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Who Has The Most Football Records in The World?

Undoubtedly, the one and only Cristiano Ronaldo has the most Football records in football. The Portuguese forward who is widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers on the earth. He has always been in such menacing form since he first showed up onto the scene.

But there is one record he could never make – the world cup. His Argentinian rival Lionel Messi beat him in this by winning the trophy for Argentina in Qatar World Cup 2022. While Ronaldo again failed to lift the trophy marking fifth world cup of his life.

Both the Major rivals have always been on the peak of their career since the day they entered professional football and still going strong. Making his debut in 2003,

Cristiano Ronaldo has spent a major part of his career playing for Real Madrid. While Messi devoted almost his entire career to Barcelona.

While Messi finally moved to Paris Saint-Germain last year saying goodbye to Barcelona, Ronaldo has already been a part of many clubs. 

Both of the legends have had probably every single award or most football records during their career except for the World Cup. But after the 2022 World Cup, Messi became the world Cup champion finally. Apart from this, they both have dominated European football as well as international Football. 

Who has the most Football records in the World?

Cristiano RonaldoLionel Messi
Champions league140 goals, 40 assists125 goals, 35 assists
Champions league8 Hat tricks8 Hat tricks
Champions league5 titles4 titles
La Liga308 goals and 95 assists474 goals and 216 assists
La Liga2 titles10 titles
FIFA Club World Cup43
Ballon d’or57
International competition117 goals in 189 games86 goals in 162 games
Cristiano RonaldoLionel Messi

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have been ruling football for the last two decades and their Rivalry is quite old but still continues to get intense.

Earlier, they used to compete hard for winning the titles and breaking records but now the race is about who has the most records in football. Their hard work of the past is going to pay off now. 

Ronaldo kicked off his career with Sporting Lisbon in Portugal. since then he has played for Real Madrid, Manchester United and Juventus. The Portuguese superstar has tons of records to his name in football.

He holds the record for most goals in the world being the greatest goalscorer followed by the Argentine giant. He even broke the record of Pele who scored 766 goals. Apart from this he holds the record for scoring over 50 goals for six back to back seasons for Real Madrid. 

The Real Madrid forward is the only player to score more than 15 goals in the champions league in a calendar year for three times. While he also holds a joint record with Lionel Messi for having 8 hat tricks in the UEFA Champions League.

Apparently, the dominator of European football is also the sole player to score consecutive hat tricks in the UEFA Champions League in 2017. 

More Records of Cristiano Ronaldo

Interestingly, Ronaldo just keeps adding to the list of his achievements one by one. The Former United player became the first player to score more than 100 goals in European tournaments including UEFA Super Cup and the Champions League.

The player also set the record for scoring the most number of free kick goals (12) in a single UEFA Champions League season. 

There is probably a title left that Ronaldo has not won. Even in Spanish Football, he displayed his skills exceptionally well. He recorded the most number of penalties in La Liga history while netting more than 30 goals in six consecutive seasons in La Liga. The Real Madrid forward also scored most (35) hat tricks for his Spanish club.

To your amazement, he also became the first player to win the prestigious European Golden. Also he won Ballon d’or first before Messi did regardless of the fact that Messi ended up winning more Ballon d’or awards. 

Speaking of goals, Ronaldo has always been the leading goalscorer at every stage of his career in some way. Just like that, he held the records for most goals in the Premier League during his time with Manchester United.

Also, he is the sole player to be awarded with the FIFA Puskas Award. And the title of FIFA World Player of the Year.

Other record holders in football

  1. Record for most decorated player: Dani Alves, one of the other greatest Brazilian Footballers is regarded as the most decorated player with a total of 43 titles. Starting his career in 2001, Alves won 43 football titles till now which is the highest number. 
  2. Record for winning most league titles: we told you about the player to have appeared in most league competitions but here is the turn of the one with most league titles. This record has been made by Roar Strand. The Norwegian player who won most (16) Norwegian league titles, all with Rosenborg BK. (1990, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2009 and 2010)
  3. Player who won most World Cup titles: The German giant Toni Kroos who played from 2013 to 2018 winning six world titles including 1 FIFA World Cup title (2014) and 5 FIFA Club World Cup titles (2013, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018)
  4. Goalkeeper to save most penalties: You must have heard a lot of names which are popular for scoring most penalties but we are here with an exceptionally brilliant player Lev Yashin who holds the record for saving most penalties as a goalkeeper. The Soviet Union goalkeeper (1950-70) set a world record. He saved over 150 penalties for Dynamo Moscow as well as the Soviet union. 
  5. Player with most clean sheets: Again, the Soviet Union goalkeeper is also known to have the most number of clean sheets as he played 270 matches without scoring a single goal. 
  6. Record for playing most consecutive minutes without netting one goal: Brazilians are universally known for their ability to kill in football and Mazaropi proposes another example by winning this record. He spent 1816 minutes playing without netting a single goal.
  7. Record for most red cards: It doesn’t matter if the record is negative or positive, whatever thing makes a player different every other person becomes significant. Same thing happened with Gerardo Bedoya who is popular for getting the Highest number of red cards in football (46).
  8. Longest distance goal scored: Tom King, a professional player from Wales scored the longest goal. The Wales goalkeeper King scored own six yard box. A distance of 96.01 metres for Newport County in a draw match against Cheltenham Town on January 21, 2021. 
  9. Player to play in most divisions with one club: The English Professional soccer player Nathan Pond is known to play in most divisions with one club. He set the record after playing for Fleetwood Town in seven divisions. North West Counties League, Northern Premier League Premier division, Conference Premier, Conference North, Football League 1, Football League 2 and Northern Premier League division 1 North. 
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