Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi vs Neymar 2024-25

Messi vs Neymar vs Ronaldo Records and Achievements

One of the hot topics of all time is Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi vs Neymar’s performance and who’s the best footballer in the world. Al-Nassr FC forwards Cristiano Ronaldo, Inter Miami CF star Lionel Messi, and Al Hilal forward Neymar is widely regarded as one of the best players in the world of soccer. All the players are the most valuable players in the football world.

Having won a combined eleven Ballon d’Or/FIFA Ballon d’Or awards (8 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. Messi created history as he became the first-ever MLS-based player to win the coveted prize.

The all-time hot topic of debate in the football world is who the top footballer skilled player is between Cristiano Ronaldo & Lionel Messi’s achievements. Ronaldo, 39, 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 in 2021, was third. Inter Miami CF legend Messi left the PSG club on 15 July 2023, where he won a club-record 34 trophies in Barcelona. Cristiano Ronaldo scores 750th goal in club football widens lead over Lionel Messi. Ronaldo has 891 goals compared to Messi’s 833.

Neymar came into prominence at an early age at Santos, where he made his professional debut at age 17. With 79 goals in 126 matches for Brazil (2010 to the end of Sep 2023) since debuting at age 18, Neymar is Brazil’s all-time top-highest goal scorer in FIFA history for his national team.

Neymar has scored at least 100 goals for three different clubs (Santos, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain). Neymar scored his 118th goal for PSG in his 173rd appearance for the club and moved to Al Hilal.

Ronaldo has scored more goals than Messi in their careers (763 vs 727). Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi lead the way for Champions League goals. Ronaldo is UEFA Champions League top scorer of all-time with 140 goals in 183 Apps and Messi is the second player to reach 129 in 163 Apps Champions League goals.

Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi vs Neymar 2024-25

Ronaldo vs Messi vs NeymarNeymar is the most expensive transfer in football history from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain with €222m in 2017. The current transfer records him as the most expensive purchase in the Saudi Pro League by Neymar Jr. from PSG to Al Hilal.

Cristiano Ronaldo is the 10th and 13th most expensive deal in football history and the most expensive deal in Italian clubs in 2018. His transfer from Man Utd to Real Madrid with €94m in 2009 and the 2018 most expensive deal transfer from Real Madrid to Juventus in €100m.   He is the first footballer and the third sportsman to earn US $1 billion in his career. Find the comparison between Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi vs Neymar.

Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi vs Neymar 2024

Matches Ronaldo Leo Messi Neymar
All Competition (For Club) 20 Apps, 2 Assist, 20 Goals 15 Apps, 11 Assist, 14 Goals  5 Apps, 0 Assists, 1 Goal
Club League  13 Apps, 2 Assist, 15 Goals  12 Apps, 9 Assist, 12 Goals 3 Apps, 0 Assists, 3 Goals
Continental  Championships
( UEFA Champion League/AFC Champions League / CONCACAF Champions Cup)
 4 Apps, 0 Assists, 3 Goals  3 Apps, 2 Assist, 2 Goals 2 Apps, 0 Assists, 1 Goal
Other Competition
(Domestic Super Cup, etc)
 3 Apps, 0 Assists, 2 Goals  0 Apps, 0 Assist, 0 Goals 2 Apps, 0 Assists, 1 Goal

Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi vs Neymar 2023-24

Matches Ronaldo Leo Messi Neymar
All Competition (For Club)  50 Apps, 13 Assist, 51 Goals 29 Apps, 16 Assists, 25 Goals 5 Apps, 1 Assist, 3 Goals
Club League 31 Apps, 11 Assist, 35 Goals 18 Apps, 13 Assist, 11 Goal 3 Apps, 0 Assists, 3 Goals
Continental  Championships
( UEFA Champion League/AFC Champions League / CONCACAF Champions Cup)
9 Apps, 2 Assist, 6 Goals 1 Apps, 2 Assist, 0 Goals 2 Apps, 1 Assist, 0 Goals
Other Competition
(Domestic Super Cup, etc)
10 Apps, 0 Assists, 9 Goal 11 Apps, 5 Assists, 12 Goals 0 Apps, 0 Assist, 0 Goals

Club and Country Cleander Year Goal 2024

Messi:  12 Apps, 11 Assist, 12 Goals
Ronaldo:  18 Apps, 2 Assist, 18 Goals
Neymar:  0 Apps, 0 Assists, 0 Goals

Club and Country Cleander Year Goal 2023

Messi: 42 Apps, 12 Assist, 28 Goals
Ronaldo: 43 Apps, 11 Assist, 46 Goals

2022-23 Season

Matches Ronaldo Leo Messi Neymar
All Competition (For Club) 34 Apps, 4 Assist, 16 Goals 41 Apps, 20 Assists, 21 Goals 29 Apps, 18 Assist, 18 Goals
Club League 24 Apps, 2 Assist, 14 Goals 32 Apps, 16 Assist, 16 Goals 20 Apps, 11 Assist, 13 Goals
UEFA Champion League 0 Apps, 0 Assist, 0 Goals 7 Apps, 4 Assist, 4 Goals 6 Apps, 2 Assist, 3 Goals
Other Competition
(Domestic Super Cup, etc)
9 Apps, 2 Assist, 2 Goals 2 Apps, 0 Assists, 1 Goal 3 Apps, 3 Assist, 3 Goals
World Cup
(Qatar World Cup 2022)
4 Apps, 1 Goal 8 Apps, 8 Goals 3 Apps, 2 Goal

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi 2022-23

2021-22 Season

Ronaldo Led in the Table with 24 goals in 38 Apps in the 2021-22 Season
Matches Ronaldo Leo Messi Neymar
All Competition  38 Apps, 3 Assist, 24 Goals 33 Apps, 14 Assist, 10 Goals 22 Apps, 8 Assists, 13 Goals
League 30 Apps, 3 Assist, 18 Goals 25 Apps, 14 Assist, 5 Goals 22 Apps, 6 Assists, 13 Goals
UEFA Champion League 6 Apps, 0 Assists, 6 Goals 7 Apps, 0 Assists, 5 Goals 6 Apps, 2 Assists, 0 Goal
Other Competition 2 Apps, 0 Assists, 0 Goals 1 Apps, 0 Assist, 0 Goals 0 Apps, 0 Assist, 0 Goal
WC Qualification

Friendlies

9 Apps, 1 Assist, 6 Goal 15 Apps, 0 Assist, 7 Goals

1 Apps, 0 Assists, 5 Goals

10 Apps, 8 Assist, 8 Goal

2 Apps, 0 Assist, 3 Goal

2020-21 Season

Messi Led in the Table with 47 goals in 38 Apps
Matches Ronaldo Leo Messi Neymar
All Competition 44 Apps, 4 Assist, 36 Goals 47 Apps, 14 Assist, 38 Goals 31 Apps, 11 Assists, 17 Goals
League 33 Apps, 2 Assist, 29 Goals 35 Apps, 11 Assist, 30 Goals 17 Apps, 6 Assists, 9 Goals
UEFA Champion League 6 Apps, 2 Assist, 4 Goals 6 Apps, 2 Assist, 5 Goals 9 Apps, 3 Assists, 6 Goal
Other Competition 5 Apps, 3 Assists, 0 Goal 6 Apps, 3 Assist, 1 Goal 4 Apps, 2 Assist, 2 Goal

2019/20 Season

Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi vs Neymar 2018
Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi vs Neymar
Ronaldo Led in the Table with 37 goals in 46 Apps
Matches Ronaldo Leo Messi Neymar
All Competition 46 Apps, 10 Assist, 37 Goals 44 Apps, 25 Assists, 31 Goals 27 Apps, 12 Assist, 19 Goals
League 31 Apps, 5 Assist, 31 Goals 33 Apps, 21 Assists, 25 Goals 15 Apps, 6 Assist, 13 Goals
UEFA Champion League 8 Apps, 0 Assists, 4 Goals 8 Apps, 3 Assist, 3 Goals 7 Apps, 4 Assist, 3 Goals
Other Competition 5 Apps, 0 Assists, 2 Goal 3 Apps, 1 Assist, 3 Goals 5 Apps, 3 Assists, 2 Goals

2022 FIFA World Cup performance Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi vs Neymar

Matches Ronaldo Messi Neymar Jr
World Cup 2022 1 Goal 4 Goal 2 Goal

Messi, Ronaldo, and Neymar are the world’s greatest footballers, but who’s the best on the ground? Compare goals, assists, and honors for Cristiano Ronaldo & Lionel Messi and Neymar.

Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi vs Neymar 2018

Lionel Messi || Inter Miami CF || Argentine

Lionel Messi is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for Ligue 1, the top division of French football, and the Argentina national team. The Argentine superstar has always scored more than 50 goals in a calendar year and his best figure was 69 goals in 2013.

Messi wins his 8th Ballon d’Or. His numbers this year are once again truly extraordinary. He’s head and shoulders the best player in world football. According to France Football, Messi was the world’s highest-paid footballer for five years out of six between 2009 and 2014.

He won the 2022 FIFA World Cup and is currently Captain of the Argentina Squad for the 2024 Copa America and 2024 Soccer Summer Olympics in Paris.

He is the second-highest-paid footballer £7.3 million ($9.5m) a month before tax (where PSG  assumes $75M as salary). Lionel Messi’s Net Worth made him 2nd highest-earning footballer. Lionel Messi’s player profile is below-

  • Age: 34
  • Born: 24 June 1987
  • Clubs: Inter Miami CF(Current ), Paris Saint-Germain (2021-2023); Barcelona (2004-2021)
  • Nationality: Argentine
  • 106 Goals in international in 178 Apps
  • 63 – hat Tricks
  • 474 Goals in La Liga in 520 Apps
  • 672 Goals for FC Barcelona in 778 Apps
  • Ballon d’Or wins: 8 wins (2023, 2021, 2019, 2015, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009)
  • The Best FIFA Men’s Player: 1 (2019)
  • Champions League winners’ medals(4 times): 2005–06, 2008–09, 2010–11, 2014–15 (all with Barcelona)

Messi Records and Achievements

Lionel Messi: Appearances and goals by Competition, season, and Apps
Competition Goals Season Apps
Barcelona C 5 2003-04 10
Barcelona B 11 2003-05 32
La Liga (Barcelona) 474 2003-21 520
Champions League (Barcelona) 120 2003-21 149
Copa del Rey (Barcelona) 56 2003-21 80
Super Copa (Barcelona) 14 2003-21 20
Other (Barcelona) 22 2003-21 29
PSG (Ligue 1 + other) 32 2021-2023 75
Inter Miami CF 23 2023-current 27
Total 738 2003-current 912
Lionel Messi (Argentina): National team, year, and competition
 Competition Goals Season Apps
Argentina U20 14 2004-05 18
Argentina U23 2 2008 5
Argentina 109 2005-current 184
Total 125 2004-current 207

At the 2022 World Cup, Lionel Messi is set to join just one of a handful of footballers to have played in five different editions of the competition.

Games played 21
Goals 8
Assists 6
Win rate 71.4%
Knockout matches won 5
Best finish Finalist (2014)

Cristiano Ronaldo || Al-Nassr FC || Portugal

Cristiano Ronaldo is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Al-Nassr FC and the Portugal national team. He is one of the world’s top players, the all-time footballer in the world. He is the most famous sportsperson in football history. Ronaldo also holds the record for most overall Champions League appearances, having overtaken Iker Casillas.

Since 2011, Ronaldo has scored over 50 goals in 6 calendars (in the Serie A, La Liga, and Premier League) and 24 goals in 38 matches in 2021-22. He has also become the fastest player to reach 50 Serie A goals (in just 61 games). His name was the top-highest-paid footballer. The Portuguese superstar is set to make $125m in the 2021-22 seasons before taxes.

Currently, he was the part of UEFA Euro 2024 in Germany. Portugal National Team was the defending champion of UEFA Euro 2020.

  • Age: 39
  • Born: 5 February 1985
  • Clubs: Al-Nassr FC (2022-present); Manchester United (2021-2022); Juventus (2018-2021); Real Madrid (2009-2018); Manchester United (2003-09); Sporting Lisbon (2002-03)
  • Nationality: Portuguese
  • 33 – Senior Trophies in his Career
  • 63 – hat Tricks
  • 311 Goals in La Liga in 292 Apps
  • 450 Goals for Real Madrid in 438 Apps
  • Ballon d’Or wins: 5 (2017, 2016, 2014, 2013, 2008)
  • The Best FIFA Men’s Player: 2 wins (2016 and 2017)
  • Champions League winners’ medals (5 Times) : 2007–08 with Man Utd; 2013–14, 2015–16, 2016–17, and 2017–18 with Real Madrid
  • Top goal scorer in men’s international football: (127 goals in 203 matches)
  • Top goal scorer in the UEFA Champions League: (140 goals in 183 Apps)

Man Utd, real Madrid and is going to play for juventus

Ronaldo (Al-Nassr FC):  Appearances and goals by Competition, season, and Apps
Competition Goals Season Apps
Sporting CP (Segunda Divisão B) 0 2003-09 2
Sporting CP (Primeira Liga) 5 2003-09 31
Premier League (Manchester United) 118 2003-09 291
La Liga (Real Madrid) 438 2009-18 450
Serie A (Juventus) 101 2018-2022 134
Premier League (Manchester United) 27 2022-Current 54
Saudi Pro League (Al Nassr) 62 2022-Current 68
Total 763 2003-current 1,019
The senior career with all football Clubs, seasons, and competition
Competition Goals Season Apps
Portugal U15 7 2001 9
Portugal U17 5 2001–2002 7
Portugal U20 1 2002 5
Portugal U21 3 2002-2003 10
Portugal U23 2 2004 3
Portugal 130 2004-current 211
Total Career (Portugal) 148 245

Neymar Jr || Al Hilal SFC || Brazil

One of Brazil Football and PSG’s most valuable faces was Neymar or Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior. He is regarded as one of the greatest players of his generation, a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a forward for the Al Hilal SFC. After 700 games, Neymar has more assists than Messi and more goal contributions than Ronaldo at the same point in his career.

Neymar was the world’s fourth most famous athlete in 2016, one of the world’s top three players, and the world’s most prominent sportsman. The most expensive Footballers deals in the World held by Neymar. Paris Saint-Germain was the 4th most-paid footballer now, his total earnings of around £2.7 million a month.

  • Age: 32
  • Born: 5 February 1992
  • Clubs: Al Hilal SFC (2023 – Jun 30, 2025); Paris Saint-Germain (2017– 2023); Barcelona (2013–2017); Santos (2009–2013)
  • Joined:  Aug 15, 2023
  • Top Goal Scorer in 2014/15 UEFA Champions League – 10 Goals
  • FIFA Club World Cup Winner – 2013/14 for Barcelona
    • Contract Expires: Jun 30, 2025
  • Top goal scorer in Brazil men’s international football: (79 goals in 128 matches)
  • Awards: Campeonato Brasileiro Série A Team of the Year: 3 (2010, 2011, 2012)

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Club

Neymar plays for PSG but he was not involved in the club’s first Ligue 1 game in 2023/2024 due to the player rupturing his ACL while playing for the 2026 FIFA World Cup Qualification.

Neymar (Al Hilal SFC):  Appearances and Goals by Competition, season, and Apps
Competition Goals Season Apps
Serie A(Santos) 136 2009-13 225
La Liga (Barcelona) 105 2013-17 186
Paris Saint-Germain 118 2017-23 173
Al Hilal 01 2023–24 to current 05
Total 360 Career Total 589

International

The senior career with International competition
Competition Goals Season Apps
Brazil 79 2010-current 128
Continental Championship and Domestic Leagues & Cups
 Competition Goals Season Apps
Continental 57 2009 – current 107
State league

National cup

League cup

54

36

03

76

46

06

Other 06 10

European Golden Shoe awards

Messi’s  Ronaldo’s
2009-10: 34 goals
2011-12: 50 goals
2012-13: 46 goals
2016-17: 37 goals
2017-18: 34 goals
2018-19: 36 goals
2007-08: 31 goals
2010-11: 40 goals
2013-14: 31 goals (shared with Luis Suarez)
2014-15: 48 goals

Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi vs Neymar Awards

Messi vs Neymar vs Ronaldo 2018-19

Player Best Awards
 Cristiano Ronaldo Wins his 5 Ballon d’Or, FIFA FIFPro World11, FIFA The Best Special Award: 2021, Capocannoniere: 2020-21

UEFA Nations League Finals Team of the Tournament, Serie A Team of the Year,

Serie A Most Valuable Player, PFA Portuguese Player of the Year

Lionel Messi He won his 7 Ballon d’Or, The Best FIFA Men’s Player, and the European Golden Shoe.

Winner of FIFA World Cup Final – 2022

Finalissima – 2022

2021 Copa America winner and Golden Boot winner

Laureus World Sportsman of the Year: 2020

UEFA Club Forward of the Year, La Liga Best Player,

IFFHS World’s Best Playmaker, FIFA FIFPro World11,

Neymar FIFA FIFPro World11 nominee, Golden Ball award for the best player
Player Awards 2018-22
 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 Winner of FIFA World Cup, La Liga top scorer, European Golden Shoe, Olimpia de Plata, FIFA FIFPro World XI, IFFHS World’s Best Top Division Goalscorer, Paris Saint-Germain (2021-present); Barcelona (2004-2021),
Neymar Copa del Rey, Samba Gold, IFFHS World’s Best Playmaker, IFFHS Men’s World Team

Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi vs Neymar FIFA World Cup Record and History

We are sharing the FIFA World Cup match history records, match Apps, Goals, and more. Neymar won the Bronze Boot as the tournament’s third top goal scorer in the 2014 World Cup.2018 Messi vs Ronaldo Performance

Playing History at the FIFA International Tournament
Player Appearances Goals Season
Ronaldo (Portugal) 201 123 2003-current
Leon Messi (Argentina) 176 104 2005-current
Neymar (Brazil) 124 77 2010-current

Ronaldo Vs Messi in UEFA Champions League

UEFA Champions League Cristiano Ronaldo VS Messi

Ronaldo Messi
Year Apps Ass Goals Apps Ass Goals
2020-21 6 0 4 3 3 3
2019-20 8 0 4 8 0 3
2018-19 9 2 6 10 1 12
2017-18 13 3 15 10 2 6
2016-17 13 6 12 9 2 11
2015-16 12 4 16 7 1 6
2014-15 12 3 10 13 5 10
2013-14 11 4 17 7 0 3
2012-13 12 1 12 11 2 8
2011-12 10 3 10 11 5 14
2010-11 12 4 6 13 3 12
2008-09 12 2 4 12 5 9
2007-08 11 1 8 9 6 1
2006-07 11 5 3 5 0 1
2005-06 8 1 1 6 1 1
2004-05 8 2 0 1 0 0
2003-04 5 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
2002-03 3 1 0 N/A N/A N/A
Total 101 28 105 92 20 83

FIFA World Cup Stats Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi vs Neymar

Ronaldo Messi Neymar
FIFA World Cup 2022
CAPS 5 7 4
ASSISTS 0 3 0
GOAL 1 7 2
World Cup 2018
CAPS 4 4 5
ASSISTS 0 2 0
GOAL 4 1 2
World Cup 2014
CAPS 3 7 6
ASSISTS 1 1 1
GOAL 1 4 4
World Cup 2010
CAPS 4 5 N/A
ASSISTS 1 1 N/A
GOAL 1 0 N/A
World Cup 2006
CAPS 6 3 N/A
ASSISTS 0 1 N/A
GOAL 1 1 N/A
All-Time World Cup Stats
CAPS 17 19 N/A
ASSISTS 2 5 N/A
GOAL 7 6 N/A

 

14 Replies to “Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi vs Neymar 2024-25

  1. NEYMAR is aspiring to be just like Cristiano Ronaldo claiming the Juventus star as the benchmark over Lionel Messi.

  2. Ronaldo represents Juventus and Messi plays for Barcelona. At the same time, Messi gets about 81.4 million dollars per year. Cristiano Ronaldo as the second-highest-paid soccer player in 2018, as he made $61 million in salary and winnings from Real Madrid and $47 million in endorsements, for a whopping total of $108 million. Neymar is just a starter in the football.

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