Ronaldo de Assis Moreira ( born 21 March 1980), commonly known as Ronaldinho ( Brazilian Portuguese: [ ʁonawˈdʒĩɲu] ) or Ronaldinho Gaúcho, is a Brazilian former professional footballer and ambassador. Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro GOIH, ComM ( European Portuguese: [ kɾiʃˈtjɐnu ʁoˈnaɫdu] ; born 5 February 1985) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Portugal national team.
Lionel Andrés Messi Cuccittini ( Spanish pronunciation: [ ljoˈnel anˈdɾez ˈmesi] ( ) ; born 24 June 1987) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward and captains both Spanish club Barcelona and the Argentina national team. Often considered the best player in the world and regarded by many as one of the greatest players of all time, Messi has won a record- tying five Ballon d.
At the start of, Ronaldo played two of his best matches of the – 05 season, producing a goal and an assist against Aston Villa and scoring twice against rivals Arsenal. He played the full 120 minutes of the decisive match against Arsenal in the FA Cup final, which ended in a goalless draw, and scored his attempt in the lost penalty shootout.