Messi vs Cristiano – Individual awards

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Cristiano Ronaldo has been awarded his fourth Ballon d’Or. He is the only active player with 4 golden balls, only surpassed by Leo Messi with 5.

  • No player other than Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo has won the Ballon d’Or since 2008.
  • Since 2007, Leo Messi has won 5 Golden Balls, 4 Silver Balls and 1 Bronze Ball.
  • Since 2007, Cristiano Ronaldo has won 4 Golden Balls and 5 Silver Balls.
  • Kaka was the last player to win the Golden Ball before the Messi-Ronaldo era started.

In addition, he has also been awarded the “The Best FIFA”, which replaces the “FIFA World Player”.

In this section we compare the individual achievements of Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, to see which one was most successful throughout his career.

Messi vs Cristiano: Achievements, golden ball, golden shoe...

In the table we can see that Messi surpasses Cristiano in Golden Balls, World Cup Golden Ball and Young Player of the Year awards (Golden Boy / Bravo).

Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo beats Messi in Golden Shoes (Golden Boots) and Pichichi trophies (top scorer in a league), because he was also Premier League top scorer once. In the Spanish league both have been Pichichi 3 times.

Both have won a FIFA World Player and three Onze d’Or.

Cristiano Ronaldo has won the only “The Best FIFA” award to date.

We have compared the major individual awards you can receive a professional footballer. If you think there is a prestigious award that does not appear in this table, you can suggest it in the comments.

77 Responses

  1. Bryte 23 de February de 2017 / 20:33

    Ronaldo is very hard working i congratulate him for that and most of foothball funs love him for yhat

  2. scott v.s. williams 26 de February de 2017 / 06:29

    They both are good but I give more credit to messi for his hard work on both club and country side, how they are strongly built around him then anyone else.

  3. junio Boutlin 13 de March de 2017 / 07:33

    Both are great, but I give the edge to messi.

  4. E.mills 14 de March de 2017 / 15:28

    Cristano and Messi are 2 great players, but there is no need of comparing messi with ronaldo

    • ExoticChicken 16 de March de 2017 / 15:25


  5. Råhūl ElÆng 17 de March de 2017 / 10:49

    Yaa cr7 is must better than messi… Messi 10 suck

  6. MEDMAN 19 de March de 2017 / 14:01

    leo is a great player of all time

  7. Mohammed Diawara 19 de March de 2017 / 20:58

    Messi and cristiano a the best player in the world but they don’t play the same way so we can no who is the best.what i now is the all the same if you like or not

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