It is a fact that Lionel Messi is a gifted player whilst Cristiano Ronaldo is an acquired skill player, the distinction is clear. However, one can be gifted but without making an effort to the natural talent it will not yield any better result.
Cristiano Ronaldo succeeded because of his hard-working. Messi also became a legend because he is gifted and worked harder to get the result.
The gifted players like Ronaldinho, Messi, Iniesta and Zidane were naturally gifted, Ghanaian legendary Abedi Pele is also a gifted player just like Mohammed polo of Accra Heart of Oak.