Player who has the most records in football history
Cristiano Ronaldo holds the most records in football history. The Portuguese forward has been in menacing form since bursting onto the scene, winning just about everything in football apart from the World Cup.
Both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have been at the top for most of their careers and are still going strong. Ronaldo joined Manchester United last season and finished as the second top scorer in the English Premier League, while Messi left Barcelona to sign for Paris Saint Germain for a free last summer.
The World Cup eluded both for most of their playing time and they dominated European and international football. There are many footballers who have been part of various records but these two hold the most records in football.
Which player has the most records in football history: Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi
140 goals, 40 assists
125 goals, 35 assists
8 hat tricks
8 hat tricks
308 goals and 95 assists in 291 games
474 goals and 216 assists in 520 games
FIFA Club World Cup
International goals for the national team
117 goals in 189 games
86 goals in 162 games
Cristiano Ronaldo started his career in Portugal at Sporting Lisbon and has since played for Manchester United, Real Madrid, and Juventus. The 37-year-old man has an abundance of records at his disposal.
He also scored 802 goals, the most goals scored by a player in football, surpassing Pelé who was the record holder with 766 goals. Ronaldo also has the most international goals to his name as he has now scored 117 goals.
Cristiano Ronaldo also became the first player to score more than 50 goals in six seasons for Real Madrid. He also has 8 UEFA Champions League hat-tricks, a joint record he currently holds with Lionel Messi.
The former Real Madrid striker is also the only player to have scored more than 15 Champions League goals in a calendar year three times. He also remains the only player to register back-to-back UEFA Champions League hat-tricks in 2017, having been a dominant force in European football for over a decade.
The Manchester United player is also the first player to score 100 goals in European competitions including the Champions League and UEFA Super Cup. Scored the most free-kick goals (12) in one UEFA Champions League season.
In terms of Spanish football, he also scored the most penalties in La Liga history. He also scored over 30 goals in six seasons in La Liga. He also scored 35 hat-tricks for Real Madrid, the most for a Spanish team in La Liga.
Ronaldo is the first player to win the coveted European Golden Boot.
As a Manchester United player, he still holds the record for scoring the most goals (31) in a 38-game Premier League season. He is also the only player to have been awarded the FIFA World Player of the Year and the FIFA Puskas Award.
Ronaldo has made the most appearances for his country (17) in World Cup finals so far.
he also holds the record for scoring at four different World Cups and is currently Portugal’s all-time leading goalscorer. He has 170 caps for his national team, which is the most so far.
Lionel Messi has currently won the most (6) Ballon d’Or in the world. In 2012,
He also scored the most goals (91) for Barcelona in a calendar year. Lionel Messi is the fastest player to reach 100 goals in the Champions League. Also has the most appearances for Barcelona.
He also has 45 free-kick goals for Barcelona, the most of any player in this shirt. He is also Barcelona’s record goalscorer in international and European competitions. Messi is the first player to win six European Golden Boots.
He is also the only player to record goals and assists in six different competitions in a single season. He also scored the most hat-tricks in a single La Liga season alongside Cristiano Ronaldo.
He currently holds the record for most assists and goals scored in La Liga. Lionel Messi is one the most trophied Spanish footballer to date. He also holds the record for most home and away goals in La Liga for Barcelona. F
He also scored goals in six editions of the Spanish Super Cup.
He is also the all-time top goalscorer and top assist producer for Argentina. He netted 12 goals for his national team in 2012, the most in a calendar year.