13 Reasons Why Cristiano Ronaldo Is Better Than Lionel Messi!

What has been the biggest football debate of all time? Yup! you got it right. It’s Ronaldo vs Messi. The fans, the critics, the football stars, the coaches, the managers, and it seems that everyone on the face of the earth who has anything to do with football has given his/her opinion on the matter.

Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi

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Some regard Lionel Messi as the greatest footballer of all time, while others think that Ronaldo is the greatest footballer of all time. However, if we put our emotions and favoritism aside and focus on stats & reality, we will realize that Ronaldo is surely ahead in the GOAT debate, though Messi is richer than Ronaldo.

13 Reasons Why Cristiano Ronaldo Is Better Than Lionel Messi

13. Cristiano Ronaldo has more goals than Lionel Messi in his club career. CR7 has scored 800 goals in his club career, while Messi has scored 750 goals in his club career.

12. Ronaldo has proven himself in 4 different clubs in 4 different leagues. While Messi has only played for just two clubs in his career (Barcelona and PSG) and has found a comfort zone from which he is not willing to come out.

11. Ronaldo has 1 major International Trophy. Messi has none.

10. Ronaldo is the highest ever goalscorer in the Champions League with 120 goals, while Messi is at second with 103 goals.

9. Ronaldo has more International goals than Messi. CR7 has scored 115 goals, while Messi has scored 81 goals in his International career.

8. Ronaldo has much better leadership skills and knows how to carry his team and inspire them to victories under crucial circumstances. Messi, on the other hand, has shown again and again that he gives up under pressure and becomes totally silent on the field.

7. Ronaldo is a much more complete player than Lionel Messi. Ronaldo is strong on his right foot, left foot, and head. Messi, on the other hand, is only strong on the left foot.

6. Ronaldo is faster than Messi. This is a no-brainer. We have seen time and again that Ronaldo defeats defenders with his incredible pace. Messi, on the other hand, is a great dribbler, but he does not have the same pace as Ronaldo.

5. Ronaldo is much better at Penalties than Messi. He is able to score those crucial penalties under pressure. Messi, on the other hand, seems to crumble under pressure and is not reliable when it comes to converting penalties.

4. Ronaldo is a major threat on crosses and corners due to his amazing heading ability. Messi, on the other hand, is not a major threat on aerial balls in the box due to his short height and average heading.

3. Ronaldo is a much more marketable player than Messi. The primary reason behind this is his better footballing abilities and excellent style on and off the pitch. So the big companies see Ronaldo as a better option for marketing than Messi.

2. Ronaldo is a better sportsman and knows how to face defeat. Messi, on the other hand, has been seen taking retirement after facing embarrassing defeats. And then taking back those retirements.

1. Cristiano Ronaldo is considered the greatest ever footballer for his country, Portugal. Messi, on the other hand, is still considered to be behind Maradona by some. Ronaldo is the best all the time.


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FAQs Regarding Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi

Q. Who is best the best footballer between Ronaldo and Messi?

Ronaldo won the newly-introduced ‘The Best’ awards more often than any other football player. UEFA Player of the Year awards have come to him more often, but Messi has won more league Player of the Year awards. Ronaldo has undoubtedly won the player of the year award in England, Spain, and Italy.

Q. Who is faster between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi?

Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo is currently regarded as the fastest player in the world. He can now touch a speed of 33.6 KM/h while playing the beautiful game. On the other hand, PSG’s Lionel Messi can touch a top speed of 32.5 KM/h.

Q. Who is the current best footballer in the world?

Though it would be foolhardy not to mention Lionel Messi’s season with Paris Saint-Germain, he remains the undisputed king of the football world. Lionel Messi is the best player of his generation.

Q. Who is the skill-king in football?

Lionel Messi, without any doubt, is one of the most skilled players in football today. He has run riot with his magic touch on the ball for almost two decades.

Q. Who is considered the GOAT in football?

Tom Brady, the quarterback of the New England Patriots, better known as the GOAT, is set to retire after 22 years in the league.

Last Updated On: March 2023

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37 thoughts on “13 Reasons Why Cristiano Ronaldo Is Better Than Lionel Messi!”

  1. Ronaldo is so much better than Messi. I love Ronaldo 😄. he’s the best soccer player ever. If you think Messi is better well than you are wrong. He has more goals than him he has a lot better penalty kicks than him

  2. Ronaldo is richer than Messi please didn’t get that confusing.. Ronaldo get paid a lot of money from Instagram, Nikes, and more. Ronaldo got several hotels and other investment . Ronaldo his handsome. Tall ,speed , very very hardworking ,very strong. Big of an influencer. He removed a coke drink and brought out a water coke loses billions of dollars . Nah man that guy is a real Goat

  3. I am personally a Ronaldo fan, but I couldn’t help but notice that quite a few of the arguments stated were written as opinions and not facts, therefore they can’t be validated. Both Messi and Ronaldo are incredible players and it’s doubtful we’ll ever see any more like them for a while. The debate over who’s best is an unnecessary one and we need to accept that both players are legendary and both can be considered the best of all time.

  4. The Goat debate will always be biased because I am a Real Madrid fan, obviously, I will think that Ronaldo is the goat. Whereas a Barcelona fan will disagree with me. Both are legendary no matter what.

    • It’s not that,it’s favouritsm a that makes people blind and they don’t want to see the truth,people will see Messi’s videos first and say he is the best,they will say it without even comparing the two

    • Messi also has 3 best seasons this is also the same guy that wrote that super long paragraph comparing Messi and Ronaldo even though Messi has more best seasons Ronaldo only has one Ronaldo has scored 100 goals for 3 clubs but Messi it’s the leading goal scorer in UCLA history and Ronaldo is also the leading goal scorer in champions league history so yea.

  5. I think both are equal but due to the popularity of headers and many things I think cr7 Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro is better

    • what does popularity have to do with being better at a sport?
      secondly just being better at headers doesnt make him better at the sport.
      messi is better in every major metric of the sport.
      Free kicks
      Goal scorring.
      All stats point towards messi.

  6. You Guys Tend To Forget Ronaldo Has Played Almost 150 Career Games Than Messi. So Tell Me Why He Shouldn’t Be Scoring More Goals Than Messi. Still Yet Messi Has A Better Goals To Appearance Ratio Than Ronaldo

  7. Messi is natural but let the whole universe believe Ronaldo is divinely blessed with everything,look at followers,not only that but success in different clubs.

  8. Sorry bro you got it all wrong Lionel Messi is simply just better than Ronaldo and he has proved it. Lionel Messi is the Greatest In History

    • Bro are you dumb mbappe is not better than Ronaldo or Messi like what universe are you living in you’re very dumb like who are you wanna come to your house and show you Ronaldo skills a Messi skills on TV but if you wanna let me do that I’m just gonna have to take you out yes mbappe is good and faster than the two but not even close to their level

  9. only in a dream Ronald is better than Messi – it is his tactical knowledge/intelligence, endurance and pure respect for the game [no tricks] that makes Messi the greatest soccer player in the world …period !

  10. Pls!!which ever u choose doesn’t matter ,I personally prefer ronaldo,,
    even pele(GOD OF FOOTBALL), zindane(G.O.A.T) pique amongst others has confirmed it


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