Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo Statistic Comparison 2016

The most famous debate in the contemporary football world is Leo Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo. Top two footballer Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are the biggest rivals in football. Here we have Leo Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo statistic comparison for 2016. Both of them are great football players so we can’t compare who is best between Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ronaldo is more athletic of the two and is visibly more professional about taking care of himself. Messi’s balance is second to none, but because of his small size he can be knocked off the ball by more imposing opponents. He, however, seldom executes touches that are cute but ineffectual, something Ronaldo is guilty of sometimes.

We have attempted a detailed comparison of the statistics that the two players have gathered over their careers. Statistics of course never tell the whole story, but this is as objective a judgement as any that can be passed upon the million-dollar question.

Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo stats:

Messi vs Ronaldo #1 2015-16 Season Statistic

Cristiano Ronaldo 2015-16 Season Statistics

Competition

Games

Goals

Assist

Spanish League BBVA

24

21

8

UEFA Champions League

7

12

3

Copa del Rey

0

0

0

Super Cup

0

0

0

Total

31

33

11

Lionel Messi 2015-16 Season Statistics

Competition

Games

Goals


Assist

Spanish League BBVA

19

15

7

UEFA Champions League

3

3

1

Copa del Rey

4

5

2

Super Cup & Club World Cup

4

4

2

Total

30

27

12

Messi vs Ronaldo #2 International record

The international debuts of the two stars, both at 18, were contrasting in nature. Both their careers have proved to be contrary to the kind of expectations the respective introductions would have incited.

Year          

Lionel Messi (Appearances and goals)   

Cristiano Ronaldo (Appearances and goals)

2003

 

2 (0)

2004

 

16 (7)

2005

5 (0)

11 (2)

2006

7 (2)

14 (6)

2007

14 6)

10 (5)

2008

8 (2)

8 (1) – Appointed Captain

2009

10(3)

7 (1)

2010

10 (2)

11 (3)

2011

13 (4) – Appointed Captain

8 (7)

2012

9 (12)

13 (5)

2013

7 (6)

9 (10)

2014

14 (8)

9 (5)

2015

8 (4)

5 (3)

Messi vs Ronaldo #3 Club record

2015-2016


Messi Ronaldo

Appearances

30

27

Goals

21

27

Assists

8

10

Cards

4

2

Shorts/ Match

5.1

6.9

Pass %

81.9

81.1

Dribbles/ Match

5.2

1

Crossing Accuracy

0.4

0.3

Ball lost/Match

2.6

1.5

Tackles/ Match

0.5

0.3

Interceptions/ Match

0.2

0.2

Messi vs Ronaldo #4 Team honours

 

Lionel Messi

Cristiano Ronaldo

2003-04

 

FA Cup

2004-05            

La Liga

 

2005-06

Champions League, La Liga, Spanish Super Cup

League Cup

2006-07

Spanish Super Cup

Premier League

2007-08

 

Champions League, Premier League, Community Shield

2008-09

Champions League, La Liga, Copa del Rey

Premier League, League Cup, Club World Cup

2009-10

La Liga, Uefa Super Cup, Spanish Super Cup, Club World Cup

 

2010-11

Champions League, La Liga, Spanish Super Cup

Copa del Rey

2011-12

Copa del Rey, Uefa Super Cup, Spanish Super Cup, Club World Cup

La Liga

2012-13

La Liga

Spanish Super Cup

2013-14

Spanish Super Cup

Champions League, Copa del Rey

2014-15

La Liga, Copa del Rey, Champions League

Uefa Super Cup, Club World Cup

2015-16

Uefa Super Cup, Club World Cup

 

Suresh Choudhary

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