- Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are regarded as two of the greatest players in history
- These two football superstars have both won the Ballon d'Or award five times each
- But stats have proven that Lionel Messi has been better than Cristiano Ronaldo recently
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are arguably the two best players presently in the world considering their achievements in the game of football.
These two players have been rivals for the past ten years as they have both won the Ballon d'Or award fives times each.
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Despite winning most titles in Europe while playing for their clubs, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have never won the World Cup title.
Ronaldo left Real Madrid last summer after nine years at the Bernabeu and in his first season at Juventus, he won the Serie A title and Cup double.
Lionel Messi on the other hand won the Spanish La Liga title with Barcelona, but he is yet to play a game this season.
Many football fans believe Ronaldo is better than Messi, while some think the other way round due to how they play.
And according to the report on UK Mirror, Starsport has given a statistics that show Lionel Messi has been better than Ronaldo in recent times.
Lionel Messi record:
2018/19 La Liga Barcelona
Minutes Played: 2858
2017/18 La Liga Barcelona
Minutes Played: 3134
2016/17 La Liga Barcelona
Minutes Played: 2956
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Cristiano Ronaldo record:
2018/19 Serie A Juventus
Minutes Played: 2869
2017/18 La Liga Real Madrid
Minutes Played: 2372
2016/17 La Liga Real Madrid
Minutes Played: 2641
Earlier, YEN.com.gh had reported how Cristiano Ronaldo insisted the major difference between himself and Lionel Messi is the number of teams he has played for and the Champions League trophies he has won at different clubs.
There has been an unending debate between who is the better player between Ronaldo and Messi over the years and the 34-year-old has indicated the difference.
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