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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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  1. Quiz! Who Holds These Records? Messi or Ronaldo?

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    You only have to head over to our Records page to see the staggering extent to which Messi and Ronaldo are rewriting the footballing record books (but don’t do that yet because that would be cheating!). Their relentless, prolific goalscoring has seen them eclipse past greats of the game, such as Gerd Muller, Alfredo Di Stefano and Telmo […]

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  2. Bumper Breakdown of Messi’s 500 Career Goals


    Barcelona may be in free fall after losing their fourth game in just 16 days last night (and off the back of a record breaking 39 game unbeaten run, too), but amongst the disarray, Lionel Messi did still manage to reach another famous landmark in his glittering goalscoring career, as he notched goal number 500 for club and […]

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  3. Messi vs Ronaldo in El Clasico (March 2016)

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    This Saturday sees the return of football’s biggest rivalry and one of the most highly anticipated fixtures of the season, as Real Madrid travel to Barcelona’s Camp Nou for the latest edition of El Clásico! However, this particular meeting takes on somewhat less significance than most recent Clásicos, as Real Madrid find themselves all but out of contention […]

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  4. Ronaldo’s 100 Career Penalties


    Ronaldo stepped up to the penalty spot for the 100th time (excluding shootouts) in his career against Levante this evening, finding the back of the net for the 86th time. Obviously this means he has failed to convert just 14 penalties in his career, resulting in an extremely impressive success rate of 86%. Listed below is every single […]

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  5. Messi Breaks 300 La Liga Goals Barrier

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    Earlier this evening, Lionel Messi reached yet another famous goalscoring landmark in the colours of Barcelona. After surpassing Telmo Zarra’s all-time La Liga goalscoring record of 251 La Liga goals last season – a record which had stood for 59 years – Leo tonight reached number 300 (and 301) against Sporting Gijon. Messi passed up the opportunity to […]

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  6. Who Should Win the 2015 Ballon d’Or?


    Last week, the 3-man shortlist for the 2015 Ballon d’Or was finally revealed. As has been the case for almost a decade now, Messi and Ronaldo both made the cut as was widely expected. The other spot had been very much up for grabs this year though, with Lewandowski, Neymar and Suarez emerging as the favourites since the […]

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  7. Ronaldo Wraps up Pichichi and European Golden Shoe


    On the final day of the La Liga season, Ronaldo scored his 2nd hat-trick in the space of a week to seal his position as the top goalscorer in Spain and Europe for the 2014/15 season. In doing so, he picks up the Pichichi trophy and European Golden Shoe for the 2nd year running. It’s Ronaldo’s 4th European […]

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  8. Who Should Win the Ballon d’Or?


    The 3-man shortlist has now been revealed for this year’s FIFA Ballon d’Or award and for the 7th time in 8 years, Messi and Ronaldo make up 2 thirds of it; the only blip courtesy of Ronaldo in 2010 who missed out thanks to Iniesta and Xavi, both World Cup winners that year with Spain. Messi currently leads […]

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  9. A Breakdown of Messi’s La Liga Goalscoring Record

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    Last night, Lionel Messi finally broke Telmo Zarra’s 59 year old record for the most goals scored in La Liga. He equalled the record scoring number 251, before adding two more to complete his hat-trick and extend the record to 253 La Liga goals. Let’s see how and where the magical Messi has notched up this incredible tally… […]

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  10. 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 […]

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