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Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo : Facts, Statistics, Goals & All Time Records



Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi and Real Madrid wonder man Cristiano Ronaldo remain locked in the battle to dominate football scene as the best footballer on the planet. They break records year on year, with Ronaldo having fixed the best campaign of his career with a fourth Champions League winner’s medal.

The Portuguese international takes his count to four for the campaign, with the UEFA Super Cup, the Club World Cup, and LaLiga as of now in his trophy cabinet this season. The winger’s fourth Champions League success draws him level with Messi, while he has also claimed the Champions League’s golden boot for the 6th time.

While Lionel Messi stays on five. the Argentine forward has won 32 career titles, 30 with Barcelona, while Ronaldo has 25 to his name – 13 coming amid his time at the Santiago Bernabeu. All of their titles: Messi outperformed Ronaldo in front of goal last season.


Today take a look at two world class footballers who have graced the beautiful game of football and have left their footprint on the sands of time.

The Argentine found the back of the net 54 times – 37 of coming in LaLiga – to procure him the golden boot and his fourth best scorer’s crown in the Spanish first division.

They both are great, Messi is better at building up attacks bringing his team mates into play and can find that killer pass which can split even the water tight defenses of opposition. On the other hand, we have Cristiano Ronaldo who is more athletic, makes solo runs on the wings can score all type of goals.

Ronaldo is a better professional, he had talent but he made it even better with his dedication to improving which we have been witnessing year after year. Messi, on the other hand, has a natural gift of balance and control over the football, he can turn and twist accelerate with the ball at his feet better than anyone. So before we decide who is a better player we take a look at the over all record of both players starting with their statistics



Goals at International level: Both men are the leading top scorers for their national sides, with Ronaldo having 71 goals for Portugal and Messi having 58 goals for Argentina. Among them, they, have crushed the vast majority of the current records in modern-day football and have both been labeled many things like divine beings


Ronaldo had a slow start last season, but still hit top form at the key part of the season to wind up with 42 goals from 46 game, and also secured 25 in LaLiga.

Ronaldo indented up six doubles – including in the 2017 Champions League final against Juventus – and five hat-tricks. Messi has 14 double to his name, and neither of his two hat-tricks came in the league.

Now the argument is settled and we’ve seen the bigger picture, Messi is two years younger than Cristiano Ronaldo and he has accomplished everything a professional footballer would dream of and in 2014 World Cup, Messi was inches away from winning the prestigious World Cup for his national side as he guided them to the final, but it was Germany who in the long run won it but Messi went home with the Golden Ball (best player in World Cup).

With more Champions League titles, more FIFA player of the year awards, more goals, enough and broke almost all enormous scoring records truly do make Messi a player than Ronaldo. It less demanding to judge them since the duo are playing in the same era, not at all like past big football rivalry which was between Argentine legend Maradona and Brazilian legend Pele.

Lionel Messi is somewhat a better player over Ronaldo on the grounds that his goals record is extraordinary as well has bigger impacts on which ever team he is playing in.

Ronaldo then again is an amazing player and he is in the elite class of all time great footballers despite everything he still has a couple of years left at the very pinnacle of his career and things may change and we may take a look at them differently when they hang up their boots.


Stats Credits: Marca

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