13 Reasons Why Cristiano Ronaldo is Better Than Lionel Messi!

August 28, 2021 By khansa

13 Reasons Why Cristiano Ronaldo is Better Than Lionel Messi!

What has been the biggest football debate of all time? Yup! you got it right. It's Ronaldo vs Messi. The fans, the critics, the football stars, the coaches, the managers and it seems that everyone on the face of the earth who has anything to do with football has given his/her opinion on the matter.


Before we start, let's watch a video of Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi


Some regard Lionel Messi as the greatest footballer of all time, while others think that Ronaldo is the greatest footballer of all time. However, if we put our emotions and favoritism aside and focus on stats & reality we will realize that Ronaldo is surely ahead in the GOAT debate, though Messi is richer than Ronaldo.


13 reasons why Cristiano Ronaldo is better than Lionel Messi.

13. Cristiano Ronaldo has more goals than Lionel Messi in the club career. Ronaldo has scored 674 goals in his club career, while Messi has scored 672 goals in his club career.

12. Ronaldo has proven himself in 4 different clubs in 4 different leagues. While Messi has only played for just two clubs in his career (Barcelona and PSG) and has found a comfort zone, from which he is not willing to come out.

11. Ronaldo has 1 major International Trophy. Messi has none.

10. Ronaldo is the highest ever goalscorer in the Champions League with 120 goals, while Messi is at second with 103 goals.

9. Ronaldo has more International goals than Messi. CR7 has scored 85 goals, while Messi has scored 65 goals in his International career.

8. Ronaldo has much better leadership skills and knows how to carry his team and inspire them to victories under crucial circumstances. Messi on the other hand has shown again and again that he gives up under pressure and becomes totally silent on the field.

7. Ronaldo is a much more complete player than Lionel Messi. Ronaldo is strong on his right foot, left foot, and head. Messi on the other hand is only strong on the left foot.

6. Ronaldo is faster than Messi. This is a no-brainer. We have seen time and again Ronaldo beat defenders with his incredible pace. Messi on the other hand is a great dribbler but he does not have the same pace as Ronaldo.

5. Ronaldo is much better at Penalties than Messi. He is able to score those crucial penalties under pressure. Messi on the other hand seems to crumble under pressure and is not reliable when it comes to converting penalties.

4. Ronaldo is a major threat on crosses and corners, due to his amazing heading ability. Messi on the other hand is not a major threat on aerial balls in the box, due to his short height and average heading.

3. Ronaldo is a much more marketable player than Messi. The primary reason behind this is his better footballing abilities and excellent style on and off the pitch. So the big companies see Ronaldo as a better option for marketing than Messi.

2. Ronaldo is a better sportsman and knows how to face defeat. Messi on the other hand has been seen taking retirements after facing embarrassing defeats. And then taking back those retirements.

1. Cristiano Ronaldo is considered the greatest ever footballer for his country, Portugal. Messi on the other hand is still considered to be behind Maradona by some.


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  1. Galiwango Eric Johnson
    Galiwango Eric Johnson September 1, 2020 06:13

    For sure what i have proven CR7 is better than the GOAT 'cause the things that have been quoted it just direct you that goat down to CR7, CR7 is better than MESSI to be honest.

    1. Sumeet
      Sumeet November 11, 2020 09:55

      I want to know who is better Messi or CR7 . After reading this article I got more information about CR7 against Messi. Thank you for article .

    2. Nephi Georgia
      Nephi Georgia August 12, 2021 10:40

      I love Ronaldo Buh to consider it Messi is the G.O.A.T

  2. Osiroko Emmanuel
    osiroko Emmanuel September 7, 2020 10:24

    I am strong fans of CR7 I can bet my life for CR7 but the truth most be told dose two player are special good but I still go for CR7

  3. Ronaldo
    Ronaldo October 30, 2020 10:44

    ofcorse CR7 is better who is messi?

  4. Shevon
    Shevon November 14, 2020 01:14

    Really thats that all they had to say. There are so many other reasons why cr7 is much much better than messi

    1. Aryan Staney
      Aryan Staney February 9, 2021 01:24

      I agree ... but ...
      When I check the same thing in google it shows Messi...
      people should change that by reading this article

    2. Arianit Hasani
      Arianit Hasani February 14, 2021 11:13

      for messi you need to many reasons to say that he is a better footballer than ronaldo first one 6 golden boots than 6 ballon d or than finalist in world cup 2014 than these statistics messi with 200 games lower than ronaldo 735 goals in 1013 games messi 703 goals in 867 games and to many reasons i dont know how to count the records that messi has broken so dont say that ronaldo is the goat of football

  5. Victor
    Victor November 21, 2020 16:30

    CR7 is the best of all time

  6. Nao Vlogs
    Nao Vlogs November 24, 2020 03:20

    Well.. I'm a fan of CR7 so I would say that this article is perfect..
    But to be honest both are having different abilities in football..
    We can't judge them..
    Anyways I support CR7

  7. Basil
    Basil November 24, 2020 10:48

    When you take a look l, please don't take only ucl. In the case of ucl also , messi has played less number of matches than CR7.

    1. IamSancj
      IamSancj December 14, 2020 21:43

      Ronaldo has scored 20 more goals than messi in laliga and has played more than 145 matches more than messi. You can expect messi to score those 20 goals in at least 40 matches. There is no point arguing. Both are best in what they do and are the biggest nmes in world football.

  8. Steve
    Steve November 25, 2020 02:57

    This is not concrete since CR7 played more games for his clubs as opposed to messi and ronaldo did not scored more assists than messi. When it comes to international stats messi played less than cr7.In this statistics it is alleged that messi has no international trophy. It is bogus as he won olympic games with his teammates and the best goalscorer in his country team.

  9. Tenzin Rabjam
    Tenzin Rabjam November 25, 2020 11:56

    CR7 Best Ever, Ssssiiiii

  10. Fiadze Gideon
    Fiadze Gideon November 27, 2020 18:29

    Cr7 is my father and he is the best ever

  11. Fazeel
    Fazeel December 13, 2020 07:48

    Yes cr7 is the best of all time no doubt

  12. Finn Christensen
    finn christensen December 14, 2020 05:33

    Well, I`ve seen all them greats since Pele.I don`t see Christiano anywhere near the best of all time. Great goalscorer though. So for once I go with majority of coaches and world opinion; Messi is the best I`v ever seen, no doubt.

  13. Anonymous
    Anonymous December 15, 2020 08:48

    When messi is three years younger bruh you cant rlly say stuff if ronaldo started his career earlier than messi still has a foothold against ronaldo so just wait messi will overtake him or maybe he wont it's an opinionative thing

  14. Zeba
    Zeba December 17, 2020 14:27

    Yeah I agree with it. But...
    In Google when I searched 'who is the best football player all over world it tells us Messi!
    CR7 was the best,is the best and will be the best forever...
    And tbh CR7 has way more reasons why he is the best!

  15. Jonn Kenyan
    Jonn Kenyan December 23, 2020 03:23

    Ronaldo is the Real GOAT...CR7 is always the best

  16. Emily
    Emily February 22, 2021 15:28

    I agree with the article. Cristiano Ronaldo has proven himself in all aspects of football that he is the better one. He's dedicated to his health and that makes him fit. Indeed he is the GOAT no matter what people say❤️❤️ #CR7#GOAT

  17. Anthony
    Anthony February 26, 2021 08:58

    CR7 all the way.we all know the truth, yes ronaldo is far better than Messi.some of the six balon d'or messi won is corrupt, but we all saw how CR7 prove him self to be who he is today.

    C R 7

  18. Michael Nifor
    Michael Nifor March 6, 2021 11:37

    I did agree with those reasons. All is in line, and right, as I not want to be favorite my comment but to face the real issue of the two legends, (Ronaldo and Messi).

  19. DonVergon
    DonVergon March 6, 2021 15:50

    For sure Ronaldo is bettee than Messi.
    This article clearly proves it.
    However Messi still is a great player.

  20. MESSI Lover
    MESSI lover March 15, 2021 09:50

    Eusabio has more goals than ronaldo,
    Messi does act for advertises too,
    Messi's not as fast as you might think top speed wise, but his agility and acceleration in short spaces are the best in the world,
    Leo Messi has scored 696 goals in his career, 90 of them (13 per cent) were scored with his right foot. That's not so much against his overall tally but it's almost impossible to find a top player who scores as many goals with his weaker foot,
    Lionel Messi misses 22 penalties out of 100 shots while Cristiano Ronaldo misses 17 penaltis out of 100 shots, NOT MUCH DIFFERENT
    Ronaldo scored 668 goals from 883 matches while Messi scored659 from 766 matches,HOWS THAT FOR YOU???

  21. Football Analyser
    Football analyser March 15, 2021 21:36

    I am just an analyser I do not care for the emotions you all have but messi has a higher goals per game than Ronaldo and has appeared in 146 lesser games than him but still has almost the same amount of goals

  22. Anonymous Figure
    Anonymous Figure March 26, 2021 08:24

    The only reason Messi has more trophies is because he plays with a better team. Ronaldo kept Real Madrid alive, but Messi can't keep Barca alive. You are right, and Ronaldo is superior to Messi.

  23. Anthony Godwin
    Anthony Godwin April 23, 2021 02:59

    Wow it's nice but the truth still remains that Messi is still better than Ronaldo..

  24. Bantion
    Bantion May 16, 2021 05:42

    Both players are great and should be appreciated equally, both make the game even more interesting to watch. If you check the stats from one side, you will see messi being better, from another side, Ronaldo being better.

  25. Diamond Kwarteng
    Diamond Kwarteng June 5, 2021 07:06

    I love football game

  26. Joshua
    Joshua June 8, 2021 03:43

    13. Two less seasons for messi
    12. I agree, though messi as stayed loyal to Barca, while ronaldo left as soon as the succes stopped at real
    11. Messi has litteraly carried argentina to 4 finals, while Ronaldo only has a euro's at a time where no other europian country was at their level
    10. I agree, but again, 2 more seasons than messi
    9. Again, 2 more seasons, and Ronaldo has played many more matches
    8. Where do you get this information? Show me an example.
    7. Not true. Messi has dribbling, shooting, passing, defending, ronaldo has shooting, pace
    6.True, but how does this affect this debate
    5. True, but not much better

    4. yes, but who sets up these crosses and corners? Ronaldo? No, messi
    3. I agree, off the pitch
    2. So a man who shows good sportsmanship throws his captain's armband when he loses? And a man who shows bad sportsmanship stays with a club after losing 2-8 to bayern?
    1. HOW is this fair? Just because portugal has less competent players than argentina does Not mean that Ronaldo is better? And most people think messi is better than maradonna

    So, overal this post is wrong and biased.

  27. Atibath
    Atibath July 10, 2021 06:31

    Ronaldo is indeed the best

  28. Bigbrain
    bigbrain July 17, 2021 23:22

    OK. Its not about goals or how good you are at scoring goals from crosses, literally they are just one touch goals, easy chances for you if you are a Genuine Nine. Messi is a False Nine, he creates chances though he is a Number 10. It is an art better than scoring goals and crying over defeat, which Leo never rarely does. LEO GOAT KING

  29. MESSI FC
    MESSI FC July 20, 2021 11:02

    I love Messi, but I have to admit that Ronaldo is better.

  30. Nosa
    Nosa July 24, 2021 18:00

    This article just makes me laugh. You said we should keep emotions and favouritism aside but you are clearly showing biasness by telling us things Ronaldo is better than Messi in and not the things Messi is better than Ronaldo in.
    First, you keep talking about goals forgetting that Ronaldo has played more matches than Messi and Messi has a better goal ratio than Ronaldo
    Messi also has more assists and more goal contributions than Ronaldo despite playing less matches
    This article was written in 2020 so I would not address the international trophy part
    Ronaldo has more speed but Messi has a better acceleration
    Messi is a better dribbler than Ronaldo
    Messi has won more trophies
    Messi has won more awards
    Messi is the record holder of the 2 biggest individual achievements (Ballon d'or and golden boot)
    Messi has won the best player at international tournaments while Ronaldo hasn't won any

    Do you see your biasness, I didn't even mention other areas where Messi is better. Clearly, this is a Ronaldo fan website

  31. Muadz
    muadz July 29, 2021 23:15

    CR7 is the best

  32. Sam
    Sam August 6, 2021 23:19

    Bro your tripping Messi is so much better
    What about free kicks what about actual trophies what about the market, what about loyalty, Messi has been so loyal to Barca

  33. Sagar
    Sagar August 8, 2021 00:07

    Messi is love!!!

  34. Emmanuel
    emmanuel August 9, 2021 04:15

    i already know cr7 is the best

  35. Anonymous
    Anonymous August 10, 2021 04:18

    Can’t agree with this. You should consider the age difference that they have, difference in the number of matches to make such a comparison.

  36. Fatai Boluwatife
    Fatai boluwatife August 11, 2021 16:20

    I love this articles so much because i love CR7 now is the king of football

  37. Rayjay
    Rayjay August 15, 2021 08:41

    Well, TBH both are awesome players but we have to consider the fact that messi has played 150 games lesser than Ronaldo. Messi's goals per game is higher than Ronaldo which clearly states that he is a better goal scorer.
    He has got way more assists.
    Messi's free kicks have gotten better in recent years.
    He won Copa America for argentina.
    He was the man of the tournament in 4 of the 5 major (including world cup) tournaments he played for argentina which states that he is a complete performer.
    And all the top experts of football believe that messi is better.

    Both are great but messi is definitely a better player.

  38. Daniel
    Daniel August 17, 2021 07:26

    I totally agree with you although there are other reasons Ronaldo is better that you didn't mention here

  39. Mark
    Mark September 2, 2021 04:20

    Messi is the best of all timeeeeee.messi goals are even near Ronaldo's despite more matches than Messi

  40. Pella
    Pella September 2, 2021 05:19

    This option you list here is the best debate I have see so far about the two G.O.A.T well breakdown I wish all the people comparing them together to see this and know the real world legend

  41. Bionic
    Bionic September 26, 2021 11:33

    This is so inaccurate. Messi has an international trophy (Copa America) Yes, Messi has less goals, but that's because he played much less games than Ronaldo. Messi's goal to game ratio is 0.87, while Ronaldo's is 0.77. That means if Messi played as many games as Ronaldo did, he would have much more goals than Ronaldo. Messi is also better than Ronaldo in everything except penalties, headers, and pace. Messi has also carried Argentina to the world cup final in 2014. Sorry, but this article is wrong; Messi is the greatest player in the world and arguably in history. The debate is over.

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