Who is better between Messi and Ronaldo? We have always seen that there are countless debates. We can’t deny the fact that both players are gems for world football. Without these players, football might be a boring game but thanks to their dedication and contribution, as fans, we are enjoying their skills and goals.
5. Most goals in El Clasico history
Lionel Messi scored a record-breaking 26 goals against Real Madrid, 18 of which have come in La Liga, and no player is likely to eclipse the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner’s El Clasico record, who also has the most hat-tricks. He will be the top scorer in this game for decades until some great player surpassed him.
4. Most European Golden Shoe winner
The best player ever to grace the beautiful game. Lionel Messi is leading Cristiano Ronaldo or any other player in terms of the Golden Boot. Messi has won it for a record Six Times. Each of his goal-scoring seasons is phenomenal and unmatched.
3. Most Goals Scored for a Single Club
Lionel Messi is the only player who has bagged the most goals for a single club. Messi is the highest goal scorer in all types of Competitions for Barca. He has scored 672 official goals.
2. Most Ballon d’Or winner
Lionel Messi is the all-time leading player with the most Seven Ballon d’Or awards. He won the award in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2019 and 2021. Messi is the first player to bag 4 consecutive Ballon d’Or, he achieved four ballon d’ors at the age of 25.
1. Most Official Goals in a Calendar Year
In the year 2012, after nearly four decades, Lionel Messi broke Gerd Muller’s record of 85 goals in a calendar year. The Argentine star scored 91 goals that year in just 69 appearances for both his country and club; a tremendous record! 59 goals in 38 La Liga matches, 5 goals in 8 Copa del Rey games, 2 goals in 2 Supercopa matches and 13 goals in 12 UEFA Champions League Matches. He also went on to win his fourth consecutive Ballon d’Or that year.