Who Has More Goals: Ronaldo or Messi?

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are two of the greatest footballers of all time. They have both won the Ballon d’Or, the FIFA World Player of the Year, and the UEFA Player of the Year awards multiple times. They are also the two highest-scoring players in men’s international football history. But who has scored more goals, Ronaldo or Messi?

In this article, we will take a closer look at the goalscoring records of Ronaldo and Messi. We will examine their overall goalscoring records, as well as their goalscoring records in different competitions. We will also discuss their goalscoring records for their respective national teams. By the end of this article, you will have a better understanding of who has scored more goals, Ronaldo or Messi.

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Player Club Goals
Lionel Messi Barcelona 863
Cristiano Ronaldo Manchester United 815

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Overall Comparison of Goals Scored

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are two of the greatest footballers of all time. They have both won the Ballon d’Or award a record seven times, and they are the two highest goalscorers in the history of the men’s professional football.

As of March 2023, Ronaldo has scored 805 goals in his career, while Messi has scored 759 goals. Ronaldo has scored more goals overall, but Messi has scored more goals in La Liga, the Champions League, and for Argentina.

Ronaldo has scored more goals overall

Ronaldo has scored 805 goals in his career, which is more than any other player in history. He has scored goals for Sporting Lisbon, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Juventus, and the Portugal national team.

Ronaldo’s most prolific goal-scoring season was in 2011-12, when he scored 61 goals for Real Madrid. He also scored 50 goals in 2013-14, 48 goals in 2014-15, and 47 goals in 2015-16.

Ronaldo has scored goals in all of the major competitions he has played in. He has scored 140 goals in the Champions League, 84 goals in the Premier League, 101 goals in La Liga, and 99 goals in Serie A.

Ronaldo has also scored goals for his national team. He has scored 117 goals for Portugal, which is the most goals scored by any player for their national team.

Messi has scored more goals in La Liga

Messi has scored 474 goals in La Liga, which is more than any other player in history. He has scored goals for Barcelona since he made his debut for the club in 2004.

Messi’s most prolific goal-scoring season in La Liga was in 2012-13, when he scored 50 goals. He has also scored 46 goals in 2011-12, 43 goals in 2016-17, and 42 goals in 2017-18.

Messi has won the Pichichi Trophy, which is awarded to the top goalscorer in La Liga, a record seven times. He has also won the European Golden Shoe, which is awarded to the top goalscorer in Europe, a record six times.

Ronaldo has scored more goals in the Champions League

Ronaldo has scored 140 goals in the Champions League, which is more than any other player in history. He has scored goals for Manchester United, Real Madrid, and Juventus.

Ronaldo’s most prolific goal-scoring season in the Champions League was in 2013-14, when he scored 17 goals. He has also scored 16 goals in 2015-16, 15 goals in 2017-18, and 15 goals in 2018-19.

Ronaldo has won the Champions League five times, which is more than any other player in history. He has also won the UEFA Best Player in Europe Award, which is awarded to the best player in the Champions League, a record four times.

Messi has scored more goals for Argentina

Messi has scored 86 goals for Argentina, which is more than any other player in history. He has scored goals for Argentina since he made his debut for the national team in 2005.

Messi’s most prolific goal-scoring season for Argentina was in 2016, when he scored 12 goals. He has also scored 10 goals in 2014, 9 goals in 2015, and 8 goals in 2018.

Messi has led Argentina to three major finals, but he has yet to win a major trophy with the national team. He has lost the Copa Amrica final in 2007, 2015, and 2016, and he has lost the World Cup final in 2014.

Goals Scored by Club

Ronaldo has scored more goals for Real Madrid than any other player in history. He has scored 450 goals for the club in 438 appearances.

Ronaldo’s most prolific goal-scoring season for Real Madrid was in 2011-12, when

Goals Scored Overall

As of March 2023, Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 807 goals in his professional career, while Lionel Messi has scored 769 goals. Ronaldo has scored more goals for club teams (759) than Messi (755), while Messi has scored more goals for national teams (86) than Ronaldo (115).

Goals Scored by Club

Ronaldo has scored more goals for Manchester United (136), Real Madrid (450), and Juventus (101) than Messi has scored for Barcelona (672). Messi has also played for Argentina, Santos, and Newell’s Old Boys.

Goals Scored by Competition

Ronaldo has scored more goals in the Champions League (140 vs. 125). Messi has scored more goals in the World Cup (12 vs. 6). Ronaldo has scored more goals in the European Championship (14 vs. 11). Messi has scored more goals in the Copa Amrica (18 vs. 15).

Other Stats

  • Ronaldo has scored more hat-tricks (59 vs. 54).
  • Messi has scored more free-kick goals (58 vs. 55).
  • Ronaldo has scored more penalties (135 vs. 114).
  • Messi has scored more goals with his left foot (614 vs. 583).

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are two of the greatest footballers of all time. They have both scored an incredible number of goals at the highest level of the game. While Ronaldo has scored more goals overall, Messi has scored more goals in some of the most prestigious competitions, such as the World Cup and the Copa Amrica. Ultimately, the debate over who is the greatest footballer of all time is likely to continue for many years to come.

Q: Who has more goals, Ronaldo or Messi?

A: Lionel Messi has scored more goals than Cristiano Ronaldo. As of March 2023, Messi has scored 769 goals for club and country, while Ronaldo has scored 759 goals.

Q: What is the difference in goals between Ronaldo and Messi?

A: The difference in goals between Ronaldo and Messi is 10. Ronaldo has scored 759 goals, while Messi has scored 769 goals.

Q: Who has scored more goals for their national team, Ronaldo or Messi?

A: Messi has scored more goals for his national team than Ronaldo. Messi has scored 86 goals for Argentina, while Ronaldo has scored 115 goals for Portugal.

Q: Who has scored more goals in the Champions League, Ronaldo or Messi?

A: Ronaldo has scored more goals in the Champions League than Messi. Ronaldo has scored 140 goals in the Champions League, while Messi has scored 125 goals.

Q: Who has scored more goals in La Liga, Ronaldo or Messi?

A: Messi has scored more goals in La Liga than Ronaldo. Messi has scored 474 goals in La Liga, while Ronaldo has scored 311 goals.

Q: Who has scored more goals in their career, Ronaldo or Messi?

A: Messi has scored more goals in their career than Ronaldo. Messi has scored 769 goals for club and country, while Ronaldo has scored 759 goals.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are two of the greatest footballers of all time. They have both won multiple Ballon d’Or awards and have scored an incredible number of goals. However, there is still a debate about who is the better player. Ronaldo has scored more goals overall, but Messi has a better goals-per-game ratio. Both players have had a huge impact on the game of football, and they will continue to be compared to each other for many years to come.

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