Player Comparison: Lionel Messi vs. Cristiano Ronaldo | FBref.com (2024)

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Standard Stats

Standard Stats Table
Playing Time Performance Expected Progression Per 90 Minutes
Player Span Nation Pos Squad MP Starts Min 90s Gls Ast G+A G-PK PK PKatt CrdY CrdR xG npxG xAG npxG+xAG PrgC PrgP PrgR Gls Ast G+A G-PK G+A-PK xG xAG xG+xAG npxG npxG+xAG
Lionel MessiCareerar ARGFW,MF3 squads59553548,485538.75092337424476276500128.8112.780.0192.71092206314480.940.431.380.831.260.640.401.040.560.96
Cristiano RonaldoCareerpt PORFW,MF5 squads69862356,193624.4547151698436111128918123.496.623.1119.766154214820.880.241.120.700.940.810.150.960.630.79

Totals may not be complete for all senior-level play, see coverage note.
An underline indicates the data for the statistic is incomplete

Shooting

Shooting Table
Standard Expected
Player Span Nation Pos Squad 90s Gls Sh SoT SoT% Sh/90 SoT/90 G/Sh G/SoT Dist FK PK PKatt xG npxG npxG/Sh G-xG np:G-xG
Lionel MessiCareerar ARGFW,MF3 squads538.75091335130344.15.102.420.150.3419.72256276128.8112.70.11+31.2+32.3
Cristiano RonaldoCareerpt PORFW,MF5 squads624.45471483156638.55.682.510.120.2817.776111128123.496.60.12+2.6+0.4

Totals may not be complete for all senior-level play, see coverage note.
An underline indicates the data for the statistic is incomplete

Passing

Passing Table
Total Short Medium Long Expected
Player Span Nation Pos Squad 90s Cmp Att Cmp% TotDist PrgDist Cmp Att Cmp% Cmp Att Cmp% Cmp Att Cmp% Ast xAG xA A-xAG KP 1/3 PPA CrsPA PrgP
Lionel MessiCareerar ARGFW,MF3 squads538.7103591299079.7156661547225878660889.03077376081.8850138561.423380.086.0+153.05251416774252063
Cristiano RonaldoCareerpt PORFW,MF5 squads624.44275532780.356384105292689307987.31102136280.918627966.715123.118.5+127.920529514627542

Totals may not be complete for all senior-level play, see coverage note.
An underline indicates the data for the statistic is incomplete

Pass Types

Pass Types Table
Pass Types Corner Kicks Outcomes
Player Span Nation Pos Squad 90s Att Live Dead FK TB Sw Crs TI CK In Out Str Cmp Off Blocks
Lionel MessiCareerar ARGFW,MF3 squads538.7129901180610164282671056163844717583610359168292
Cristiano RonaldoCareerpt PORFW,MF5 squads624.4532750902114117283438816000427526166

Totals may not be complete for all senior-level play, see coverage note.
An underline indicates the data for the statistic is incomplete

Goal and Shot Creation

Goal and Shot Creation Table
SCA SCA Types GCA GCA Types
Player Span Nation Pos Squad 90s SCA SCA90 PassLive PassDead TO Sh Fld Def GCA GCA90 PassLive PassDead TO Sh Fld Def
Lionel MessiCareerar ARGFW,MF3 squads538.714357.1787410521686143112351.17154143418141
Cristiano RonaldoCareerpt PORFW,MF5 squads624.46083.9937767098543770.51390121880

Totals may not be complete for all senior-level play, see coverage note.
An underline indicates the data for the statistic is incomplete

Defensive Actions

Defensive Actions Table
Tackles Challenges Blocks
Player Span Nation Pos Squad 90s Tkl TklW Def 3rd Mid 3rd Att 3rd Tkl Att Tkl% Lost Blocks Sh Pass Int Tkl+Int Clr Err
Lionel MessiCareerar ARGFW,MF3 squads538.7117871454493012025.090621614514922
Cristiano RonaldoCareerpt PORFW,MF5 squads624.44852141915136121.34846113547741202

Totals may not be complete for all senior-level play, see coverage note.
An underline indicates the data for the statistic is incomplete

Possession

Possession Table
Touches Take-Ons Carries Receiving
Player Span Nation Pos Squad 90s Touches Def Pen Def 3rd Mid 3rd Att 3rd Att Pen Live Att Succ Succ% Tkld Tkld% Carries TotDist PrgDist PrgC 1/3 CPA Mis Dis Rec PrgR
Lionel MessiCareerar ARGFW,MF3 squads538.715431941969328291117415411137988163.947734.611721711563682410921050363368497133141448
Cristiano RonaldoCareerpt PORFW,MF5 squads624.47125138386271640931051709236021258.914640.64564297421654666145626428716359361482

Totals may not be complete for all senior-level play, see coverage note.
An underline indicates the data for the statistic is incomplete

Playing Time

Playing Time Table
Playing Time Starts Subs Team Success Team Success (xG)
Player Span Nation Pos Squad MP Min Mn/MP Min% 90s Starts Mn/Start Compl Subs Mn/Sub unSub PPM onG onGA +/- +/-90 On-Off onxG onxGA xG+/- xG+/-90 On-Off
Lionel MessiCareerar ARGFW,MF3 squads59548,4858169.2538.753588475603402.31779256+523+1.75+1.23402.8222.8+180.0+0.90+0.85
Cristiano RonaldoCareerpt PORFW,MF5 squads69856,1938169.7624.462388510752942.22705301+404+1.37+0.58281.0172.2+108.8+0.71+0.25

Totals may not be complete for all senior-level play, see coverage note.
An underline indicates the data for the statistic is incomplete

Miscellaneous Stats

Miscellaneous Stats Table
Performance Aerial Duels
Player Span Nation Pos Squad 90s CrdY CrdR 2CrdY Fls Fld Off Crs Int TklW PKwon PKcon OG Recov Won Lost Won%
Lionel MessiCareerar ARGFW,MF3 squads538.75000367559866164587400447394546.4
Cristiano RonaldoCareerpt PORFW,MF5 squads624.491804653263473434752100032318020047.4

Totals may not be complete for all senior-level play, see coverage note.
An underline indicates the data for the statistic is incomplete

Player Comparison: Lionel Messi vs. Cristiano Ronaldo | FBref.com (2024)
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