CONTROVERSY: STATISTICALLY, MESSI BEATS RONALDO AT DOMESTIC LEVEL

CONTROVERSY: STATISTICALLY, MESSI BEATS RONALDO AT DOMESTIC LEVEL
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The Lionel Messi- Cristiano Ronaldo rivalry has taken a twist as Spanish publication, Tribuna, dug out statistics that put Messi above Ronaldo at the domestic level.

According to the publication, the stats show a big gap between the two football icons which it claims, the media try to hide.

It however acknowledges that both Messi and Ronaldo are regarded as the two best players in the world. The league stats however show that the Portuguese isn’t at Messi’s level.

Although their stats are comparable, people tend to forget one important detail — Ronaldo is two years older.

Let’s check out the stats

  • League games: Messi – 486, Ronaldo – 554
  • Minutes: Messi – 39,240, Ronaldo – 45,454
  • Goals: Messi – 445, Ronaldo – 450
  • Assists: Messi – 183, Ronaldo – 135
  • Goal contributions: Messi – 628, Ronaldo – 585
  • Dribbles completed: Messi 2,067, Ronaldo – 1,128
  • Goals per 90 mins: Messi 1.02, Ronaldo – 0.89
  • Assists per 90 mins: Messi – 0.42, Ronaldo – 0.27
  • Goal contributions per 90 mins: Messi – 1.44, Ronaldo – 1.16
  • Dribbles completed per 90 mins: Messi – 4.74, Ronaldo – 2.23  

The only significant stat where Cristiano beats Barcelona‘s captain is goals scored. However, we should take into account that he’s only five goals ahead while having played 68 games more.