Both the players are regarded as one of the greatest ever to grace the football field

Argentina & Portugal are the two most followed International teams in any big events, because of two star attractions. Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are the two most followed footballer of current generation. In FIFA World Cup 2022 Lionel Messi completed his 1000th games in his Football career. Since they both have started their career, there has been comparison between the two legendary players. Messi‘s 1000th landmark game was against Australia in World Cup 2022 round of 16, while Ronaldo played his 1000th two years ago in February.

They both started their career at the same time around 2002-03 since then they have always shocked the world of football by their legendary performances. Both these players have broken many records, touched many milestones. Their records after the 1000th games look incredible.

Goals so far

Lionel Messi – 789
Cristiano Ronalo- 725

In goal scoring ability both these players share the same talent, though Messi’s number look little bigger than Cristiano Ronaldo. 35-year-old Argentinean Messi scored 789 goals so far in his career, while Cristiano Ronaldo scored 725. For their respective national team Ronaldo has scored 118 for Portugal and Messi is closing in for 100 as he has scored 94 goals so far for Argentina.

Who is G.O.A.T of Football?
Lionel Messi
  • 28747 ( 64.02 % )
Cristiano Ronaldo
  • 16153 ( 35.98 % )


Lionel Messi- 348
Cristiano Ronaldo- 218

As a Midfielder Messi will definitely have the edge over Cristiano Ronaldo in the game of Assists. After their 100th game in career, Messi look to have a better number in Assists than Cristiano Ronaldo.

Minutes taken for a goal

Lionel Messi- 103.92 minutes per goal
Cristiano Ronaldo- 111.81 minutes pr goal

Both these players goal scoring ability is stunning. Their respective club teams as well as international team’s bank on these big names for a big performance. Messi takes 104 minutes in between his two goals while Ronaldo score around 112 minutes per goal.


Lionel Messi- 683 wins, 126 losses, 191 draws
Cristiano Ronaldo- 666 wins, 146 losses, 188 draws

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo both players have been backbone for their teams. Fans and support staff bank on these two players for their winning performances. Lionel Messi in his 1000 career games has faced loss in 126 games while 683 times he cherished the victory. For Ronaldo the number is somewhere equal to Messi. Ronado till his 1000th game has faced 146 loss and winning 666 games.

Big Trophies

In FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar, fans are expecting these two players to end their career with a glory. Though both these guys have not been most successful for their international teams yet they have won titles for their clubs. Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal won 2016 UEFA Euro Cup as his sole international glory while Lionel Messi’s Argentina won Copa America in the year 2021. In UEFA Champions League both these players have been successful. Messi won 4 times with FC Barcelona, and Ronaldo won five times. He won 4 times with Real Madrid and once with Manchester United.

Ballon d’Or

Football’s most prestigious award Ballon d’Or is dominated by these two names in the last 15 years. Since they both have started playing, they have stunned everyone with their performance and also becoming the recipients of this prestigious award more than once, twice or thrice. Lionel Messi in his career so far has won this award for record 8 times, while Cristiano Ronaldo won the award for 6 times. Cristiano Ronaldo was the first won among these two to won Ballon D’or in 2008, Messi won in 2009.

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