- Lionel Messi and Ronaldo have been the major stars in football for the past ten years
- These two players have scored incredible goals and have won Ballon d'Or five times each
- But Messi has scored more goals than Cristiano Ronaldo against top FIFA 50 teams
Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi and Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo are arguably the best football stars in the world considering their achievements so far.
Unlike Ronaldo who has played for many clubs before joining Juventus, Lionel Messi has never played for any other club in his career than Barcelona.
Messi and Ronaldo have been in the top form their careers for the past ten years in which no player has been able to come close to their records.
They have both won the Ballon d'Or award fives times each, and they are also in the run to win the next crown.
Ronaldo has found a fair amount of success with Portugal winning Euro 2016 and the Nations League, while Messi has never won a major international trophy with Argentina.
But one major trophy which remains a nightmare for the duo of Lionel Messi and Cristiano is the World Cup in which they failed to make an impact at the 2018 edition in Russia.
They are expected to play in the next World Cup in Qatar which could be their last for their respective nations.
However, Cristiano Ronaldo has scored more international goals than Messi as the Portuguese currently has 88, while the Argentine has 67.
But Lionel Messi has an edge over Ronaldo in one area as the Barcelona star has netted 56 against FIFA's top 50 ranked nations, while Ronaldo has only scored 35.
Earlier, Yen had reported Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher tipped Lionel Messi to beat Virgil van Dijk to the 2019 Ballon d'Or award.
Both Messi and Van Dijk were expected to go head-to-head for the individual top prize after having an exceptional campaign in the 2018/19 season.
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