Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo: Goals, free kicks, hat-tricks

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This chart shows all the goals scored by Messi and Cristiano, sorted by seasons. We can see that Cristiano began his career as a professional two years before Messi, in season 2002/2003, and that his scoring records did not begin to highlight until season 2006/2007, in which he scored 23 for Manchester United and 5 for Portugal.

Instead Messi, who started as a professional in the season 2004/2005, began making a name in the season 2008/2009 with 38 goals for F.C. Barcelona and 3 for Argentina. For both, the scoring explosion came at their 5th season in professional football.



This chart shows the sum of all the goals scored by Cristiano and Messi.

We can see that the greatest distance between the two was in the season 2007/2008, after which Cristiano was ahead of Messi on 66 goals (118-52).

This chart shows all the goals scored by Messi and Cristiano according to their age, arranging them as if they were born in the same year.

We can see that both began his career in professional football at 17 years old. Cristiano at Sporting Lisbon and Messi at FC Barcelona. In that first season, Cristiano scored 5 times, Messi only 1. From there, at 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25 years old, Messi has always done better records than Cristiano Ronaldo, emphasizing especially the result at 24 years old, when he scored 82 goals, while the Portuguese scored only 28 goals at that age. After his 26 years old, Cristiano Ronaldo has made more goals per year than Messi at the same age.

This chart shows the sum of all the goals from Cristiano and Messi attending to their ages.

We can see that from 19 to 25 years old, Messi has been distancing itself increasingly from the records of Cristiano with the same age and, when they reach 26, Cristiano began to recover some ground to the Argentine.

At 29, Cristiano Ronaldo had scored 463 goals. Messi past 500 goals at 28 years old. This has already been happening since Messi was 23 years old, when he had more goals than Cristiano Ronaldo had done at 24 years old. Also at 24 years old he surpassed the 25-year-old Cristiano, at 25 the 26-year-old Cristiano, at 26 the 27-year-old Cristiano and at 27 the 28-year-old Cristiano… and so on until now.

117 Responses

  1. Alex 26 de September de 2018 / 16:27

    Amazing website, it has a lot of the comparisons we all want to see between the two players. I think when both players retire they will be 1 and 2 in the all time goal scorers list, just a question of time and avoiding injury on both parts. As Messi is 2.5 years younger, my vote is that he will end up 1 but very close behind will be Cristiano. I am a Barca Fan but am glad to have seen both of this players play and compete against each other for so many years.

  2. Jurij Fedorov 7 de December de 2018 / 14:39

    This is really great. It’s pretty much impossible to find some of this info anywhere else online. Like the freekick stats. But I do wish it was all in English. I don’t know what some of these charts mean. It should be fairly simple to make and English translation of the titles.

    Also, I was searching for Messi’s goals with his right foot only and I can’t seem to find these stats on this site but it may also be because I just can’t figure out what some of these titles mean.

  3. Thufail 10 de December de 2018 / 07:49

    Cristiano 56 official freekick goal scored?
    Plz correct the stats

  4. Champion 14 de December de 2018 / 16:54

    Messi is still the best.

  5. Shehryar 15 de December de 2018 / 11:52

    And where did you get that from?

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