Cristiano Ronaldo leads greatest rival Lionel Messi 56-54 in career hat-tricks

Cristiano Ronaldo leads greatest rival Lionel Messi 56-54 in career hat-tricks

- Cristiano Ronaldo leads rival Messi in career hat-tricks scored

- The Juventus star has netted 56 so far while Lionel Messi has 54

- Lionel Messi is however topping Ronaldo in Ballon d'Or with six

Cristiano Ronaldo has come out topping his greatest rival Lionel Messi in career hat-tricks scored presently with the Portuguese having 56 while the Argentine has 54.

Arguments on who is the best player between these two stars has been on ground for years with many believing that Cristiano Ronaldo is the other while others go for the Barcelona star.

In their glorious careers so far, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have both scored 110 hat-tricks and they are still counting until they retire from football.

Cristiano Ronaldo was on 55 career hat-tricks before he netted his 56th while playing for Juventus in their impressive win over Cagliari in January this year.

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Lionel Messi was the first to score a career hat-trick between these two players when he destroyed Real Madrid in March 2007 in El Clasico.

And it was ten months later that Cristiano Ronaldo got his own hat-trick when he was at Manchester United netting against Newcastle United.

The current stats according to the report on UK Sun puts Cristiano Ronaldo on the top although the Portuguese has enjoyed scoring penalties than his rival.

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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Nigerian football legend Ahmed Musa joined the debates on who is the greatest football ever in the world with the Super Eagles captain picking Barcelona star Lionel Messi as his choice.

Football is arguably the most followed sporting activities in the world considering the level of it followers and the joy the round leather game brings to fans.

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The likes of Pele, Diego Maradona, Ronaldo Delima, Zidane have all paid their dues as far as football is concerned in which they all have their fans around the world.

During the playing days of Diego Maradona and Pele, these two players were so fantastic and arguments of who was the best between them is still going on.

Brazilian star Ronaldo Delima is another football legend who is regarded as the best striker ever in the world considering all the great goals he scored for clubs and country.

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