In past years these two great footballers have been competing amid creating new records and doing some extraordinary magic which many football players find impossible to do. This had staked them as one of the greatest footballers of all time, having scored many goals, won many titles and awards altogether.
There have been rivals between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi which has been trending among fans and had made it seem like a debate to them; trying to figure out who is actually the best. It’s so bemused for they are almost equaled in every rival. It’s a high time we discuss their rivals below.
These rivals are successfully and popularly known as great goal-scoring machines having scored a lot of goals both at their international and club appearances. There have been legends in football history, who set astonishing goalscoring records which convinced almost all the football fanbase that no one can break the record. But these guys made it glaring and are almost approaching the highest record ever set by the legendary football king Pele. There’s no doubt they are the king who has set a huge satisfying record of goal-scoring stake.
Messi has surprised the world with a goalscoring record of 699 goals which he completed with his goal in his last match with a relegating team on Laliga Santander in Spain. While Ronaldo has set a goalscoring record of 7011 goals so far. These had made both a rival so far.
2. Ballon d, or winners
For strangers who don’t know the meaning of ‘ballon d, or’. It’s the highest world’s football award which is always issued to the best football player in the world every year. Many football players have won this great award less, but Ronaldo and Messi have won more of them. This has been one of the things that makes them a rival having won many of them together with the total number of almost the same thing each.
Ronaldo set a great Record that astonished the whole world after he became the second person ever to win ballon d, or in the English premier league during his time at man United football club. Since signing for Real Madrid, he went on and won more of the Making it five as his Total ballon d, or so far.
Messi since signing for Barcelona senior team has won six ballon d, or as his Total. There has so far made them a rival as they keep dominating the nominee list every year.
3. Golden boot
It’s an award staked for a player from the major football leagues whose goal count is the highest in the whole of Europe. No other football players in the modern century have won this award more than Ronaldo and Messi. This had also made them a rival with both almost having the same number of Golden boot.
Ronaldo has won four Golden boot so far making him one of the greatest Football players of all time ranging from goal-scoring momentum on almost every match. While;
Messi has won 6 golden boots so far with his ever creative goalscoring power. They are both the king who compete almost every single day.
4. UEFA men player of the year awards
This is a tough award sponsored by UEFA officials which is issued to the best player in UEFA major leagues every single year. Despite the tough nature of this particular award Ronaldo and Messi have won many of them respectively of almost the same numbers.
Ronaldo after a shocking performance in the UEFA champions league; won his first men’s player of the year award in the year 2014. He further won two more of them Making him the Top of all. He created a record of being the only player to have won it three times.
Meanwhile, Messi has won it two times, which has proved his qualities so far. He was recognized as a phenomenon after scoring 90 goals in a year calendar. This has made both a rival so far.
They are popularly known for scoring wonder goals and are dangerous with their feet and head at the eighteen-yard box. Ranging from the top goals ever scored since the decade, Ronaldo and Messi will always appear as top wonders.
This had made them a rival as they keep doing wonders in every single match counting from the two flying heads they had scored so far.