Comparison of titles between Messi and Ronaldo: Which is better?

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Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. These two were the two who led the soccer world in the 2010s, and both are said to be the best players in soccer history. These two have won many titles, but how many titles have they won?


Who is Lionel Messi?

Lionel Messi is an Argentine soccer player whose position is forward. Most of Lionel Messi’s career was spent with Barcelona, and in his later years he played for Paris Saint-Germain and Miami. Messi’s greatest strength is dribbling over short distances, and because he takes many steps, he accelerates rapidly and dribbles unstoppably. After his 30s, his dribbling declined, but his pass work and through passes were also quite good, and he created many chances. -They were two people who led the world, and both are said to be the best players in soccer history. These two have won many titles, but how many titles have they won?

Who is Cristiano Ronaldo?

Cristiano Ronaldo is a forward from Portugal. He was taller than Messi and scored more goals with his head. Ronaldo rose to prominence at Sporting, then went on to excel at Manchester United and then Real Madrid. He has since played for Juventus, Manchester United and Al Nasr. Ronaldo’s strength is dribbling. After his 30s, his dribbling skills declined, but he used his sense of goal to play an active role as a CF.


Messi was born in Rosario, Argentina. Ronaldo, on the other hand, is from the Portuguese island of Madeira. Both were born in the 1980s and started playing soccer from a young age, as they were both born in advanced soccer countries.

Lionel MessiCristiano Ronald
Birth Date24/06/198705/02/1985
Origin PlaceRosarioMadeira Islands Funchal
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Title comparison

Both have won countless titles. Now let’s compare by title.

league championship

Both have played in La Liga for a long time, but Messi has by far the most wins, as the teams met in their prime. Ronaldo stands out in that he has won championships with multiple clubs.

Lionel MessiCristiano Ronaldo
Premier League(England)3
Primera División(Spain)102
Ligue 1(France)2
Serie A(Italy)2

Domestic cup match

Both teams have won numerous titles in domestic cup competitions. You can see that Ronaldo has gotten more in terms of multiple leagues.

Lionel MessiCristiano Ronaldo
Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira(Portugal)1
The FA Cup(England)1
EFL Cup(England)2
The FA Community Shield(England)2
Copa del Rey(Spain)72
Supercopa de España(Spain)82
Trophée des Champions(France)2
Coppa Italia(Italy)1
Supercoppa Italiana(Italy)2
Leagues Cup(United States)1

UEFA Champions League

Ronaldo has won more titles in the world’s highest league, the Champions League. The main reason for this is probably Real Madrid. Real Madrid has won the UEFA Champions League more than any other team in the world.

Lionel MessiCristiano Ronaldo
FC Barcelona(Spain)4
Manchester United(England)1
Real Madrid(Spain)4

continental championship

Ronaldo won Euro 2016. Messi has won the Copa America.

Lionel MessiCristiano Ronaldo
2016 EURO1
2021 Copa America1
2019 UEFA Nations League1

fifa world cup

Messi won the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Ronaldo is from Portugal, so it will be difficult for him to win the World Cup. Winning the World Cup requires a strong country, which is difficult for Portugal, a small European country.

Lionel MessiCristiano Ronaldo

ballon d’or

Both received numerous individual awards. Messi has won the Ballon d’Or seven times and Ronaldo has won five times. If you look at past recipients of the award, you can clearly see that Messi and Ronaldo are far ahead of others. You can see from this that Messi and Ronaldo are the best players in the history of the world.

1Lionel Messi7
2Cristiano Ronaldo5
3Michel Platini3
3Johan Cruijff3
3Marco van Basten3
6Franz Anton Beckenbauer2
6Alfredo Stefano Di Stéfano2
6Joseph Kevin Keegan2
6Karl-Heinz Rummenigge2

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