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Messi 500, Ronaldo 518

Lionel Messi 500, Cristiano Ronaldo 518

By David Kappel - Apr 25, 2017 09:00 PM @kappilinho

Lionel Messi scored his 500th goal for FC Barcelona in the latest El Clasico. His longstanding rival Cristiano Ronaldo sits on 518 strikes in his club career, but achieved this at a much slower rate.

Read: Messi Comments On El Clasico Show

The Portuguese scored his tally in 710 appearances for Sporting Lisbon, Manchester United and Real Madrid. Messi, meanwhile, needed only 577 appearances to reach the 500-goal mark.

The Argentine scores at a rate of 0.87 goals a game, while Ronaldo averages 0.73 strikes per appearance.

In addition, Messi is three years younger than the Los Blancos talisman, which means he could finish his career with more goals than the Portuguese if he stays in the game as long.

Grup 14 have now looked back at how many games Ronaldo needed to reach his 500th club career goal and found that Messi achieved the impressive milestone in 112 fewer games.

The 32-year-old reached his 500th club goal after 689 games, when he was 31 – two years older than when Messi reached the milestone.

Similarly to the Albiceleste captain, Ronaldo also scored his 500th club goal in injury time, during Real's FIFA Club World Cup clash against Club America on 15 December 2016.

Read: Reports: What Ronaldo Told Lewandowski

While Messi netted all his goals for the Catalan giants, Ronaldo netted five for Sporting, 118 for United and now 395 for Los Blancos.

Which of these two superstars do you think will retire with more club goals to their name? Have your say in the comments section below.


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malesetati Joined: 02 Mar 2013
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malesetati Aug 17, 2017 11:05 AM
@YIDO u dnt know soccer finish n klaar
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TrevorvanWyk Apr 28, 2017 05:27 PM
@begwell rapist?
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gangisamhlave Apr 27, 2017 07:00 AM
@yido what?
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YIDO Apr 26, 2017 07:44 PM
messi is the best player... finish and klaar ... those idiots who think most goals equal best player are being ridiculous. cr7's coach zidane became player of the year without scoring the most goals, so did the african george weah,michel platini etc...Even David Beckham is a better player.
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SSM_ Apr 26, 2017 04:44 PM
la liga its easy compared to epl, ask guardiola he'll testify to it.
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alizeboss124 Joined: 10 Sep 2016
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alizeboss124 Apr 26, 2017 04:11 PM
messi needed 577 games to score 500 goals in spain..cr7 needed 384 games to score 395 goals in spain..cowditor i wish it was cr7 who played those 577 games only in spain he could have been on 600 goals am i lying #stats don't lie
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morakamat Apr 26, 2017 04:06 PM
i think ronaldo did his best for playing three teams through out his career so messi played only at barca, is he the best? i dont think so but through media he is the best coz even referees like him more than cr7. how i so wish that ramos should have broken his legs with that two footed challenge
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alizeboss124 Apr 26, 2017 04:05 PM
cr7 wasted his time in an overrated league in the world epl but stil he scored over 100 goals now he is playing soccer in the best league in the world and he is showing he is the real king..i bet u cowditor messi will score 100 career goals in 8 seasons if he was to play in the epl
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Pulevanbucs Apr 26, 2017 03:32 PM
i wish messi could join any epl team re bone.... i bet he wont excel
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Pulevanbucs Apr 26, 2017 03:29 PM
@critical_thinker dankie! #halamadrid... indeed #school_out
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Critical_Thinker Apr 26, 2017 03:21 PM
@dicozee ronaldo went to la liga to prove that it is a weak league, that is why he scored 395 goals in 384 appearances for real madrid. madrid always bought quality players but they lacked the qualities of a genius like ronaldo, that is why they spent over 1 billion until they won the ucl again since 2002. ronaldo made madrid relevant again. school out.
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TrueLegend Apr 26, 2017 03:16 PM
king messi
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TrueLegend Apr 26, 2017 03:16 PM
king messi
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dicozee Joined: 26 Apr 2013
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dicozee Apr 26, 2017 03:00 PM
@critical_thinker then y he went 2 la liga? and its the other way around cr7 is lucky 2 be @madrid bcoz there's not beta quality thn @ madrid 2 allow cr7 do wht he does.
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Mr. K Apr 26, 2017 02:56 PM
ronaldo started in a more competitive epl before moving to 2 team spanish lig. messi has never tried anything outside barcelona, he still get favours from barca team mates ever since child hood. its like comparing mandela ana malema
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OLWETHU NDUNA Apr 26, 2017 02:09 PM
yha we all knw tht messi scored his 500 goals for barca in few matchs thn ronaldo nw flip the script ronaldo has scored 395 goals in 384 appearances for real madrid imagine his numbers if he only played for madrid like messi at barca we talking close 2 pele numbers
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Mystique-Luu Apr 26, 2017 01:40 PM
messi still king
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Critical_Thinker Apr 26, 2017 12:55 PM
@dicozee empty tins like you should just read articles and not comment, you made a mistake creating that profile. cr7 won ucl at man united, madrid are lucky to have him, if it wasn't for ronaldo, they'd be another liverpool. you cow
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Critical_Thinker Apr 26, 2017 12:50 PM
messi thrived playing for a cheating football club
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Hitman Norman Hlungwane Apr 26, 2017 12:48 PM
messi is scared of new challenges. why can't he move to england?

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