In Brief

Messi vs. Ronaldo: Champions League and Fifa World Cup records

How the duo compare at the top level of club and international football

Ronaldo vs. Messi in European football

Statistics according to Uefa.com (as of 11 March 2021):

  • Champions League goals (group stage to final): Ronaldo 134 (105 for Real Madrid; 15 for Man Utd; 14 for Juventus); Messi 120 (all for Barcelona)
  • Total Uefa competition goals: Ronaldo 137; Messi 123
  • Champions League hat-tricks: Ronaldo 8; Messi 8 
  • All-time Champions League group stage goals: Ronaldo 67; Messi 71   
  • Did you know? Ronaldo is the only player to score in three Uefa Champions League finals, and the first to score in 11 successive Champions League matches 
Champions League head-to-head
  • Ronaldo Champions League winners’ medals - 5: 2007–08 (with Man Utd); 2013–14, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18 (with Real Madrid) 
  • Messi Champions League winners’ medals - 4: 2005–06, 2008–09, 2010–11, 2014–15 (all with Barcelona)
  • Career Champions League hat-tricks: 8 each

Fifa World Cup tournament records

Cristiano Ronaldo World Cup goals
  • 2006: 1 
  • 2010: 1 
  • 2014: 1 
  • 2018: 4
Lionel Messi World Cup goals
  • 2006: 1 
  • 2010: 0 
  • 2014: 4 
  • 2018: 1

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