Both these modern day footballing legends have amassed a massive, yet divided fan-base that has revolutionised the beautiful game.
While Messi is seen as the greatest footballers in history based on talent, Ronaldo is seen his equal in terms of determination and hard-work.
Both these players were questioned in different interviews with regards to how they wanted themselves to be remembered when they retire from the sport in the future.
In an interview with Unisport, Messi said, "In the end, everyone will remember and think of you what they want - and they're free to do so."
He was then counter-questioned that his Ballon d'Or titles speak for him to which Messi humbly replied, "Well, I don't think I've done anything decisive to achieve success or win titles. It comes when God decides and chooses, there's no fixed time."
Messi's answer is in contrast to what Ronaldo said. While speaking at his unveiling as Liverscore's official brand ambassador, the Portuguese was asked about how he wants to be remembered.
He said: "I hope that I will be remembered as one of the great players, someone that worked hard, that always did his best to help his team and will be part of the history of the game."