Talk about football and the first two names that will come in anyone’s mind will surely be Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. The two giants have been pushing each other to the brink and breaking records for years now. Both are awarded with the most prestigious football award ‘Ballon D’Or’ five times each. The El Classico used to have a different charm when the two legends represented their respective clubs, Barcelona (Messi) and Real Madrid (Ronaldo) during the clash.
The bittersweet relation between the legends has forced people to take sides on ‘Who is the G.O.A.T?’ debate. A neutral football fan won’t ever be able to draw the line between the two and statistics prove that. Ronaldo and Messi, both have incredible statistics for their club and country. With international break going on, let’s have a look at their terrific numbers for their respective countries.
É sempre uma grande felicidade estar de volta ao meu país, representar a seleção nacional e rever amigos de tantas batalhas. Todos juntos, lutaremos uma vez mais para erguer bem alto o nome de Portugal! Vamos equipa! 💪🏼 🇵🇹 pic.twitter.com/wDiDbtkeiO— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) October 8, 2019
Cristiano Ronaldo World Cup goals
Lionel Messi World Cup goals
Ronaldo international honours
Uefa European Championship titles: 1 (2016)
Uefa Nations League titles: 1 (2019)
Messi international honours
Fifa U-20 World Cup: 1 (2005)
Olympic Gold Medal: 1 (2008)