For many years now, fans from all over the globe stand divided over Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo debate and boast about the stats of their favourite player. The debate is not just restricted to social media but also the football greats have a hard time picking up one player. None of them has come to the conclusion of a better player between the two. However, in this one particular record, the Barcelona star has pipped CR7. In the last nine seasons, Messi has claimed more Man of the Match trophies than Ronaldo. Cristiano Ronaldo Outsprints Gonzalo Higuain During Juventus Football Training Session, Proves Age is Just a Number! (Watch Video).
As per statistics floated by Sports Bible, Messi has won 225 Man of the Match trophies since 2010-11 years. Whereas, CR7 has won only 125 trophies. Which means Messi has 100 more trophies in nine seasons. Real Madrid’s Eden Hazard stands on number three whereas, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, PSG’s Neymar, Luis Suarez are the other players who make the top five. Gareth Bale, Antoine Griezmann and Marco Reus are also part of the top 10. Lionel Messi Enjoys Vacation With Family, Cristiano Ronaldo Relishes Roof-Top Dinner With Kids & Girlfriend (See Pics).
With this, fans of both football greats want them to win the Ballon d’Or 2019. However, Lionel Messi is the leading contender as he has notched up more than 50 goals. However, he failed it win the Champions League, Copa del Rey or the Copa America, defender Virgil Dijkfrom Liverpool favourite to claim the award. It would be interesting to see who takes away Ballon d’Or 2019.