Who has more records Messi or Ronaldo? They are two of the most decorated footballers ever, having won a combined 76 major trophies (Messi 42, Ronaldo 34) during their senior careers thus far, and have regularly broken the 50-goal barrier in a single season. They are the only two players to score over 800 goals each in their careers for club and country. Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 804 goals in 1106 games in his entire career (0.72 goals per game). Meanwhile, Lionel Messi has scored 759 goals in 957 games (0.79 goals per game). These stats clearly shows that Cristiano has scored more goals than Messi. However, Cristiano Ronaldo has played 149 more matches than Lionel Messi. Although Messi shades the overall ratio, Ronaldo spent more of his formative years as a more traditional right winger, only really starting to focus on goalscoring as his primary function in 2006, 3-4 years into his career. For Messi, it was 2-3 years until he completed the transformation from a nippy winger into a player hungry for goals above everything else. If we take these differing beginnings into account, the ratios would be even closer. Of all the categories, goalscoring is the hardest to separate them on.