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Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi compare
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Here is how Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi compare in the 2018-19 season.

Ronaldo: 15 goals in 24 games for Juventus (14 in Serie A; one in Champions League)

Messi: 22 goals in 21 games for Barcelona (16 in La Liga; six in Champions League)

CRISTIANO RONALDO VS MESSI: THE RIVALRY

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Cristiano Ronaldo player profile

Cristiano Ronaldo player profile

  • Age: 33
  • Born: 5 February 1985
  • Clubs: Juventus (2018-present); Real Madrid (2009-2018); Manchester United (2003-09); Sporting Lisbon (2002-03)
  • Nationality: Portuguese
  • Ballon d’Or wins: 5 (2017, 2016, 2014, 2013, 2008)
  • The Best Fifa Men’s Player: 2 (2016 and 2017)
  • Champions League wins: 2007–08 with Man Utd; 2013–14, 2015–16, 2016–17 and 2017–18 with Real Madrid

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Lionel Messi player profile

Lionel Messi player profile

  • Age: 31
  • Born: 24 June 1987
  • Clubs: Barcelona (2004-present)
  • Nationality: Argentine
  • Ballon d’Or wins: 5 (2015, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009)
  • Champions League wins (with Barcelona): 2005–06, 2008–09, 2010–11, 2014–15

Cristiano Ronaldo Vs Messi Stats

  • Statistics according to the MessivsRonaldo.net website (of 7 January 2019):
  • All-time career (club and country, but excluding club friendlies)
  • Ronaldo: 673 goals and 215 assists in 939 appearances
  • Messi: 639 goals and 264 assists in 786 appearances
  • Hat-tricks: Ronaldo 51; Messi 49
  • Career goal ratio: Ronaldo 0.72; Messi 0.81
  • Penalties: Ronaldo 108 (22 missed); Messi 79 (24 missed)

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Club career (excluding friendlies)

  • Ronaldo: 588 goals and 187 assists in 785 appearances
  • Messi: 574 goals and 224 assists in 658 appearances
  • Hat-tricks: Ronaldo 45; Messi 43
  • Club goal ratio: Ronaldo 0.75; Messi 0.87
  • Penalties: Ronaldo 100 (16 missed); Messi 66 (21 missed)

International career (friendly and competitive matches)

  • Ronaldo: 85 goals and 28 assists in 154 appearances for Portugal
  • Messi: 65 goals and 40 assists in 128 appearances for Argentina
  • Hat-tricks: Ronaldo 6; Messi 6
  • Messi Vs Ronaldo international goal ratio: Ronaldo 0.55; Messi 0.51

Cristiano Ronaldo World Cup goals

  • 2006: 1
  • 2010: 1
  • 2014: 1
  • 2018: 4

Lionel Messi World Cup goals

  • 2006: 1
  • 2010: 0
  • 2014: 4
  • 2018: 1

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Ronaldo vs. Messi red cards

How many yellow cards does Messi have? And how many yellow cards does Ronaldo have?

Spanish newspaper Marca reports that Ronaldo’s red card for Juventus against Valencia this season was his 11th career sending-off and first in the Champions League. He was sent off four times for Manchester United, six times for Real Madrid and now once for Juve. Messi has only one career red card, on his debut for Argentina. He was red-carded just 43 seconds after coming on as a sub against Hungary in 2005.

Ronaldo vs. Messi in European football

Statistics according to Uefa.com (as of 29 November):

  • Champions League goals (group stage to final): Ronaldo 121 (105 for Real Madrid; 15 for Man Utd; one for Juventus); Messi 106 (all for Barcelona)
  • Total Uefa competition goals: Ronaldo 124; Messi 109
  • Champions League hat-tricks: Ronaldo 7; Messi 8
  • All-time Champions League group stage goals: Ronaldo 61; Messi 66

In case you didn’t know, Ronaldo is the only player to score in three Uefa Champions League finals and the first to score in 11 successive Champions League matches

Messi vs Ronaldo Trophies

Messi vs Ronaldo Trophies

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: 5
  • 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: 6
  • 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)

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi compare

Ronaldo vs. Messi: Ballon d’Or history

  • Ronaldo wins: 5 (2017, 2016, 2014, 2013, 2008)
  • Messi wins: 5 (2015, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009)

Messi’s Golden Shoe record

  • 2009-10: 34 goals
  • 2011-12: 50 goals
  • 2012-13: 46 goals
  • 2016-17: 37 goals
  • 2017-18: 34 goals

Ronaldo’s Golden Shoe record

  • 2007-08: 31 goals
  • 2010-11: 40 goals
  • 2013-14: 31 goals (shared with Luis Suarez)
  • 2014-15: 48 goals

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Poll: Ronaldo or Messi who is better?

In a poll on the MessivsRonaldo.net website, Messi is now No.1 according to the fans:

  • Ronaldo: 38% – 254,228 votes
  • Messi: 62% – 418,127 votes
  • Total votes: 672,355 (as of 7 January 2019)
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