Difference between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi
Difference between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi

Difference between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi, a footballer of an Argentinean striker for Barcelona and Cristiano Ronaldo, a footballer of Portuguese and forward for Real Madrid, are the best footballers or soccer players of this era. Ronaldo has played in a greater number of games, is older of two and scored a greater number of goals as compare to Messi.

Lionel Messi

Lionel messi was born on 24 June, 1987 and was a footballer of team Argentine and plays as forward for FC Barcelona (Spanish club).

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro was born on 5 of February, 1985 and plays as a Portuguese expert footballer for Portugal team.

Lionel Messi VS Cristiano Ronaldo

  • Name:

The complete name of Lionel Messi is “Lionel Andrés Messi”.

The complete name of Cristiano Ronaldo is “Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro”.

  • Birth:

Lionel messi was born on 24 of June, 1987 at Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina so now messi is of 29 years.

Cristiano Ronaldo was born on 5 of February, 1985 at Funchal, Madeira, Portugal so now ronaldo is of 31 years.

  • Height:

Lionel messi have height of 1.69 meters or we can say 5 foot 7 inch.

Cristiano Ronaldo has height of 1.86 meters or we can say 6 foot 1 inch. He is longer as compare to messi.

  • Team:

Cristiano Ronaldo plays for the national team Portugal.

Lionel messi played for national team Argentina.

  • Strengths:

Linoel messi was famous for his ball abilities, his keeps running from midfield are generally deadly and he is verging on difficult to handle when he finds his head down. His parity when running with pace is staggering. Additionally his goal scoring skill is astonishing.

Ronaldo tackles any defender with intense pace, and entrancing footwork to the boot. His skill to strike a player and beat in crosses leads him dreaded opponent. The manner his free-kicks veer off with rate and his power is an awesome advantage for his team.

  • Flaws:

Lionel messi scanned for an approach to complete moves independent from anyone else without searching for fellow team members in a superior position to shoot at the goal. His strength and power can be addressed on occasion when attempting to complete near the net and gets this show on the road pushed off the ball too effortlessly.

Once in a while, Ronaldo goes to view dreadfully effectively and infrequently tries a trap when a easy pass would carry out. Notwithstanding his scoring as he once in a while botches up a goal scoring chance by performing extravagant moves he is unequipped for pulling off.

  • Appearances:

Lionel messi appeared in almost 611 matches with 113 international matches.

Cristiano Ronaldo appeared in almost 742 matches with 119 international matches.

  • Goals:

Lionel messi scored almost 490 goals as 55 goals in international matches which are more than as compare to Ronaldo.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored almost 488 goals as 52 goals in international matches.

  • Dribblers:

Lionel messi can be said as best dribbler all around the world.

Cristiano Ronaldo can be said as one of the top dribblers in world.


From the above article, we can conclude that lionel messi was the best player as compare to Cristiano Ronaldo.