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

Real Madrid and Barcelona have won their opening three matches and are joint top of the table on nine points. (Source: Reuters)

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 have 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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