10 Facts about Messi and Ronaldo
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have revolutionized the modern football game from the starting point of their career. There always battle between the two greatest of all time to be on top, perhaps this is the biggest rivalry in the sports world had ever seen.
Messi + Ronaldo
Messi and Ronaldo have been the most outstanding individual players ever in the world of sports. They together played 1,358 games and scoring a magnificent 1069 goals in all competition. They have won 56 trophies in total and win 9 Ballon d’Or together.
Entry into Football of Messi and Ronaldo
Lionel Messi was born on 24 June 1987. At the age of 13, he was diagnosed with growth hormone deficiency which causes stunt growth so, at the age of 13 Messi has given a chance to play for FC Barcelona soccer school and Barcelona paid for his treatment.
Ronaldo was expelled from the school at the age of 14.Ronaldo threw a chair at teachers after being caught in cheating leading to him being expelled from the school.Then his mother decides to stop sending him school again and sent him to play football to a near small club.
FACTS ABOUT RONALDO
- Cristiano Ronaldo was named after a United States president, Ronaldo father was a big fan of Ronald Reagan the 40th president of United State so he named his son after him.
- Ronaldo’s free kick speed is 130 KMPH.
- Ronaldo has his own fashion brand named CR7.The brand sells clothes and accessories for both men and women.
- He has less body fat than any of the supermodels.
- He has scored goals in every minute of his career in different games.
- Most appearances in the FIFPro World XI, 11 times (2007-2017) as same as Lio Messi.
- At the tender age of 15, Ronaldo was diagnosed with a heart disease but a surgery soon makes his full recovery.
- Only player to have won the following trophies at 2 different clubs – League Title, UCL, League Supercup, League Cup, League MVP, Golden Boot, Ballon d’Or, and FIFA CWC (Completed on December 20th, 2014).
- Ronaldos was the player won the FIFA best men’s award for 2 times in a row.
- Fastest player to score 300 official club goals.
FACTS ABOUT MESSI
- He signed his Barcelona contract on a napkin.
- He was offered a place in the national team by Spain which he did not accept for his country and for Diego Maradona.
- His celebration raising his arms in the air is a gesture of gratitude to his grandmother who passed away when he was 10.
- Messi is the only player in history to score 40+ club goals in 8 consecutive seasons.
- Most appearances in the FIFPro World XI, 11 times (2007-2017).
- Messi has a Guinness World Records title for the most official goals in a calendar year, 91 goals (2012).
- Messi is the youngest player to win Ballon d’Or.
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