- Lionel Messi celebrated his 32nd birthday on Tuesday, June 24, with many achievements in 2019
- New statistics reveal that the Barcelona forward is better than Ronaldo when he was at age 32
- Messi had won more trophies, scored more goals, and won more Ballon d’Or awards than Ronaldo
Lionel Messi celebrated his 32nd birthday and statistics haven proven that as the time his rival Cristiano Ronaldo clocked the same age, the Barcelona star has better stats.
Based on Messi's performances last season, the Barcelona captain scored 51 goals in 49 matches in all competitions, and also provided 19 assists.
Ronaldo turned 34 on February 5, but also proved that he is still an elite player in his first season at Juventus, winning the Most Valuable Player award in Serie A.
On February 5, 2017, when Ronaldo was 32, he had played 802 games and scored 568 goals for Real Madrid, he had also provided 215 assists.
As at that same year Ronaldo had won 22 trophies, he was also a four-time Ballon d’Or winner and had been named UEFA’s best player three times. He also won three Champions League winners medals.
But Messi’s numbers are better across the board on his 32nd birthday is better than his fiercest rival in the game.
He has played in 820 matches and scored 671 goals and has an impressive 285 assists to his name.
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He has won an incredible 34 trophies, including the Champions League on four occasions, and is a five-time Ballon d’Or winner.
However, Ronaldo has been incredible in the past few years and has got the better of Messi’s Champions League tally.
The former Manchester United forward has also added another international trophy following his UEFA Nations League win with Portugal earlier in June.
On the other hand, Messi is still waiting for his first triumph with Argentina.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have been dropped from the perking order in the most valuable XI in European football team.
In a list made by CIES Football Observatory selected the players according to their market value, the five-time Ballon d'Or winners were topped by other top stars.
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