Throughout the years, Ronaldo and Salah have brought football fans memorable moments and beautiful goals, and both have incredible physiques, especially abs.
There is no need to debate who has the greater career. However, if only considering the Premier League level, Ronaldo and Salah do not have much difference. So who is better?
During his peak season in the Premier League, Mohamed Salah scored 32 goals and had 10 assists. He won the PFA (British Professional Footballers Association) Player of the Year award, FWA Player of the Year award. (Association of Journalists) and Premier League Golden Boot in the same year. At that time, Liverpool only finished fourth.
Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo scored 31 goals and had 6 assists. He also won the PFA Player of the Year award, the FWA Player of the Year award, the Premier League golden shoe, and above all the Golden Ball title in the year that Man United won both the Premier League and the Champions League.
The statistics show that Salah had a slightly better season, but one cannot ignore the fact that Ronaldo was truly the best football player in the world in 2008. Meanwhile, Salah ranked 5th for the year 2019 in the Ballon d’Or election.
Ability to score goals
In the Premier League, Salah has scored more goals and has a better average goals per minute ratio than Ronaldo. But according to 90min, Ronaldo is clearly the most feared goalscorer in history. In fact, Ronaldo is the player with the most goals of all time.
Ability to create opportunities
Roberto Firmino recently revealed how frustrated Sadio Mane feels when Salah often ‘refuses to pass the ball’. However, it must be admitted that the Egyptian player’s ability to create is very impressive.
To date, Salah has accumulated a total of 63 assists throughout his career in the Premier League with Liverpool and Chelsea (only 1 assist with Chelsea). He even won the “Playmaking Player of the 2021/22 season” award, even though the Premier League owns top passers like Kevin De Bruyne or Bruno Fernandes.
Ronaldo, meanwhile, reached 37 assists for Man Utd. Obviously, Salah is better than Ronaldo in the ability to create opportunities.
Salah is an extremely excellent player for Liverpool, but according to 90min, the Egyptian striker cannot be compared to one of the greatest players in history.
Ronaldo has not yet reached the peak of his career at Real Madrid. But in fact, Ronaldo only needs to be in the “developing talent” stage to win the Golden Ball, which clearly shows his excellence.
Since CR7 left, the Premier League has not had any other player capable of touching the prestigious Ballon d’Or.
Tieu Lam | 00:18 November 21, 2023