The comparison between the two best professionals in any activity is a common practice, and it is no different in the football world. Having these two players is a present for all the football fans around the world and to enjoy their skills and ability is the thing to do. But because all their achievements and all the records they have broken, to compare them is something inevitable, besides they are actually playing for two of the best clubs in the world and in the country with the best football league.
Cristiano Ronaldo was born in Madeira, Portugal, in 1985. He debuted in 2001 at 16 years old in the Sporting Club of his country. He won the Portuguese league in 2002. In the 2003 summer, English Manchester United bought him. During his stay, he helped his team to win three Premier Leagues, one Champions League, one FA Cup and one FIFA Club World Cup. After spending six seasons in Old Trafford, in 2009 summer he left to Real Madrid. With the Spanish club he has won one Spanish League and one Copa del Rey.
Lionel Messi was born in Rosario, Argentina, in 1987. He debuted in 2004 at 17 years old with Spanish FC Barcelona, where he has stayed his entire career. With the Catalan team he has managed to win six Spanish Leagues, three Champions Leagues, two Copa del Rey and two FIFA Club World Cup. He also has helped his country to win the golden medal in the 2008 Olympic games.
Their specialty is to score goals and they have did it several times. Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 349 goals and 116 assists in 540 matches with al his clubs averaging 0.65 goals per game, and 47 and 20 assists in 109 matches with the Portuguese national team while Messi has scored 327 goals and 122 assists in 395 matches with FC Barcelona averaging 0,83 goals per game, and 37 goals and 26 assists in 83 matches with Argentina.Follow Messi and Ronaldo playing for Spanish La Liga trophy and watch all Primera Division live football streaming matches online
They also have won several individual awards. The Portuguese has won the 2008 Ballon d’Or, 2008 and 2011 Golden Boot, the 2011 Pichichi award and 2008 Premier League Golden Boot. On the other side, the Argentinean has won the 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 Ballon d’Or, the 2010, 2012 and 2013 Golden Boot and the 2010, 2012 and 2013 Pichichi award.
The Cristiano Ronaldo transfer has been estimated in about 80 million pounds, the biggest amount for a single player in the history of football. The salary of the Portuguese is about 17 million euros a year while the Argentinean is winning about 16 million euros for a season. This is just estimate and for their contracts with their clubs because they win much more because of sponsorships. Cristiano Ronaldo sponsors are Nike, Castrol, Banco Espirito and much more. Summing up all his contracts he wins about 32 million euros a year. Messi’s principal sponsors are Adidas, Pepsi and EA Sports and he wins from them and from his club and estimated of 30 million euros a year.
They are the two best players in the world. Their stats are very similar as they score a lot of goals and win a lot of titles. Fortunately, it doesn’t seem like they are lowing their level and we can keep enjoying them for a long time.
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