Argentinean Lionel Messi Vs. Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo! Who is your favorite football player?

Argentinean Lionel Messi Vs. Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo! Who is your favorite football player?

Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi is an Argentine Professional Football player who plays as a forward and captain for the Spanish club Barcelona and Argentina National Team.

He has won almost 22 trophies and set a club record. Similarly, he started his career as a football player in the year 1995 playing for Newell’s Old Boys.

Lionel Messi (Source: Forbes)

Married life and children

Lionel Messi is happily married to his girlfriend Antonella Roccuzzo since 30th June 2017. They have been dating each other since the year 2007. Together, they have three sons Thiago born in 2012, Ciro Messi Roccuzzo in 2018, and Mateo Messi Roccuzzo in 2015.

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Overall Differences

Lionel MessiCareerCristiano Ronaldo
Barcelona And Argentina National TeamClubsJuventus and Portugal National Team
33 yearsAge35 years
ArgentinaBirth PlacePortugal
5 feet 7 inchesHeight6 feet 2 inches
Antonela Roccuzzo (Married)Marital StatusGeorgina Rodriguez (Dating)
Three (Thiago Messi Roccuzzo, Ciro Messi Roccuzzo, and Mateo Messi Roccuzzo)ChildrenFour (Cristiano Ronald Jr., Eva Maria Dos Santos, Alana Martina dos Santos Aveiro, and Mateo Ronaldo)
AdidasShoe BrandNike

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo is a Portuguese football player who is known for playing as a forward for Juventus and captains the Portugal National Team. He has gained 30 trophies in his career. He made the debut of his career in the year 2002 and signed with English powerhouse Manchester United in the year 2003.

Cristiano Ronaldo (Source: Highsnobiety)

Relationship Timeline and children

Cristiano Ronaldo is currently dating Georgina Rodriguez since 2017. Together they have three children Cristiano junior and newborn twins Mateo and Eva.

Previously, he was in a long-term relationship with Irina Shayk and they almost dated for five years. Likewise, they welcomed a son Cristiano Ronaldo Jr.

Who has Ronaldo dated? Relationship Timeline

  • Jordana Jardel, Brazilian Model(2003)
  • Marche Romero, Model(2005-2006)
  • Mia Judaken, Model (2006)
  • Gemma Atkinson, Actress (2007)
  • Nereida Gallardo, Model (2008)
  • Olivia Saunders, Actress (2009)
  • Raffaella Fico, Showgirl (2009)
  • Paris Hilton, Actress (2009)
  • Kim Kardashian West, TV Personality (2010)
  • Irina Shayk, Model (2010-2015)
  • Rita Pereira, Actress (2012)
  • Andressa Urach, Model (2013)
  • Daniella Chavez, Model (2014)
  • Lucia Villalon, TV Reporter (2015)
  • Alessia Tedeschi, Model (2015)
  • Alesia Riabenkova, Model (2015)
  • Maja Darving, Model (2015)
  • Paula Suarez, Model (2016)

Career goals

Lionel Messi has 719 goals in his all-time career, 302 assists, and 895 apps.

Lionel MessiCareerCristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo has 759 goals, 222 assists, and 1039 apps in his all-time career.


When it comes to the club, Lionel Messi has 648 goals, 260 assists, and 753 apps.

Lionel MessiClubCristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo has 657 goals, 192 assists, and 869 apps in his club career.

All-time Champions League

Lionel Messi has 118 goals, 35 assists, and 147 apps in his all-time Champions League.

Lionel MessiClubCristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo has 135 goals, 40 assists, and 178 apps in his all-time Champions League.

All-time Internationals

Lionel Messi has 71 goals, 42 assists, and 142 apps in his all-time International.

Lionel MessiClubCristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo has 102 goals, 30 assists, and 170 apps in his all-time International.

Salary and Net worth

Lionel Messi has earned a net worth of $400 million and receives a salary of $92 million as a striker and winger for the FC Barcelona and the Argentina National Team. In 2020, he made $130 million which was $92 million from salary and $38 million from endorsements. He is one of the highest-paid soccer players.

Lionel MessiEarningsCristiano Ronaldo
$400 millionNet worth$500 million
$92 millionSalary$70 million
$130 million2020 earning$120 million
$130 million2019 earning$110 million
$111 million2018 earning
$108 million

Cristiano Ronaldo has a net worth of $500 million and has a base salary of $70 million as a player for Juventus. In 2020, he made $120 million among which $70 million was his salary and $50 million was from endorsements.

Tax Fraud

Lionel Messi was convicted of tax fraud in the years 2007, 2008, and 2009. He was found guilty and sentenced to 21 months in prison. Likewise, he was fined 2.1 million Euros. He had to pay 225,000 Euros to avoid prison.

Lionel MessiTax FraudCristiano Ronaldo
2007, 2008, and 2009Years2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
135Games Played211
21 monthsPrison Sentence23 months
2.1 million EurosFine16.8 million

Cristiano Ronaldo was convicted of tax fraud in the years 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014. He was sentenced to 23 months in jail and was fined 16.8 million Euros. Ronaldo had to pay 365,000 Euros to avoid prison.

Social Media Followers

Lionel Messi has a huge social media following. He has 178 million followers on Instagram and 101.8 million on Facebook. Messi is not active on Twitter but he has multiple fan accounts.

Lionel MessiSocial MediaCristiano Ronaldo
178 millionInstagram255 million
No TwitterTwitter90.5 million
101.8 millionFacebook124.4 million

Cristiano Ronaldo is the celebrity with the highest number of Instagram followers. He has 225 million followers on Instagram, 90.5 million on Twitter, and 124.4 million on his Facebook account.