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Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi?

Can you correctly identify whether the statements refer to Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Both, or Neither?
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Data has been collected via either Wikipedia or Transfermarkt. Some sources do not class the 2006 UCL triumph as a trophy for Messi as he did not play in the final, however, it has been counted for this quiz as he played in the earlier rounds.
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1. South American?
Cristiano Ronaldo
Lionel Messi
Both
Neither
Lionel Messi was born in Argentina, South America, whereas Cristiano Ronaldo was born in Portugal, Europe.
2. Has Played for Barcelona?
Cristiano Ronaldo
Lionel Messi
Both
Neither
Lionel Messi spent 17 years at Barcelona, whilst Cristiano Ronaldo spent 9 years at huge rivals, Real Madrid.
3. Older?
Cristiano Ronaldo
Lionel Messi
Same Age
Cristiano Ronaldo is 869 days older than Lionel Messi.
4. Has played in the German Bundesliga?
Cristiano Ronaldo
Lionel Messi
Both
Neither
Lionel Messi has played in the Spanish La Liga and French Ligue 1, whilst Cristiano Ronaldo has played in the Portuguese Primeira Liga, English Premier League, Spanish La Liga, Italian Serie A and Saudi Professional League. However, neither have played in the German Bundesliga.
5. Was born on an Island?
Cristiano Ronaldo
Lionel Messi
Both
Neither
Lionel Messi was born in Rosario, mainland Argentina, whereas Cristiano Ronaldo was born in Funchal located in Madeira which is an island in the Atlantic Ocean.
6. Has at least 3 Children?
Cristiano Ronaldo
Lionel Messi
Both
Neither
Lionel Messi has 3 children and Cristiano Ronaldo has 5 children.
7. Has Won at least 5 Champions League Titles?
Cristiano Ronaldo
Lionel Messi
Both
Neither
Lionel Messi has won 4 Champions League Titles (2006, 2009, 2011, 2015) whereas Cristiano Ronaldo has won 5 (2008, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018).
8. Has Won at least 6 Ballon d'Ors?
Cristiano Ronaldo
Lionel Messi
Both
Neither
Lionel Messi has won 7 Ballon d'Ors (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2019, 2021) whereas Cristiano Ronaldo has won 5 (2008, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017).
9. Has won FIFA's The Best at least 2 Times?
Cristiano Ronaldo
Lionel Messi
Both
Neither
Lionel Messi has won the award 2 times (2019, 2022) and Cristiano Ronaldo has also won it twice (2016, 2017).
10. Has Scored the Most Career Hat-tricks?
Cristiano Ronaldo
Lionel Messi
Same
Lionel Messi has scored 57 career hat-tricks whereas Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 62.
11. Has Scored At Least 100 Champions League Goals?
Cristiano Ronaldo
Lionel Messi
Both
Neither
Lionel Messi has scored 129 goals and Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 140 goals.
12. Has Won More European Golden Shoes?
Cristiano Ronaldo
Lionel Messi
Same
Lionel Messi has won the award 6 times (2009/10, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19) and Cristiano Ronaldo has won the award 4 times (2007/08, 2010/11, 2013/14, 2014/15).
13. Has Won the World Cup Golden Boot?
Cristiano Ronaldo
Lionel Messi
Both
Neither
Neither player has won the Golden Boot at the World Cup. Lionel Messi came close in 2022 but lost out by 1 goal to Kylian Mbappé.
14. Has Scored at Least 100 International Goals?
Cristiano Ronaldo
Lionel Messi
Both
Neither
Lionel Messi has scored 102 goals for Argentina and Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 122 goals for Portugal.
15. Has Won the FIFA Puskas Award?
Cristiano Ronaldo
Lionel Messi
Both
Neither
Lionel Messi has never won the award, although he has finished second 3 times, whereas Cristiano Ronaldo won the award in 2009 for a thunderbolt against Porto.
16. Has Won a Major International Trophy?
Cristiano Ronaldo
Lionel Messi
Both
Neither
Lionel Messi has won the Copa América (2021) and the World Cup (2022) and Cristiano Ronaldo has won the European Championships (2016)
17. Has Won a Treble of Trophies in One Season With His Club?
Cristiano Ronaldo
Lionel Messi
Both
Neither
Lionel Messi achieved this feat in both 2008/09 and 2014/15.
18. Has Been Sent Off the Most Times Between Them?
Cristiano Ronaldo
Lionel Messi
Same
19. Has Won More La Liga Titles?
Cristiano Ronaldo
Lionel Messi
Same
Lionel Messi won 10 titles whereas Cristiano Ronaldo won 2.
20. Has Scored More Free-Kicks?
Cristiano Ronaldo
Lionel Messi
Same
Lionel Messi has scored 62 free-kicks in his career, whereas Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 60.
21. Has Scored More Penalties?
Cristiano Ronaldo
Lionel Messi
Same
Lionel Messi has scored 108 penalties, whereas Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 151.
22. Has Scored More Champions League Final Goals?
Cristiano Ronaldo
Lionel Messi
Same
Lionel Messi has scored 2 goals in Champions League Finals (2009, 2011), whereas Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 4 goals (2008(1), 2014(1), 2017(2)).
23. Is Sponsored by Puma?
Cristiano Ronaldo
Lionel Messi
Both
Neither
Lionel Messi is sponsored by Adidas, whereas Cristiano Ronaldo is sponsored by Nike.
24. Has Won the European Golden Boy Award?
Cristiano Ronaldo
Lionel Messi
Both
Neither
Lionel Messi won the award in 2005.
25. Has Worn the Number 9 in Their Professional Career?
Cristiano Ronaldo
Lionel Messi
Both
Neither
Lionel Messi has worn 3 numbers (30, 19, 10), and Cristiano Ronaldo has also worn 3 numbers (28, 7, 9).
26. Has Played Under the Most Managers?
Cristiano Ronaldo
Lionel Messi
Same
Lionel Messi has played under 11 managers, whereas Cristiano Ronaldo has played under 16 managers.
27. Has been the All-Time Record Transfer Fee Holder at some point?
Cristiano Ronaldo
Lionel Messi
Same
Neither
Lionel Messi has only ever moved on a free transfer, whereas Cristiano Ronaldo's £80m move broke the transfer record at the time.
28. Won The Champions League the Earliest in Their Career?
Cristiano Ronaldo
Lionel Messi
Same
Lionel Messi won his first Champions League in 2006, whereas Cristiano Ronaldo won the trophy in 2008.
29. Has Won the Most Club World Cups?
Cristiano Ronaldo
Lionel Messi
Same
Lionel Messi has won 3 Club World Cups (2009, 2011, 2015), whereas Cristiano Ronaldo has won 4 (2008, 2014, 2016, 2017).
30. Has Played in the Europa League?
Cristiano Ronaldo
Lionel Messi
Both
Neither
Lionel Messi has never played in the competition, whereas Cristiano Ronaldo played in the 2022/23 edition for Manchester United.
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