5 world records jointly shared by Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are widely considered as two of the greatest players to ever play the game of football
The Barcelona and Real Madrid pair have succeeded in wooing crowds across the globe with their magnificent and magical performances for both club and country.
Having won everything there is to win in football at club level, both have continued to dominate the football landscape for the last decade.
On an individual level, both Messi and Ronaldo have also won every other award there is in world football, including the European Golden Boot, the Ballon d’Or, the FIFA Best Player, among many other personal accolades.
Indeed, the Argentine and Portuguese have shattered many records since emerging on the scene and look destined to break more before they finally hang their boots.
Here are five records that are jointly shared by Messi and Ronaldo.
#5 Most European Golden Shoe awards
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have both taken goal scoring to a whole new level at Real Madrid and Barcelona respectively. The duo are the all-time top scorers of their respective clubs, having recorded scary numbers when it comes to goals.
As a result, both have won the European Golden Shoe four times so far in their respective careers. It is one of few records that the Real Madrid and Barcelona stars cannot be separated on.
Ronaldo first won the European Golden Shoe with Manchester United in the 2007/08 season, before again emerging the winner in the 2010/2011, 2013/14, and 2014/15 seasons – all with Real Madrid.
Messi on the other hand top scored in Europe in the 2009/10, 2011/12. 2012/13 and the 2016/17 seasons with Barcelona.