ronaldo vs james vs neymar vs messi vs brady


Who is the greatest athlete in the world, most people would say Cristiano Ronaldo and Lebron James? But we cannot ignore the elephant in room, Tom Brady has dominated his sport for 2 decades, And let’s not forget he plays the most physically demanding sport in the world.

Tom Brady

  • 6 Super Bowl wins
  • 3 league MVP awards
  • and 4 Super Bowl MVP Awards.

Sounds like a created player on Madden, No this is a real guy that currently plays for the New England Patriots.


For some strange reason, Brady is not the most popular player when it comes to who is the greatest right now. Could it be an age thing or just jealousy? Some feel that Brady has too much help to be considered the greatest athlete.

The other athletes mentioned also play on teams with other players, But none has had one of the greatest coaches ever by their side for their whole career as Brady had.

Bill Belichick will be in the hall of fame when he is retired from football, But the question will always linger over Belichick and Brady heads. Could I have done this without the other? We most likely will never know the answer to this question as both seem to be on the way out of the league. Brady is considered one of the greats of this game.

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Lebron James

Regardless of The Supporting Cast of each player, we have to decide on who is the current greatest athlete.

Everyone knows, basketball is one of the most popular sports in the world and many famous athletes like Jordan, Lebron, Kobe, etc., are all in the list of great basketball players of all time. When it comes to greatness Lebron James can’t be ignored.

lebron james

Lebron “King” James started his career as a rookie for Cleveland Cavaliers in 2003. He won the rookie of the year award. Everyone knew, “this kid is special”. Lebron with his unique talent and insane abilities won the hearts of all the fans around the world and was named King by his fans.

NBA Championship

Later, he joined Miami Heat. There, he won two NBA Championship, 3 NBA MVP (most valuable player) award, Three NBA Finals MVP. Lebron won 2012 USA Basketball Male player of the year award. Lebron had huge success with Miami. In 2016, he made a return and won NBA Championship for the third time with Cavs. But, Lebron still not considered the greatest athlete of all time.

Coming to football, this sport is full of legends and great athletes from all around the world just because football is the most popular sport in the world. More than half of the world’s population (4.2billion) plays football.

Tom Brady , Ronaldo, Lebron, Messi and Nemar.

Cristiano Ronaldo

On the other hand, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar are also as considered as one of the best athletes in the world. He has scored 724 senior career goals for club and country. Moreover, he’s also the primary player in history to win four European Golden Shoes. Collectively, Ronaldo has won 31 trophies in his career, including six league titles, five European Cups and one European Championship.

Furthermore, Ronaldo has more followers on social media than any other athlete in the world. He is also among the richest athletes in the world. 


Despite his age, he turned 35 this February, he is doing wonders. Cristiano is hungry for scoring goals. UEFA EURO 2020 is about to start this summer and all eyes in this biggest competition in Europe. The biggest nations of Europe will clash. Portugal is defending champion of UEFA EURO, secondly, and most importantly, they won EURO 2016 with the help of solo goal scored by Eder in the additional minutes and Cristiano Ronaldo won his first-ever International Trophy.

Tom Brady , Ronaldo, Lebron, Messi and Nemar.

Euro Cup Qualification

He already netted ball 11 times for his country in EURO Cup Qualification helping his team to finish 2nd in the group. As we all know the year 2020 is going well for Cristiano, therefore he has scored 11 goals including the hattrick against Cagliari in 8 games in 2020. Her header goal against Wales and an assist sent Portugal in Final in EURO 2016. Ronaldo got injured in 2016 final in the first half, therefore he had to leave to pitch with tears in his eyes. Let see this year, can Cristiano win back to back International Title?

Season Goals

Cristiano has now scored 35 goals in 35 games this season and he just turned 35 years, coincident? No, it is consistency. He is current Juventus Top Goal Scorer in Serie A, as he scored 20 goals. His goals streak maintains the Juventus place on the top, otherwise, they would have lost the position as Lazio and Inter Milan are just a few points down. 

Tom Brady , Ronaldo, Lebron, Messi and Nemar.

He is often called Penaldo, which means he took a lot of penalties it is not true, only 17 % of his goal came from penalty spots.

Ronaldo and Messi both in Spain were like an interesting movie to watch, but Ronaldo has most goals in el Classico in Camp Nou.

With Real Madrid, Ronaldo made many victims, the comeback against Wolfsburg, 2 nil down to 3-2 in 2nd leg with a prestigious hattrick by Ronaldo.

Athletico Madrid only conceded 3 hat-tricks in the last decade, all scored by one man, Cristiano Ronaldo. He is an all-time goal scorer for Real Madrid. 

3 back to back champions league made Cristiano career brighter than ever. He knocked out Bayern Munchen, Juventus and Athletico Madrid several times in Champions league.

Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid was beast and entertainment to watch. Here he got trained by Manuel Pellegrini, Jose Mourinho, Carlo Ancelotti, and Zinedine Zidane.

“When you are playing with Ronaldo, you are already 1 goal up”  Zidane

Ronaldo won every single title with Real Madrid,

  • 4 Champions leagues with Madrid, 5 in total, 1 with Manchester United.
  • 4 Ballon D’or 5 in total, 1 with, Manchester United
  • 2 La Liga title
  • 4 Club world cup

Ronaldo won his first Serie A in his first season and won Serie A player of the year award.

Neymar Junior

As the debate goes on, Neymar is also a special talent. He is famous for his unique abilities and skills. Neymar is currently the most expensive transfer player in football history. But he is not considered as the greatest athlete of all time. Neymar has played 14 matches this season in Ligue 1 and scored 13 goals and made 6 assists.

neymar junior

Tom Brady , Ronaldo, Lebron, Messi and Nemar.

 Neymar has won the following

  • 2 Spanish League (La Liga) titles
  • 3 Copa del Rey titles
  • 1 Spanish Super Cups
  • 1 FIFA World Cup Winner
  • 2 Ligue 1 titles
  • 1 French Cup
  • 2 French Super Cup
  • 1 French League Cup Winner
  • One Olympic Medalist
  • 1 Brazilian Cup

In France, he won two league titles, a Coupe de France, and a Coupe de la Ligue, which included a domestic treble and being voted Ligue 1 Player of the Year, in his debut season.

Neymar still regrets leaving Barcelona as he won a lot here and got trained under Lionel Messi, he wanted to come back where he belongs. Ligue 1 is not that competitive as La Liga. Brazil suffered a lot because of the injury of Neymar Jr. in the FIFA World Cup 2014 and they met with the worst defeat in their history as they lost from Germany in the semi-final by 7-1. 

Lionel Andres Messi

Lionel Messi the great Argentinian is probably the greatest athlete of all time.  Messi has played over 892 games and scored more than 692 goals in his long career.  Messi was only 18 years old when he scored his first hattrick against Real Madrid. Since then, he holds the record of scoring the 52 hattricks. Messi has won the FIFA Ballon D’or six times more than any other player and his rival Cristiano won 5 times.



 Messi holds the record of scoring most goals for a single club, Barcelona. He is correlated with Steven Gerrard, Francesco Totti, Lampard, and G.G. Buffon for staying loyal to their clubs. The only thing that Messi is missing is an international trophy. Despite playing many finals he hasn’t won any international trophy that only thing that is not in Messi’s cabinet. Perhaps this is the only thing on which Ronaldo fans mock him and do not consider him the best player in the world, Messi has won Treble in 2009 under the magnificent coach Pep Guardiola. And Messi scored 38 goals most by any Barcelona player that season.

Messi won his 2nd treble in 2015 under Luis Enrique, moreover, he scored 43 goals in La Liga. Messi holds the record of scoring most goals in a calendar year, 91, incredible. Let see who can break this record.

Tom Brady , Ronaldo, Lebron, Messi and Nemar.

Messi has an incredible talent for dribbling, therefore he is known as a little magician. Messi is currently playing very deep in Barcelona. This man is a great playmaker and he just made 3 assist in a single match and saved Barcelona defeat against Real Betis.

Messi has won:

  • 10 La Liga titles
  • 6 Copa Del Rey Cups
  • 7 Supercopa de-espania titles.
  • 4 Uefa Champions League Titles.
  • 3 FIFA Club World Cups.
  • 6 European Golden Shoe (most by any player).
  • 1 Olympic Gold Medal with Argentina
  • 3 UEFA Super Cups.

Messi has won a total of 30 trophies, to date.

Tom Brady , Ronaldo, Lebron, Messi and Nemar.