Category Archives: World Football

Lionel Messi vs. Pelé – Goals

 

Lionel Messi is approaching a record that many thought was impossible to beat: the number of goals scored with a single club.

Currently, it’s “King Pelé” who holds this record with 648 goals in official matches and all competitions with Santos FC, Brazil.

Lionel Messi is getting dangerously closer to this record.

Take a look:

Pelé
(Santos FC, Brazil)
Lionel Messi
(FC Barcelona, Spain)
Goals 643 627 (and counting)

17 more goals to beat the record.  Let’s go Leo!

Stay tuned, history in the making…

Golden Shoe/Soulier d’Or 2019-20 – Messi, Ronaldo, Mbappé, Lewandowski

The Golden Shoe is awarded to the top scorer of the European championships at the end of a season. Each goal counts for points depending on the level of the championship.

Here are the top 10 goal scorers today:

Goals Coefficient Points
Ciro Immobile (SS Lazio, Italy) 27 2 54
Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern Munich, Germany) 25 2 50
Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus FC, Italy) 21 2 42
Timo Werner (RB Leipzig, Germany) 21 2 42
Erling Haaland (RB Salzburg, Austria &
Borussia Dortmund, Germany)
25 2 (Dortmund);
1 (Salzburg)
42
Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona, Spain) 19 2 38
Jamie Vardy (Leicester FC, England) 19 2 38
Kylian Mbappé (Paris-SG, France) 18 2 36
Wissam Ben Yedder (AS Monaco, France) 18 2 36
Romelu Lukaku (Inter Milan, Italy) 17 2 34

 

Ballon d’Or/Golden Ball 2020 – Lionel Messi vs. Cristiano Ronaldo

Despite the situation that is spreading in the world at the moment, we still have the statistics of the two monsters of world football.

Here are their statistics for the year 2020:

Lionel Messi
(FC Barcelona/Argentina)
Cristiano Ronaldo
(Juventus FC/Portugal)
Games 13 11
Goals 9 13
Assists 7 1

Stay tuned…

Lionel Messi Tracker 2020 (Ballon d’Or/Golden Ball 2020)

Lionel Messi is on a roll for FC Barcelona.

LaLiga Santander 2019-20
13 GP (Games Played)
13 G (Goals)
6 A (Assists)

Champions’ League 2019-20
4 GP
2 G
3 A

Lionel Messi scored 50 goals with club and country in the year 2019.  The man continues to dominate world football.

2020 shapes to be another great year for the Argentine genius.

Ballon d’Or/Golden Ball 2018 – Lionel Messi vs. Cristiano Ronaldo (Week #12)

A very quiet week for Lionel Messi as football is on international duty.  Argentina played Italy and won by the score of 2-0, but la Pulga did not feature in this match, being rested by manager Jorge Sampaoli.

Cristiano Ronaldo played for Portugal vs. Egypt and Mohamed Salah and both players scored.  Ronaldo scored 2 goals in additional time to lead his country to a 2-1 win vs. the Pharaohs.

Messi and Ronaldo will be on intentional duty again next week as Argentina plays Spain this coming Tuesday and Portugal will face off against the Netherlands on Monday.

Here are the statistics of the two players after Week #12 of 2018:

Player Games Goals Assists Trophies won
Lionel Messi 18 16 9 0
Cristiano Ronaldo 15 23 5 0
TOTAL Messi by 3 Ronaldo by 7 Messi by 4 Tie

Stay tuned…

Ballon d’Or/Golden Ball 2018 – Lionel Messi vs. Cristiano Ronaldo (Week #11)

Lionel played two games this week.  First, in the UEFA Champions League where he collected two goals and one assist in a 3-0 win over Chelsea FC in the return leg of the round of 16, allowing his club to qualify for the next round where they will face AS Roma. In addition, in Liga Santander, FC Barcelona received Athletic Bilbao this Sunday and La Pulga scored a goal in a vital 2-0 victory for his team.

Cristiano Ronaldo played one game this week, a Liga Santander match against Girona where the Portuguese international scored 4 goals and added an assist in a 6-3 win against Girona.

Here are the statistics of the two players after Week #11 of the year 2018:

Player Games Goals Assists Trophies won
Lionel Messi 18 16 9 0
Cristiano Ronaldo 14 21 5 0
TOTAL Messi by 4 Ronaldo by 5 Messi by 4 Tie

Stay tuned…

Ballon d’Or/Golden Ball 2018 – Lionel Messi vs. Cristiano Ronaldo (Week #10)

A rather quiet week for Lionel Messi who had only one game to play, but who forfeited to be at the side of his wife who gave birth to their third child.  Despite the absence of Argentinian genius, FC Barcelona won 2-0 against the worst– and soon to be relegated – team of La Liga Santander, at Malaga on Saturday.  Quietly, the Catalans are headed into a 25th title Spanish Championship title.

Cristiano Ronaldo has been busier and more productive this week.  The shock tie against Paris Saint-Germain FC allowed him to score a vital away goal for his club and earned Real Madrid CF a 2-1 victory to punch their ticket for the quarter-finals of the Champions League.  Moreover, in La Liga Santander, CR7 scored the two goals of his team in a 2-1 win at Eibar, on Saturday as well.

Here are the statistics of the two players after Week #10 of the year 2018:

Player Games Goals Assists Trophies won
Lionel Messi 16 13 8 0
Cristiano Ronaldo 12 17 3 0
TOTAL Messi by 4 Ronaldo by 4 Messi by 5
Tie

Stay tuned…