Ronaldo vs Messi: Records, Goals, Statistics and Achievements Till Now

Real Madrid have amassed 118 trophy wins, in regional, national, continental and global competitions
Real Madrid have amassed 118 trophy wins, in regional, national, continental and global competitions. Barcelona, on the other hand, have gathered 130 titles over their history.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are on the scoresheet again in La Liga.

The world’s two best footballers – Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo – both scored doubles at the weekend in La Liga. 

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona’s Lionel Messi.

Messi produced a “magical display”, says The Sun, when Barcelona thumped Girona 6-1 on Saturday. His moment of brilliance came after 36 minutes when he slotted a free kick under the jumping Girona wall to make it 3-1 to the La Liga leaders. Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde said: “When you think you have seen everything he goes and surprises you with a goal like that from the free-kick. He makes the difficult look easy.” As well as his two goals against Girona, Messi also set up one for Luis Suarez, who netted a hat-trick. The 6-1 win meant that Barca has now set a La Liga record of 32 games unbeaten.

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Last Time, Real Madrid beat Alaves 4-0 and Ronaldo picked up a double with goals after 44 and 61 minutes. He even turned down the chance of completing a hat-trick when he allowed Karim Benzema to take, and score, a penalty. Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane praised his striker and said: “I’m very happy with Ronaldo’s gesture. This is a team game and it was a wonderful gesture.”

Cristiano Ronaldo vs. Lionel Messi: the rivalry

Cristiano Ronaldo player profile

  • Age: 33
  • Clubs: Real Madrid (2009-present); Manchester United (2003-09); Sporting Lisbon (2002-03)
  • Nationality: Portuguese
  • Ballon d’Or wins: 5 (2017, 2016, 2014, 2013, 2008 – at Man Utd)
  • The Best Fifa Men’s Player: 2 (2016 and 2017)

Lionel Messi player profile

  • Age: 30
  • Clubs: Barcelona (2004-present)
  • Nationality: Argentine
  • Ballon d’Or wins: 5 (2015, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009)

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Ronaldo vs. Messi: the statistics

According to the ( website, here’s how the pair compare in terms of goals, hat-tricks and goal ratios as of 26 February: All-time career (club and country, but excluding club friendlies)

  • Ronaldo: 636 goals and 204 assists in 895 appearances
  • Messi: 598 goals and 246 assists in 745 appearances
  • Hat-tricks: Ronaldo 49; Messi 44
  • Career goal ratio: Ronaldo 0.71; Messi 0.80

Club career (excluding friendlies)

  • Ronaldo: 557 goals and 177 assists in 748 club appearances
  • Messi: 537 goals and 209 assists in 622 appearances
  • Hat-tricks: Ronaldo 44; Messi 39
  • Club goal ratio: Ronaldo 0.74; Messi 0.86

International career (friendly and competitive matches)

  • Ronaldo: 79 goals and 27 assists in 147 appearances for Portugal
  • Messi: 61 goals and 37 assists in 123 appearances for Argentina
  • Hat-tricks: Ronaldo 5; Messi 5
  • International goal ratio: Ronaldo 0.54; Messi 0.50

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Ronaldo vs. Messi in European football Statistics according to

  • Champions League goals: Ronaldo 116 (including 15 for Man Utd); Messi 98
  • Champions League hat-tricks: 7 each
  • Both players have scored 60 all-time group stage goals
  • Did you know? Ronaldo is the only player to score in three Uefa Champions League finals.

Ronaldo vs. Messi: trophies won

Ronaldo club honours

  • Premier League titles: 3
  • FA Cup: 1
  • English Football League Cup: 2
  • La Liga titles: 2
  • Copa del Rey: 2
  • Spanish Supercup: 2
  • Uefa Champions League: 4
  • Uefa Super Cup: 2
  • Fifa Club World Cup: 4

Ronaldo international honours

  • Uefa European Championship titles: 1 (2016)

Messi club honours

  • La Liga titles: 8
  • Copa del Rey: 5
  • Spanish Supercup: 6
  • Uefa Champions League: 4
  • Uefa Super Cup: 3
  • Fifa Club World Cup: 3

Messi international honours

  • Fifa U-20 World Cup: 1 (2005)
  • Olympic Gold Medal: 1 (2008)

Poll: Ronaldo or Messi – who is better?

In a poll on, Messi is currently No. 1 according to the fans:

  • Ronaldo: 38% – 158,019 votes
  • Messi: 62% – 254,644 votes
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