Eden Hazard joins the debate between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, asserting that he was a ‘better footballer’ than one of them

Eden Hazard believes that Lionel Messi is the greatest footballer in history, a claim that he made in an interview with French paper L’Equipe. Despite being a fan of Cristiano Ronaldo as well, Hazard expressed his admiration for Messi’s extraordinary skills on the field. In this article, we will delve into Hazard’s perspective on Messi’s greatness and compare the careers of Messi, Ronaldo, and Hazard in the world of football.

Hazard’s Career

After enjoying seven sensational seasons at Chelsea, Eden Hazard struggled during an injury-hit four-year stint at Real Madrid. Despite having offers to prolong his career, the Belgian opted to retire from football last year. Throughout his career, he scored 200 goals and laid on 193 assists in 748 games. He won numerous titles and awards, showcasing his talent and influence on the field.

Messi and Ronaldo’s Dominance

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have both played more games, scored more goals, and laid on more assists than Hazard. Messi has scored 821 goals in 1,033 games for club and country, while Ronaldo has netted 867 times in 1,198 games. The two legends have won numerous titles and awards, solidifying their places as two of the greatest footballers in history.

Messi and Ronaldo’s Achievements

Messi has won a record eight Ballons d’Or, while Ronaldo has five. They have won nine Champions Leagues between them, in addition to numerous league titles. Messi also inspired his side to World Cup glory, while Ronaldo won Euro 2016. Their remarkable achievements have contributed to the ongoing debate about who is the greatest footballer in history.


Eden Hazard’s opinion on Lionel Messi as the greatest footballer in history adds to the ongoing debate about Messi and Ronaldo’s dominance and influence on the sport. As Hazard reflects on his own career and the impact of other players, it is clear that Messi and Ronaldo’s legacies will be remembered for generations to come.

Ahmed Asmar

Hello, I'm Ahmed Al-Asmar, a sports writer specializing in sports news. Over the years, I have dedicated myself to studying and following various sports, gaining valuable expertise in analyzing and presenting sporting events to readers in a clear and engaging manner.
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