Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have both created some very memorable moments on the football field and surprisingly, they have been doing so for more than 15 years in a row. The duo won a total of 11 Golden Balls, which is a very prestigious award, while many star footballers missed out on the coveted award due to the dominance of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Interestingly, the year 2021 was full of surprises for both the great footballers. Lionel Messi has left football club Barcelona and is now playing for PSG due to Barca’s financial problems. The 33-year-old Argentine is currently struggling with injuries at his new club and is changing roles in case of the situation.
However, 2021 is not such a bad season for Lionel Messi, as before joining PSG, the little magician won the Copa America with Argentina and scored 30 goals in 35 La Liga matches for his former club FC Barcelona. However, Messi has yet to score a league goal for PSG, but has scored 3 goals for the French club in the Champions League.
Messi has won 34 club career trophies with FC Barcelona, including 10 La Liga titles and 4 Champions League titles. He also won the Golden Ball six times, making him the greatest player ever to play football. Cristiano Ronaldo, on the other hand, impressed once again with his return to Manchester United, as the striker again saved the Red Devils through crucial goals.
Ronaldo didn’t have time to catch up and after returning to England, the 36-year-old has scored 9 goals in 11 matches he has played so far. In the process, England, Spain and Italy became the top scorers in three different major leagues, setting a new record. Cristiano Ronaldo scored 29 goals for Juventus in Serie A and also became Portugal’s top scorer in 2021 with 111 goals for his country.