Cristiano Ronaldo is undoubtedly the greatest player to have ever graced the football pitch since 2008 when he won his first Ballon d'Or awards with Manchester United. He made a dramatic return to the club on the deadline day of the summer transfer window in a two-year deal with an option to extend by another year.
He marked his return to the club with a brace against Newcastle United on his second debut match at Old Trafford before going on to score five goals across all competitions. He extended his incredible form to the international level with Portugal netting on several occasions.
Lionel Messi on the other hand completed a move to the French Capital club Paris Saint Germain during the summer transfer window after cutting ties with childhood club FC Barcelona. He has managed to score one goal for the club which came in the UEFA Champions League match against Manchester City.
Lionel Messi's statistics for Paris Saint Germain call for concern as he keeps smashing the woodwork on numerous occasions, unlike his counterpart who scores in almost every game for Man United. Messi's lack of goals is becoming unbearable for the Parisian fans due to the high expectations they had of the Argentine when you look at his incredible records at FC Barcelona.
He has however been superb for his country Argentina at the World Cup qualifiers. Many believe he's finding it hard to adapt to the new life in Paris due to the long history he had with Barcelona for twenty-one years. Both players have won the Ballon d'Or eleven times between themselves which is the toughest two-way battle in the history of the awards.Cristiano Ronaldo is 36 years old while his eternal rival Lionel Messi is 34. Recall that some sections of football fans doubted the Portuguese efficacy when he returned to England due to the intensity of the Premier League but he has proven them wrong by achieving these incredible feats.
- CRISTIANO RONALDO RECORDS SINCE JOINING MAN UNITED
1.) All-Time International Top Scorer in The Men Category ( Currently on 115)
2.) Most Champions League Appearance (178)
3.) Most International Appearance by a European Player(182)
4.) Most Hat Trick In The International Level(10)
5.) Joint player To Score against different Teams(36)
6.) Joint Player To Score at Different Stadiums (46)
- LIONEL MESSI RECORDS SINCE JOINING PSG
1.) First South America Player to Score 80 goals.
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