Messi VS Ronaldo: Who has the best record?
There are many different opinions and tastes about Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. The two football geniuses have won many titles, and we return to the list of title of both players.
Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo: Individual trophies
The supremacy of these two legends for individual awards has grown steadily in recent years, particularly with regard to the Ballon d’Or since 2009.
Luka Modric managed to break this hegemony by winning the 2018 Ballon d’Or after an excellent season with Real Madrid and an almost perfect World Cup with the Croatian team.
The Croatian player stopped a series of five Ballon d’Or for Cristiano Ronaldo and five more for Lionel Messi. On the other hand, Cristiano Ronaldo dominates the FIFA’The Best’ awards, having won two out of three, the other one being won by Modric this year.
As for the UEFA Champions League Top Scorer Award, the Juventus player is ahead of the FC Barcelona captain: 7 VS 2 and he has also won the UEFA Best Player award four times, one more than Leo Messi.
However, the Argentinian Number 10 dominated the competition for the European Golden Shoe (5 vs 4), the Liga Best Scorer Award (5-4), the World Player of the Year (1-0) and the Golden Boy (1-0).
Leo Messi vs. Cristiano Ronaldo: Team achievements
The Champions League is one of the most important competitions of a great player’s career, and is undoubtedly one of Cristiano Ronaldo’s favourite competitions.
Lionel Messi won four of them, while Cristiano Ronaldo won five. Concerning Spanish Championship titles, Messi dominates with 10, four more than his rival.
The Argentinian also wins the battle in the field of National Cups, and has won three more than his Portuguese rival, who has won three (Copa del Rey and FA Cup).
While it is more difficult to count the UEFA Super Cup for Cristiano Ronaldo (Community Shield with Manchester, Supercoppa Italiana with Juve and Supercopa de España with Real), it is once again Messi who dominates this type of competition (8 against 6).
Messi vs Cristiano: In national selections
The achievements of the two players are not very varied with their national team, unlike with their club career. With both Portugal and Argentina, the two players did not have much success.
Cristiano Ronaldo had the opportunity to lift his first trophy in 2016 by winning the 2016 UEFA European Championship, unlike Messi. Even better, he won his second trophy in 2019, lifting the first trophy in the history of the UEFA League of Nations.
The Argentinian was a finalist in the 2014 World Cup and won the Gold Medal at the 2008 Olympic Games.