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Check out Messi and Ronaldo goals versus Top Nations

Much has always been said about Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo's goal ratio versus the big nations at International football in a major tournament. 

Ronaldo is presently the overall Top scorer at International level with over 110 goals, while Leo Messi is the greatest scorer in South America with 80 strikes to his name.

The big question on everyone's mouth is, "Who has scored the most goals against competitive nations at a Major International tournament"?

We will be using a detailed stats to Breakdown their goals in Major tournaments (Euros, Nation's League, Confederations Cup, World Cup and Copa America) versus the higher ranked nations based on the FIFA rankings when the tournaments was played.

Ronaldo (12 major tournaments):

2004 Euros - 2 goals

Greece (35th) - 2 apps - 1 goal

Russia (31st)

Spain (3rd)

England (13th)

Netherlands (5th) - 1 goal

2006 World Cup - 1 goal

Angola (57th)

Iran (23rd) - 1 goal

Netherlands (3rd)

England (10th)

France (8th)

Germany (19th)

2008 Euros - 1 goal

Turkey (20th)

Czech Republic (6th) - 1 goal

Germany (5th)

2010 World Cup - 1 goal

Cote d'Ivoire (27th)

North Korea (105th) - 1 goal

Brazil (1st)

Spain (2nd)

2012 Euros - 3 goals

Germany (3rd)

Denmark (9th)

Netherlands (4th) - 2 goals 

Czech Republic (27th) - 1 goal

Spain (1st)

2014 World Cup - 1 goal

Germany (2nd)

USA (13th)

Ghana (37th) - 1 goal

2016 Euros - 3 goals

Iceland (34th)

Austria (10th)

Hungary (20th) - 2 goals

Croatia (27th)

Poland (27th)

Wales (26th) - 1 goal

France (17th)

2017 Confederations Cup - 2 goals

Mexico (17th)

Russia (63rd) - 1 goal

New Zealand (95th) - 1 goal

Chile (4th)

2018 World Cup - 4 goals

Spain (10th) - 3 goals

Morocco (41st) - 1 goal

Iran (37th)

Uruguay (14th)

2018-19 Nations League - 3 goals

Switzerland (8th) - 3 goals

Netherlands (16th)

2020-21 Nations League - 2 goals

Sweden (17th) - 2 goals

France (2nd) - 2 apps

Croatia (9th)

2020 Euros (played in 2021) - 5 goals

Hungary (37th) - 2 goals

Germany (12th) - 1 goal

France (2nd) - 2 goals

Belgium (1st)

28 goals (52 appearances) in Major tournaments - 7 World Cup (17 appearances), 14 Euros (25 appearances), 2 Confederations Cup (4 appearances), 5 Nations League (6 appearances).

Top 10 (1st - 10th) -> 23 games, 12 goals

Top 20 (1st - 20th) -> 34 games, 17 goals

Top 30 (1st - 30th) -> 40 games, 20 goals

Top 40 (1st - 40th) -> 47 games, 24 goals

Top 50 (1st - 50th) -> 48 games, 25 goals

Others excluding top 50 = 3 goals in 4 apps


Messi (10 major tournaments)

2006 World Cup - 1 goal

Serbia & Montenegro (44th) - 1 goal

Netherlands (3rd) - 0

Mexico (4th) - 0

2007 Copa América - 2 goals

USA (16th)

Colombia (31st)

Paraguay (37th)

Peru (64th) - 1 goal

Mexico (26th) - 1 goal

Brazil (3rd)

2010 World Cup - 0 goal

Nigeria (21st)

South Korea (47th)

Greece (13th)

Mexico (17th)

Germany (6th)

2011 Copa América - 0 goal

Bolivia (94th)

Colombia (54th)

Costa Rica (55th)

Uruguay (18th)

2014 World Cup - 4 goals 

Bosnia (21st) - 1 goal

Iran (43rd) - 1 goal

Nigeria (44th) - 2 goals

Switzerland (6th)

Belgium (11th)

Netherlands (15th)

Germany (2nd)

2015 Copa América - 1 goal

Paraguay (85th) - 2 games - 1 goal

Uruguay (8th)

Jamaica (65th)

Colombia (4th)

Chile (19th)

2016 Copa América - 5 goals

Panama (56th) - 3 goals

Bolivia (82nd)

Venezuela (77th) - 1 goal

USA (31st) - 1 goal

Chile (5th)

2018 World Cup - 1 goal

Iceland (22nd)

Croatia (20th)

Nigeria (48th) - 1 goal

France (7th)

2019 Copa América - 1 goal

Colombia (13th)

Paraguay (36th) - 1 goal

Qatar (55th)

Venezuela (33rd)

Brazil (3rd)

Chile (16th)

2020 Copa América (played in 2021) - 4 goals

Chile (19th) - 1 goal

Uruguay (9th)

Paraguay (35th)

Bolivia (81st) - 2 goals

Ecuador (53rd) - 1 goal

Colombia (15th)

Brazil (3rd)

19 goals (53 games) in Major competitions - 6 World Cup (19 games), 13 Copa América (34 games).

Top 10 (1st - 10th) -> 13 games, 0 goals

Top 20 (1st - 20th) -> 25 games, 1 goal

Top 30 (1st - 30th) -> 29 games, 3 goals

Top 40 (1st - 40th) -> 35 games, 5 goals

Top 50 (1st - 50th) -> 40 games, 10 goals

Others excluding top 50 = 9 goals in 13 apps.

From the above stats, Cristiano Ronaldo has scored the most goals against Top ranked nation's at International level (major tournament). Most of Leo Messi's goals Vs the big nations have come in Friendly games, or World Cup Qualifiers.

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