After functioning at a global elegance stage closing season, the winger generated a large number of comparisons to the 2 very best attackers in global soccer, Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Actual Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo.
To have fun Salah’s birthday, talkSPORT.com made up our minds to look how he stacks up in opposition to the 26-year-old variations of Messi and Ronaldo.
In actual fact that there’s in reality no comparability.
Lionel Messi (Became 26 on June 24 2013)
When he celebrated his 26th birthday on the finish of the 2012/13 season, Lionel Messi had simply hit what we will be able to glance again on now as his absolute high shape. Barcelona’s Argentine set a document by means of scoring a mythical 91 targets in one calendar yr (2012) and coasted to some other Ballon d’Or triumph, his fourth in a row. Messi right now was once relatively perhaps the best participant to have ever lived; he had already gained six league titles, 3 Eu Cups and two home cups.
Honours at 26
3x Champions League: 2005/06, 2008/09, 2010/11
6x L. a. Liga: 2004/05, 2005/06, 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11, 2012/13
2x Copa del Rey: 2008/09, 2011/12
4x Ballon d’Or: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Cristiano Ronaldo (Became 26 on February 5 2011)
Ronaldo celebrated his 26th at a time when he was once beginning to be surpassed by means of Messi, regardless of being a very best ability in his personal proper. ‘CR7’ as he’s recognized to enthusiasts was once but to win any trophies with Madrid at this level. Having joined them for £80m in 2009, the membership have been close out by means of Barcelona in his debut Spanish season, despite the fact that he did pick out up the Copa Del Rey a couple of months after his birthday. Whilst his time in Madrid hadn’t but hit its high when he became 26, it could be impertinent to fail to remember his 3 league titles, Eu Cup and home cup victories with Manchester United. He additionally picked up the 2008 Ballon d’Or ahead of that mind-blowing switch to the Bernabeu.
Honours at 26
1x Champions League: 2007/08
3x Premier League: 2006/07, 2007/08, 2008/09
1x FA Cup: 2003/04
2x League Cup: 2005/06, 2008/09
1x Ballon d’Or: 2008
Mo Salah (Became 26 on June 15, 2018)
The brutal reality of the topic is that Salah has became 26 after only one actually global elegance season the place he scored 44 targets in all competitions. Whilst he has reached the finals of each the Champions League (with Liverpool) and Africa Cup of Countries (with Egypt) his sole main honour to this point is a Swiss league name gained with Basel. At 26, Salah seems to be getting into his high and *might* fit as much as Messi and Ronaldo on present shape. On the other hand, with regards to longevity and achievements, he nonetheless has an extended, lengthy option to cross to achieve their stage.