Messi vs Ronaldo All Time – Statistics and Records

Probably the greatest players to have grace the world football, Messi vs Ronaldo are going head to head for the last 10 years not only for individual titles but also helping their club and national teams to glory. But the million dollar question is who is better Ronaldo ? or Messi ?. Thats a questions which divide football fans, make them argue with friends and specially online sports websites comments boxes.

Messi vs. Ronaldo: 2018-19 season statistics

  • Lionel Messi (for Barcelona): 48 goals, 19 assists, 46 matches, 4 hat-tricks, 5 penalties (1 missed) 
  • Cristiano Ronaldo (for Juventus): 27 goals, 10 assists, 40 matches, 1 hat-trick, 6 penalties (1 missed)
Champions League head-to-head
  • Messi this season: 12 goals, 3 assists, 9 matches, 1 hat-trick 
  • Messi career Champions League goals: 112 (all for Barcelona) 
  • Messi Champions League winners’ medals – 4: 2005–06, 2008–09, 2010–11, 2014–15 (all with Barcelona) 
  • Career Champions League hat-tricks: 8 each 
  • Ronaldo this season: 6 goals, 2 assists, 9 matches, 1 hat-trick 
  • Ronaldo career Champions League goals: 126 (105 for Real Madrid; 15 for Man Utd; 5 for Juventus) 
  • Ronaldo Champions League winners’ medals – 5: 2007–08 (with Man Utd); 2013–14, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18 (with Real Madrid)
Barcelona and Argentina star striker Lionel Messi celebrates a goal in La Liga

Ronaldo vs. Messi: the rivalry

Cristiano Ronaldo player profile
  • Age: 34 
  • Born: 5 February 1985
  • Clubs: Juventus (2018-present); Real Madrid (2009-2018); Manchester United (2003-09); Sporting Lisbon (2002-03) 
  • Nationality: Portuguese 
  • Ballon d’Or wins: 5 (2017, 2016, 2014, 2013, 2008) 
  • The Best Fifa Men’s Player: 2 (2016 and 2017)
  • Champions League winners’ medals – 5: 2007–08 with Man Utd; 2013–14, 2015–16, 2016–17 and 2017–18 with Real Madrid
Lionel Messi player profile
  • Age: 31
  • Born: 24 June 1987
  • Clubs: Barcelona (2004-present) 
  • Nationality: Argentine 
  • Ballon d’Or wins: 5 (2015, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009)
  • Champions League winners’ medals – 4: 2005–06, 2008–09, 2010–11, 2014–15 (all with Barcelona)

Ronaldo vs. Messi: career statistics

Statistics according to the MessivsRonaldo.net website (of 2 May 2019): 

All-time career (club and country, but excluding club friendlies)
  • Ronaldo: 685 goals and 218 assists in 957 appearances 
  • Messi: 665 goals and 271 assists in 812 appearances 
  • Hat-tricks: Ronaldo 52; Messi 51
  • Career goal ratio: Ronaldo 0.72; Messi 0.82
  • Penalties: Ronaldo 110 (23 missed); Messi 83 (25 missed)
Club career (excluding friendlies)
  • Ronaldo: 600 goals and 190 assists in 801 appearances 
  • Messi: 600 goals and 231 assists in 683 appearances 
  • Hat-tricks: Ronaldo 46; Messi 45
  • Club goal ratio: Ronaldo 0.75; Messi 0.88
  • Penalties: Ronaldo 102 (17 missed); Messi 70 (22 missed)
International career (friendly and competitive matches)
  • Ronaldo: 85 goals and 28 assists in 156 appearances for Portugal 
  • Messi: 65 goals and 40 assists in 129 appearances for Argentina 
  • Hat-tricks: Ronaldo 6; Messi 6
  • International goal ratio: Ronaldo 0.54; Messi 0.50
  • Penalties: Ronaldo 8 (6 missed); Messi 13 (3 missed)
Champions League head-to-head
  • Messi this season: 12 goals, 3 assists, 9 matches, 1 hat-trick 
  • Messi career Champions League goals: 112 (all for Barcelona) 
  • Messi Champions League winners’ medals – 4: 2005–06, 2008–09, 2010–11, 2014–15 (all with Barcelona) 
  • Career Champions League hat-tricks: 8 each 
  • Ronaldo this season: 6 goals, 2 assists, 9 matches, 1 hat-trick 
  • Ronaldo career Champions League goals: 126 (105 for Real Madrid; 15 for Man Utd; 5 for Juventus) 
  • Ronaldo Champions League winners’ medals – 5: 2007–08 (with Man Utd); 2013–14, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18 (with Real Madrid)
Cristiano Ronaldo World Cup goals
  • 2006: 1 
  • 2010: 1 
  • 2014: 1 
  • 2018: 4
Lionel Messi World Cup goals
  • 2006: 1 
  • 2010: 0 
  • 2014: 4 
  • 2018: 1
Ronaldo vs. Messi red cards 

Spanish newspaper Marca reports that Ronaldo’s red card for Juventus against Valencia this season was his 11th career sending-off and his first in the Champions League. He was sent off four times for Manchester United, six times for Real Madrid and now once for Juve. Messi has only one career red card, on his debut for Argentina. He was red-carded just 43 seconds after coming on as a sub against Hungary in 2005.

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Ronaldo vs. Messi in European football

Statistics according to Uefa.com (as of 1 May 2019):

  • Champions League goals (group stage to final): Ronaldo 126 (105 for Real Madrid; 15 for Man Utd; 6 for Juventus); Messi 112 (all for Barcelona)
  • Total Uefa competition goals: Ronaldo 129; Messi 115
  • Champions League hat-tricks: Ronaldo 8; Messi 8 
  • All-time Champions League group stage goals: Ronaldo 61; Messi 66    
  • Did you know? Ronaldo is the only player to score in three Uefa Champions League finals, and the first to score in 11 successive Champions League matches 

Ronaldo vs. Messi: trophies won

Ronaldo club honours
  • Premier League titles: 3 
  • FA Cup: 1 
  • English Football League Cup: 2 
  • La Liga titles: 2 
  • Copa del Rey: 2 
  • Spanish Supercup: 2 
  • Uefa Champions League: 5 (four with Real Madrid, one with Man Utd)
  • Uefa Super Cup: 2 
  • Fifa Club World Cup: 4 (three with Real Madrid, one with Man Utd)
  • Portugal Super Cup: 1
  • Supercoppa Italiana: 1
  • Serie A titles: 1
Ronaldo international honours
  • Uefa European Championship titles: 1 (2016)
Messi club honours
  • La Liga titles: 10
  • Copa del Rey: 6 
  • Spanish Supercup: 7
  • Uefa Champions League: 4 
  • Uefa Super Cup: 3 
  • Fifa Club World Cup: 3
Messi international honours
  • Fifa U-20 World Cup: 1 (2005) 
  • Olympic Gold Medal: 1 (2008)
Ronaldo vs. Messi: Ballon d’Or history
  • Ronaldo wins: 5 (2017, 2016, 2014, 2013, 2008) 
  • Messi wins: 5 (2015, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009)
Messi’s Golden Shoe record
  • 2009-10: 34 goals 
  • 2011-12: 50 goals 
  • 2012-13: 46 goals 
  • 2016-17: 37 goals 
  • 2017-18: 34 goals
Ronaldo’s Golden Shoe record
  • 2007-08: 31 goals 
  • 2010-11: 40 goals 
  • 2013-14: 31 goals (shared with Luis Suarez) 
  • 2014-15: 48 goals
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have both won five Ballon D’or awards

Ronaldo vs. Messi debate: who is the world’s best footballer?

In a poll on the MessivsRonaldo.net website, Messi is currently No.1 with the fans: 

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  1. You need to update this record. Ronaldo is the champions league highest goal scorer as of today. Personally I think Ronaldo has done well for himself. He has shown his pedigree everywhere he has been to

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