Serie A He did label the No.7 as extraordinary
The Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi debate has been brought back up this week after their wonderful performances in the Champions League and Fabio Capello has leaned towards the Argentine.
Although he considers Ronaldo to be a winner and an excellent player, he doesn’t think he is a footballing genius.
“Ronaldo is an extraordinary footballer, but Messi is a genius,” Capello told Sky Sport Italia.
“There are three geniuses in football, Pele, Diego Maradona and Messi.
“Ronaldo can help his teams win everything, but Messi is genius and goes further.
“I first came up against Messi when he was just 16 years of age and I was amazed.
“He already did what he does now, because he is a genius.
“Ronaldo has become a champion, but he’s not a genius.”