Lionel Messi versus Cristiano Ronaldo

Lionel Messi versus Cristiano Ronaldo | Comparison

There is a big debate going on about who is the best football player at this moment. Barcelona fans obviously say Messi, Real Madrid fans go for Ronaldo. In this post I give a comparison of stats from both players and afterwards I will give my opinion on this comparison. Find the details for the battle Lionel Messi versus Cristiano Ronaldo below. Both are two amazing players which showed the World the best football we’ve seen in a long time.

Lionel Messi versus Cristiano Ronaldo stats

Lionel Messi Cristiano Ronaldo
Matches played 633  752
Goals scored 548  571
Assists 212  117
La Liga titles 8  2
Champions League trophies 4  3
Copa del Rey trophies 6  2
National team trophies 0  1
Ballon D’ors 5 5

These are some stats on April 2018. It’s very interesting to see how these numbers develop over the years. Will their numbers be close in a few years time?


I like Barcelona, so my preference is for Messi, although I think Mohamed Salah has the best season of all players. Nevertheless I think we should stop comparing these players. Comparing players is happening for ages and I just don’t like it. I feel so blessed I live in an era where I can see both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo play. There is no such thing as the best footballer in the world. Everybody can have his own opinion and should support the player he likes the most. But let’s just all enjoy the last few years we can see Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo before the retire. Before we know one of them will win the World Cup, while the other moves to the desert. So lets enjoy this now and just sit back and watch them.

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