Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi is most popular, controversial, searched and biggest rivalry of today’s football generation. It is well known fact that football will not be the same without these two football greats. It would be not incorrect to say that Ronaldo and Messi have taken football to new heights. Lots of rumors have been said between these two, but all football fans knows that without any of them, they will miss one of the greatest rivalry of this generation. So we have made an interesting article which will show you where they stand individually.
Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi Stats Comparison
Being one of the best footballer of whole world, both of them have a warm feeling and respect for each other. After too much heat in El Clasico clashes, we have seen warm hand shakes between these two players like two boxers do so after an extreme aggression. Ronaldo was asked once that who he is better, he simply replied “You cannot compare a Ferrari with a Porsche because it is a different engine. You cannot compare them. He does the best things for Barcelona, I do the best things for Real Madrid.”
Ronaldo & Messi Profile
|Lionel Messi||Cristiano Ronaldo|
|24 June 1987||Birth Date||5 Feb 1985|
|5ft, 7in||Height||6 ft. 1in.|
|67 kg||Weight||84 kg|
At the age of 25, Ronaldo won his first ever FIFA Ballon D’or award with Manchester United. Whereas, Leo won it when he was 21 years old. The number 10 jersey player is the only player in the history of football who won this award four times. But his right foot is considered as his weakness and he feels troubles while using header which Ronaldo do without any problem. This is why Ronaldo is called as the most complete footballer of the decade.
Records with Respective clubs
Messi set up a record of scoring 21 goals against Real Madrid with 2 hat-tricks in El Clasico Derbies. On the other hand, CR7 have scored in most consecutive EL Clasicos. These two players have huge credit behind the success of El Clasico as it lets football fans to enjoy a football greats and top clubs in one power packed game. Have a look on their performances in domestic league La Liga and UEFA Champions League.
After looking on these numbers, it is cleared that Leo is a better finisher and a dribbler. But in terms of crossing, the Portuguese captain is better than left footed magician. His name is listed in Guinness World Records for scoring 91 goals in one year.
Season 2010–2011 was the closet encounter in which both of them scored 53 goals in all competitions. But the FIFA World Cup 2014 Golden ball winner won the best player of the award because of more assists and better pass percentage. He is the fastest Real Madrid