The England winger, 24, has been nominated for the Ballon d'Or along with the two footballing icons, who have won the golden trophy five times EACH.
Sterling told FourFourTwo: "Messi's one of a kind.
"Bro, if I'm scoring 50 or 60 goals a year for the next 15 years, then you can talk to me about that – right now, don't talk to me about Ronaldo or Messi!
"I don't want to hear that connection.
"I'm not saying I don't value myself, but those are two guys who have been doing it for 15 years.
"That's not heard of: 40, 50, 60 goals for 15 years."