Messi and ronaldo are the world s greatest goalscorers but do they perform for their countries. He would later score his first international goal on 12 june 2004 during a uefa euro 2004 group stage match against greece.
Messi is argentina s all time top goalscorer with 71 goals in 142 caps scoring 0 50 goals per game.
Cristiano ronaldo and messi international goals. 0 penalties 0 missed 0 hat tricks. All competitive and friendly games copa america euros and world cup stats. Cristiano ronaldo is a portuguese professional footballer who has been representing the portugal national football team as a forward since his debut on 20 august 2003 against kazakhstan in a friendly.
Cristiano ronaldo lionel messi pele. Who is the greatest goalscorer of all time. In fact ronaldo actually has a slightly better goalscoring ratio than messi since arriving at real madrid in 2009 with an astonishing 406 goals in just 394 appearances in all competitions for real madrid as of the end of the 2016 17 season a ratio of 1 03 goals per game compared to messi s 1 01 over the same period.
Cristiano ronaldo international stats in competitive games. The former is one of only two players to have scored 100 goals for their country while the. Ronaldo s career tally includes goals for four top flight clubs and portugal with his closest active rival being argentine lionel messi who last month scored a single club record 644th goal for barcelona.
He has achieved the feat while scoring a brace against sweden in the 2020 21 uefa nations league on 8 september 2020. Compare messi s caps and goals for argentina with ronaldo s caps and goals for portugal. Cristiano ronaldo and lionel messi are two of the greatest to ever have played international football.
Daei has the most international goals in history and shearer stands above everyone in the premier league. After the game at the camp nou the softly spoken messi didn t discuss his goal scoring. The 35 year old ronaldo who is the leading goalscorer for his country with 102 goals previously played for sporting lisbon five goals.
Since then he has been the current all time record goalscorer for the. Lionel messi and cristiano ronaldo have both had impressive international careers for argentina and portugal respectively. Lionel messi vs cristiano ronaldo all time international stats.
Cristiano ronaldo of portugal is the only other player to score 100 international goals other than daei and the first european to achieve the feat. Ronaldo has scored 606 goals for sporting lisbon manchester united real madrid and juventus in 813 matches.