The debate between who is the better player, Ronaldo or Messi, has been fierce. Statistically, Ronaldo have been better in comparison to Messi. This season with Real Madrid, Messi managed to score 4 less total goals than Ronaldo. Quite a huge lead for Ronaldo, with 58 goals and 22 assists in his 53 games, strongly more dominant that his usual plays. With Manchester United, he rises up the ranks, gaining the world’s respect quickly under Sir Alex Ferguson, his potential scouted when he still plays for the minor Portuguese League.
On the international stage too, Ronaldo prove to be the pride of Portugal, contributing 49 goals in his 100 caps, and with 4 goals that heavily shift Portugal position into the 2014 Brazil World Cup. On the other hand, Messi tends to underperform with his national team, 83 caps with 37 goals, amazing but still fall behind Ronaldo. So far, all of Messi’s achievement mainly stems from his domestic career and only with Barcelona. Argentina might have reached the world cup with Messi once, but it was Ronaldo that truly carry his whole team to the world’s stage himself.