There’s no doubt about the fact that Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are the two best football players of our generation. Ever since they established themselves as fierce rivals, people have been trying to figure out who’s better.
If you want to see some of the most important stats and numbers of Messi’s and Ronaldo’s career, check out the detailed infographic below made by the guys from BettingSites.
Lionel Messi is Barcelona’s child, being a member of the club ever since he was 13 years old. His first appearance for the club was in 2003, and he’s been a fan favourite ever since.
Unlike Messi, Ronaldo played for several different teams throughout his career. He started in Sporting, then came to Manchester United at 18 years of age, and later signed for Real Madrid where he spent most of his career. Today, he is a member of Juventus.
Ronaldo scored more goals for his clubs, but he also played in more games. They both hold a lot of football world records, although Messi has two more (15 to 13).
When they face each other on the field, the Argentinian has more success. Messi won 16 of their 35 matchups so far, while the games ended in a draw nine times.
They both played a lot of games for their national teams, but Messi lacks a big title. On the other hand, Ronaldo won the UEFA Euro in 2016 with Portugal. Their nations faced twice in the international friendlies, and they have one win each.
It’s hard to predict who has more fans as they are both loved all across the globe. However, it seems that Ronaldo is more popular on social media. The Portuguese player has more followers on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
When it comes to brand endorsements, Ronaldo sees more cash from sponsors, but only slightly. He also signed a lifetime deal with Nike worth $1 billion.
Even when you look at the numbers, it’s difficult to separate these two. They’ve both had tremendous careers, and we might as well enjoy them until they retire.
Check out the infographic below to learn more stats and facts about Messi and Ronaldo.
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