Ronaldo or Messi: Who's Your Favourite?

Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi? Who is better? It is the hottest topic to debate for many years. Both Ronaldo and Messi fans are fighting over years considering whose idol football legend is better. These two players have earned great name and fame in their football career. These two players have lifted out every individual award over the past decade and even being 30 and 33 years aged, they show no sign of slowing down. 

As there can be only one best, this article will display why Cristiano Ronaldo is better than Lionel Messi. 

  • Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 54 hattricks in his entire career whereas Lionel Messi has scored 53.
  • In the count of goals scored, Cristiano Ronaldo is the only Active Player to score 744 goals as Messi has scored only 726.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo has been voted the Greatest Player of all time in Fan Tournament by getting 59 percent votes against Diego Maradona and 54 percent votes against Lionel Messi.
  • The net worth of Cristiano Ronaldo is 466 million dollars whereas the net worth of Messi is 400 million dollars.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo leads the UEFA Champions League in all-time goals scored, scoring a total of 128 goals. Lionel Messi sits in second place with 114 goals.
  • The one and only player to score 5 goals in two matches is Cristiano Ronaldo.
  • Lionel Messi has scored 42 free-kick goals in his career compared to Ronaldo’s 53.
  • For country, Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 99 goals for Portugal whereas Messi has 70 goals for Argentina.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo has got the title “King of Football”.
  • Lionel Messi has taken 110 penalties, scoring 84 and missing 26 with an error percentage of around 24 percent whereas Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 114 penalties from 139 with an error percentage of around 18 percent.
  • Ronaldo has won the UEFA European Championship with Portugal in 2016 and UEFA Nation League in 2018-19. Messi has not won anything big with Argentina.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo has won most, one golden ball and three silver balls.
  • Ronaldo is called A Risk Taker, as he decided at the age of 33 to test himself in a new league even after winning three consecutive Champions League titles.
  • Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo is also known for his generosity off the field, which resulted in Ronaldo being titled as the World’s most charitable sportsperson in 2015.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo can run about 33.6 km/h with the ball at the feet. On the other hand, Messi runs 32.5 km/h with the ball.
By: Hardik Pandey
School: DAV public school
Class: 10th

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