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).

Cristiano Ronaldo has more Champions League top scorer awards.

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.


116 Responses

    • Peter Jackson 14 de August de 2017 / 13:14

      U know nothing about football tho arshad

      • Ruben 14 de August de 2017 / 14:33

        And you know ? Ronaldo is without any doubt the best ! deal with it 🙂

  1. Wahyu 18 de August de 2017 / 10:11

    Hahaha. Ronaldo fanboy keep raising their Charming idol. Do you know why ronaldo never compared to pele and maradona as the best of all time? Thats because messi is here right now. Ronaldo with his diving skills could never match the top three messi, pele, and maradona. What makes those three called as the best is because they put the team on their shoulder. Ronaldo uses his team to get individual awards. And What makes messi more special is, he doesn’t show any arrogancy on the pitch and he never claim himself as the best like ronaldo always do, yet he is the best. Go ask every football player and everybody who understands football, their answer will always be messi (except those people from madrid). And you want to compare them in their national teams achievment? Hahaha go google it yourself, there is nothing ronaldo can be proud of except that euro cup won by eder. Yet he took all the credit. YFI ronaldo will won another ballon dor, sure. Since fifa has no longer apart of ballon dor for the last couple of year. The rule to vote the winner has changed. The vote used to be done by national captain and coach which they are bunch of people understand football. But now, the vote will be done by reporter. Yup, thats right. People who thinks ronaldo is better are those who spend most of their times sitting in front of their tv and watch the final score, not the 90 minutes of the game.

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