Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are arguably the two finest players the game of football has ever seen, having won several individual and collective honors in their glittering career till date. Due to their outstanding records, fans and media have created a sense of rivalry between the two players with the G.O.A.T debate.
While some times Ronaldo has done things which Messi has never done before, the Argentina captain on his own has often times achieved things which Ronaldo might not be able to achieve till he retires. At 36, Ronaldo is already at the twilight of his career, and any attempt to close down some of Messi's record might not be feasible. In this article, we will look at two things Messi has achieved on multiple occasions in his career, which Ronaldo has not even achieved once and might not achieve till he retires.
When it comes to setting some outstanding records in football, both Messi and Ronaldo are specialists at that but the former Barcelona skipper seems to have edged his Portuguese counterpart when it comes to some important records in football. For instance, Messi has scored most goals in a single calendar year, a record that Ronaldo, despite having scored more career goals than Messi, cannot boast of. Below are the two major things Messi has achieved more than once in football, which Ronaldo might struggle to achieve till he retires.
1. Winning the best player award in every tournament he has played in.
Until now, Lionel Messi remains the only football in the history of football to have won the best player award in every tournament he has played in. Considering the fact that Ronaldo is 36years old already and might not participate in much tournament again till he retires, he might struggle to match this Leo Messi's record.
2. Winning the treble.
Lionel Messi has won three trophies (Treble) in a single season on two occasions with Barcelona before. He was part of the all conquering Barcelona squad under Pep Guardiola, and also made the difference for his side as Barcelona won another treble in 2015 under Luis Enrique. Ronaldo on the other hand has not won the treble before in his career and considering the fact that he currently plays for struggling Manchester United, winning a treble before he retires might not be feasible for him.
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