Lionel Messi officially became king of Ballon d ‘Or after winning the 2019 edition of the trophy on Tuesday (3/12/2019). He defeated Virgil van Dijk who came in second and Cristiano Ronaldo in third.
This became the sixth Ballon d’Or trophy for Lionel Messi. He beat Ronaldo who collected five trophies, but what is the statistical comparison of the Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo titles?
Lionel Messi performed brilliantly in 2019. To date, the 32-year-old has played 53 matches and scored 45 goals. Lionel Messi helped Barcelona win the La Liga season 2018/2019 ago.
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are both excellent scorers. Both have very good goal records. At club level, Messi has now scored 613 goals. All for Barcelona. Meanwhile, Ronaldo has scored 609 goals for Sporting CP, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Juventus.
However, for matters scored a hat trick or three goals in one match, while Lionel Messi is still losing to Ronaldo. Messi has just recorded 52 hat-tricks, while Ronaldo has had 55 hat-tricks.
Ronaldo is also still ahead of Messi on the international stage. The 34-year-old has scored 99 goals for Portugal national team. Ronaldo is trying to catch up to Ali Daei with 109 goals to become the world’s top scorer in international matches.
Meanwhile, Lionel Messi only scored 70 goals with the Argentine national team.
One thing that is unique, Lionel Messi also has not won a single title with Argentina. He only won the world title with Argentina U-20. Meanwhile, Ronaldo has already given two titles namely at Euro 2016 and the 2019 UEFA League League.
The names of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo will continue to be remembered. They compete in the same generation and are at a very extraordinary competitive level. Both continue to compete to be the best, individually and collectively.
However, the world soccer stage also has legendary names besides Messi and Ronaldo.
Before there was a comparison of Messi vs. Ronaldo, a heated debate over who was the best player in the world was between Pele and Diego Maradona. Both players have won what Ronaldo and Messi have yet to achieve, namely to win the World Cup.
In addition, there are also other top names such as Johan Cruyff, Alfredo Di Stefano and many others.
Cristiano Ronaldo received the award for Serie A best player in Milan after failing at the Ballon d’Or.
Cristiano Ronaldo, who is a Juventus Star player, was awarded as the best Serie A player in the Gran Gala del Calcio event held on Tuesday (3/12/2019) in Milan.
At almost the same time, the 2019 Ballon d’Or awards ceremony was held in Paris, France. Chritiano Ronaldo did not attend this event because he already knew that he was not the winner.
Ronaldo was chosen with Duvan Zapata (Atalanta) and Fabio Quagliarella (Sampdoria) as the best striker and crowned the best Serie A player.
When receiving an award on stage and given the opportunity to speak, Ronaldo said he was happy to be the best striker in Italy.
“I thank my team-mates, the players who chose me. After two years in Italy, I can say that this is a very difficult league,” he added.
“I thank all those who have chosen me and hope that next year will remain the same,” he said.
We await their achievements in 2020 …