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'Ronaldo Will End Career With More Goals Than Messi'

'Cristiano Ronaldo Will End Career With More Goals Than Lionel Messi'

By David Kappel - Apr 20, 2017 06:00 PM @kappilinho

A former Manchester United star has insisted Cristiano Ronaldo will end his career with more goals than Lionel Messi.

Read: Real Madrid Wages Revealed?

The Portuguese, who is three years older than his longstanding rival, has scored 589 goals in 847 appearances for club and country so far.

Messi, meanwhile, has netted 556 times in 693 games for FC Barcelona and Argentina.

With Ronaldo averaging 0.7 goals per game and Messi averaging 0.8 goals, many believe the Blaugrana talisman will eventually overtake Ronaldo's return and retire with more strikes than the Real Madrid superstar.

However, Phil Neville, a former teammate of Ronaldo's, believe the Portuguese will retire having outscored the Barcelona hero.

"I think he'll play for longer than Lionel Messi, I think he'll score more goals in the end and will go on to do incredible things," Neville said on Sky Sports’ Revista de La Liga show.

"I was thinking the other day, what's the long game for him? And I wonder if he's going to go on and play into his 40s.

"He'll be thinking Pele. Those numbers. Those scandalous numbers you think you can never achieve, the appearances, the goals, and that to me is where it's going.

"I think he'll go on for a long, long time. And in this game, he's becoming a goalscorer, he's getting in the box more, he's coming across the near post, his heading is incredible anyway.

"He knows he can't go up and down all the time now. He knows he can't go past players all the time. He'll become a goalscorer, a poacher and a good one."

Read: Barca Wages Revealed?

Ronaldo has scored 31 goals so far this season while Messi has netted 45 times, but the Portuguese scored five goals in Real's UEFA Champions League quarter-final against Bayern Munich while the Argentine failed to find the back of the net against Juventus.

Messi or Ronaldo – who do you think will retire with more goals? Have your say in the comments section below.


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#eddie Joined: 16 Dec 2016
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#eddie Apr 22, 2017 04:52 PM
Obviously messi....ronaldo is jst a worthless player I don't see wat other ppl see in him!!!ppl if u really knw football ull say messi is the best but if u don't knw football jst carry on and watch ronaldon's worthless football#messi the best in the world!
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Pholish Moyana Apr 21, 2017 08:37 PM
No one knows, their getting old. One can break a leg n gone his futball career n the other goes for a record but if not so, then Messi all the way
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Faysal Joined: 14 Feb 2011
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Faysal Apr 21, 2017 11:52 AM
This 3goat is high on nyaope messi is short that means he can play longer penaldo played 154 games more than the GOAT deference 33 goals how many goals wil the GOAT score on 154 games?Plus the GOAT is 3 years younger
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GeneralMrufa10 Joined: 05 Apr 2017
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GeneralMrufa10 Apr 21, 2017 09:48 AM
Messi wil make a record dat wil nvr b broken until da world cums 2 an end,Leo is so amaizing wth da ball on his feet.Ronaldo is also exciting but make no mistake Messi is God of football
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MEGA-COOL Apr 21, 2017 09:01 AM
Check how many games lionel messi played and Rinaldo's and lastly check their age and do ur math.Dont forget to include their avarage of scoring.This is quite obvious MESSI WILL RETIRE WITH MORE GOALS THAN THE OTHER GUY.
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dlaisa charles Apr 21, 2017 08:55 AM
hell no MESSI IS GOING TO OVERTAKE THAT PENALDO KING
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banned kgandashisa back #War with cowditor Joined: 21 Feb 2017
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CR7 all the way
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clemz7 Joined: 29 Dec 2013
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clemz7 Apr 21, 2017 06:57 AM
Its obviousy King Messi wl overtake cc Ronaldo
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Vic we Bhaka Joined: 03 Jul 2015
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Vic we Bhaka Apr 21, 2017 06:41 AM
There's no way. Messi is only 32 goals away from this guy with a lot more to offer and a bit more time on his side. If Messi were to play a false 9 role with quality midfielders surrounding him then Ronaldo has no chance at all.
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Unknown Citizen Apr 21, 2017 04:23 AM
Agree
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nzimandesifiso7@live.com Apr 20, 2017 10:32 PM
Owryt 'he knoz he cnt go up n dwn...he cnt go past playaz ol d tym' so he decides 2 play near d box 2 sco d tap-ins n penalties mhh kleva idea frm d gol scorin mchn d finisha d poacha a gud 1 sinc age z sloly gtn d betta of him ow last tym i checkd he had mo golz dn games at madrid...does this guy mean messi outperforms o wl outperform cr7??? I mean by gtn involvd in d build-up play....
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Diketso Senyane Apr 20, 2017 10:23 PM
Ronaldo has a fighting spirit,he has a thick skin.Messi got so emotional the other day,he actually quit playing for Argentina.That says a lot about his character,he might not be a real fighter.
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Diketso Senyane Apr 20, 2017 10:11 PM
Ronaldo's conditioning is way above Messi,that can take him to his 40's.Messi can slow down faster after 32 years,it's possible
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vijjox Apr 20, 2017 09:46 PM
@jona_1@crossbones you how to comment bra
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Mpho Poster Apr 20, 2017 09:04 PM
@zille leo messi. Messi is not geting any yunger too n wil be 30 soon n his tricks wont work as like in Yesterday Game. @ 32 he will be a laughing stock for Madrid faithfuls
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Mpho Poster Apr 20, 2017 09:01 PM
"He knows he can't go up and down all the time now. He knows he can't go past players all the time. He'll become a goalscorer, a poacher and a good one."
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Mthobisi via Bucs Apr 20, 2017 08:21 PM
messi is a leader no matter what ur Ronaldo done
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zille leo messi Apr 20, 2017 08:01 PM
no1 wil overtake king messi ronaldo is getting older his leg is tired
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MessiNeymarSuarez-General Modise Apr 20, 2017 07:36 PM
Mxxm
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xolani mthembu wedowns@ ndumo Apr 20, 2017 07:33 PM
I will always choose Messi all the way

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