Having won a combined ten Ballon d’Or/FIFA Ballon d’Or awards (5 for Messi and 5 for Ronaldo), both are widely regarded as the two best players of their generation and among the best of all time in the sport.
Ronaldo, 32, previously won the award in 2008, 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017. Messi finished second in the voting while Neymar, who joined Paris St Germain in a world-record transfer deal this summer, was third.
Barcelona legend Messi may have outscored the Portuguese last calendar year.
Neymar came into prominence at an early age at Santos, where he made his professional debut aged 17. With 53 goals in 83 matches for Brazil since debuting at age 18, Neymar is the fourth-highest goalscorer for his national team.
Neymar scored his 100th goal for Barcelona in his 177th appearance for the club.
Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi vs Neymar 2018
Lionel Messi is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club Barcelona and the Argentina national team.
Messi, Ronaldo and Neymar are the world’s greatest footballers, but who’s the best? Compare goals, assists and honors for Cristiano Ronaldo & Lionel Messi and Neymar. Find the compare between Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi vs Neymar.
|Leon Messi (Barcelona)|
Cristiano Ronaldo is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Portugal national team.
|Ronaldo (Real Madrid)(Man United)|
|La Liga(Real Madrid)||293||2009-18||281|
|Premier League(Man United)||84||19||196|
Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a forward for French club Paris Saint-Germain and the Brazil national team.
|Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain)|
Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi vs Neymar Awards
|Cristiano Ronaldo||The Best (x2), UEFA Player of the Year, Ballon d’Or, FIFA FIFPro World XI, UEFA Best Player in Europe Award, World Soccer Player of the Year, IFFHS World’s Best Top Goal Scorer, EA Sports FIFA|
|Lionel Messi||La Liga top scorer, European Golden Shoe, Olimpia de Plata, FIFA FIFPro World XI, IFFHS World’s Best Top Division Goalscorer|
|Neymar||Copa del Rey, Samba Gold, IFFHS World’s Best Playmaker, IFFHS Men’s World Team|
Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi vs Neymar FIFA World Cup Record and History
FIFA World Cup history records, Club performance and more.
|Player||Playing History at the FIFA Tournament|
|Leon Messi (Argentina)||