Cristiano Ronaldo Lionel Messi Man Utd PSGGetty/GOAL
Cristiano Ronaldo versus Lionel Messi – who is the GOAT? It is the greatest problem in football since the ‘Diego Maradona or Pele?’ banter.
- These footballers are given below.
- Cristiano Ronaldo
- L. Messi
- Manchester United
- UEFA Champions League
- Copa America
- Primera División
- European Championship
- Serie A
- World Cup
The topic of who is better between the Portuguese peculiarity and the empyrean Argentine has ruled the personalities of football fans wherever for as far back as a decade and will continue into what’s in store.
Club and public loyalties can cloud judgment regarding this situation, while characters likewise have an impact in how great a player is seen to be, and the vast majority realize who they’d pick.Also read
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So who really is the best ever? Quit worrying about who you like, GOAL has investigated how the pair actually shape up no holds barred so you can be completely outfitted with realities in the everlasting contention.
- On this page
- Club goals
- Club helps
- Champions League
- World Cup
- Individual honors
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
- 24 2021-22 11
- 700 Total 683
- Ronaldo has scored more club goals than Messi, yet just barely and it ought to be noticed that the Manchester United star benefits from having played two additional seasons than his Argentine enemy up to this point.
Every one of them has surprisingly gotten more than 680 club goals in their vocation up until this point, with the five seasons between 2009-10 and 2014-15 demonstrating especially brilliant as they pushed each other to more noteworthy levels.
While Ronaldo presently has more goals overall, Messi has the edge in the scoring division, with a higher season normal (37.9 to 35), having hit a high of 73 goals in 2011-12, however, his normal dropped after a disheartening lady crusade at PSG in 2021-22.
Ronaldo’s most elevated season return was 61, which he accomplished in 2014-15, and he outperformed the 50-objective imprint each season for quite some time between 2010-11 and 2015-16.
Strangely, while Ronaldo’s occasional sums have declined to some degree lately – he neglected to break the 30-objective imprint in 2018-19 during his most memorable season at Juventus – Messi’s have stayed reliable, however the Argentine’s rate eased back in the wake of joining PSG.
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
3 2021-22 14
142 Total 240
With regards to helps, Messi is a lot of better than Ronaldo and that differentiation has become progressively obvious as their individual jobs develop.
The way that Messi makes such countless goals as well as scoring them is a significant thought while concluding which player is the GOAT and, while Ronaldo contributes with his reasonable portion, the distinction in this specific domain is obvious.
Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi: Champions League details
Cristiano Ronaldo Champions League stat Lionel Messi
183 Appearances 156
140 Goals 125
0.77 Goals-per game 0.8
*As of Champions League games played in 2021-22.
Ronaldo is the all-time driving goalscorer in the Champions League, having sparkled in the opposition with Manchester United and Real Madrid specifically.
Notwithstanding, Messi isn’t a long way behind and actually has a fractionally better objective for every game proportion, so there is a decent opportunity that he could surpass the Man United man assuming he keeps on shining in the opposition.
Ronaldo additionally holds the record for most overall Champions League appearances, having overwhelmed Iker Casillas.
Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi: World Cup details
Cristiano Ronaldo World Cup stat Lionel Messi
17 Appearances 19
7 Goals 6
0.4 Goals-per game 0.3
With regards to World Cups, Ronaldo and Messi are viewed as underperformers because of the straightforward reality that neither has won the opposition.
Portugal star Ronaldo has scored more goals at the competition and in fewer appearances, yet Messi can profess to have gone furthest, having arrived at the last with Argentina in 2014. The PSG aggressor won the Golden Ball during that competition, regardless of passing up definitive greatness because of Germany.
The uttermost Ronaldo came to with Portugal was the Selecao’s rushed to the semi-last in 2006, when they were beaten by France prior to losing the third-place set up to contend with Germany.
Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi: International details
Cristiano Ronaldo Stat Lionel Messi
187 International caps 162
117 International goals 86
0.62 Goals-per game 0.5
Ronaldo and Messi have comparative records at the global level, however, Ronaldo flaunts more prominent numbers, somewhat in light of the fact that his senior Portugal vocation started off two years before Messi’s with Argentina.