Cristiano Ronaldo has the most records in football history. The Portuguese forward has been in menacing form since he burst into the scene and only except for the World Cup he has almost won everything in football.
Both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have been at their peak for most of their career and are still going strong. Ronaldo arrived at Manchester United last season and finished as the second highest scorer in the English Premier League while Messi left Barcelona to sign for Paris Saint Germain on a free transfer last summer.
World Cup has eluded both of them for most of their playing time and they have dominated European football as well as international football. There are numerous footballers who have been a part of various records but these two are the holders of the most records in football.
Which player has the most records in football history: Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi
|Cristiano Ronaldo||Lionel Messi|
|Champions League||140 goals, 40 assists||125 goals, 35 assists|
|Champions League||8 Hat tricks||8 Hat tricks|
|Champions League||5 titles||4 titles|
|La Liga||308 goals and 95 assists in 291 matches||474 goals and 216 assists in 520 matches|
|La Liga||2 titles||10 titles|
|FIFA Club World Cup||4||3|
|International goals for the national team||117 goals in 189 matches||86 goals in 162 matches|
Cristiano Ronaldo started his career in Portugal at Sporting Lisbon and since then has plied his trade for Manchester United, Real Madrid and Juventus. The 37 year old does possess a plethora of records at his disposal.
He also has scored 802 goals, the most number of goals scored by a player in football and he surpassed Pele who was the record holder with 766 goals. Ronaldo also has the most international goals in his tally as he has now racked up 117 goals.
He also became the first player to score more than 50 goals for six back to back seasons for Real Madrid. He also has 8 hat tricks in the UEFA Champions League a joint record he currently holds with Lionel Messi.
The former Real Madrid forward also is the sole player to record more than 15 goals in the Champions League in a calendar year on three occasions. He also remains the only player to register consecutive hattricks in the UEFA Champions League back in 2017 as he has been a dominant force in European football for more than a decade.
The Manchester United player also is the first player to rack up 100 goals in European tournaments including the Champions League and the UEFA Super Cup. He scored the most number of free kick goals (12) in a single UEFA Champions League season.
When it comes to Spanish football he also scored the most number of penalties in La Liga history. He also netted 30+ goals for six back to back seasons in the La Liga. He also registered 35 hat tricks for Real Madrid, the most for the Spanish side in La Liga.
He also became the first player to win the coveted European Golden boot. As a Manchester United player he has so far held the records for scoring the most number of goals (31) in a 38 match season in the Premier League. He is also the only player to be conferred with the FIFA World Player of the Year and FIFA Puskas award.
For his country, Ronaldo has been involved in the most number of matches (17) in the World Cup finals so far. He also led his country to two major trophies, the UEFA European Championship and the Nations League.
he also has a record of scoring in four different World Cups and is currently Portugal’s all time top scorer. He has 170 caps for his national team, the highest so far.
Lionel Messi won the most number(6) Ballon d’Or awards in the World currently. He also registered the most number of goals(91) for Barcelona in a calendar year in 2012. He is the fastest player to reach 100 goals in the Champions League. He also has the most appearances for Barcelona.
He also has 45 free kick goals for Barcelona, the most by any player in that jersey. He is also Barcelona’s record scorer in international competitions and European competitions. He also was the first player to win six European golden shoes.
He is also the sole player to have recorded goals and assists in six different competitions in a single season. He also netted the most number of hat tricks in a single La Liga season alongside Cristiano Ronaldo.
He currently is the record holder for the most number of assists and goals scored in La Liga. He also has the most trophies in Spanish football to date. He also holds the record of scoring the highest number of home and away goals in La Liga for Barcelona. f
He scored at least two goals in a football match on 100 occasions. He also registered goals in six Spanish Super Cup editions.
He is also all time leading scorer and leading assist maker for Argentina. He netted 12 goals for his national team back in 2012, the most goals scored in a calendar year.
Who has more records Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi?
Cristiano Ronaldo has more records than Lionel Messi.
Which football player has the most number of wins?
Cristiano Ronaldo has the most number of wins in football history.