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Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar: One birthday and seven years apart, different attitudes and different paths to stardom

Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar: One birthday and seven years apart, different paths to stardom with different attitudes February 5th is an ordinary day in the world, but it is an unusual day in world football. Many stars were born on this date, including Italian legend Paolo Maldini (1932) and Swedish coach Eriksson (1948).

February 5th is an ordinary day in the world, but it is an unusual day in world football.

Many stars were born on this date, including Italian legend Paolo Maldini (1932), Swedish coach Eriksson (1948), Romania’s “Midfield Conspiracy” Haji (1965), former Dutch national team captain Van Bronckhorst (1975), Argentina’s “braided coach” Palacio (1982), Argentina’s “Beast” Tevez (1984), Portuguese king Cristiano Ronaldo (1985), Brazilian superstar Neymar (1992), Dutch national team defender De Vrij (1992)…

With Ronaldo and Neymar as representative figures, February 5th has become a famous “birthday” in football. Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar are 7 years apart. Together with Messi, they have twice entered the top three of the Ballon d’Or. They are also the masters of an era. Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi have performed the story of two unparalleled heroes in the past 15 years. Neymar was once regarded as the end of this story and the protagonist of a new chapter.

However, there is still one and a half months until February 5th, when Ronaldo is about to be 39 years old and Neymar is about to be 32 years old, Neymar’s protagonist belongs to The chapter still hasn’t been written. He may even retire earlier than Ronaldo! They are both geniuses, superstars, the focus of everyone’s attention, and the pride of the times who stand on the mountaintop. However, because of completely different attitudes, they have embarked on different paths to superstardom.

[Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar in 2023]

C Ronaldo spent 2023 in the Saudi League. He played 56 times in the national team and club, contributing 50 goals and 14 assists. Especially this season , Cristiano Ronaldo has played 22 times on behalf of Riyadh Victory, and has completed a large double-double of 20+10.

At the age of 38 , Cristiano Ronaldo can still complete the annual 50-goal figure. Even though the overall strength of the Saudi League is far less than that of the five major leagues, with many stars joining, Cristiano Ronaldo can still lead the scorer + assists list, which absolutely proves the strength of the God of Descendants. . Moreover, the 38-year-old Ronaldo played 56 times in the year and started 56 times. His physical fitness and professional attitude are simply amazing!

C Ronaldo continues to dial in 2023 The gear of records, career goals reached 869 goals and hit the 900-goal milestone. The first player in history to score 400+ goals after the age of 30 (406). The first player in history to score 10 national team goals at the age of 38. The first player in history to score 10 goals for the national team. A men’s football player who has played more than 200 games for the team, the first non-goalkeeper player in history to play 1,200 official games, with 0 injuries in the year…

In contrast,Neymar only played 17 games in total in2023,of which he represented Paris Saint-Germain in 8 games (3 goals and 4 assists). 4 games for the Brazilian national team (2 goals and 3 assists), 5 games for Riyadh Crescent (1 goal and 3 assists). 17 games with 6 goals and 10 assists. A healthy Neymar is always online, but the point is, a healthy Neymar is always It’s offline.

On February 19 this year, against Lille in Ligue 1, Neymar was seriously injured and left the field after passing the ball, and then received an ankle injury. Surgery, season reimbursement! On October 18, Neymar was injured again in the World Cup qualifying match against Uruguay, with his anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus torn. Moreover, the Brazilian team doctor recently confirmed that Neymar’s recovery period lasted for nine months, and he was completely reimbursed for the season and missed the Americas. Cup!

Within one year, With two serious injuries and two season reimbursements, Neymar’s career injury record has reached 39 times, and the number of injuries lasting more than two months has reached six times!

According to German transfer market records, Neymar has been injured 39 times so far and has been absent cumulatively The time has been at least 1180 days (equivalent to more than three years of recuperation), and the cumulative absences have been at least 220 games(not counting Riyadh Crescent’s further advancement in the AFC Champions League and Brazil’s further advancement in the Copa America)!

As for Cristiano Ronaldo, he only missed 82 games with injuries in his twenty-year career, and only missed two “serious injuries” in two games. Around three months, and they are all after major competitions (European Cup 2008 and European Cup 2016), so not many games are actually missed. The two injuries that had the greatest impact on Cristiano Ronaldo during the season were only six weeks and 12 games missed, nothing more.

It is such terrifying physical fitness that supported Ronaldo to win the European Cup at the age of 31, and still win the Golden Ball at the age of 32. Three consecutive Champions League games at the age of 36, the Serie A Golden Boot at the age of 36, the third highest scorer in the Premier League at the age of 37, and 50 goals in the year at the age of 38. At the age of 31, Neymar chose to bid farewell to the five major leagues and join Riyadh Crescent for a sky-high transfer fee of 90 million euros.

When Neymar officially announced that he would join Riyadh Crescent, people lamented that the era of Neymar as imagined would never come again!

[The past confrontation between Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar]

Cristiano Ronaldo is a pioneer in the Saudi league. After Ronaldo joined, the 2023 Saudi League transfer window entered a “money” level mode! Ottavio, Malcom, Ruben – Neves and Mitrovic both joined at a high transfer fee of 50 million euros +, Benzema, Kante, Fabinho, Milinkovic-Savic, Mahrez, Mane, Laporte , Saint-Maximin, Firmino, Koulibaly, Henderson, Brozovic, Bounu, Edouard Mendy and other stars have joined, making the Saudi league star-studded. Neymar joined the Crescent for 90 million euros It pushed the sand note craze to its peak!

Riyadh Derby, Cristiano Ronaldo VS Neymar, it is exciting to think about it! However, when Cristiano Ronaldo is on the scorer list and assists When the rankings were in parallel, Neymar ended the season hastily after scoring 0 goals and 3 assists in 3 league games and scoring his first goal in the AFC Champions League. Neymar’s injury did not affect the strength of the Crescent Moon, but to a large extent It affected the attention of the Riyadh derby.

Neymar and Ronaldo don’t have many grievances, but after all, they are the top players in today’s football. The top of the stream, once shared the highest personal honor stage, and was once the second protagonist of MSN and BBC Star Wars. Neymar and Ronaldo faced off 8 times in total, all when Ronaldo played for Real Madrid, Neymar 4 Dominated by wins, 1 draw and 3 losses.On a personal level, Neymar has 3 goals and 5 assists, while Cristiano Ronaldo has 6 goals and 1 assist.

C Ronaldo and Neymar Marr’s first confrontation took place in the El Clasico in October 2013. Neymar was 21 years old at the time and had just joined Barcelona. In his first derby appearance, he passed and shot to help Barcelona win 2-1. Cristiano Ronaldo assisted Jese in stoppage time to get a point back. In the round, Neymar had two more assists, Ronaldo scored a goal, and Barcelona beat Real Madrid 4-3. As for the King’s Cup final dominated by Bale, Ronaldo missed the opportunity due to injury.

Waiting until the 2014-15 season, Barcelona MSN finally merged, and Suarez assisted in his debut Mar opened the scoring, but then Cristiano Ronaldo equalized and Real Madrid reversed 3-1. In the second round at Camp Nou, MSN and BBC two major teams competed together for the first time. Although Cristiano Ronaldo scored a goal, Barcelona 2-1 Take away the victory.

In the 15-16 season, Barcelona humiliated Real Madrid with four goals at the Bernabeu. Neymar completed 1 shot and 1 pass. In the second round, Ronaldo Defeated Barcelona at the Nou Camp and refused to be double-killed by the archenemy!

The first leg of the 2016-17 El Clasico became aIn Neymar’s last El Clasico, he assisted Suarez to open the scoring. He had 3 goals and 5 assists in 7 derbies. He was definitely a big-time player.In the second round, Neymar was suspended due to a red card. From then on, MSN and BBC The short-lived competition on the same field no longer exists, only two and a half games. And Neymar’s Barcelona career also came to an end in the fourth year.

Neymar joined Paris Saint-Germain in the summer of 2017 with the largest transfer fee in history of 222 million euros, and met Real Madrid in his first season. In the first leg of the Champions League 1/8 finals, Ronaldo scored twice and Real Madrid Won 3-1. That was also the last confrontation between Neymar and Ronaldo. Neymar missed the second round due to injury.

At the national team level, the most recent confrontation between Brazil and Portugal was in a friendly match in September 2013. At that time, Neymar started and Cristiano Ronaldo started. Taking turns, the two had no chance to meet during the national team match.

In fact, the relationship between Ronaldo and Neymar is relatively harmonious. As a Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar, the two eldest and youngest members of the BBC and MSN, admire each other and are rarely challenged by the media.caused disputes between them. During the era of BBC vs. NSN, Neymar once said, “I admire Ronaldo very much. It would be great if he could come to Barcelona.” Ronaldo responded: “I like Neymar very much. He A bit like me. He will succeed Messi and he has everything he needs to grow to Messi’s level.”

When Neymar is Paris Saint-Germain was suffering from injuries and was booed by fans. Cristiano Ronaldo, who had joined Juventus, still supported him: “Neymar is an excellent player and I have a very good relationship with him.I hope he can avoid Injuries, because he’s had a lot of them recently, it must be worrying for him.I’m worried too, because I love watching this lad play. Wherever he plays, he needs to look after himself and don’t Injured. This is what I want to see.”

When Neymar joined Crescent, he also affirmed Ronaldo’s status: “Competition is an important factor for me to join the Saudi League. .I think Cristiano Ronaldo was the one who started it all. At the time everyone thought he was crazy, but now you can see that the Saudi league is constantly developing.”

It is worth mentioning that in 2019, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar co-produced an advertisement. The two optimist boys turned into middle school teenagers, and they were simply the “Ronaldo Three Years Old” playing rough and tumble. and “Inner three.”

【 Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar’s parallel steps]

There is another important person between Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar—— Messi, one is Messi’s most important opponent, and the other is the junior whom Messi admires most. In 2015 and 2017, all three of them entered the top three of the Ballon d’Or together. Neymar witnessed the coronation of Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo successively. At that time, everyone felt that the future must belong to Neymar!

But now, the key word between Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar is “self-discipline.” As the two biggest superstars in the Saudi League, their court statistics and professional attitudes are very different. Cristiano Ronaldo is the spokesperson for self-discipline in football, but Neymar has gradually become the spokesperson for “unself-discipline”,going in the opposite direction of Cristiano Ronaldo.

Neymar is the most exciting genius in Brazilian football after Ronaldinho and Ronaldinho. Words such as young fame, extraordinary talent, and brilliance are not enough for him. He joined Santos at the age of 11 and became a 15-year-old. Annual salary is 10,000 reais (28,000 yuan). At the age of 17, he entered the first team and signed a professional contract. At the age of 18, he scored 42 goals in 60 games in all competitions!

Neymar There is no doubt that he is a genius among geniuses, but what about Cristiano Ronaldo?There is a classic misunderstanding in football, that is, Cristiano Ronaldo’s efforts make people ignore Ronaldinho’s talent.The media likes to seize a point and magnify it. , this “shrunk” Ronaldo’s talent to a certain extent. Ronaldo entered the Sporting Lisbon first team at the age of 17. When he was 18, both Arsenal and Liverpool conducted in-depth negotiations with Ronaldo. In the end, Sir Alex 12.25 million pounds brought Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester United!

Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar both celebrated their goals when they were 19 years old Milestone moments: Cristiano Ronaldo participated in the European Cup and Neymar participated in the Copa America. It was their first time participating in an international competition. Cristiano Ronaldo scored two goals and had a bitter final against Portugal. Neymar also scored two goals. Brazil stopped in the quarter-finals.

Neymar won the Libertadores Cup at the age of 19, won the Puskas Award, was elected South American Footballer of the Year, and entered the Ballon d’Or He was a candidate for the World Cup and ranked tenth. He also participated in the Club World Cup and won the runner-up and bronze ball.Ronaldo was also a candidate for the Ballon d’Or for the first time at the age of 19, ranking 12th. Since then, he has been a candidate for 18 consecutive times and won the award five times until this year.

Neymar’s achievements at the same age are slightly higher than C Ronaldo, strong>Although he only landed in the five major leagues at the age of 21, his stepping stone is the Confederations Cup championship + MVP. Neymar has scored 145 goals at the age of 21, while the 21-year-old Ronaldo has only scored 36 goals.

At the age of 22, Neymar participated in the World Cup for the first time and was already the ace of the Brazilian team. He scored four goals in the group stage. He quickly became a national idol in Brazil. Unfortunately, Neymar was injured by Colombia’s Zuniga in the quarter-finals, and his first World Cup trip ended.

C Ronaldo’s first trip to the World Cup also ended in the semi-finals, also in fourth place. The difference was that at the age of 21, he was not an ace, but just another gold medal such as Figo. The younger brother a generation behind him, Cristiano Ronaldo only scored one penalty kick in his first World Cup. However, after the World Cup, Ronaldo transformed rapidly and won the five best awards in the Premier League in the 2006-07 season. In the 2007-08 season, the 23-year-old Ronaldo scored 42 goals in the season, won the Premier League championship + the Champions League championship, and won the Ballon d’Or and World Footballer!

Neymar also won the Champions League for the first time at the age of 23, and scored 39 goals and 10 assists in 51 games this season, directly winning the Triple Crown! The difference is that 23-year-old Ronaldo is Manchester United’s absolute ace, while 23-year-old Neymar is Messi’s assistant on MSN. Ronaldo won the Golden Ball at the time, but Neymar did not.

C Ronaldo set a world football transfer record of 95 million euros at the age of 24. He joined Real Madrid from Manchester United and became the number one star in the second phase of the Galacticos. Neymar created a football transfer fee at the age of 25. Membership record, joining Paris from Barcelona with a transfer fee of 222 million euros.

This is another thing they have in common, they both created It has passed the transfer fee record. Neymar and Ronaldo are the stars with the highest and third highest accumulated transfer fees in the history of football. Neymar has accumulated 400 million euros in three transfers, and Ronaldo has accumulated 247 million euros in four transfers. The second The name is Lukaku, who generated nearly 340 million euros in transfer fees.

From the age of 17 to 25, Neymar’s performance during the same period was not inferior to that of Ronaldo, and at the same time The number of goals scored in the age group is always higher than that of Ronaldo. The record-breaking transfer became a watershed in their careers.

C Ronaldo’s platform from Manchester United to Real Madrid is neither high nor low. He also seized the opportunity to help Real Madrid go from being suppressed by Barcelona to winning the King’s Cup, La Liga, the Champions League, three consecutive Champions League, and four more Golden Balls. Tied with Messi. Real Madrid’s platform and reputation, Lafayette’s plan, the midfield of the ceremony and the BBC are all achieving each other. Cristiano Ronaldo is undoubtedly the brightest star in this prosperous era. He achieves Real Madrid and is also achieved by Real Madrid. Nine With 450 goals in 438 games, 16 trophies, and a transfer of 117 million euros, Real Madrid completed a historic value-for-money transfer!

Neymar from Barcelona After arriving in Paris, the platform will undoubtedly be lowered. After all, the platform of Ligue 1 and the prestige of Paris are not as good as those of La Liga and Barcelona. Neymar, Mbappe and Cavani form a trident, but between the three of them, from tactics to personality, The tacit understanding is not as good as MSN. Neymar even got into a penalty kick dispute with Cavani and was exposed to internal strife with Mbappe many times. The management of Paris Saint-Germain is also far inferior to Real Madrid. It is top-heavy in signings and lacksLack of planning has led to Paris being reversed in the Champions League year after year.

At this time, in addition to injuries, Neymar also has dazzling off-field topics:One There would be flirtations with Real Madrid, and then there would be no connection with Barcelona. He would go back to celebrate his sister’s birthday every year, and he would also be involved in a sexual assault scandal. He would also gain weight, play poker, play games, cheat on girls, flirt with girls, and even engage in homosexuality… ..In short, when Neymar was in Paris, the off-field news was far more lively than the on-field news, which is abnormal in itself.

Although Neymar scored 118 goals and 77 assists in 173 games in Paris, averaging more than one goal per game, in the dominant Paris Saint-Germain, such a Data is difficult to recognize. Neymar’s only recognized performance was that he helped Paris reach the historic Champions League final in 2020. Unfortunately, they eventually lost 0-1 to Bayern.

Now, Neymar is 31 years old. After the age of 25, he has only been a candidate for the Golden Globe Award in 2018 and 2021, and he has not entered the top ten. The 31-year-old Ronaldo won the Champions League and European Cup in a single season, scored 55 goals in the year and won the Golden Ball. The 31-year-old Neymar won the Ligue 1 championship in a single season, scored 6 goals in the year, was reimbursed twice for the season, and was not a candidate for the Ballon d’Or…

[Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar: Different ways of living, the same excitement]

From the perspective of a professional player, Ronaldo is worth learning from, and from the perspective of enjoying life, Neymar is even more worthy of envy.

Frankly speaking, it is easy to talk about self-discipline, but difficult to achieve it. It is easy to be a critic, but difficult to be a life writer. If you have the ability to enjoy it, how many people in this world are willing to What about working hard with paranoia? This is not in line with the main theme, but it is an undeniable fact.

As a star, Neymar is definitely successful, with 28 trophies and 439 goals, as well as masterpieces such as the 6-1 reversal of Paris at Camp Nou. He also had wonderful performances in every World Cup and was crowned the Brazilian national team’s historical top scorer. Although there was no Ballon d’Or, Neymar was at the peak of Melo’s career. He entered the top three twice during the period and was the first superstar born in the 1990s.

As the leader of the national team, As a candidate for the third man in the world, Neymar started high and went low, but did not do enough. Due to frequent injuries and lack of self-discipline, he did not meet the fans’ expectations.

Of course, this is our evaluation of Neymar from a macro perspective. If you put aside this height and look at Neymar’s career naturally, you will find that his life is really exciting. As a fun-loving Brazilian, Neymar is simply the winner among winners, with honors, prestige and wealth.

Neymar is the only person in history to create more than 80 million three times A superstar with European transfer fees, he is also the holder of the football transfer fee record. When Crescent Moon chose 90 million euros to sign Neymar, it shows that their recognition of Neymar’s strength and reputation exceeds concerns about his attitude.When One day, this balance of recognition and concern is broken, and Neymar’s career may come to an end.

As the leader of the national team,As a superstar with a high salary, Neymar must have a professional attitude. He was treated like a superstar, but he didn’t show enough attitude. The price was criticism and boos from fans, a reduction in his historical status, and neglect by wealthy clubs. Weighing the benefits and costs, from the perspective of life enjoyment, Neymar is definitely overpaid!

The third man in the world, the first man in the future, the successor of Pele, the successor of Messi…. ..These are titles imposed on Neymar by the media. Over the years, Neymar, as a superstar, has always been kidnapped by success, Messi’s achievements, and Ronaldo’s attitude. He has not used this as motivation or pressure. He will always be him, a Neymar who makes people love and hate him at the same time, a contradictory person who is happy and regretful at the same time.

In this world, not everyone must pursue success, because there is no standard for success,Anyone can be the success of others Setters of standards. Since you can’t satisfy everyone, you have to satisfy yourself first. I don’t know if Neymar will be satisfied with his career when he retires.

The attitudes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar have taken two paths to superstardom. But superstars are superstars after all. With this level of strength, they are all successful. The difference is that Ronaldo is a role model for professional players, while Neymar is more like an admired idol. Whether they are role models or idols, they all lived a wonderful life, made the football world more exciting, and brought enough wonderful moments to the fans. That is enough.

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