravity is a better runner.

Ronaldo is admittedly a better header due to his taller height but Messi is uncharacteristically a decent header given his size.

So, even if we use Pro's superficial categories, Messi still comes out on top.

III. Conclusion

Soccer is more than just 3 categories. There is dribbling, passing, etc. which all contribute towards playmaking which in turns lead to goals. Messi is the premier playmaker and thus, the better soccer player.
Debate Round No. 1
ASDS1234321

Pro

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TryingToBeOpenMinded

Con

My original argument still stands. I have nothing further to say if there aren't any counter arguments.
Debate Round No. 2
ASDS1234321

Pro

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TryingToBeOpenMinded

Con

My original argument still stands. I have nothing further to say if there aren't any counter arguments.
Debate Round No. 3
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lannan13
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