Ronaldo was unveiled as the 2017 Ballon d'Or victor ahead of Messi, clinching the award for a record-equalling fifth time at the glitzy ceremony in Paris.
However, Rakitic has no doubt about who is better, saying it was unfortunate Ronaldo had played in the same era as Messi, the best in history.
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"You already know my opinion and I have a lot of respect for Cristiano, who is one of the best in history", the Croatia global said, via Mundo Deportivo, after a 2-0 win over Villarreal on Sunday.
Per Spanish daily Marca, he said: "Cristiano has been unfortunate to have played in the same era as the best". There is only one number one, Messi.
Messi scored Barcelona's second as they beat 10-man Villarreal 2-0 on Sunday evening to maintain their five-point lead at the top of La Liga.
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Rakitic was full of praise for another of his team-mates - goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen.
"He's one of the best goalkeepers in the world and has been playing at a good level".
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