Every football fan is aware of the rivalry between Ronaldo and Messi. The Ronaldo vs Messi debate is no doubt the biggest debate in all sporting history. Both players are always trying to get the upper hand over each other and both the players are breaking and setting new world records and the list keeps on updating.
Let us take a look at who has set the most world records in football.
Ronaldo vs Messi: International Records
Lionel Messi has not yet won any major international trophy. On the other hand, Cristiano Ronaldo has won a major trophy. He lifted the 2016 UEFA Euro Cup.
Talking about minor international trophies, Messi has won the 2005 FIFA U-20 World Cup, as well as an Olympic Gold in 2008. Ronaldo has also won the 2018/19 UEFA Nations League.
First Argentina player to score against the other 9 CONEMBOL countries
Most goals scored against friendlies: 27 goals
Most goals scored in one FIFA World Cup qualification: 10 goals
Most goals scored in a year (national team): 12 goals (2012)
Youngest Argentinian to score in a World Cup
Youngest player to have reached 100 caps in CONMEBOL history.
Cristiano Ronaldo International Records
Most goals scored in European World Cup Qualifiers: 29 goals
Most goals scored in a single European World Cup Qualifying campaign: 14 goals
All-time goal scorer for Portugal: 78 goals
All-time Portugal’s top scorer in UEFA Euro matches: 9 goals
Most matches played in European Championship: 19 matches
Most matches played in World cups: 13 matches
Youngest player to reach 100 caps: 27 years, 8 months and 11 days
The only player to score for Portugal in 3 different World Cups
Ronaldo vs Messi: Club Records
Lionel Messi is the only player to win the La Liga title with FC Barcelona 10 times. He has also won the Copa Del Rey 6 times. The little magician has also won 4 UEFA Champions League titles. He has also lifted 8 Domestic Super Cups, as well as 3 UEFA Super Cups. He has conquered 3 Club World Cups. Thus, Messi has won a total of 34 club titles, all with FC Barcelona.
Cristiano Ronaldo won 3 Premier League titles with Manchester United. With Manchester United, he also lifted an FA Cup as well as 2 English league titles. He also won the La Liga 2 times with Real Madrid, as well as 2 Copa Del Rey trophies. He has also lifted 2 Serie A titles with his current club Juventus. The Portuguese star has won 5 UEFA Champions League titles, 1 with Manchester United and 4 with Real Madrid. He has lifted 6 Domestic Super Cups, as well as 3 UEFA Super Cups. He also has 4 Club World Cups in his showcase. Thus, Ronaldo has won a total of 30 club titles with 3 different clubs.
Lionel Messi Club Records
Most freekicks scored: 27 freekick goals
All-time Barcelona top scorer in all games: 549 goals
All-time Barcelona top scorer in official competitions: 519 goals
Barcelona top scorer in La Liga: 358 goals
Barcelona top scorer in European competitions: 99 goals
Barcelona top scorer in international competitions: 101 goals
Most hat-tricks in La Liga for Barcelona: 28 hat-tricks
Most hat-tricks scored for Barcelona in a single La Liga season: 8 hat-tricks
Most goals scored in a single Champions League season: 14 goals
First Barcelona player to be La Liga top scorer 4 times
The first Barcelona player to surpass 50 goals in 5 seasons