Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo

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Lionel Messi wins his sixth Ballon d'Or

Lionel Messi wins his sixth Ballon d’Or

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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220 Responses

  1. Ngala Maimo 12 de January de 2017 / 05:19

    Well the fact is that Messi and CR7 are all great players. But I prefer cr7 and I see him as a fighter. In the euro finals he got injured, tried to play again for his country, could not, cried , didn’t give up and supported his team by assisting the coach, in fact is a real patriot . On the other hand Messi at copa america missed a penalty, cried and turned his back on his country and talked of an early retirement. Cr7 is a fighter

    • Elroy 7 de February de 2017 / 11:20

      As if Eder was possesed by CR7 and scored the goal…u stupid fella

  2. ris 12 de January de 2017 / 17:59

    The thing is that Ronaldo stats would have been better if he had began his career in laliga like messi

    • Philip Duodu 28 de January de 2017 / 19:31

      Why then has Messi outscored and outassisted Ronaldo since Ronaldo moved to Spain?

    • Elroy 7 de February de 2017 / 11:24

      Yes that is what just think once La Liga is easy from your point of view no??….Then Madrid should have won 3 or 4 times after CR7 joined madrid…isnt it??? CR7 is simply a goal scorer and nothing else….. He never comes in Messis level…

  3. ris 12 de January de 2017 / 18:02

    The only thing i see is that Ronaldo’s stats would have been better if he had began his career in laliga like messi

    • Doug Farias 13 de January de 2017 / 01:33

      Maybe, maybe not. His development may have been very different and he would have probably had more trouble breaking into the Madrid XI prior to the 2006/07 season. By the 2006/07 season with Man U, he had already played close to 8000 minutes (137 appearances), and though Man U had some great players, CR7 would have had to contend with Brazillian Ronaldo, Zidane, Raul, Luis Figo, and Guti at Real. Keep in mind too that this was the height of the Galactico Era of Real, where younger players were not necessarily given much game time.

  4. Steffon 13 de January de 2017 / 22:09

    Messi is the best of all time and if it was for his crappy teammate housing he would have won many trophies at international level

  5. Catalyst 25 de January de 2017 / 17:56

    Lionel messi all the way.. He can do everything u want in football.. Plays any position.. Makes
    U watch and have a nice time watching

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