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Messi 2016 Calendar Year Stats Ronaldo

2016

- Club & Country -

Lionel Messi Calendar Year Goals 2016

  • 30 Apps
  • 15 Assists
  • 28 Goals
    • 4 Penalties (2 missed)
    • 3 Hat-tricks
    • 0.93 Goal Ratio

Cristiano Ronaldo Calendar Year Goals 2016

  • 23 Goals
    • 2 Penalties (3 missed)
    • 3 Hat-tricks
    • 0.96 Goal Ratio
  • 8 Assists
  • 24 Apps

- Club -

Lionel Messi Barcelona Goals 2016 Calendar Year

  • 28 Apps
  • 15 Assists
  • 27 Goals
    • 3 Penalties (2 missed)
    • 3 Hat-tricks
    • 0.96 Goal Ratio

Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Goals 2016 Calendar Year

  • 22 Goals
    • 2 Penalties (2 missed)
    • 3 Hat-tricks
    • 1.00 Goal Ratio
  • 8 Assists
  • 22 Apps

- Country -

Lionel Messi Calendar Year International Goals in 2016

  • 2 Caps
  • 0 Assists
  • 1 Goals
    • 1 Penalties (0 missed)
    • 0 Hat-tricks
    • 0.50 Goal Ratio

Cristiano Ronaldo Calendar Year International Goals in 2016

  • 1 Goals
    • 0 Penalties (1 missed)
    • 0 Hat-tricks
    • 0.50 Goal Ratio
  • 0 Assists
  • 2 Caps

2015

- Club & Country -

Lionel Messi Calendar Year Goals 2015

  • 61 Apps
  • 26 Assists
  • 52 Goals
    • 8 Penalties (4 missed)
    • 3 Hat-tricks
    • 0.85 Goal Ratio

Cristiano Ronaldo Calendar Year Goals 2015

  • 57 Goals
    • 11 Penalties (3 missed)
    • 8 Hat-tricks
    • 1.00 Goal Ratio
  • 17 Assists
  • 57 Apps

- Club -

Lionel Messi Barcelona Goals 2015 Calendar Year

  • 53 Apps
  • 23 Assists
  • 48 Goals
    • 7 Penalties (4 missed)
    • 3 Hat-tricks
    • 0.91 Goal Ratio

Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Goals 2015 Calendar Year

  • 54 Goals
    • 10 Penalties (3 missed)
    • 7 Hat-tricks
    • 1.04 Goal Ratio
  • 17 Assists
  • 52 Apps

- Country -

Lionel Messi Calendar Year International Goals in 2015

  • 8 Caps
  • 3 Assists
  • 4 Goals
    • 1 Penalties (0 missed)
    • 0 Hat-tricks
    • 0.50 Goal Ratio

Cristiano Ronaldo Calendar Year International Goals in 2015

  • 3 Goals
    • 1 Penalties (0 missed)
    • 1 Hat-tricks
    • 0.60 Goal Ratio
  • 0 Assists
  • 5 Caps

2014

- Club & Country -

Lionel Messi Calendar Year Goals 2014

  • 66 Apps
  • 22 Assists
  • 58 Goals
    • 7 Penalties (3 missed)
    • 5 Hat-tricks
    • 0.88 Goal Ratio

Cristiano Ronaldo Calendar Year Goals 2014

  • 61 Goals
    • 13 Penalties (1 missed)
    • 4 Hat-tricks
    • 1.02 Goal Ratio
  • 20 Assists
  • 60 Apps

- Club -

Lionel Messi Barcelona Goals 2014 Calendar Year

  • 52 Apps
  • 19 Assists
  • 50 Goals
    • 6 Penalties (2 missed)
    • 5 Hat-tricks
    • 0.96 Goal Ratio

Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Goals 2014 Calendar Year

  • 56 Goals
    • 13 Penalties (1 missed)
    • 4 Hat-tricks
    • 1.10 Goal Ratio
  • 19 Assists
  • 51 Apps

- Country -

Lionel Messi Calendar Year International Goals in 2014

  • 14 Caps
  • 3 Assists
  • 8 Goals
    • 1 Penalties (1 missed)
    • 0 Hat-tricks
    • 0.57 Goal Ratio

Cristiano Ronaldo Calendar Year International Goals in 2014

  • 5 Goals
    • 0 Penalties (0 missed)
    • 0 Hat-tricks
    • 0.56 Goal Ratio
  • 1 Assists
  • 9 Caps

2013

- Club & Country -

Lionel Messi Calendar Year Goals 2013

  • 46 Apps
  • 16 Assists
  • 45 Goals
    • 9 Penalties (1 missed)
    • 4 Hat-tricks
    • 0.98 Goal Ratio

Cristiano Ronaldo Calendar Year Goals 2013

  • 69 Goals
    • 9 Penalties (2 missed)
    • 8 Hat-tricks
    • 1.17 Goal Ratio
  • 17 Assists
  • 59 Apps

- Club -

Lionel Messi Barcelona Goals 2013 Calendar Year

  • 39 Apps
  • 12 Assists
  • 39 Goals
    • 5 Penalties (1 missed)
    • 3 Hat-tricks
    • 1.00 Goal Ratio

Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Goals 2013 Calendar Year

  • 59 Goals
    • 9 Penalties (2 missed)
    • 6 Hat-tricks
    • 1.18 Goal Ratio
  • 16 Assists
  • 50 Apps

- Country -

Lionel Messi Calendar Year International Goals in 2013

  • 7 Caps
  • 4 Assists
  • 6 Goals
    • 4 Penalties (0 missed)
    • 1 Hat-tricks
    • 0.86 Goal Ratio

Cristiano Ronaldo Calendar Year International Goals in 2013

  • 10 Goals
    • 0 Penalties (0 missed)
    • 2 Hat-tricks
    • 1.11 Goal Ratio
  • 1 Assists
  • 9 Caps

2012

- Club & Country -

Lionel Messi Calendar Year Goals 2012

  • 69 Apps
  • 22 Assists
  • 91 Goals
    • 14 Penalties (3 missed)
    • 9 Hat-tricks
    • 1.32 Goal Ratio

Cristiano Ronaldo Calendar Year Goals 2012

  • 63 Goals
    • 10 Penalties (2 missed)
    • 4 Hat-tricks
    • 0.89 Goal Ratio
  • 14 Assists
  • 71 Apps

- Club -

Lionel Messi Barcelona Goals 2012 Calendar Year

  • 60 Apps
  • 21 Assists
  • 79 Goals
    • 13 Penalties (2 missed)
    • 7 Hat-tricks
    • 1.32 Goal Ratio

Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Goals 2012 Calendar Year

  • 58 Goals
    • 10 Penalties (1 missed)
    • 4 Hat-tricks
    • 1.00 Goal Ratio
  • 12 Assists
  • 58 Apps

- Country -

Lionel Messi Calendar Year International Goals in 2012

  • 9 Caps
  • 1 Assists
  • 12 Goals
    • 1 Penalties (1 missed)
    • 2 Hat-tricks
    • 1.33 Goal Ratio

Cristiano Ronaldo Calendar Year International Goals in 2012

  • 5 Goals
    • 0 Penalties (1 missed)
    • 0 Hat-tricks
    • 0.38 Goal Ratio
  • 2 Assists
  • 13 Caps

2011

- Club & Country -

Lionel Messi Calendar Year Goals 2011

  • 70 Apps
  • 36 Assists
  • 59 Goals
    • 8 Penalties (2 missed)
    • 6 Hat-tricks
    • 0.84 Goal Ratio

Cristiano Ronaldo Calendar Year Goals 2011

  • 60 Goals
    • 13 Penalties (0 missed)
    • 9 Hat-tricks
    • 1.00 Goal Ratio
  • 16 Assists
  • 60 Apps

- Club -

Lionel Messi Barcelona Goals 2011 Calendar Year

  • 57 Apps
  • 27 Assists
  • 55 Goals
    • 7 Penalties (2 missed)
    • 6 Hat-tricks
    • 0.96 Goal Ratio

Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Goals 2011 Calendar Year

  • 53 Goals
    • 12 Penalties (0 missed)
    • 9 Hat-tricks
    • 1.02 Goal Ratio
  • 14 Assists
  • 52 Apps

- Country -

Lionel Messi Calendar Year International Goals in 2011

  • 13 Caps
  • 9 Assists
  • 4 Goals
    • 1 Penalties (0 missed)
    • 0 Hat-tricks
    • 0.31 Goal Ratio

Cristiano Ronaldo Calendar Year International Goals in 2011

  • 7 Goals
    • 1 Penalties (0 missed)
    • 0 Hat-tricks
    • 0.88 Goal Ratio
  • 2 Assists
  • 8 Caps

2010

- Club & Country -

Lionel Messi Calendar Year Goals 2010

  • 64 Apps
  • 17 Assists
  • 60 Goals
    • 1 Penalties (1 missed)
    • 6 Hat-tricks
    • 0.94 Goal Ratio

Cristiano Ronaldo Calendar Year Goals 2010

  • 48 Goals
    • 8 Penalties (0 missed)
    • 4 Hat-tricks
    • 0.81 Goal Ratio
  • 17 Assists
  • 59 Apps

- Club -

Lionel Messi Barcelona Goals 2010 Calendar Year

  • 54 Apps
  • 16 Assists
  • 58 Goals
    • 1 Penalties (1 missed)
    • 6 Hat-tricks
    • 1.07 Goal Ratio

Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Goals 2010 Calendar Year

  • 45 Goals
    • 8 Penalties (0 missed)
    • 4 Hat-tricks
    • 0.94 Goal Ratio
  • 13 Assists
  • 48 Apps

- Country -

Lionel Messi Calendar Year International Goals in 2010

  • 10 Caps
  • 1 Assists
  • 2 Goals
    • 0 Penalties (0 missed)
    • 0 Hat-tricks
    • 0.20 Goal Ratio

Cristiano Ronaldo Calendar Year International Goals in 2010

  • 3 Goals
    • 0 Penalties (0 missed)
    • 0 Hat-tricks
    • 0.27 Goal Ratio
  • 4 Assists
  • 11 Caps

2009

- Club & Country -

Lionel Messi Calendar Year Goals 2009

  • 64 Apps
  • 15 Assists
  • 41 Goals
    • 5 Penalties (1 missed)
    • 1 Hat-tricks
    • 0.64 Goal Ratio

Cristiano Ronaldo Calendar Year Goals 2009

  • 30 Goals
    • 5 Penalties (1 missed)
    • 0 Hat-tricks
    • 0.61 Goal Ratio
  • 4 Assists
  • 49 Apps

- Club -

Lionel Messi Barcelona Goals 2009 Calendar Year

  • 54 Apps
  • 14 Assists
  • 38 Goals
    • 4 Penalties (1 missed)
    • 1 Hat-tricks
    • 0.70 Goal Ratio

Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Goals 2009 Calendar Year

  • 29 Goals
    • 4 Penalties (1 missed)
    • 0 Hat-tricks
    • 0.69 Goal Ratio
  • 4 Assists
  • 42 Apps

- Country -

Lionel Messi Calendar Year International Goals in 2009

  • 10 Caps
  • 1 Assists
  • 3 Goals
    • 1 Penalties (0 missed)
    • 0 Hat-tricks
    • 0.30 Goal Ratio

Cristiano Ronaldo Calendar Year International Goals in 2009

  • 1 Goals
    • 1 Penalties (0 missed)
    • 0 Hat-tricks
    • 0.14 Goal Ratio
  • 0 Assists
  • 7 Caps

2008

- Club & Country -

Lionel Messi Calendar Year Goals 2008

  • 48 Apps
  • 18 Assists
  • 22 Goals
    • 3 Penalties (2 missed)
    • 0 Hat-tricks
    • 0.46 Goal Ratio

Cristiano Ronaldo Calendar Year Goals 2008

  • 35 Goals
    • 4 Penalties (1 missed)
    • 1 Hat-tricks
    • 0.60 Goal Ratio
  • 10 Assists
  • 58 Apps

- Club -

Lionel Messi Barcelona Goals 2008 Calendar Year

  • 40 Apps
  • 16 Assists
  • 20 Goals
    • 3 Penalties (2 missed)
    • 0 Hat-tricks
    • 0.50 Goal Ratio

Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Goals 2008 Calendar Year

  • 34 Goals
    • 4 Penalties (1 missed)
    • 1 Hat-tricks
    • 0.68 Goal Ratio
  • 9 Assists
  • 50 Apps

- Country -

Lionel Messi Calendar Year International Goals in 2008

  • 8 Caps
  • 2 Assists
  • 2 Goals
    • 0 Penalties (0 missed)
    • 0 Hat-tricks
    • 0.25 Goal Ratio

Cristiano Ronaldo Calendar Year International Goals in 2008

  • 1 Goals
    • 0 Penalties (0 missed)
    • 0 Hat-tricks
    • 0.13 Goal Ratio
  • 1 Assists
  • 8 Caps

2007

- Club & Country -

Lionel Messi Calendar Year Goals 2007

  • 55 Apps
  • 12 Assists
  • 31 Goals
    • 5 Penalties (0 missed)
    • 1 Hat-tricks
    • 0.56 Goal Ratio

Cristiano Ronaldo Calendar Year Goals 2007

  • 34 Goals
    • 8 Penalties (1 missed)
    • 0 Hat-tricks
    • 0.57 Goal Ratio
  • 12 Assists
  • 60 Apps

- Club -

Lionel Messi Barcelona Goals 2007 Calendar Year

  • 41 Apps
  • 8 Assists
  • 25 Goals
    • 4 Penalties (0 missed)
    • 1 Hat-tricks
    • 0.61 Goal Ratio

Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Goals 2007 Calendar Year

  • 29 Goals
    • 8 Penalties (1 missed)
    • 0 Hat-tricks
    • 0.58 Goal Ratio
  • 11 Assists
  • 50 Apps

- Country -

Lionel Messi Calendar Year International Goals in 2007

  • 14 Caps
  • 4 Assists
  • 6 Goals
    • 1 Penalties (0 missed)
    • 0 Hat-tricks
    • 0.43 Goal Ratio

Cristiano Ronaldo Calendar Year International Goals in 2007

  • 5 Goals
    • 0 Penalties (0 missed)
    • 0 Hat-tricks
    • 0.50 Goal Ratio
  • 1 Assists
  • 10 Caps

2006

- Club & Country -

Lionel Messi Calendar Year Goals 2006

  • 33 Apps
  • 3 Assists
  • 12 Goals
    • 0 Penalties (0 missed)
    • 0 Hat-tricks
    • 0.36 Goal Ratio

Cristiano Ronaldo Calendar Year Goals 2006

  • 25 Goals
    • 1 Penalties (2 missed)
    • 0 Hat-tricks
    • 0.42 Goal Ratio
  • 8 Assists
  • 60 Apps

- Club -

Lionel Messi Barcelona Goals 2006 Calendar Year

  • 26 Apps
  • 1 Assists
  • 10 Goals
    • 0 Penalties (0 missed)
    • 0 Hat-tricks
    • 0.38 Goal Ratio

Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Goals 2006 Calendar Year

  • 19 Goals
    • 0 Penalties (1 missed)
    • 0 Hat-tricks
    • 0.41 Goal Ratio
  • 8 Assists
  • 46 Apps

- Country -

Lionel Messi Calendar Year International Goals in 2006

  • 7 Caps
  • 2 Assists
  • 2 Goals
    • 0 Penalties (0 missed)
    • 0 Hat-tricks
    • 0.29 Goal Ratio

Cristiano Ronaldo Calendar Year International Goals in 2006

  • 6 Goals
    • 1 Penalties (1 missed)
    • 0 Hat-tricks
    • 0.43 Goal Ratio
  • 0 Assists
  • 14 Caps

2005

- Club & Country -

Lionel Messi Calendar Year Goals 2005

  • 21 Apps
  • 3 Goals
    • 0 Penalties (0 missed)
    • 0 Hat-tricks
    • 0.14 Goal Ratio

Cristiano Ronaldo Calendar Year Goals 2005

  • 15 Goals
    • 1 Penalties (0 missed)
    • 0 Hat-tricks
    • 0.23 Goal Ratio
  • 64 Apps

- Club -

Lionel Messi Barcelona Goals 2005 Calendar Year

  • 16 Apps
  • 3 Goals
    • 0 Penalties (0 missed)
    • 0 Hat-tricks
    • 0.19 Goal Ratio

Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Goals 2005 Calendar Year

  • 13 Goals
    • 1 Penalties (0 missed)
    • 0 Hat-tricks
    • 0.25 Goal Ratio
  • 53 Apps

- Country -

Lionel Messi Calendar Year International Goals in 2005

  • 5 Caps
  • 0 Goals
    • 0 Penalties (0 missed)
    • 0 Hat-tricks
    • 0.00 Goal Ratio

Cristiano Ronaldo Calendar Year International Goals in 2005

  • 2 Goals
    • 0 Penalties (0 missed)
    • 0 Hat-tricks
    • 0.18 Goal Ratio
  • 11 Caps

2004

- Club & Country -

Lionel Messi Calendar Year Goals 2004

  • 7 Apps
  • 0 Goals
    • 0 Penalties (0 missed)
    • 0 Hat-tricks
    • 0.00 Goal Ratio

Cristiano Ronaldo Calendar Year Goals 2004

  • 13 Goals
    • 0 Penalties (0 missed)
    • 0 Hat-tricks
    • 0.22 Goal Ratio
  • 60 Apps

- Club -

Lionel Messi Barcelona Goals 2004 Calendar Year

  • 7 Apps
  • 0 Goals
    • 0 Penalties (0 missed)
    • 0 Hat-tricks
    • 0.00 Goal Ratio

Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Goals 2004 Calendar Year

  • 6 Goals
    • 0 Penalties (0 missed)
    • 0 Hat-tricks
    • 0.14 Goal Ratio
  • 44 Apps

- Country -

Lionel Messi Calendar Year International Goals in 2004

  • 0 Caps
  • 0 Goals
    • 0 Penalties (0 missed)
    • 0 Hat-tricks
    • / Goal Ratio

Cristiano Ronaldo Calendar Year International Goals in 2004

  • 7 Goals
    • 0 Penalties (0 missed)
    • 0 Hat-tricks
    • 0.44 Goal Ratio
  • 16 Caps

2003

- Club & Country -

Lionel Messi Calendar Year Goals 2003

  • / Apps
  • / Goals
    • 0 Penalties (0 missed)
    • 0 Hat-tricks
    • / Goal Ratio

Cristiano Ronaldo Calendar Year Goals 2003

  • 1 Goals
    • 0 Penalties (0 missed)
    • 0 Hat-tricks
    • 0.03 Goal Ratio
  • 36 Apps

- Club -

Lionel Messi Barcelona Goals 2003 Calendar Year

  • / Apps
  • / Goals
    • 0 Penalties (0 missed)
    • 0 Hat-tricks
    • / Goal Ratio

Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Goals 2003 Calendar Year

  • 1 Goals
    • 0 Penalties (0 missed)
    • 0 Hat-tricks
    • 0.03 Goal Ratio
  • 34 Apps

- Country -

Lionel Messi Calendar Year International Goals in 2003

  • / Caps
  • / Goals
    • 0 Penalties (0 missed)
    • 0 Hat-tricks
    • / Goal Ratio

Cristiano Ronaldo Calendar Year International Goals in 2003

  • 0 Goals
    • 0 Penalties (0 missed)
    • 0 Hat-tricks
    • 0.00 Goal Ratio
  • 2 Caps

2002

- Club & Country -

Lionel Messi Calendar Year Goals 2002

  • / Apps
  • / Goals
    • 0 Penalties (0 missed)
    • 0 Hat-tricks
    • / Goal Ratio

Cristiano Ronaldo Calendar Year Goals 2002

  • 5 Goals
    • 0 Penalties (0 missed)
    • 0 Hat-tricks
    • 0.31 Goal Ratio
  • 16 Apps

- Club -

Lionel Messi Barcelona Goals 2002 Calendar Year

  • / Apps
  • / Goals
    • 0 Penalties (0 missed)
    • 0 Hat-tricks
    • / Goal Ratio

Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Goals 2002 Calendar Year

  • 5 Goals
    • 0 Penalties (0 missed)
    • 0 Hat-tricks
    • 0.31 Goal Ratio
  • 16 Apps

- Country -

Lionel Messi Calendar Year International Goals in 2002

  • / Caps
  • / Goals
    • 0 Penalties (0 missed)
    • 0 Hat-tricks
    • / Goal Ratio

Cristiano Ronaldo Calendar Year International Goals in 2002

  • 0 Goals
    • 0 Penalties (0 missed)
    • 0 Hat-tricks
    • / Goal Ratio
  • 0 Caps

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