Messi vs Cristiano – Individual awards

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Cristiano Ronaldo has been awarded his fourth Ballon d’Or. He is the only active player with 4 golden balls, only surpassed by Leo Messi with 5.

  • No player other than Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo has won the Ballon d’Or since 2008.
  • Since 2007, Leo Messi has won 5 Golden Balls, 4 Silver Balls and 1 Bronze Ball.
  • Since 2007, Cristiano Ronaldo has won 4 Golden Balls and 5 Silver Balls.
  • Kaka was the last player to win the Golden Ball before the Messi-Ronaldo era started.

In addition, he has also been awarded the “The Best FIFA”, which replaces the “FIFA World Player”.

In this section we compare the individual achievements of Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, to see which one was most successful throughout his career.
 

Messi vs Cristiano: Achievements, golden ball, golden shoe...

In the table we can see that Messi surpasses Cristiano in Golden Balls, World Cup Golden Ball and Young Player of the Year awards (Golden Boy / Bravo).

Cristiano Ronaldo has more Champions League top scorer awards.

Both have won a FIFA World Player and three Onze d’Or.

Cristiano Ronaldo has won the only “The Best FIFA” award to date.

We have compared the major individual awards you can receive a professional footballer. If you think there is a prestigious award that does not appear in this table, you can suggest it in the comments.


190 Responses

  1. Dre 17 de January de 2019 / 17:25

    Messi and Ronaldo started playing football around the same time. This notion of people thinking “oh Ronaldo is 2 years older” is wrong. Let’s not forget Messi started playing with Barca, while Ronaldo was at Sporting. But it was at the same time. Second, Ronaldo is a machine. He will not retire in 2 years are you kidding me? If Zlatan can be scoring goals at 36 Ronaldo will be too. Messi on the other hand is as physically complete as Ronaldo. Good try though.

    • Stíflér 31 de January de 2019 / 22:02

      My friend we are talking about serious careers and you can’t deny the fact that Rinaldo has too many career appearances than Messi …. But just go over their goals and calculate the scoring rates of the two players that’s when you will see what’s happening in the real world

    • Akinyemi Opeyemi 26 de February de 2019 / 08:11

      Lol what? Ronaldo started playing football in 2002 and Messi started in 2004.

    • Omphile 6 de March de 2019 / 01:50

      Numbers don’t lie Ronaldo has more than 100 appearances above Messi… best ratios will be in Messi’s favour

  2. Stíflér 31 de January de 2019 / 22:03

    My friend we are talking about serious careers and you can’t deny the fact that Rinaldo has too many career appearances than Messi …. But just go over their goals and calculate the scoring rates of the two players that’s when you will see what’s happening in the real world

  3. Lush36 2 de February de 2019 / 05:27

    Honors:
    1. World Cup Best Player
    Messi………. 1
    CR…………… 0
    2. Continental Cup Best Player (Euro/ Copa Ame)
    Messi……… 1
    CR………….. 0
    3. League Best Player
    Messi……… 8 (7 competed vs CR)
    CR………….. 3 (1 competed vs Messi)
    4. Junior WC Best Player
    Messi……… 1
    CR………….. 0
    5. Olympics soccer Best player
    Messi …….. 1
    CR………….. 0
    6. Treble (UCL, Cup & League)
    Messi ……… 2
    CR…………… 0
    7. EURO Golden Boy (Best player U-23)
    Messi …….. 1
    CR………….. 0

  4. Missing stats 17 de February de 2019 / 14:21

    Where is Club worldcup golden ball and worldcup golden ball?and what about best player awards from thier respectivly leagues?

  5. SnowBoi 12 de March de 2019 / 19:33

    Love him or hate him,he is the best in the world (ALMIGHTY RONALDO)

  6. Livinus 14 de March de 2019 / 06:15

    As for me Rinaldo is my role model and he us a. Elien playing among the humans with aenigmatic

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