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C Ronaldo v L Messi

Updated on June 4, 2014

The Debate

The lifelong debate goes on and on, Ronaldo v Messi, who is better, who has better skills, shooting, dribbling, heading. Truth is, both these players have mesmerising skills, dribbling techniques, shooting ability and personal traits, but both players also have something better than the other, Ronaldo with his pace, strength and aerial threat, Messi with his close skill dribbling, agility, balance and team play. Both of these players score freely and for fun with both having incredibly phenomenal goalscoring tallies, smashing all sorts of Spanish La Liga records and here i give you the chance to view their statistics from all competitions over the last few years and give your own personal opinion in the poll, so we can see who, in the personal opinion of the you, the Hub readers, is the better player.


Ronaldo and Messi have both had their clubs reinforced by the likes of Bale for Madrid and Neymar for Barcelona, do these signings mean less goals will be scored for our comparison pair and more assists made or vice versa, do you think it has any effect on the star players, having to share any limelight?



The statistics on show are from all club competitions for Real Madrid and Barcelona only, no country games are involved here

I will be sure to keep this hub up to date with the latest stats once each season has ended. Don't forget to cast your vote or even leave a comment giving your own personal reasons as to who is the best football player?


Below are the seasonal statistic charts for both players, starting from season 2009/2010 to 2013/14 with the final one totalling them all together with added goals per game and assists per game.

Player Stats 2009/10

 
Ronaldo
Messi
Appearances
35
53
Goals
33
47
Assists
7
11

Player Stats 2010/11

 
Ronaldo
Messi
Appearances
54
55
Goals
53
53
Assists
13
24

Player Stats 2011/12

 
Ronaldo
Messi
Appearances
54
60
Goals
60
73
Assists
15
28

Player Stats 2012/13

 
Ronaldo
Messi
Appearances
55
50
Goals
55
60
Assists
12
16

Player Stats 2013/14

 
Ronaldo
Messi
Appearances
47
46
Goals
51
41
Assists
15
14

Player Stats Totals 2009/14

 
Ronaldo
Messi
Appearances
245
264
Goals
252
274
Assists
62
93
Goals per game
1.02
1.03
Assists per game
0.25
0.35

A Few Goal Scoring Records


Cristaino Ronaldo holds a couple of good goal records in La Liga, which are as follows:

  • The first player ever to score against every side in La Liga in a single season
  • The first player to score 25+ goals in 5 consecutive a Liga seasons

He did have many more to his name but Messi had a brilliant season in 2012/13 and beat majority of the records Ronaldo had to his name...


While Lionel Messi holds these records:

  • Most league goals in a season (50 goals in 2011/12)
  • Most league home goals in a season (35 goals in 2011/12)
  • Most league away goals in a season (24 goals in 2012/13)
  • Most consecutive league matches scored in (21 consecutive matches scoring 33 goals in 2012/13)
  • Most league hat-tricks in a season (8 hat-tricks in 2011/12)
  • Youngest player to score 150 league goals (24 years and 270 days old)


Ronaldo v Messi

Who is the better player?

See results

Results

I can imagine everybody has different opinions on this and i am without doubt that this debate will go on until the world ends (or until there are 2 better players to compare against each other) but the one thing everybody has to agree on is that watching either of these special players in action is truly breathtaking!

So now you've had a little read on the Hub and a peek at all the statistics from the past few seasons, why not get your vote casted on the poll and leave a comment below to let the world know, who is better!?!?! RONALDO V MESSI

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      Ben ejembi benayoung 2 years ago

      As for me Cr7 is more better because he has being brilliance in every country he go to play right from when he was at Portuguese league, English league and Spanish league he has being spectacular all through,,,,,,,above all he is the laliga all time hat trick. Where were messi before ronaldo came from behind after messi 8th seasons be ronaldos arrival.....#C. Ronaldo all the way.

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      Abdul waarith 2 years ago

      To me ronaldo is a bit better than messi,where is messi from last two season.

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      abdul waarith 2 years ago

      Although i am a blue fan but my opinion is RONALDO!!!

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      Quashigah 2 years ago

      To me both are great but Ronaldo is a bit ahead of messi and I will go for Cr7.

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      Franconero 2 years ago

      Messi is from another planet. While Ronaldo is from this planet. You can't compare an incomplete man with one leg to a complete man with two legs on the pitch. Using one jdp to operate is more hectic to using two legs to operate. So the kudos to Messi

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      kk 2 years ago

      please let us employ logic ronaldo played nothing in the world cup and thank God for di maria in the champions league final... how is ronaldo the best player for last season when the mvp of the world cup is on the list

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      IOwn 4 years ago from My laptop in the UK

      Very split opinions on both these players, after 52 votes Messi is slight favourite with just 4% between them!

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      IOwn 4 years ago from My laptop in the UK

      I know I'm talking to myself but hey... 22 votes now and Messi has surpassed Ronaldo...

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      IOwn 4 years ago from My laptop in the UK

      16 votes and it's 50/50, maybe after some of the Champions League games to come, that will change depending on performances?

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      IOwn 4 years ago from My laptop in the UK

      12 votes and Ronaldo with 58% is beating Messi with his 42% ..... Interesting....

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      Azhar Siddiqui 4 years ago from India

      @IOwn yes it's a good community especially for football lovers like us. Few days back i stumbled upon it and since then sharing with every football enthusiast and yes me too Utd fan

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      Thomas Swan 4 years ago from New Zealand

      A good read and a comprehensive guide. I always support Madrid when the two teams play (I can't support a team with Busquets and Alves in), but even then, Messi is better. Ronaldo is like the best human footballer alive, but Messi is superhuman.

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      IOwn 4 years ago from My laptop in the UK

      Oh and i support Man Utd

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      IOwn 4 years ago from My laptop in the UK

      Just checked it out, very good idea indeed, i'll be sure to keep checking on there for all the football related Hubs for sure, hopefully i will be able to write some more too and get them on there, thanks

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      Azhar Siddiqui 4 years ago from India

      You support which club ? And if you are an avid Football Fan then read this hub and be a part of it.

      https://hubpages.com/sports/Football-Hubbers-Netwo...

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      IOwn 4 years ago from My laptop in the UK

      Messi with his close control between defenders seems to amaze me every time! Ronaldo with his pace and super quick feet... mesmerising. Both geniuses indeed azharsid

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      Azhar Siddiqui 4 years ago from India

      nice hub....

      The debate will never end for sure. Both are geniuses in their own play.

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      IOwn 4 years ago from My laptop in the UK

      Thanks for the comments guys, I'm a Utd supporter myself and Ronaldo was one of my favourite players from his time with us, but... my personal preference has to be Messi

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      Anthony Binks 4 years ago from Northern Ireland

      Good Hub.

      Messi is an all round better player but being a reds fan I had to vote Ronaldo.