Records & Achievements of Messi vs Ronaldo

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

Records and Achievements of Messi vs Ronaldo in world history:

That being said, there is Lionel Messi who has been marked as Cristiano Ronaldo’s biggest rival when it comes to making and breaking records. However, Ronaldo is definitely a once in a lifetime player and he can authoritatively be marked as the greatest as well as the most consistent goalscorer in modern football, if not in football history.

Here are the Stats:

MESSI WORLD RECORDS:

  • Only player in history to score 40+ club goals in 7 consecutive seasons
  • Most FIFA Ballon d’Or awards: 5
  • Most appearances in the FIFPro World XI: 9 times (2007-2015) (shared with Cristiano Ronaldo)
  • Most goals scored at the Club World Cup: 5 goals (shared with Luis Suarez, Delgado, and Cristiano Ronaldo)
  • The only player to score in 6 different club competitions twice: 2011 and 2015
  • Most appearances in the top 3 candidates for the Ballon d’Or: 9 times(2007-2015)
Lionel Messi – La Liga Top Scorer.

MESSI EUROPEAN RECORDS:

  • The only player to score 10+ goals in the UEFA Champions League group stage in a single season (shared with Cristiano Ronaldo)
  • The only player to score consecutive hat-tricks in the UEFA Champions League (shared with Luiz Adriano)
  • The only player to score 2+ hat-tricks in 2 different UEFA Champions League seasons
  • Most braces scored in the UEFA Champions League: 25 braces
  • Youngest player ever to score 400+ goals for a single European club (27 years and 300 days)
  • Most goals against the same club in the UEFA Champions League: 8 goals against Milan (Shared with Luiz Adriano against BATE)
  • Most league goals scored in a season in Europe’s top 5 league

Also Read: Cristiano Ronaldo Breaks Record And Becomes The First Player To Score 100 European Goals

MESSI SPANISH RECORDS:

  • Most penalties missed in La Liga history: 10 penalties (shared with Cristiano Ronaldo)
  • First player in La Liga history to have scored at least 2 goals in 100 matches
  • The first player to score 25+ goals in five consecutive La Liga seasons (shared with Cristiano Ronaldo)
  • The first player to score 25+ goals in six consecutive La Liga seasons (shared with Cristiano Ronaldo)
  • The first player to score 25+ goals in seven consecutive La Liga seasons (shared with Cristiano Ronaldo)
  • The first player to score 25+ goals in eight consecutive La Liga seasons (shared with Cristiano Ronaldo)
  • Most goals scored in La Liga in a season: 50 goals in 2011/12
  • Most goals scored in La Liga in a calendar year: 59 goals in 2012
  • Most La Liga hat-tricks in a season: 8 hat-tricks (shared with Cristiano Ronaldo)
  • Most league matches scored in a single season: 27 games (2012/13) (Shared with Cristiano Ronaldo)
  • Most home league matches scored in a single season: 16 games (in 2011/12)

MESSI BARCELONA RECORDS:

  • Most free kicks scored for Barcelona: 27 free-kick goals
  • All-time Barcelona top scorer in all games: 549 goals
  • All-time Barcelona top scorer in official competitions: 519 goals
  • Barcelona top scorer in La Liga: 358 goals
  • Barcelona top scorer in European competitions: 99 goals
  • Barcelona top scorer in international competitions: 101 goals
  • Most hat-tricks in official competitions for Barcelona: 39 hat-tricks
  • Most hat-tricks in La Liga for Barcelona: 28 hat-tricks
  • Most hat-tricks scored for Barcelona in a single La Liga season: 8 hat-tricks
  • Most goals scored in a single Champions League season: 14 goals(2011/12)
  • Most goals scored in Derbi Barceloní (Catalan derby): 12 goals
  • First Barcelona player to be La Liga top scorer 3 times
  • First Barcelona player to be La Liga top scorer 4 times
  • The first Barcelona player to surpass 50 goals in 4 seasons
  • The first Barcelona player to surpass 50 goals in 5 seasons

MESSI ARGENTINA RECORDS:

  • First Argentina player to score against the other 9 CONEMBOL countries
  • Most goals scored in friendlies: 27 goals
  • Most goals scored in one FIFA World Cup qualification: 10 goals
  • Most goals scored in a year (national team): 12 goals (2012) (shared with Gabriel Batistuta)
  • Youngest Argentina player to have scored at the FIFA World Cup Finals): 18 years and 357 days old in 2006 against Serbia and Montenegro
  • Youngest player to have reached 100 caps in CONMEBOL history (27 years, 361 days old)

Extra Cover: How Many Goals Does Cristiano Ronaldo And Lionel Messi Scored In Their Career?

RONALDO WORLD RECORDS:

  • Most appearances in the FIFPro World XI: 10 times (2007-2016) (shared with Lionel Messi)
  • The largest time gap between first and last Ballon d’Or awards: 8 years (2008, 2016)
  • Most international goals in a year (club and national team): 25 goals(shared with Vivian Woodward & Lionel Messi)
  • Most goals scored at the Club World Cup: 5 goals (shared with Luis Suarez, Delgado and Lionel Messi)
  • The only player to score a hat-trick in a World Club Cup final
  • The only player to have won the Club World Cup with two different clubs: Manchester United in 2008 and Madrid in 2014 & 2016
  • The first player to reach 40 goals in a professional league in two consecutive seasons
  • The first player to score in every minute of a game
  • The only player to score more than 50 goals in six different seasons (did it consecutively)
The Only One To Score In Seven Consecutive International Championships

RONALDO EUROPEAN RECORDS:

  • Most UEFA Best Player Awards: 3
  • Most Champions League top scorer awards: 6
  • The only player to finish Champions League top scorer in 5 consecutive seasons (2012/13 – 2016/17)
  • Most league goals in history across Europe’s top 5 leagues: 372 league goals
  • The first player to score 100 goals in European competition (97 UCL goals, 1 UCL qualifier goal, 2 UEFA Super Cup goals when the record was achieved)
  • Most hat-tricks in a single Champions League season: 3 hat-tricks in 2015/16
  • Most free kicks scored in UEFA Champions League: 12 free-kick goals
  • Fastest player to score 350 goals for a single club in Europe’s top 5 leagues (335 games)
  • Most braces in Champions League history: 24 braces
  • Most goals scored in Champions League history: 107 goals
  • Most goals scored in the Uefa European Championships for Portugal: 29 goals
  • Most consecutive UEFA Champions League away matches scored in 12
  • The only player to be among the finalists for all the editions of the UEFA Best Player in Europe (2010-2016)
  • All-time top scorer in European competitions (including Uefa Super Cup and Champions League qualifiers): 110 goals

RONALDO SPANISH RECORDS:

  • Most penalties scored in La Liga history: 58 penalties
  • Most penalties missed in La Liga history: 10 penalties (shared with Lionel Messi)
  • Most league matches scored in a single season: 27 games (2011/12) (Shared with Lionel Messi)
  • Fastest La Liga player to score 150 league goals (140 games)
  • Fastest La Liga player to score 200 league goals (178 games)
  • Fastest player to score 300 official club goals
  • Best La Liga penalty conversion rate (of at least 30 PK’s): 93%
  • The best goal ratio ever in La Liga (over 100 games): 1.07
  • The first player to score 40+ goals in 3 La Liga seasons (shared with Lionel Messi)
  • Most La Liga hat-tricks in a season: 8 hat-tricks (shared with Lionel Messi)

RONALDO ENGLISH RECORDS

  • The highest number of goals scored to win the Premier League Golden Boot for a 38-game season: 31 goals (shared with Alan Shearer & Luis Suarez)
  • The first player to win all four main PFA and FWA awards

RONALDO REAL MADRID RECORDS:

  • Most goals scored in the Madrid derby: 21 goals
  • Only Real Madrid player to score a hat-trick in a Champions League knockout phase match (Shared with Ronaldo Nazario)
  • The fastest hat-trick in the UEFA Champions League for Real Madrid: 11 minutes
  • Real Madrid’s all-time leading goalscorer 409 goals
  • Real Madrid’s all-time top goalscorer in the Champions League 92 goals
  • Real Madrid’s all-time top goalscorer in La Liga: 285 goals
  • Most goals scored in a season in all competitions for Real Madrid: 61 goals
  • Most goals scored in a single La Liga season for Real Madrid: 48 goals
  • Most goals scored in UEFA Super Cup matches: 2 goals
  • Most hat-tricks in La Liga: 32 hat-tricks
  • The first Real Madrid player to win 2 European Golden Shoes
  • The first Real Madrid player to win 3 European Golden Shoes
  • The first Real Madrid player to win 4 European Golden Shoes
  • The first player to score more than 50 goals in a season
  • The first player to score more than 50 goals in 6 seasons (did it consecutively)

RONALDO MANCHESTER UNITED RECORDS:

  • Most goals in a (38-game) league season for Manchester United: 31 goals
  • Record sale of a Manchester United player: £80 million
  • First and only Manchester United player to win the European Golden Shoe
  • First and only Manchester United player to win the Fifa World Player of the Year
  • First and only Manchester United player to win the Fifa Puskas Award
Guinness World Record Holder For Being The Most Followed Athlete On Social Media

RONALDO PORTUGAL RECORDS:

  • Most goals scored in European World Cup Qualifiers: 29 goals
  • Most goals scored in a single European World Cup Qualifying campaign: 14 goals (2018) (shared with Predrag Mijatović (1998))
  • Portugal all-time top scorer: 78 goals
  • Portugal all-time top scorer in UEFA Euro matches: 9 goals
  • Most matches played in UEFA European Championship finals: 19 matches
  • Most matches played in World Cup finals: 13 matches
  • Youngest player to reach 100 caps: 27 years, 8 months and 11 days
  • The only player to score for Portugal in 3 different World Cups
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