Robert Lewandowski has played 431 national football matches and got 314 goals and has played for about 35.001 minutes. Whereas Cristiano Ronaldo has played 595 national football matches and got 466 goals and has played for about 47.872 minutes.
Cristiano Ronaldo has a pass completion rate of 58% for passes into the box. Robert Lewandowski has a pass completion rate of 53% for passes into the box.
Ronaldo does boast more of FIFA's new 'The Best' awards and has been crowned UEFA Player of the Year on more occasions, but Messi has won more league Player of the Year accolades. Of course, it must be said that Ronaldo has won the Player of the Year award in England, Spain and Italy.
In goal terms over the calendar year, Lewandowski has the edge by some margin: 69 strikes in 59 games to Messi's 43 in 62 and Salah's 39 in 60. That's an astounding average of 1.17 goals per match for the Bayern man, 0.69 per game for Messi and 0.65 for Salah.
Lionel Messi, FC Barcelona
For over a decade, La Pulga Atómica (Atomic Flea) has remained at the top of this list. In fact, sensational stats and the season have become second nature to him. For any player, it's the season of a lifetime. For Lionel Messi, it was business as usual.
While Ronaldo currently has more goals overall, Messi has the edge in the scoring department, with a higher season average (39.5 to 35), having hit a high of 73 goals in 2011-12.
Despite playing almost 150 appearances less than Ronaldo, Messi has claimed significantly more assists. The Argentine has provided 325 assists during his career, while Ronaldo has 229. Messi's play-making abilities have been unbeatable for years and his stats prove he is better than Ronaldo in this area.
1. Robert Lewandowski. Bayern Munich's striker, Robert Lewandowski has 46 goals in the 2020/21 season.
1. Cristiano Ronaldo. With many seeing the Portuguese international as a shoo-in for this year's Ballon d'Or award, Cristiano Ronaldo may seem like a monotonous choice as the deadliest finisher in the world, but the figures speak for themselves.
Ronaldo is the all-time record goalscorer in international football and is now closing in on Bican as the most prolific marksmen in history, period, with the Austro-Czech's tally touted to be as high as 821.
1. Kevin De Bruyne. Kevin De Bruyne tops our list of best midfielders in the world at the moment. The Belgium and Manchester City star is considered the best attacking midfielder in world football.
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In 2020, Cristiano Ronaldoâ€™s net worth is approximately $466 million. Lionel Messi ranked second on Forbes' list, coming in at $130 million. He is considered to be one of the best football players of his generation.
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Ronaldo clocked a top speed which was higher than Messi's by almost 1 kmph in 2021.
Pele is considered the god of football. There's not a single player who has won more world cups than him. Pele was a goal-scoring machine who also served as the major point of attack for both club and country.
1. Lionel Messi (PSG)
The players have contributed a lot to the game by playing state, national, and international games. Every fan have their favourite player whom they consider as the King of Football. Lionel Messi is called as the Football king in 2021.
1. Cristiano Ronaldo. In terms of goalscoring, one man has stood head and shoulders above everyone else in 2013: Cristiano Ronaldo.