Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have won so many awards throughout their entire professional football careers. The latest achievements that the Portuguese and the Argentinian football superstars received were the ones given by Liga de Futbol Profesional (LFP).
The awards ceremony was held Monday evening. The LFP Awards, which takes place annually every month of December, recognise the players who have demonstrated great prowess in the sports of football.
Ronaldo was awarded the Most Valuable Player, while Messi was given the Best Player Award for the 2012-2013 season. These are the new awards that they will add to the long list of achievements and honours they both collected throughout their years of playing the sport.
Ronaldo and Messi are honoured as two of the greatest players of the current generation. Both of them take pride in making history and amazing records for Real Madrid and FC Barcelona, respectively. Often times, the two are being compared with each other, but who is really the greater footballer?
In an interview with CNN in 2012, the Real Madrid superstar was asked who the best is. "At the moment... I think it's me," said Ronaldo and then laughs. "Sometimes (the comparisons with Messi) makes me tired... for him too because they compare us together all the time. You cannot compare a Ferrari with a Porsche because it's a different engine... He does the best things for Barcelona, I do the best things for Madrid," Ronaldo added.
Messi, on the other hand, was all praises for Ronaldo during an interview with Time Magazine. "I think he's a good person," said Messi. "I think he's a good player," he added. "I never really fixated on him or compared myself with another player. My mentality is just to achieve more each year, to grow both as an individual and as a team," he concluded.
Regarding who is the better footballer, it will remain a debate as long as both are playing and probably even until they retire.
On a less serious topic, check out the list of the winners of the 2012-2013 LFP Awards below:
Most Valuable Player - Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid
Best Coach - Diego Simeone, Atletico Madrid
Breakthrough Player - Asier Illarramendi, Real Sociedad
Best Player - Lionel Messi, Barcelona
Best Forward - Lionel Messi, Barcelona
Best Defender - Sergio Ramos, Real Madrid
Best Midfielder - Asier Illarramendi, Real Sociedad
Best Attacking Midfielder - Andres Iniesta, Barcelona
Best Goalkeeper - Thibaut Courtois, Atletico Madrid
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