Records & Achievements of Messi vs Ronaldo

Records and Achievements of Messi vs Ronaldo in world history:

That being said, there is Lionel Messi who has been marked as Cristiano Ronaldo’s biggest rival when it comes to making and breaking records. However, Ronaldo is definitely a once in a lifetime player and he can authoritatively be marked as the greatest as well as the most consistent goalscorer in modern football, if not in football history. Here are the Stats:

MESSI WORLD RECORDS:

  • Only player in history to score 40+ club goals in 7 consecutive seasons
  • Most FIFA Ballon d’Or awards: 5
  • Most appearances in the FIFPro World XI: 9 times (2007-2015) (shared with Cristiano Ronaldo)
  • Most goals scored at the Club World Cup: 5 goals (shared with Luis Suarez, Delgado and Cristiano Ronaldo)
  • Only player to score in 6 different club competitions twice: 2011 and 2015
  • Most appearances in the top 3 candidates for the Ballon d’Or: 9 times(2007-2015)

Lionel Messi – La Liga Top Scorer.

MESSI EUROPEAN RECORDS:

  • Only player to score 10+ goals in the UEFA Champions League group stage in a single season (shared with Cristiano Ronaldo)
  • Only player to score consecutive hat-tricks in the UEFA Champions League (shared with Luiz Adriano)
  • Only player to score 2+ hat-tricks in 2 different UEFA Champions League seasons
  • Most braces scored in the UEFA Champions League: 25 braces
  • Youngest player ever to score 400+ goals for a single European club (27 years and 300 days)
  • Most goals against the same club in the UEFA Champions League: 8 goals against Milan (Shared with Luiz Adriano against BATE)
  • Most league goals scored in a season in Europe’s top 5 league

Also Read: Cristiano Ronaldo Breaks Record And Becomes The First Player To Score 100 European Goals

MESSI SPANISH RECORDS:

  • Most penalties missed in La Liga history: 10 penalties (shared with Cristiano Ronaldo)
  • First player in La Liga history to have scored at least 2 goals in 100 matches
  • First player to score 25+ goals in five consecutive La Liga seasons (shared with Cristiano Ronaldo)
  • First player to score 25+ goals in six consecutive La Liga seasons (shared with Cristiano Ronaldo)
  • First player to score 25+ goals in seven consecutive La Liga seasons (shared with Cristiano Ronaldo)
  • First player to score 25+ goals in eight consecutive La Liga seasons (shared with Cristiano Ronaldo)
  • Most goals scored in La Liga in a season: 50 goals in 2011/12
  • Most goals scored in La Liga in a calendar year: 59 goals in 2012
  • Most La Liga hat-tricks in a season: 8 hat-tricks (shared with Cristiano Ronaldo)
  • Most league matches scored in in a single season: 27 games (2012/13) (Shared with Cristiano Ronaldo)
  • Most home league matches scored in in a single season: 16 games (in 2011/12)

MESSI BARCELONA RECORDS:

  • Most free kicks scored for Barcelona: 27 free kick goals
  • All time Barcelona top scorer in all games: 549 goals
  • All time Barcelona top scorer in official competitions: 519 goals
  • Barcelona top scorer in La Liga: 358 goals
  • Barcelona top scorer in European competitions: 99 goals
  • Barcelona top scorer in international competitions: 101 goals
  • Most hat-tricks in official competitions for Barcelona: 39 hat-tricks
  • Most hat-tricks in La Liga for Barcelona: 28 hat-tricks
  • Most hat-tricks scored for Barcelona in a single La Liga season: 8 hat-tricks
  • Most goals scored in a single Champions League season: 14 goals(2011/12)
  • Most goals scored in Derbi Barceloní (Catalan derby): 12 goals
  • First Barcelona player to be La Liga top scorer 3 times
  • First Barcelona player to be La Liga top scorer 4 times
  • The first Barcelona player to surpass 50 goals in 4 seasons
  • The first Barcelona player to surpass 50 goals in 5 seasons

MESSI ARGENTINA RECORDS:

  • First Argentina player to score against the other 9 CONEMBOL countries
  • Most goals scored in friendlies: 27 goals
  • Most goals scored in one FIFA World Cup qualification: 10 goals
  • Most goals scored in a year (national team): 12 goals (2012) (shared with Gabriel Batistuta)
  • Youngest Argentina player to have scored at the FIFA World Cup Finals): 18 years and 357 days old in 2006 against Serbia and Montenegro
  • Youngest player to have reached 100 caps in CONMEBOL history (27 years, 361 days old)

Extra Cover: How Many Goals Does Cristaino Ronaldo And Lionel Messi Scored In Their Career?

RONALDO WORLD RECORDS:

  • Most appearances in the FIFPro World XI: 10 times (2007-2016) (shared with Lionel Messi)
  • Largest time gap between first and last Ballon d’Or awards: 8 years (2008, 2016)
  • Most international goals in a year (club and national team): 25 goals(shared with Vivian Woodward & Lionel Messi)
  • Most goals scored at the Club World Cup: 5 goals (shared with Luis Suarez, Delgado and Lionel Messi)
  • Only player to score a hat-trick in a World Club Cup final
  • Only player to have won the Club World Cup with two different clubs: Manchester United in 2008 and Madrid in 2014 & 2016
  • First player to reach 40 goals in a professional league in two consecutive seasons
  • First player to score in every minute of a game
  • Only player to score more than 50 goals in six different seasons (did it consecutively)

The Only One To Score In Seven Consecutive International Championships

RONALDO EUROPEAN RECORDS:

  • Most UEFA Best Player Awards: 3
  • Most Champions League top scorer awards: 6
  • Only player to finish Champions League top scorer in 5 consecutive seasons (2012/13 – 2016/17)
  • Most league goals in history across Europe’s top 5 leagues: 372 league goals
  • First player to score 100 goals in European competition (97 UCL goals, 1 UCL qualifier goal, 2 UEFA Super Cup goals when record was achieved)
  • Most hat-tricks in a single Champions League season: 3 hat-tricks in 2015/16
  • Most free kicks scored in UEFA Champions League: 12 free kick goals
  • Fastest player to score 350 goals for a single club in Europe’s top 5 leagues (335 games)
  • Most braces in Champions League history: 24 braces
  • Most goals scored in Champions League history: 107 goals
  • Most goals scored in the Uefa European Championships for Portugal: 29 goals
  • Most consecutive UEFA Champions League away matches scored in: 12
  • Only player to be among the finalists for all the editions of the UEFA Best Player in Europe (2010-2016)
  • All time top scorer in European competitions (including Uefa Super Cup and Champions League qualifiers): 110 goals

RONALDO SPANISH RECORDS:

  • Most penalties scored in La Liga history: 58 penalties
  • Most penalties missed in La Liga history: 10 penalties (shared with Lionel Messi)
  • Most league matches scored in in a single season: 27 games (2011/12) (Shared with Lionel Messi)
  • Fastest La Liga player to score 150 league goals (140 games)
  • Fastest La Liga player to score 200 league goals (178 games)
  • Fastest player to score 300 official club goals
  • Best La Liga penalty conversion rate (of at least 30 PK’s): 93%
  • The best goal ratio ever in La Liga (over 100 games): 1.07
  • First player to score 40+ goals in 3 La Liga seasons (shared with Lionel Messi)
  • Most La Liga hat-tricks in a season: 8 hat-tricks (shared with Lionel Messi)

RONALDO ENGLISH RECORDS

  • The highest number of goals scored to win the Premier League Golden Boot for a 38-game season: 31 goals (shared with Alan Shearer & Luis Suarez)
  • First player to win all four main PFA and FWA awards

RONALDO REAL MADRID RECORDS:

  • Most goals scored in the Madrid derby: 21 goals
  • Only Real Madrid player to score a hat-trick in a Champions League knockout phase match (Shared with Ronaldo Nazario)
  • Fastest hat-trick in the UEFA Champions League for Real Madrid: 11 minutes
  • Real Madrid’s all time leading goalscorer 409 goals
  • Real Madrid’s all time top goalscorer in the Champions League 92 goals
  • Real Madrid’s all time top goalscorer in La Liga: 285 goals
  • Most goals scored in a season in all competitions for Real Madrid: 61 goals
  • Most goals scored in a single La Liga season for Real Madrid: 48 goals
  • Most goals scored in UEFA Super Cup matches: 2 goals
  • Most hat-tricks in La Liga: 32 hat-tricks
  • The first Real Madrid player to win 2 European Golden Shoes
  • The first Real Madrid player to win 3 European Golden Shoes
  • The first Real Madrid player to win 4 European Golden Shoes
  • First player to score more than 50 goals in a season
  • First player to score more than 50 goals in 6 seasons (did it consecutively)

RONALDO MANCHESTER UNITED RECORDS:

  • Most goals in a (38-game) league season for Manchester United: 31 goals
  • Record sale of a Manchester United player: £80 million
  • First and only Manchester United player to win the European Golden Shoe
  • First and only Manchester United player to win the Fifa World Player of the Year
  • First and only Manchester United player to win the Fifa Puskas Award

Guinness World Record Holder For Being The Most Followed Athlete On Social Media

RONALDO PORTUGAL RECORDS:

  • Most goals scored in European World Cup Qualifiers: 29 goals
  • Most goals scored in a single European World Cup Qualifying campaign: 14 goals (2018) (shared with Predrag Mijatović (1998))
  • Portugal all-time top scorer: 78 goals
  • Portugal all-time top scorer in UEFA Euro matches: 9 goals
  • Most matches played in UEFA European Championship finals: 19 matches
  • Most matches played in World Cup finals: 13 matches
  • Youngest player to reach 100 caps: 27 years, 8 months and 11 days
  • Only player to score for Portugal in 3 different World Cups
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