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Messi V Ronaldo

Posted: 25.02.19 in Darts Performance Centre Blog category

Interesting Facts About the Messi vs Ronaldo Rivalry

Even people who don’t watch football (or soccer if you prefer) know who Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are. Arguably the two best players of their generation are neck and neck when it comes to both individual and team achievements, and they still have a few years left in their tanks.

The infographic below this text by Betting Sites can show you a good comparison between Leo and CR7, and you should definitely check it out.

When it comes to Ballon d’Or trophies, Messi leads 5 to 4, although he is two years younger than Cristiano. Both are very talented scorers and passers, and Messi participates in his team’s goals every 71 minutes, compared to 84 minutes by Ronaldo.

Ronaldo scored 20 more goals than Messi for his clubs. When it comes to international play, neither has won a world cup, although Messi played in the final in 2014. Nevertheless, Ronaldo won the UEFA Euro Championship with Portugal in 2016, and Messi is yet to win the Copa America with Argentina.

Leo is the owner of 15 football world records, two more than his biggest competitor. Teammates trust these two the most, as they are their primary penalty shooters. Ronaldo has a higher success rate when it comes to penalty kicks, at around 82%.

They are both very disciplined players, although Messy recorded only one red card in his career, while Ronaldo has 10.

Messi’s Barcelona seems to have a bigger success when playing Ronaldo’s teams. These two went head to head for a total of 35 times, with Messi winning 16 matchups, while nine games finished in a draw.

Cristiano Ronaldo spends more time on social media, and it seems that he is more liked among women. His net worth is measured at around $450 million. He also has more income from brand sponsorships, and he recently signed a lifetime deal with Nike worth $1 billion.

No matter who you like better, the fact remains that Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are among the best athletes of all time.

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