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Who is the Best in Football?


The biggest unanswered question in the history of football is who is better among Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. These two players have divided the footballer enthusiasts in two halves.

Usually the greatness of a player is judged by his honours and accolades. Both these players have dominated for years and have won numerous individual and team honors. Here are Messi vs Ronaldo Stats over the years that might help you in choosing a side.

Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi: Club goals

Source: goal.com
Cristiano Ronaldo Season Lionel Messi
5 2002-03
6 2003-04
9 2004-05 1
12 2005-06 8
23 2006-07 17
42 2007-08 16
26 2008-09 38
33 2009-10 47
53 2010-11 53
60 2011-12 73
55 2012-13 60
51 2013-14 41
61 2014-15 58
51 2015-16 41
42 2016-17 54
44 2017-18 45
28 2018-19 51
37 2019-20 31
36 2020-21 38
In progress 2021-22 In progress
674 Total 672

Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi: Club assists

Cristiano Ronaldo Season Lionel Messi
7 2009-10 11
16 2010-11 21
15 2011-12 29
12 2012-13 14
14 2013-14 11
21 2014-15 27
15 2015-16 23
11 2016-17 16
8 2017-18 18
10 2018-19 19
5 2019-20 25
5 2020-21 12
In progress 2021-22 In progress
139 Total 226

 

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Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi: Champions League stats

Source: dw.com
Cristiano Ronaldo Champions League stat Lionel Messi
176 Appearances 149
134 Goals 120
0.76 Goals per game 0.81

Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi: World Cup stats

Cristiano Ronaldo World Cup stat Lionel Messi
17 Appearances 19
7 Goals 6
0.4 Goals per game 0.3

Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi: International stats

Source: goal.com
Cristiano Ronaldo Stat Lionel Messi
180 International caps 151
111 International goals 76
0.6 Goals per game 0.5

Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi: Titles

Cristiano Ronaldo Competition Lionel Messi
0 World Cup 0
1 European Championship / Copa America 1
0 Olympics 1
7 League titles 10
5 Champions League 4
4 Club World Cup 3
4 National Cups* 7
21 Total 26

 

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Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi: Individual awards

Source: theweek.co.uk
Cristiano Ronaldo Award Lionel Messi
5 Ballon d’Or 6
2 The Best FIFA Men’s Player 1
4 European Golden Shoe 6
0 World Cup Golden Ball 1
4 UEFA Player of the Year 3
14 FIFPro World XI 14
4 Player of the Year (league) 6

 

No doubt both players have continually delivered at the biggest stages. Ronaldo and Messi have changed the modern game with their skills and abilities. The only thing missing from their trophy cabinet is the FIFA World Cup trophy.  They are the two greatest players of all time and thus, it will be very difficult for us to choose one amongst them. We are sure after going through the stats you might have choose your side.



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