Ronaldo vs Messi: Don’t hate, appreciate!

  • Messi and Ronaldo are the leading goal scorers for their national teams. Messi has scored 70 goals for Argentina while Ronaldo leads with 101 goals for Portugal.
  • They are also the leading goal scorers for the Spanish giants. Messi has scored 445 league goals and 636 overall goals for Barcelona, which is also the record for the top 5 European leagues in the world. Ronaldo has scored 312 league goals and 451 overall goals for Real Madrid.
  • Messi has won a staggering 35 honours in his career to Ronaldo’s 32.
  • They both have shared the stage 12 times as Top 3 for Ballon d’Or with Messi winning on 6 and Ronaldo winning on 5 of those occasions.
  • They have made the FIFPro World XI team 13 times. Ronaldo has made UEFA Team of the Year 14 times to Messi’s 11.
  • Messi has won European Golden Shoe 6 times to Ronaldo’s 4.
  • While Ronaldo has scored against every La Liga team in a single season, Messi has assisted and scored in 6 different competitions in a single season.
  • While Messi has a record for most goals in a season (50 in the league and 73 overall) and a calendar year (59 in the league and 91 overall), Ronaldo has a record of scoring at least 50 goals in three of Europe’s top 5 leagues.
  • Both have scored: 25+ goals in the league in 11 seasons, 30+ goals in the league in 8 seasons and 40+ goals in the league in 3 seasons.
  • 40+ goals in a season: 10 times for Messi and 9 times for Ronaldo. 50+ goals in a season: 6 times for Messi and Ronaldo.



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Aditya Agrawal

Aditya Agrawal

A sports fanatic who would like to discuss anything and everything on sports. Trying to express my views through my blogs.