Modric v Ronaldo - Will the Spurs star or United golden boy deliver the Cup?

27 February 2009 05:51
The Carling Cup final puts head to head two players who were born to grace Wembley: the sumptuously gifted Cristiano Ronaldo and Luka Modric.

Manchester United

versus Tottenham

deserves to be won by a playmaker - but who is the top dog?

Sportsmail called in the boffins to compare United's multi-award-winning player of the year Ronaldo and Tottenham's £16.6million record signing from Dinamo Zagreb.

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Here's what our friends at Championship Manager - the ultimate football management game - revealed.

CRISTIANO RONALDOBorn: Funchal, Portugal on February 5, 1985 (24 years old);Previous club: Sporting Lisbon;Moved to Man Utd for £12,200,000 in July 2003;International record: 62 caps, 22 goals for Portugal;Style: Tendency to head for goal, run with ball and shoot from long range.Record





League appearances

Goals

2002-03

Sporting Lisbon

25

3

2003-04

Manchester United

29

4

2004-05

Manchester United

33

5

2005-06

Manchester United

33

9

2006-07

Manchester United

34

17

2007-08

Manchester United

34

31

This season

Manchester United

23

12





Caps

Goals



Portugal

62

22

TOTAL273103Games per goal =

2.650



LUKA MODRICBorn: Zadar, Croatia on September 9, 1985 (23 years old);Previous club: Dinamo Zagreb;Moved to Spurs for £16,500,000 in July 2008;International record: 34 caps and 6 goals for Croatia;Style: Tendency to stay on feet, bomb around, shoot when one-on-one with goalkeeper, look to release others and pass forward.Record



League appearances

Goals

2003-04

Zrinski Mostar

22

8

2004-05

Inter Zapresic

18

4

2004-05

Dinamo Zagreb

6

0

2005-06

Dinamo Zagreb

32

8

2006-07

Dinamo Zagreb

30

6

2007-08

Dinamo Zagreb

25

13

This season

Tottenham Hotspur

25

2





Caps

Goals



Croatia

34

6

TOTAL19247Games per goal =

4.086

Championship Manager attributes Close control: But how else do Modric (left) and Ronaldo compare?



LUKA MODRIC CRISTIANO RONALDO 80Passing8690Creativity9582Vision8183Long shots8090First touch9271Movement8886Dribbling9875Pace9473Crossing8272Acceleration9380Balance98

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