Messi vs Ronaldo: Trophy battle | Who has won more trophies between Messi and Ronaldo?

The eternal fight between Lionel Messi (June 24, 1987) and Cristiano Ronaldo (February 5, 1985) has been so far the most intense and beautiful duel for the dominance of world football.
Messi vs Ronaldo: Trophy battle | Who has won more trophies between Messi and Ronaldo?

Messi vs Ronaldo is a daily debate for every football fan as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are widely seen as two of the greatest to play the game. The pair, and their rivalry, have defined a generation of football. Everyone has their opinion on who is the superior player, fed by the rivalry growing over the better part of a decade.

Messi and Ronaldo during El Classico (Image- The Indian Express)

This is only possible because the duo spent much of their careers at Barcelona and Real Madrid, their own rivalry subsumed by the heated rivalry between the two clubs, and their fan bases. At times the clubs seemed to be competing with each other on almost a weekly basis. Between April 2010 and April 2012, the clubs faced each other a dozen times.

Below we have listed both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo's total trophy wins at club and international levels. Alongside we have also listed their individual honors as the Messi vs Ronaldo debate heats up.

Messi vs Ronaldo: Club and International Trophies:

Cristiano Ronaldo:


  • Clubs: Manchester United (2021-present); Juventus (2018-2021); Real Madrid (2009-2018); Manchester United (2003-2009); Sporting Lisbon (2002-2003)
  • English Premier League titles: 3 
  • English FA Cup: 1 
  • English Football League Cup: 2 
  • Spanish La Liga titles: 2 
  • Spanish Copa del Rey: 2 
  • Spanish Supercup: 2 
  • Uefa Champions League: 5 (four with Real Madrid, one with Man Utd)
  • Uefa Super Cup: 2 
  • Fifa Club World Cup: 4 (three with Real Madrid, one with Man Utd)
  • Portugal Super Cup: 1
  • Italian Supercoppa: 2
  • Italian Serie A titles: 2

International (Portugal):

  • Uefa European Championship titles: 1 (2016)
  • Uefa Nations League titles: 1 (2019)
  • All-time leading scorer in men's international football (115 goals)
  • All-time leading scorer in European Championship history (14 goals in 25 tournament matches) 
  • Euro 2020 golden boot winner

Lionel Messi:


  • Clubs: Paris Saint-Germain (2021-present); Barcelona (2004-2021)
  • Spanish La Liga titles: 10
  • Spanish Copa del Rey: 7
  • Spanish Supercup: 7
  • Uefa Champions League: 4 
  • Uefa Super Cup: 3 
  • Fifa Club World Cup: 3
  • French Ligue 1 titles: 1 

International (Argentina):

  • FIFA World Cup 2022 winner and Golden Ball winner
  • Finalissima: 1 (2022)
  • 2021 Copa America winner and golden boot winner
  • Fifa Under-20 World Cup: 1 (2005) 
  • Olympic Gold Medal: 1 (2008)
  • Record number of appearances for Argentina: 162

Messi vs Ronaldo: Individual Achievements:

AwardsLionel MessiCristiano Ronaldo
Golden Ball7 (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2019, 2021)5 (2008, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017)
Golden Boot(2010, 2012, 2013, 2017, 2018, 2019)4 (2008, 2012, 2014, 2015)
FIFA Player of the Year65
Laureus Award1
World Cup Golden Ball2
UEFA award for best club player of the year31
UEFA Award for Best Player in Europe23
Pichichi Trophy of the Spanish League73
Premier League Golden Boot1
Champions League top scorer67
La Liga Player of the Year61
Serie A Player of the Year1
Premier League Player of the Year2
Onze d'Or by Onze Mondial42
Silver Ball56
Bronze Ball
World's Best Game Builder (IFFHS)4
Top scorer in the major leagues (IFFHS)42
World's Best Scorer (IFFHS)25
World Soccer Best Player55
UEFA Award for Best Forward of the Year23
UEFA goal of the year32

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