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. Unekwe Sylvester 30 de November de 2016 / 12:11

    Give it all 2 messi dudes

  2. Thulani 1 de December de 2016 / 14:19

    ronaldo will be remembered as one of the best football players in the world,he is better than messi bcoz he has achieved in both country and club

    • Luca 7 de December de 2016 / 11:32

      You kids are hilarious. He never played for Porto, Messi is WAY better in the national team (Look at their ratios) and he scored 17 and assisted 6 in only 26 games Against english top teams, Ronaldo scored 13 and assisted 6 in 46(!) matches against the same teams. Moreover Messi is a big game player scoring 25 in finals, Ronaldo scored 11.

  3. dwayne whyte 9 de December de 2016 / 00:21

    Most respect to all football fans auther how u analize the whole messi ronaldo career stil more is yet stil to come out of them both, hopeful we can see who is better or who is the greatest what wil be the next chapter two rivaly wish mean another messi ronaldo after these two players rityer the next two whould be neymar and who !!

  4. Rupesh 22 de December de 2016 / 03:31

    Messi may be a good dribbler..But Ronaldo is a complete package of headers,long shots,skills,passes,etc…He is the best

  5. sosthene ush 26 de December de 2016 / 19:21

    leo messi the best

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