Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo

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In football conversations usually arises the discussion over who is better… if Leo Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo. Any Google search yields hundreds of results on “Messi vs Ronaldo” or “Cristiano Ronaldo vs Messi”. Assuming that we will always make a subjective analysis, based on our personal preferences, I have made this comparison, as a statistic, rigorous and totally objective analysis, in which I will confront their individual and collective achievements. I have incorporated an aspect that many people apply: the comparison of the two while Cristiano Ronaldo played for Real Madrid (2009 to 2018).

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Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo at club level

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Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo at international level

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Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo when they played in Spain together

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250 Responses

  1. obinnakaka 6 de May de 2020 / 00:32

    Your analysis doesn’t mean a thing. First you have to put into consideration the different leagues and respective teams both players played for. Messi is hell bent of ending in Barca while the other is a sojourner. Breaking limits and achieving everywhere he goes to.

    Your stats are flawed and only shows the superficial without pointing to the underlying factors that might be affecting the players output.

    • Míchel Acosta 6 de May de 2020 / 04:01

      If you want to add more context, we can also say that Cristiano Ronaldo can ONLY be compared to Messi in a statistical level.

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