Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi battle it out for the all-time Pichichi

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi may no longer be competing in the same league, but they’re still very much in competition according to a report by Diario Sport.

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo

Ronaldo, formerly of Real Madrid, became the top scorer in football history on Tuesday, hitting his 763rd goal. Messi, still playing his football at Barcelona, is in fifth place in this ranking with 721.

The 42-goal difference between Ronaldo and Messi was forged between 2002 and 2007. Ronaldo, three years older than the Argentine, played more football in those years as Messi was developing and suffered from successive injuries between 2005 and 2007. From then, they’ve both scored exactly 691 goals.

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Messi could catch Ronaldo depending on when the Portuguese hangs up his boots, but given his physical condition that could be some time yet. The averages favour Messi, with the Argentine scoring a goal every 101 minutes as opposed to Ronaldo’s scoring rate of a goal every 111 minutes.

Tags Barcelona Cristiano Ronaldo La Liga Lionel Messi Real Madrid

31 Comments

  1. Ngolobe peter says:

    Time wil cme dat they wil all hung up bt cr7 wil stl b at da top

    1. Kweku Prince says:

      You must be joking.
      Ronaldo played 100 official before Messi made his debute for Barcelona senior team.Even that 42 goals range must tell u samtin that Messi will overtake Ronaldo.
      Messi is still young.
      He will make it .

    2. onesmo jason says:

      Messi play from backwards

  2. Robert says:

    Looking at the numbers Messi can easily catch up even if Ronaldo keeps playing.

    1. Danny Solorzano says:

      Hahaha how messi never shows up in big games even up 4 0 messi doesn’t play games like Ronaldo because christiano get to the finals messi doesn’t

      1. Rohan says:

        you guys can’t take a breathe without comparing, be a true Football fans show some respect towards great Legends like Messi and Ronaldo who are you to disrespect any of them, not just ronaldo but Messi has proved himself on each and every stage of football, in the most pressure times, in most difficult games, against top teams he done it all so as ronaldo, go get some knowledge and than come Maybe guys like you haven’t seen or observe much Football…

      2. Molokwu Gilbert says:

        Why haven’t he reached world cup finals?

  3. Stephen kontoh says:

    The goat messi

  4. Uchembano says:

    Messi may even retire before CR7

  5. Dapper says:

    Ti’s possible for Leo to catch up though but it will be difficult. Because the GOAT is not slowing down at all.

  6. Elegant Odibo says:

    This news is for fans of messi. Poor news and poor analysis

  7. LFK says:

    721 goals in about 800 games

    763 goals in about 1000 games

    Whose the GOAT again?

    1. Abhishek says:

      Do you know Ronaldo played as a mid fielder in Manchester United

      1. buikem says:

        Guy you have poor infor oo

    2. Kelvin says:

      They don’t know football,leave them

    3. Kweku Prince says:

      Hmmmmm Messi for sure

    4. frank says:

      you really understand football 🐐

  8. Eric Owusu says:

    Facts can’t be erased. Messi edges CR7

  9. inno says:

    the way am am seeing thing I think messi can surpass ronaldo

  10. OBET RANGIONG says:

    100 percent messi will be the highest goal scorer in football history

  11. OBET RANGIONG says:

    Messi will also be the highest assis maker in football history

    1. Nzube Okeke says:

      See fool
      Goals not assists

  12. Gael says:

    Let’s just wait and see

  13. Gael says:

    Let’s just wait and see

  14. Gael says:

    Let’s just wait and see and someone shouldn’t be marked good just because of how many goals in games

  15. Kelvin says:

    They don’t know football,leave them

  16. Bishop says:

    Lol messi fan posted this to encourage other bereaved messi fans.. Still hoping while we live the dream..Long live King cr7 and happy birthday to the God of football. 800 goals loading

  17. Lino says:

    The big truth is that messi can’t play as long as ronaldo
    Messi is 33 look at his performances compare to ronaldo at same ege that is when Ronaldo won champion league in 2018

  18. Rohan says:

    you guys can’t take a breathe without comparing, be a true Football fans show some respect towards great Legends like Messi and Ronaldo who are you to disrespect any of them, not just ronaldo but Messi has proved himself on each and every stage of football, in the most pressure times, in most difficult games, against top teams he done it all so as ronaldo, go get some knowledge and than come Maybe guys like you haven’t seen or observe much Football…

  19. victor says:

    CR7 Will continue playing until 50 but very soon Messi will be hanging up his boots.

  20. Ag says:

    I accept messi is more talented…but credit to ronaldo that he is there with messi and competing….He is making messi work….If we remove ronaldo messi might have been labelled goat 10 years ago….credit to ronaldo that he is there…he knows he has slowed down..his dribbling has lost its charm….he cant score free kicks the way he used too….But then too he finds way to score almost every match….If messi has to go though all of this he will hang his boots 10 times is guess…amd you are destined to score when you are playing for best attacking team in the world…so not surprised of numbers of argentine…on the other hand ronaldo had defensive and counter attacking teams in Real madrid and Juventus…

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