After the 29th title won by Leo Messi, we wanted to compare the performance in club of the Argentine and Cristiano Ronaldo since the beginning of their career.
Always at the top. Leo Messi has just won the European Supercup against FC Sevilla, the 29th title of his career. The opportunity for us to remember how great Messi is, even bigger than Cristiano Ronaldo? It’s been 12 years (already!) that Messi is squatting the most beautiful football fields in the world. Since 2004, the Pulga has played 533 games in club and scored no less than 454 goals. The Barca player is also a sharer, as evidenced by his 205 assists. But all this would have served nothing without a few titles to display in his living room. Precisely, in this area also it is cardboard. Messi at Barça, it’s 8 Liga, 4 Champions League, 3 World Club Championships, 7 Spanish Supercup, 3 European Supercup and 4 King Cups. Well, the numbers are good, but it doesn’t mean much without a point of comparison. That’s what Cristiano Ronaldo will be for.
The Portuguese, who is two years older than his rival, played 671 games in the club and scored 479 goals since his debut in pro during the 2002-2003 season. Level titles, CR7 must bow with its 19 trophies won either 10 less than Leo. With Manchester United, Ronaldo, who resumed training at Real Madrid, won 3 times the Premier League, 1 Champions League, 1 World Club Championship, 2 League Cups, 1 FA Cup and 2 Community Shield. In Real, the triple Ballon d’or has gleaned “only” 8 titles including 1 Liga, 2 Champions Leagues, 1 World Club, 1 Spanish Supercup, 1 European Supercup and 2 King Cups. The duel remains tense between the two men, even if Messi keeps a small advantage. Do you think Messi is the best player in history?