Messi and Cristiano's comparisons in goals

Messi and Cristiano’s comparisons in goals titles and statistics

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There have been more than a handful of great players to play football throughout the years, but only a select few go on to carve their name into the game’s history to be remembered for decades to come.

Messi and Cristiano's comparisons in goals

Pele, Diego Maradona, Johan Cruyff and Alfredo Di Stefano are names who everyone with a passing interest in football knows, but until recently it’s been hard to imagine two all-time greats coexisting in the same era.

But that’s exactly what’s happened with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. They’ve gone head to head and been breaking records for over a decade now.

Messi, to top it off for now, has just won his sixth Ballon d’Or, which sends him clear of the Portuguese’s five.

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Club goals

Messi also has more club goals than Cristiano. Both are already above 600, but Messi’s 614 is four better than the Juventus forward’s 609.

Doubles, hat-tricks, pokers and five-goal games

Scoring is one thing, but scoring more than once in the same match is quite another. Messi, though, has more braces and hat-tricks than Cristiano, though the Portuguese has scored four goals or more more times than the Argentinian.

Messi has one hat-trick already this season against Celta Vigo, while Cristiano hasn’t hit three in a game yet.

International goals

Cristiano clearly beats Messi here. He’s just one shy of 100 for Portugal and closing in on Ali Daei’s all-time international record of 109. Messi is behind on 70.

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