The football world divides into two worlds when there is a debate regarding Messi vs Ronaldo. However, this debate has no clear cut outcome or answer. If Messi dominates a chart, Ronaldo hits back with another. Moreover, it is for sure that these two pushes each other to their limits and this is what makes them different from others. Being on the score sheet consecutively in a league is not an easy task. But the two modern greats of World football have made it look so easy. Hence, we will discuss about the most Man of the match winners between Lionel Messi & Cristiano Ronaldo.
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The name needs no further introduction in today's world whether you are a football fan or not. The boy from Rosario, Argentina has become a household name because of his skills with the ball and unparalleled goal scoring abilities. Certainly, along with many world records.
The football GOAT, Lionel Messi has a total of 290 man of the matches awards in his whole career. Also he got the man of the match award in 55% of his whole career games. Moreover, Messi has 228 man of the match awards in league games. And in the case of UEFA Champions League, he has a total of 62 awards to his name and this is also 53% of his games. Surprisingly, Lionel Messi is far ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo in terms of this criteria of man of the match awards.
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The Portuguese attacker knows no boundaries. Ronaldo, at the age of 33 arrived in Serie A, in search of a new challenge. Certainly, at the age of 35, the legend of the game has equalled the Italian record for the longest goalscoring streak with 16 goals in 11 consecutive league games. Ronaldo set up this incredible record in the 2019-20 season in the Italian first division league, Serie A.
The football giant, Cristiano Ronaldo has total of 160 man of the match awards in his whole career. Surprisingly, just 31% of his games. However in league games, Ronaldo has 122 man of the match awards. Moreover, in case of UEFA Champions League Ronaldo has only 36 awards. It's quite surprising fact that the Portuguese star is far behind the other great of the game Lionel Messi. Let's take a clear look at theman of the match awards stat of Cristiano Ronaldo.
N.B : The stats are accurate as of 01/09/2021.