February 15, 2018

Ronaldo 1.06 - Messi 0.75


Cristiano Ronaldo surpassed the 100-goal mark for Real Madrid in the Champions League with his brace against PSG at the Bernabeu. His numbers continue to better those of Barcelona star Lionel Messi.

A debate that seems to go on and on in the world of football, making comparisons is unavoidable. For some, Lionel Messi is superior to any other footballer that ever graced tha game, while others favour Cristiano Ronaldo, pointing to his statistics and undying ambition.

The pair seem to be locked in a battle for every individual record or accolade, and the Portuguese ace is currently the all-time leading goalscorer in Europe's top five leagues, closely followed by the Argentine.

In the Champions League, Ronaldo has a remarkable 116 goals to his name. Having scored 15 in his 52 appearances for Manchester United in the competition, he took his tally for Real Madrid up to 101, becoming the first player to score 100 goals for the same club.

Ronaldo reached his century of Champions League goals in 95 appearances for 'Los Blancos', giving him a better goals-per-game ratio than Lionel Messi, who has netted 97 times in 121 matches.

After reaching such a milestone, the 33-year-old averages 1.06 goals per fixture in the Champions League for Madrid, while Messi's ratio stands at 0.75.


Cristiano Ronaldo surpassed the 100-goal mark for Real Madrid in the Champions League with his brace against PSG at the Bernabeu. His numbers continue to better those of Barcelona star Lionel Messi.

A debate that seems to go on and on in the world of football, making comparisons is unavoidable. For some, Lionel Messi is superior to any other footballer that ever graced tha game, while others favour Cristiano Ronaldo, pointing to his statistics and undying ambition.

The pair seem to be locked in a battle for every individual record or accolade, and the Portuguese ace is currently the all-time leading goalscorer in Europe's top five leagues, closely followed by the Argentine.

In the Champions League, Ronaldo has a remarkable 116 goals to his name. Having scored 15 in his 52 appearances for Manchester United in the competition, he took his tally for Real Madrid up to 101, becoming the first player to score 100 goals for the same club.

Ronaldo reached his century of Champions League goals in 95 appearances for 'Los Blancos', giving him a better goals-per-game ratio than Lionel Messi, who has netted 97 times in 121 matches.

After reaching such a milestone, the 33-year-old averages 1.06 goals per fixture in the Champions League for Madrid, while Messi's ratio stands at 0.75.