Messi vs Ronaldo: Achievements, Stats and Goals

Messi vs Ronaldo Achievements, Stats and Goals

Messi vs Ronaldo: Achievements, Stats and Goals

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

FC Barcelona vs Real Madrid.

Argentina vs Portugal.

Finesse vs Power.

No other two players in international football attract as much attention as these two figures that are widely considered to be the best in the world. They are the unquestionable leaders of the two clubs that have also been widely recognized as the best that there have been in the 20th and the 21st centuries.

But which of the two is the best?

Whose achievements to date are superior to those of the rival?

In the ongoing competition of Messi vs Ronaldo, whose stats are actually more impressive?

Who has a more outstanding goal scoring track record?

To all those who cannot get enough of the Messi vs Cristiano rivalry, and for those who simply want to become better informed about the achievements of each or both, we have put together a table with Wikipedia information that summarizes the achievements, stats and goals of the two.

In the Messi vs Cristiano competition who is actually the winner? Here are the facts:

 

Messi vs Ronaldo: Achievements, Stats and Goals

 Lionel MessiCristiano Ronaldo
Age2629
Total career goals scored (March 16, 2014)-371 According to FC Barcelona
-355 According to Wikipedia
363
Career apps (March 16, 2014)444558
Ballon D'Or1 (2009)1 (2008)
FIFA Ballon D'Or3 (2010,2011,2012)1 (2013)
Club HonorsBarcelona
La Liga: 2004–05, 2005–06, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2012–13
Copa del Rey: 2008–09, 2011–12; Runner-up 2010–11
Supercopa de España: 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013; Runner-up 2012
UEFA Champions League: 2005–06, 2008–09, 2010–11
UEFA Super Cup: 2009, 2011; Runner-up 2006
FIFA Club World Cup: 2009, 2011
Manchester United
Premier League (3): 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09
FA Cup (1): 2003–04; Runner-up (2): 2004–05, 2006–07
Football League Cup (2): 2005–06, 2008–09
FA Community Shield (1): 2007
UEFA Champions League (1): 2007–08; Runner-up (1): 2008–09
FIFA Club World Cup (1): 2008
Real Madrid
La Liga (1): 2011–12
Copa del Rey (1): 2010–11; Runner-up (1): 2012–13
Supercopa de España (1): 2012; Runner up (1): 2011
National Team HonorsArgentina
Olympic Gold Medal: 2008
FIFA U-20 World Cup: 2005
Runner-up:
Copa America: 2007
Third place:
U20 South American Youth Championship: 2005
Portugal
UEFA European Championship:
Runner-up (1): 2004
Bronze (1): 2012
Individual HonorsFIFA Ballon d'Or (3): 2010, 2011, 2012. Created in 2010.
Ballon d'Or (1): 2009. Ceased to exist after 2009.
FIFA World Player of the Year (1): 2009. Ceased to exist after 2009.
World Soccer Player of the Year (3): 2009, 2011, 2012.
World Soccer Greatest XI of All Time: 2013.
Onze d'Or (3): 2009, 2011, 2012. No winner in 2010.
Goal.com Player of the Year (3): 2009, 2011, 2013.
European Golden Shoe (3): 2010, 2012, 2013.
UEFA Best Player in Europe Award (1): 2011. Created in 2011.
UEFA Club Footballer of the Year (1): 2009. Ceased to exist in 2010.
FIFA Club World Cup Golden Ball (2): 2009, 2011.
UEFA Champions League Final Man of the Match (1): 2011.
UEFA Champions League Top Goalscorer (4): 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012.
L'Équipe Champion of Champions : 2011.
FIFA U-20 World Cup Player of the Tournament (1): 2005.
FIFA U-20 World Cup Top Goalscorer (1): 2005.
LFP Best Player (5): 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013.
La Liga Player of the Year (3): 2009, 2010, 2011.
La Liga Foreign Player of the Year (3): 2007, 2009, 2010. Ceased to exist in 2010.
Pichichi Trophy (3): 2010, 2012, 2013.
LFP Best Forward (5): 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013.
UEFA Champions League Forward of the Year (1): 2009. Ceased to exist in 2010.
La Liga Ibero-American Player of the Year (5): 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012.
FIFPro World Young Player of the Year (3): 2006, 2007, 2008.
World Soccer Young Player of the Year (3): 2006, 2007, 2008.
Bravo Award (1): 2007.
Golden Boy (1): 2005.
Marca Legend Award (1): 2009.
ESPY Best International Athlete (1): 2012.
El País King of European Soccer (4): 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012.[323]
IFFHS World's Top Goal Scorer (2): 2011, 2012.[324]
IFFHS World's best Top Division Goal Scorer (1): 2012.[325]
FIFA/FIFPro World XI (7): 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013.
UEFA Team of the Year (5): 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012.
ESM Team of the Year (7): 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013.
Copa América Young Player of the Tournament (1): 2007.
Copa América Top Assist Provider (1): 2011
Copa del Rey Top Goalscorer (1): 2011.
Argentine Sportsperson of the Year Award (1): 2011.
Olimpia de Plata (8): 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013.
Individual
UEFA Euro Team of the Tournament (2): 2004, 2012
Bravo Award (1): 2004
UEFA Team of the Year (8): 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year (3): 2003–04, 2006–07, 2007–08
FIFPro Young Player Fan Award (2): 2005,[390] 2006[391]
PFA Premier League Team of the Year (4): 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09
PFA Young Player of the Year (1): 2006–07
PFA Players' Player of the Year (2): 2006–07, 2007–08
PFA Fans' Player of the Year (2): 2006–07, 2007–08
FWA Footballer of the Year (2): 2006–07, 2007–08
Barclays Player of the Year (2): 2006–07, 2007–08
Premier League Player of the Month (4): November 2006, December 2006, January 2008, March 2008
ESM Team of the Year (4): 2006–07, 2007–08, 2010–11, 2011–12
Premier League Golden Boot (1): 2007–08
European Golden Shoe (2): 2007–08, 2010–11
FIFA FIFPro World XI (7): 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
UEFA Champions League top scorer (2): 2007–08, 2012–13
UEFA Club Forward of the Year (1): 2007–08
UEFA Club Footballer of the Year (1): 2007–08
FIFA Club World Cup Silver Ball (1): 2008
Ballon d'Or (1): 2008
FIFA World Player of the Year (1): 2008
FIFPro World Player of the Year (1): 2008
Onze d'Or (1): 2008
World Soccer Player of the Year (2): 2008, 2013
FIFA Puskás Award (1): 2009
La Liga top scorer (1): 2010–11
Copa del Rey top goalscorer (1): 2010–11
Globe Best Footballer (2): 2011, 2013
Trofeo Alfredo Di Stéfano (2): 2011–12, 2012–13
La Liga Player of the Month (1): November 2013
LFP Most Valuable Player (1): 2012–13
IFFHS World's Best Top Goal Scorer: 2013[392]
FIFA Ballon d'Or (1): 2013
World Records (as of September 15, 2013)World
Most FIFA Ballon d'Or awards: 4[327]
Guinness World Records title for the most goals in a year: 91 goals[328]
Most international goals in a year (club and national team): 25 goals (shared with Vivian Woodward)[329]
Most goals scored in FIFA Club World Cup: 4 goals (shared with Denilson and Mohamed Aboutrika)
Most consecutive league matches scored in: 21 matches (33 goals)[330]
First footballer ever to score consecutively against all teams in a professional league
World
The most expensive footballer in history[396]
Only player to score in consecutive tournaments: UEFA Euro 2004, FIFA World Cup 2006, UEFA Euro 2008, FIFA World Cup 2010, UEFA Euro 2012
European RecordsEurope
Most European Golden Shoe awards: 3[332]
Most goals scored in a season (club): 73 goals[133]
Most goals scored in a year (club): 79 goals[333]
Most goals scored in a European Cup season: 14 goals (shared with José Altafini)[334]
Most European Cup top scorer awards: 4 (shared with Gerd Müller)[334]
Most consecutive European Cup top scorer awards: 4[334]
Most hat-tricks in UEFA Champions League: 4 hat-tricks[186]
Highest scorer in a UEFA Champions League game: 5 goals[335]
Most goals scored in UEFA Champions League knockout phase: 30 goals
Only player to score in 21 different cities in the European Cup
Europe
The only player to have won the European Golden Shoe in two different leagues (English Premier League and Spanish La Liga)
Most consecutive UEFA Champions League matches scored in: 6 matches (shared with Marouane Chamakh and Burak Yılmaz)
Most goals scored in the UEFA Champions League group stage: 9 goals[193]
Most UEFA Champions League goals scored in the calendar year: 15 goals in 2013
Nation of Origin RecordsArgentina
Most goals scored in a year (national team): 12 goals (shared with Gabriel Batistuta)
Portugal
Portugal all-time top scorer: 49 goals
Portugal all-time top scorer in UEFA Euro matches: 6 goals (held jointly with Nuno Gomes)
Most matches played in European Championship finals: 14 matches (shared with Luís Figo and Nuno Gomes)
Most matches played in World Cup finals: 11 matches (shared with Simão Sabrosa)
Youngest player to reach 100 caps: 27 years, 8 months and 11 days
National League RecordsSpain
Most goals scored for a single club: 339 goals
Most away goals scored in La Liga history: 100 goals[182]
Most goals scored in La Liga in a season: 50 goals[337]
Most consecutive La Liga matches scored in: 21 matches (33 goals)[330]
Most La Liga hat-tricks in a season: 8 hat-tricks[338]
Youngest player to score 200 La Liga goals: 25 years[339]
Most goals scored in El Clásico matches: 18 goals (shared with Alfredo Di Stéfano)[340]
Most goals scored in the Supercopa de España: 10 goals
England
The highest number of goals scored to win the Premier League Golden Boot for a 38-game season: 31 goals (held jointly with Alan Shearer)
Spain
The first player ever to score in six consecutive Clásicos
Fastest La Liga player to score 150 league goals
Club RecordsBarcelona
Top scorer in official competitions: 339 goals
Top scorer in La Liga: 229 goals
Top scorer in UEFA Champions League: 66 goals
Top scorer in European competitions: 67 goals
Top scorer in international competitions: 71 goals
Most hat-tricks in official competitions: 24 hat-tricks
Most hat-tricks in La Liga: 17 hat-tricks
Real Madrid
Most goals scored in a season in all competitions: 60 goals
Most goals scored in a single La Liga season: 46 goals
Most goals scored in a single UEFA Champions League season: 12 goals
Most hat-tricks in a single season: 7 hat-tricks
Fastest player to reach 50 league goals
Fastest player to reach 100 league goals
Fastest player to reach 150 league goals
Fastest player to reach 200 official goals

Source: Wikipedia

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