The battle of Messi vs Ronaldo has the world gripped.

In this website, they go head to head in terms of goals, stats, achievements and abilities.

Updated after every game, this is your main port of call to see who's currently leading the constant back-and-forth battle for the golden boot.

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Lionel Messi Records

Messi World Records

  • Most FIFA Ballon d'Or awards: 4
  • Guinness World Records title for the most official goals in a calendar year: 91 goals (2012)
  • Most goals in a calendar year (including club friendlies): 96 goals (2012)
  • Most international goals in a year (club and national team): 25 goals (2012) (shared with Vivian Woodward & Cristiano Ronaldo)
  • Most consecutive league matches scored in: 21 matches (33 goals)
  • First footballer ever to score consecutively against all teams in a professional league
  • Most appearances in the top 3 candidates for the Ballon d'Or: 8 times (2007-2014)
  • Youngest player to win 3 Ballon d'Or awards: 24 years, 6 months and 17 days.
  • Most appearances in the FIFPro World XI: 8 times (2007-2014) (shared with Cristiano Ronaldo)
  • Most FIFA Club World Cup Golden Balls: 2 (2009, 2011)

Messi European Records

  • Most European Golden Shoe awards: 3 (shared with Cristiano Ronaldo)
  • Most league goals scored in a season: 50 goals
  • Most goals scored in a season (club): 73 goals
  • Most goals scored in a year (club): 79 goals
  • Most European Cup top scorer awards: 4 (shared with Gerd Müller)
  • Most hat-tricks in a single Champions League season: 2 hat-tricks (shared with Mario Gomez and Luiz Adriano)
  • Most hat-tricks in UEFA Champions League: 5 hat-tricks
  • Highest scorer in a UEFA Champions League game: 5 goals (shared with Luiz Adriano)
  • Only player to score in 23 different cities in the European Cup
  • Only player to finish Champions League top scorer in 4 consecutive seasons (2008/09 - 2011/12)
  • Most goals scored in Champions League history: 75 goals (shared with Cristiano Ronaldo)

Messi Spanish Records

  • Most away goals scored in La Liga history
  • Leading goalscorer over a season in home games: 46 goals (in 2011/12)
  • Leading goalscorer over a season in home league games: 35 goals (in 2011/12)
  • Leading goalscorer over a season in away league games: 24 goals (in 2012/13)
  • Leading goalscorer in the second half of a league season: 28 goals (in 2011/12)
  • Most opponents scored against in a single season: 19 (2012/13) (Shared with Cristiano Ronaldo and Ronaldo)
  • Most goals scored in La Liga in a season: 50 goals
  • Most La Liga hat-tricks in a season: 8 hat-tricks
  • Most league matches scored in in a single season: 27 games (2012/13) (Shared with Cristiano Ronaldo)
  • Most home league matches scored in in a single season: 16 games (in 2011/12)
  • Most away league matches scored in in a single season: 15 games (in 2012/13)
  • Most goals scored in the Supercopa de España: 10 goals
  • Youngest player to score 200 La Liga goals: 25 years
  • Most consecutive La Liga matches scored in: 21 matches, 33 goals (2012/13)
  • Most consecutive away league matches scored in: 13 matches, 20 goals (2012/13)
  • Most goals scored in El Clásico matches: 21 goals
  • Most goals scored in La Liga El Clásico matches: 14 goals (shared with Alfredo di Stefano)
  • Most hat-tricks in El Clásico matches: 2 hat-tricks
  • First footballer to score more than 25 goals in five consecutive La Liga seasons (shared with Cristiano Ronaldo)
  • First footballer to score more than 25 goals in six consecutive La Liga seasons (shared with Cristiano Ronaldo)
  • Most hat-tricks in La Liga: 24 hat-tricks (shared with Cristiano Ronaldo)
  • Most hat-tricks in Spanish football: 32 hat-tricks
  • Most assists in La Liga: 109 assists
  • All time highest goalscorer in La Liga: 279 goals
  • Youngest player to reach 250 league goals

Messi Barcelona Records

  • All time Barcelona top scorer in all games: 429 goals
  • All time Barcelona top scorer in official competitions: 401 goals
  • Barcelona top scorer in La Liga: 279 goals
  • Barcelona top scorer in European competitions: 76 goals
  • Barcelona top scorer in international competitions: 80 goals
  • Most hat-tricks in official competitions for Barcelona: 32 hat-tricks
  • Most hat-tricks in La Liga for Barcelona: 24 hat-tricks
  • Most goals scored in a single Champions League season: 14 goals (20122/12)
  • Most goals scored in Derbi Barceloní (Catalan derby): 12 goals
  • First Barcelona player to be La Liga top scorer 3 times
  • Most Champions League trophies: 3 (shared with Valdes, Xavi, Puyol & Iniesta)
  • One of 2 players to have scored in 6 different official competitions in one season (Copa del Rey, La Liga, UEFA Champions League, Spanish Super Cup, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA World Club Cup, completed on 4 January 2012) (shared with Pedro)
  • Only player to have scored and assisted in 6 different official competitions in one season (Copa del Rey, La Liga, UEFA Champions League, Spanish Super Cup, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA World Club Cup, completed on 12 January 2012)
  • The first Barcelona player to surpass 30 league goals in 2 [consecutive] La Liga seasons
  • The first Barcelona player to surpass 30 league goals in 3 [consecutive] La Liga seasons
  • The first Barcelona player to surpass 30 league goals in 4 [consecutive] La Liga seasons
  • The first Barcelona player to win 2 European Golden Shoes
  • The first Barcelona player to win 3 European Golden Shoes

Messi Argentina Records

  • Most goals scored in friendlies: 24 goals
  • Most goals scored in one FIFA World Cup qualification: 10 goals
  • Most goals scored in a year (national team): 12 goals (2012) (shared with Gabriel Batistuta)
  • Youngest player to have scored at the FIFA World Cup Finals): 18 years and 357 days old in 2006 against Serbia and Montenegro

Cristiano Ronaldo Records

Ronaldo World Records

  • Most international goals in a year (club and national team): 25 goals (shared with Vivian Woodward & Lionel Messi)
  • First player to reach 40 goals in a professional league in two consecutive seasons
  • First player to score in every minute of a game
  • Only player to have won the following trophies at 2 different clubs: League Title, UEFA CL, League Supercup, League Cup, League MVP, Golden Boot, Ballon d'Or, and FIFA CWC (Completed on December 20th, 2014)
  • Only player in history to have scored 60 or more goals in a calendar year four times (consecutively from 2011 to 2014)
  • Most appearances in the FIFPro World XI: 8 times (2007-2014) (shared with Lionel Messi)
  • First and only player to appear in the FIFPro World XI for two different clubs

Ronaldo European Records

  • Most European Golden Shoe awards: 3 (shared with Lionel Messi)
  • Most goals scored in a European Cup season: 17 goals
  • Most UEFA Champions League goals scored in the calendar year: 15 goals in 2013
  • Most goals scored in the UEFA Champions League group stage in a single season: 9 goals (shared with Luiz Adriano)
  • Most consecutive UEFA Champions League matches scored in: 8 matches
  • First and only player to have won the European Golden Shoe in 2 different leagues (EPL with Man Utd and La Liga with Real Madrid)
  • First footballer to ever score more than 10 goals in three consecutive UEFA Champions League seasons
  • First footballer in the history of the European Cup to score for two different winning teams
  • Most goals scored in UEFA Champions League knockout phase: 37 goals
  • Most wins in the UEFA Champions League Knockout phase: 29 wins
  • Most headed goals scored in the UEFA Champions League: 12 goals
  • Most games played in the UEFA Champions League knockout stage: 53 games (shared with Iker Casillas)
  • Most consecutive wins in the UEFA Champions League: 14 wins
  • Most goals scored in the Uefa European Championships for Portugal: 23 goals
  • Most consecutive UEFA Champions League away matches scored in: 12
  • Most away goals scored in the UEFA Champions League: 38
  • Most UEFA Team of the Year appearances: 9 times
  • Most consecutive appearances in the UEFA Team of the Year: 8 consecutive times (2007-2014)
  • Only player to be among the finalists for all the editions of the UEFA Best Player in Europe (2010-2014)
  • Fastest player to reach 200 goals in Europe's top 5 leagues
  • Player with the best goal average in Europe's top 5 leagues with 100+ goals
  • All time top scorer in European competitions (including Uefa Super Cup and Champions League qualifiers): 78 goals
  • Most goals scored in Champions League history: 75 goals (shared with Lionel Messi)
  • The first player in history to surpass 30 goals in five consecutive seasons in a major European league
  • Fastest player to score 250 goals in Europe's top 5 leagues
  • Fastest player to score 300 goals in Europe's top 5 leagues (216 with Real Madrid, 84 with Manchester United)

Ronaldo Spanish Records

  • The first player to score against every team in La Liga in a single season
  • The first player ever to score in six consecutive Clásicos
  • The first player to score 20 away goals in a single season in La Liga
  • Most league matches scored in in a single season: 27 games (2011/12) (Shared with Lionel Messi)
  • Most goals scored in three consecutive La Liga matches: 9 goals (shared with László Kubala, Mundo and Campanal)
  • Most opponents scored against in a single season: 19 (2011/12) (Shared with Lionel Messi and Ronaldo)
  • First footballer to score more than 25 goals in five consecutive La Liga seasons (shared with Lionel Messi)
  • First footballer to score more than 25 goals in six consecutive La Liga seasons (shared with Lionel Messi)
  • First player to score more than 50 goals in four consecutive seasons in Spanish football
  • Most hat-tricks in La Liga: 24 hat-tricks (shared with Lionel Messi)
  • Most goals scored in La Liga after the first 8 games: 15 goals (and he didn't play in 1 of those games)
  • Most goals scored in La Liga after the first 10 games: 17 goals (and he didn't play in 1 of those games)
  • Most goals scored in La Liga after the first 12 games: 20 goals (and he didn't play in 1 of those games)
  • Most goals scored in La Liga after the first 15 games: 25 goals (and he didn't play in 1 of those games) (shared with Pruden and Bata)
  • Most consecutive home matches scored in in La Liga (in which he played): 17 consecutive home games
  • Only player to win 3 LFP awards in one season (2013/14): Best player, Best forward and Best goal
  • Fastest La Liga player to score 100 league goals
  • Fastest La Liga player to score 150 league goals
  • Fastest La Liga player to score 200 league goals
  • Fastest player to score 300 official club goals
  • Best La Liga penalty conversion rate (of at least 30 PK's): 93%
  • The best goal ratio ever in La Liga: 1.11

Ronaldo English Records

  • The highest number of goals scored to win the Premier League Golden Boot for a 38-game season: 31 goals (shared with Alan Shearer & Luis Suarez)
  • Highest strike rate recording in winning the Premier League Golden Boot (shared with Didier Drogba)
  • First player to win all four main PFA and FWA awards

Ronaldo Real Madrid Records

  • Most goals scored in a season in all competitions for Real Madrid: 60 goals
  • Most goals scored in a single La Liga season for Real Madrid: 46 goals
  • Most hat-tricks in a single season for Real Madrid: 7 hat-tricks
  • Fastest Real Madrid player to reach 50 league goals
  • Fastest Real Madrid player to reach 200 official goals
  • Fastest Real Madrid player to reach 250 official goals
  • The first Real Madrid player to score in the first four league matches of a season
  • The first Real Madrid player to surpass 30 league goals in two [consecutive] La Liga seasons
  • The first Real Madrid player to surpass 30 league goals in three [consecutive] La Liga seasons
  • The first Real Madrid player to surpass 30 league goals in four [consecutive] La Liga seasons
  • The first Real Madrid player to surpass 30 league goals in five [consecutive] La Liga seasons
  • Most goals scored in 5 consecutive league matches: 14 goals
  • Most goals scored in 7 consecutive league matches: 15 goals
  • Most consecutive league game weeks scored in for Real Madrid: 10 games
  • Most consecutive league games scored in for Real Madrid: 11 games
  • First Real Madrid player to score on every day of the week
  • Most goals ever scored in away league matches for Real Madrid
  • Most goals scored in UEFA Super Cup matches: 2 goals
  • Most hat-tricks in La Liga: 24 hat-tricks
  • Most hat-tricks in official competitions for Real Madrid: 28 hat-tricks (shared with Alfredo Di Stefano)
  • The first to win 2 European Golden Shoes as a Real Madrid player

Ronaldo Manchester United Records

  • First and only Manchester United player to win the European Golden Shoe

Ronaldo Portugal Records

  • Portugal all-time top scorer: 52 goals
  • Portugal all-time top scorer in UEFA Euro matches: 6 goals (shared with Nuno Gomes)
  • Most matches played in UEFA European Championship finals: 14 matches (shared with Luís Figo and Nuno Gomes)
  • Most matches played in World Cup finals: 13 matches
  • Youngest player to reach 100 caps: 27 years, 8 months and 11 days
  • Only player to score for Portugal in 3 different World Cups

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