Subsequent to Barcelona‘s Copa del Rey victory over Sevilla at the Wanda Metropolitano, Argentine superstar Lionel Messi now has eight more trophies to his cabinet than his greatest adversary Cristiano Ronaldo. In the last nine seasons, the Los Blancos forward has won 15 official trophies to Messi’s 23.
Since the Portuguese landed at the Bernabeu from Manchester United in the late spring of 2009, he has won 15 of the 36 titles.
The 33-year-old only managed to win two Laliga titles amid his time in the Spanish capital (2011/12 and 2016/17), in spite of averaging 1.07 goals per game in the competition. The forward has notched in an extraordinary 309 times in 290 games in Laliga.
Ronaldo likewise has an opportunity to claim his third successive Champions League triumph this season, with a semi-final clash with Bayern Munich on Wednesday night.
Amid the same period, Messi has won five La Liga titles (2009/10, 2010/11, 2012/13, 2014/15 and 2015/16) and is very nearly adding another to that count this season. The Argentine has also scored a larger number of goals than Ronaldo in Laliga since Ronaldo’s arrival in Spain, netting 324 goals in 305 games at a rate of 1.06 per game.
Ronaldo – Messi’s Trophy between 2009 – 2017
The Los Blancos forward won an official 15 trophies with Real Madrid: two La Liga titles (2011/12 and 2016/17 season ), three UEFA Champions Leagues in (2013/14, 2015/16 and 2016/17 seasons), two Copa del Reys titles in (2010/11 and 2013/14), three European Super Cups (2014, 2016 and 2017), two Spanish Super Cups (2012 and 2017) and lastly three Club World Cups in (2014, 2016 and 2017) season.
While Lionel Messi won an official 23 trophies with the Catalan giants: five La Liga titles in (2009-10, 2010-11, 2012-13, 2014-15, 2015-16), two Champions Leagues trophies in (2010-11, 2014-15 season), five Copa del Reys titles (2011/12, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18), three European Super Cups in (2009/10, 2011/12, 2015/16), five Spanish Super Cups in (2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2013/14, 2016/17) and three Club World Cups (2009/10, 2011/12, 2015/16).
It is fair to state that the Los Blancos forward only betters Messi in Champions League wins, with the Argentine proving to be the best in everything else.
Subsequent to Messi goal against Sevilla on Saturday, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner has now scored 40 goals in 50 games this season, while Ronaldo is as of now on a run of scoring in 12 consecutive games, with 22 goals coming amid that time.
That has seen the Portuguese equivalent his best-ever run with the Los Merengues and has 42 goals in 39 games in all competition, sitting five behind Messi in the race to be La Liga’s best scorer.
Both Lionel Messi and Ronaldo have dominated the beautiful game of football in the last decade and still full of energy and passion to battle it out for two-three years to come. In the course of the last decade, the duo have won the same number of Ballon d’Ors (5), Golden Boots and FIFA World Player of the Years (1).