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

Ronaldo vs. Messi in European football

Statistics according to Uefa.com (as of 8 December 2020):

  • Champions League goals (group stage to final): Ronaldo 134 (105 for Real Madrid; 15 for Man Utd; 14 for Juventus); Messi 118 (all for Barcelona)
  • Total Uefa competition goals: Ronaldo 137; Messi 121
  • 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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