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The world's greatest footballers - but who's the best?

The battle of Messi vs Ronaldo has the world gripped.

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

Always up-to-date, reliable and accurate, 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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Cristiano Ronaldo All Time Career Goals


EDIT: To view Ronaldo’s up-to-date all time career goals, see our All Time Stats page

With Messi recently hitting the headlines for breaking the 400 career goals barrier, let’s look at how Ronaldo’s career goals tally compares.

Since making his professional debut for Sporting Lisbon in 2002, Ronaldo has clocked up 389 goals for the 3 clubs he has palyed for; Sporting, Manchester United and Real Madrid. Here’s a quick breakdown of his goalscoring record at each club.

5 goals in 31 appearances for Sporting
118 goals in 292 appearances for Manchester United
266 goals in 256 appearances for Real Madrid

This totals 389 club goals in 579 appearances.

Messi’s club total comes in at 360 goals in 432 appearances, which equates to a goals per game ratio of 0.83. Ronaldo’s overall goals to games ratio in club football comes in slightly lower at 0.67.

For Portugal, Ronaldo has racked up 114 appearances, scoring 50 times; 39 in competitive fixtures and 11 in friendlies.

When added to his club total, Ronaldo’s all time career goals tally currently stands at an impressive 439 goals in 693 appearances.

This equates to 0.63 goals per game, a staggeringly good statistic over such a large number of games. However, it falls slightly short of Messi’s all time ratio, which currently stands at 0.76 goals per game.

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