Edinson Cavani: Why He Cannot Reach the Level of Messi and Ronaldo

Roberto Alvarez-Galloso@AlvarezGallosoChief Writer IOctober 6, 2012

Edinson Cavani
Edinson CavaniValerio Pennicino/Getty Images

Edinson Cavani, Napoli Attacker praised Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport h/t to Goal. During the interview, Cavani expressed a desire to reach the level of Messi and Ronaldo.

While Cavani is one of the greatest Serie A players, he cannot reach the level of Messi and Ronaldo. The purpose in this article is to explain the reasons via comparison of Messi, Ronaldo, and Cavani.

Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi is the undisputed football star of the moment and for the future. During the UEFA Champions League (UCL) match between FC Barcelona and Bayer 04 Leverkusen on March 7, 2012, Messi made football history.

Messi scored five goals within one match in this event for the first time in UCL history. The result of the match was FC Barcelona 7-1 Bayer 04 Leverkusen.

Messi achieved another historical moment with his hat-trick in the match between Barca and Granada. He dethroned Cesar Rodriguez as the top goalscorer by breaking the latters' record of 232 goals.

The historical moment for Messi resulted in a victory for La Blaugrana over Granada. Messi achieved more in his career with his participation in Copa del Rey and other events for Barca.

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Messi won the Ballon D'Or three consecutive times.

Cristiano Ronaldo

According to the Real Madrid website, Cristiano Ronaldo played 46 consecutive La Liga matches. While this is a major achievement, there is more information about Ronaldo.

Ronaldo managed to score four goals against Rayo Vallecano within two matches. Ronaldo is the recipient of awards such as the UEFA Champions League top scorer, Golden Boot, Ballon D'or, and FIFA World Player.

Ronaldo's last minute goal gave Real Madrid its victory over Manchester City in the club's first 2012-2013 UCL match. His latest hat-trick was instrumental in Real Madrid's victory over Ajax in their UCL match.

According to ESPN Soccernet, Ronaldo managed to score six goals within six matches in the current La Liga season.

Edinson Cavani

Cavani managed to score six goals within six matches in the current Serie A season according to ESPN Soccernet. Unfortunatly, Cavani was unable to save Napoli from being scoreless in its Europa League match against PSV Eindhoven.

While Cavani is agile and powerful in a match, it would be difficult for him to match Messi and Ronaldo. The reason is the age taking into account that Cavani, Messi, and Ronaldo are contemporaries.


An athlete can praise the efforts of others but he or she must develop their own style. The idea of comparison never helps since there are people who will be better or lesser than others in abilities.


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