Who is the greatest of all time, Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo? – This is the biggest football controversy since the “Diego Maradona or Pele?” debate.
The two football legends have graced the game with consistency for the past 15 years, and they deserve all the praise and 5-star accolades from football fans all over the world.
The debate over who is superior between the Argentine empyrean and the Portuguese phenomenon has raged on for ten years and will continue to do so in the future.
Club and country allegiances can sway opinions, and personalities can influence how well a player is regarded, with most people knowing exactly who they would pick.
So, who is the greatest person who ever lived? Whatever your preference, Ghpage has examined how the two truly compare so you can enter the never-ending debate well-informed.
Below is a head-to-head comparison of the two football heavyweights
Cristiano Ronaldo – 701
Lionel Messi – 695
Cristiano Ronaldo – 201
Lionel Messi – 296
Champions League Goals
Cristiano Ronaldo – 140
Lionel Messi – 129
World Cup Goals
Cristiano Ronaldo – 8
Lionel Messi – 13
Cristiano Ronaldo – 118
Lionel Messi – 98
World Cup – Ronaldo (0) Lionel Messi (1)
COPA America – Ronaldo (1) Messi (1)
National League – Ronaldo (1) Messi (1)
Olympics – Ronaldo (0) Messi (1)
League titles – Ronaldo (7) Messi (11)
Champions League – Ronaldo (5) Messi (4)
Club World Cup – Ronaldo (4) Messi (3)
National Cups – Ronaldo (4) Messi (7)
TOTAL – 22 – 28