Messi vs Ronaldo Trophies 2022: Statistics, Goals, Assists, and Awards – Who is The GOAT

In this article, We will analyze Messi vs Ronaldo Trophies, the professional careers of both cracks at the level of numbers and statistics to see which footballer has been more decisive with his team and selection. The battle for the throne of football is served. Messi vs Ronaldo, the battle for the football podium. 

The eternal fight between Lionel Messi (June 24, 1987) and Cristiano Ronaldo (February 5, 1985) has so far been the most intense and beautiful duel for world football dominance. The Argentine crack is, to a large extent, thanks to the genius of Madeira, and vice versa. Despite the Portuguese starting his career earlier, their paths crossed in LaLiga in the 2009/2010 season. Since then we have experienced 8 seasons of duels and confrontations, breaking record-based statistics.

Messi vs Ronaldo Trophies, Statistics, Goals Assists

Your time has come. comment below, who you think is the better of the two soccer geniuses. Who would you sign for your team: Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo?

Total statistics of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo: Goals, Assists, Titles (winners), and Individual Awards

The numbers of both cracks are huge. We are going to analyze the statistics of Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo separating their stages at the club and national team levels.

Total Stats – Both Players’ Entire Professional Career (Updated 2021/2022)

MATCHES9741,121  ( +147 )
GOALS769815  ( +46 )
GOALS (no penalties)666 671  ( +5 )
ASSISTANCE331  ( +100 )231
AVERAGE (goals/par.)0.79  ( +0.06 )0.73
TITLES (Win/Play)40/85  ( +6 )34/90
GOLDEN BALL7  ( +2 )5
GOLDEN BOOT6  ( +2 )4
SEASONS1820  ( +2 )

Game Statistics

SHOTS/GOAL5.12  ( -1.26 )6.38
DRIBBLE2,951  ( +1,312 )1,639
DRIBBLE/TEMP.163.94  ( +77.68 )86.26
EFFECTIVENESS REG.61.30%  ( +7.63% )53.67%
KEY PASSES1,263  ( +381 )882
CORRECT PASSES26,827  ( +12,158 )14,669
I HIT LONG PASSES73.79%  ( +2.78% )71.01%
RIGHT SHORT PASSES84.70%  ( +3.32% )81.38%

*Data extracted from WhoScored (period 2009-2022) updated 24/042022

These are the numbers of Cristiano Ronaldo vs. Lionel Messi throughout their career as professional soccer players.

The comparative or is only a scorer. We can see that there is also a large number of goal assists in their statistics, both being two of the top assists in football history.

How Often Do They Generate a Goal?

MARK EACH103′48″ ( -8′11″ )111′59″
ATTEND EVERY241′09″ ( -153′55″ )395′04″
GENERATE GOAL EVERY72′34″ ( -14′41″ )87′15″

One of the aspects that we consider important when comparing the two players is the frequency with which they generate a goal.

Messi vs Ronaldo Goals 2022

The figures of both players are practically unattainable for the rest of the mortals who are dedicated to this sport, although we can find a few: top scorers in history. We continue with the duel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo!

Statistics for the 2021/2022 season

Leo Messi

Paris Saint-Germain3411140.33
TOTAL452116 ( +12 )0.47

Cristiano Ronaldo

Man Utd382430.63
TOTAL46 ( +1 )30 ( +9 )40.65 ( +0.18 )
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Titles of Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo

Messi Titles (42)


  • 10 League
  • 8 Spanish Super Cup
  • 7 King’s Cup
  • 1 Ligue 1


  • 4 Champions League
  • 3 European Super Cup
  • 3 FIFA Club World Cup


  • 1 Copa América (2021, absolute)
  • 1 Champions Cup (Finalissima 2022)
  • 1 Olympic gold medal (under 23)
  • 1 World Cup (under 20)

Cristiano Ronaldo Titles (34)

He has managed to win a total of 34 titles throughout his career. He shared 32 titles at the club level and another two with the Portugal team.


  • 1 Italian Super Cup (2018)
  • 2 Series A (2018-2019 and 2019-20)
  • 1 Italian Super Cup (2020)
  • 1 Italian Cup (2020-21)


  • 2 League
  • 2 King’s Cup
  • 2 Spanish Super Cup
  • 4 UEFA Champions League
  • 3 European Super Cup
  • 3 FIFA Club World Cup


  • 3 Premier League
  • 1 FA Cup
  • 2 Community Shield
  • 2 League Cup
  • 1 Champions League
  • 1 FIFA Club World Cup
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  • 1 Portuguese Super Cup


  • 1 European Championship
  • 1 UEFA Nations League

Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo – Statistics at Club Level

MATCHES162188 ( +26 )
GOALS86115 ( +31 )
AVERAGE GOALS0.530.62 ( +0.09 )
ASSISTANCE49 ( +16 )33
TITLES3/12 ( +1 )2/13

Lionel Messi Achievements: Messi Career, Goals, Cups, Awards, Titles,

The numbers of both players (goals, assists, etc) at FC Barcelona and Real Madrid are the bulk of the comparison. In both cases, they are the top scorers in the history of Madrid and Barça.

Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo – Statistics at the National Team Level

AVERAGE GOALS0.530.62 ( +0.09 )
TITLES3/12 2/13
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In this section, Cristiano Ronaldo stands out above Messi, although at the level of titles he is more equal. The Portuguese star managed to win the 2016 European Championship with Portugal, beating until 2021 the Argentine ’10’ who could not beat either Germany in the World Cup final or Chile by a double game in the Copa América as well as Brazil in 2007.

Argentina‘s victory in the 2021 Copa América restores balance to the duel of continental titles with the national teams, which would only lack a World Cup to crown both players as the best in history.

Keep in mind that we are facing one of the best Argentine players in history against the best Portuguese footballer of all time. It is not just any comparison that we are making.

If we want to spin a little finer with the subject of the selections, here is a brutal analysis of the data of both cracks with their respective countries.

Comparison of Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Between 2009 and 2018

GOALS472 (+22)450
ASSISTANCE176 (+57)119
MATCHES476 (+38)438
AVERAGE0,991,03 (+0,04)
MARK EACH85min 16s84min 0s (-1min 16s)
ATTEND EVERY228min 40s ( -90min 59s )317min 39s
GENERATE GOAL EVERY62min 06s (-4min 20s)66min 26s

It is a comparison that many fans of both teams look for to see the goals and assists of Leo and Cristiano in this period. Nine seasons were enough for the Portuguese footballer to break all records and become one of the best players in the history of Real Madrid.

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The Best Real Madrid Players In History Of All Time: Top 10

Head-To-Head Clashes Between Messi and Cristiano

The duels between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have also been counted. The performance of both players when they have seen each other on the pitch has been analyzed to determine who has been the best. In this case, the duels have been taken both in LaLiga and in the Champions League, from the Portuguese’s stage at Manchester United.

Leo Messi

FC Barcelona3100.33
FC Barcelona3120110.67
TOTAL3622 (+1)12 (+11)0.61 (+0,03)
Score a goal every 138min 41sGives an assist every 254min 15sGenerate a goal every 89min 44s

Cristiano Ronaldo

Manchester United3000
Real Madrid301810.60
Score a goal every 153min 19sGives an assist every 2913min 0sGenerate a goal every 145min 39s
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Individual Awards For Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo

Golden Ball7 (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2019, 2021)5 (2008, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017)
Golden Boot6 (2010, 2012, 2013, 2017, 2018, 2019)4 (2008, 2012, 2014, 2015)
FIFA Player of the Year (FIFA World Player / FIFA Ballon d’Or / FIFA The Best )65
Laureus Award (best international athlete of the year)1
World Cup Golden Ball1
UEFA Club Player of the Year Award11
UEFA Best Player in Europe Award23
Pichichi Trophy of the Spanish League73
Premier League Golden Boot1
Top scorer in the Champions League67
La Liga Player of the Year61
Serie A Player of the Year1
Premier League Player of the Year2
Our d’Or de Our Mondial42
silver ball56
bronze ball11
World’s Best Game Builder (IFFHS)4
Best Major League Goalscorer (IFFHS)42
Best goalscorer in the world (IFFHS)25
World Soccer Best Player55
UEFA Best Forward of the Year Award23
UEFA Goal of the Year32
Others (less relevant…)
TOTAL (not all appear in the list)103 (+24)79

Individual accolades don’t really reflect a player’s worth or successes as a footballer, but they add to the cause. In this aspect, both players accumulate a good number of trophies that they have been winning throughout their careers.

The Ballon d’Or is, possibly, the one with the most prestige, but there are also other awards that adorn the showcases of the Argentine ’10’ and the Portuguese ‘7’. We highlight the most important.

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Free-kick Goals From Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo

Free-kick goals are always something differentiating between players since only a select few are capable of scoring goals from set pieces. The free-kick duel between Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo is also impressive.

The 10 Best Free Kick Takers of All Time in History

Leo Messi

FC Barcelona50


Manchester United13
Real Madrid32

Most Goals From The Penalty Spot? Messi vs Ronaldo

Penalty Goals*103144 ( +42 )
% Penalty goals of the total*13.37% (103+666=769)17.75%  (144+671=815)
% Success from 11 meters77.94%83.05% ( +5.11 )

*No penalty shootouts

Leo Messi

  • Number of penalty goals *: 103 goals
  • % penalty goals of the total *: 13.30% (103 penalties and 666 without penalties)
  • Hit %* : 77.94% (108 scored and 30 missed)

Cristiano Ronaldo

  • Number of penalty goals *: 144 goals
  • % of total penalty goals *: 17.76% (144 penalties and 671 without penalties)
  • Hit % *: 83.05% (149 scored and 30 missed)

*No penalty shootouts

The 10 Best Penalty Takers Of All Time

One of the great dilemmas between these two great players is that the player has scored more than eleven meters. Especially with what is often said about Cristiano Ronaldo, that he inflates his statistics with penalties or that Leo doesn’t know how to take penalties. Well, here are the numbers of the two to clear up any doubts in our comparison between Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo.


With all the information we have given you, we can see that Lionel Messi’s ability to generate goals is superior to that of Cristiano Ronaldo, especially because of the assists he has given throughout his career. In addition, the Argentine’s scoring average is higher than that of the Portuguese ‘7’ since he has played a greater number of games as a professional.

That does not mean that we can reduce the debate to figures since CR7’s tireless thirst and his leadership on the field provide a plus that his statistics do not show.

On the other hand, what Lionel Messi contributes goes beyond goals and assists, he has been the generator of FC Barcelona‘s game in the last decade. Watching Rosario play is always a pleasure, regardless of the shirt he wears.

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