3 reasons why Lionel Messi is far better than Cristiano Ronaldo
#2 Messi has won more individual and team trophies than Ronaldo
The Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo debate may never end among fans, but when personal achievements are brought into the picture, the Argentine still stands tall. While both players have had identical feats and records in their careers, Messi still edges his rival when it comes to trophies.
Not only does the Barcelona star boast more team trophies than Ronaldo, he has also actually won more individual accolades than the Portuguese. Messi has won 33 team trophies overall, while Ronaldo is five behind with 28 team trophies.
On a personal level, both players have won the Ballon d’Or five times, but Ronaldo still lags behind the Argentine when it comes to the European Golden Shoe award, which Messi has won five times to the Portuguese’s four.
Ronaldo might be more dominant when it comes to the Champions League, but Messi beats him to everything else. In fact, the 31-year-old is currently leading the former Real Madrid star with 10 goals in the European Golden Shoe race and would likely go on to claim his sixth triumph.
Winning trophies do not often tell the full story, but both Ronaldo and Messi deserve whatever they’ve won in the course of their careers, only that the Argentine has proven to be better at it.