18:30 Arminia Bielefeld - Bayern München. The individual battle between Ronaldo and Messi has been the defining feature of modern football for the past decade and more. While neither has won the World Cup, Messi has an Olympic gold medal. Ronaldo has seven league titles, but unlike Messi, he can claim to have won the league in three different countries (England, Spain and Italy) - something that increases his claim to the GOAT crown in the eyes of some. Messi is a long way behind Ronaldo in that respect, though he is by some distance Argentina's top goalscorer of all time, surpassing Gabriel Batistuta. Individual awards; Points won; Knockout stages and finals; Performance in finals; Clubs; … However, Messi isn't far behind and actually has a fractionally better goal-per-game ratio, so there is a good chance that he could overtake the Juventus man if he continues to sparkle in the competition . However, the Barcelona number '10' beat him in terms of the Golden Boots (6-4), in the Golden Balls corresponding to the World Cups (1-0), in the 'Pichichi' of La Liga (7-3) , in the 'Onze d'Or' (4-2) and in the Golden Boy (1-0). Cristiano has also overcome Messi in the 'Pichichi' of the Champions League, he has six, compared to Messi's two. Messi won his sixth Ballon D'Or last night with Van Dijk second and Ronaldo third. Ronaldo also has more 'Pichichi' awards from the Champions League. Continental Treble. Messi went ahead of Ronaldo in the Ballon d'Or stakes when he won his sixth in 2019 and it looks likely that he will stay ahead, with the 2020 award cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, meaning the next chance Ronaldo has of winning is 2021, by which point he will be nearly 37. @besoccer_com - Matched to three is the statistics in European Super Cups. 2018/19 2014/15 2011/12 2010/11 2009/10 2008/09. When it comes to assists, Messi is much superior to Ronaldo and that contrast has become increasingly stark as their respective roles evolve. Ronaldo's highest season return was 61, which he achieved in 2014-15 and he surpassed the 50-goal mark every season for six years between 2010-11 and 2015-16. For his part, Cristiano has six Silver Balls, one more than the Argentine star, with which he is matched in five Gold Balls. Each of them has remarkably netted over 630 club goals in their career so far, with the five seasons between 2009-10 and 2014-15 proving particularly golden as they pushed each other to greater heights. La Liga Top Scorer (Pichichi) 7. Ronaldo has an edge over Messi in the Champions League, his love affair with the competition earning him the moniker 'Mr Champions League'. He has 6 compared to Messi's two. During 2010 to 2015 award merged with “FIFA” and it was called “FIFA Ballon d’Or” but in 2016 partnership ended and the awrd was revert back to “Ballon d’Or”. 27 Jul 20 That championship served as the seventh that the Juventus star won with Portugal. 21:00 Olympique Marsei. Then, the title came in the first Nations League, which Portugal took to the Netherlands. Ronaldo does boast more of FIFA's new 'The Best' awards and has been crowned UEFA Player of the Year on more occasions, but Messi has won more league Player of the Year accolades. Won 45% of tournaments played (34/75) Ronaldo. With Messi now eclipsing him in Ballon D'Ors He also has more Golden Boots and European Golden Shoes than the Portuguese Winger. However, Ronaldo probably still has a better team-based trophy haul. Messi has got his hands on the European Golden Shoe a record six times, which is two more than Ronaldo, and is marginally ahead of his rival overall, but the fact that both have been on the FIFPro World XI 13 times is an illustration of how closely fought the battle has been. Messi, on the other hand, has endured considerable heartache with Argentina, with four unsuccessful Copa America campaigns, three of which saw them lose in the final. With Ronaldo still owning two more Champions League titles than Messi and actually being tied with Bareclona as a club for Champions League wins, as well as winning the League in three different Countries. Will Ronaldo be able to play in Juventus v Barcelona? Ballons d'Or:Messi - 6Ronaldo - 5European Golden Shoes:Messi - 6Ronaldo - 4Career trophies:Messi - 36Ronaldo - 29League titles:Messi - 10Ronaldo - 6Golden Boots:Messi - 6Ronaldo - 4. +22k, by BeSoccer - Girondins Bordea. For a better experience, try our mobile version now!! Won 40% of tournaments played (32/80) Other Achievements Messi Other Achievements. He has also been the Copa America runner-up three times. 32. 2. Ronaldo is the all-time leading goalscorer in the Champions League, having shone in the competition with Manchester United and Real Madrid in particular. Messi vs Ronaldo: Titles with their national team Ronaldo has won the title of the European Championship he achieved in 2016 against the French National Team. but Messi can claim to have gone furthest, having reached the final with Argentina in 2014. when they were beaten by France before losing the third-place play-off against Germany. 34. The triumph for Messi has finally put him top of Ballon D'Or winners after being tied with Ronaldo on five for the past two years. Another possible reason Dembele did not want to go to Man Utd, "Asensio? +22k. The Barca attacker won the Golden Ball during that tournament, despite missing out on the ultimate glory at the hands of Germany. Portugal star Ronaldo has scored more goals at the tournament and in fewer appearances, but Messi can claim to have gone furthest, having reached the final with Argentina in 2014. Lionel Messi has finally eclipsed Cristiano Ronaldo in individual awards last night after winning his sixth Ballon D'Or beating out Virgil Van Dijk and Cristiano Ronaldo. the top international goalscorer of all time before he hangs up his boots. The former Manchester United star has also enjoyed notable success on the international stage, winning the European Championship and the UEFA Nations League. Ronaldo and Messi have similar records at international level, though Ronaldo boasts greater numbers, partly because his senior Portugal career kicked off two years before Messi's with Argentina. Awards ... Messi and Ronaldo are the only footballers to be nominated on multiple occasions. We have put together here, all the titles won by Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Lionel Messi has finally eclipsed Cristiano Ronaldo in individual awards last night after winning his sixth Ballon D'Or beating out Virgil Van Dijk and Cristiano Ronaldo. Cristiano Ronaldo versus Lionel Messi - who is the GOAT? The Champions League is the most important competition and Cristiano's favourite, because he has won it five times, Messi has won it four. Numerically, Messi has won more with Argentina than Ronaldo with Portugal. the FA Cup, Copa del Rey etc. 02:00 Chivas Guadalaja. Ronaldo has won the title of the European Championship he achieved in 2016 against the French National Team. Individual honours Selections for the best player or forward World. There are a lot of different opinions about these two football geniuses, although the numbers say it how it is. In league titles the Barcelona striker wins, with ten leagues and three more than the Portuguese. 11 Ronaldo has also won 2 'The Best' awards, whereas Messi is yet to win one. Last updated 9:59 AM, Tuesday December 03 2019 GMT. https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/GOAL/98/e5/lionel-messi-cristiano-ronaldo-head-to-head_1ujztzyw7gsg31rcbhcrjobpgc.jpg?t=-1913488285&w=500&quality=80, Sign up for ESPN+ to stream Serie A live all season. In the cup competitions, Messi surpasses Cristiano in one, which adds five between Copa del Rey and FA Cup. Messi vs Ronaldo Individual Honours Messi has many individual records including the most number of Ballon d’Or awards which is five times. The Messi–Ronaldo rivalry is a football rivalry between fans of Argentinian forward Lionel Messi and Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo and supposedly between the athletes themselves. 35 titles to 32 in favour of Messi. I send him my best wishes, he must be watching Netflix", Cristiano earns more than all the players at three Serie A clubs, Luis Enrique won't have Spain denied credit: It wasn't a Switzerland error, Copyright © 2014-20 Besoccer.com, Live Scores. Harry Maguire Needs Dropping From Manchester United Squad "For His Own Good", Juventus Are Preparing To Offer Insane Transfer Package To Sign Kylian Mbappe, Marcus Rashford Refuses To Give Up Up On Free School Meal Campaign Despite Boris Johnson Rejection. In terms of Champions League winners’ medals Messi has four with Barca (2005–06, 2008–09, 2010–11, 2014–15) but Ronaldo has five (2007 … Ballon d’Or : Ballon d’Or is an annual football award presented by “France Football”. In 2020, Messi became the first footballer to win the award. Moreover, he has earned UEFA's best player in the Europa League award four times, one time more than Messi.