Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, the two of the greatest players to ever graced the football pitch. These two footballers have achieved so many things in football that they are now being called the GOAT of football. Many fans love when these two players are being compared, but today we take a look at some similarities the two players have in common.
10 Surprising Things Ronaldo And Lionel Messi Has In Common:-
1. They both have a child named Mateo:-
Surprising right, out of all the names in the world they picked the same one, although it's kind of cool that they have the same name when you think about it. Imagine they both become professional footballers then by 2040 you will be hearing Mateo Messi vs Mateo Ronaldo for the Ballon D'or award.
2. 869 Days:-
Do you know that Ronaldo is 869 days older than Lionel Messi, well Lionel Messi's son Matteo is also exactly 869 days younger than Cristaino's older son.
Neither Messi and Ronaldo have won a world cup, but both players have got one major trophy with their national team and they won it on the same day of the same month, the 10th of July. Ronaldo won the Euro trophy on the 10th of July 2016, Messi won the Copa America on the 10th of July only that the year is 2021.
Do you know that both Ronaldo and Messi owns hotel. Well, now you know. Both players have multiple hotels around Europe. Ronaldo's most popular hotel can be found in Portugal and it is named PESTANA CR7, while Messi's most popular hotel can be found in Barcelona, Spain and it's named MIM HOTEL SITGES.
5. Top Scorers:-
Messi and Ronaldo are their nation's top scorers. Messi has scored 79 goals in 153 international appearances, while Ronaldo has scored 111 goals in 180 international appearances. With Ronaldo's massive goals numbers he is currently the leading all-time international goal scorer in the world.
Messi and Ronaldo are Philanthropists, both superstars loved to give back to their communities. Recently Ronaldo donated a whopping 1.08 million dollars to three hospitals in his home town Portugal to help them continue saving lives during the pandemic. With Messi not left out, the Argentine international reportedly donated approximately 1 million dollars to hospitals during the pandemic. Both stars work with charity foundations. Messi has THE LEO MESSI FOUNDATION, while Ronaldo is the AMBASSADOR FOR SAVE THE CHILDREN.
7. JETS And YACHT:-
Both superstars have their private jet and Yacht. Also, The players love spending time on their Yacht.
For the final similarity, we have clubs. Both players changed them in the same summer transfer window. A transfer that nobody knew was going to come to reality. Messi said goodbye to his home (Barcelona), while Ronaldo returned to his home (Manchester United ). Both players are doing well in their new clubs.
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