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Messi 31, Ronaldo 27

Lionel Messi 31, Cristiano Ronaldo 27

By David Kappel - Apr 26, 2018 08:02 PM @kappilinho

Cristiano Ronaldo had closed in on Lionel Messi’s trophy haul, but the Argentine has now ensured that he will stay ahead of his long-standing rival when comparing the duo’s silverware.

Click through the gallery to see the most successful players in Copa del Rey history.

The Argentine once again put in a stellar performance in FC Barcelona’s Copa del Rey final victory over Sevilla last weekend. It was the Catalan giants’ fourth successive Spanish Cup victory and their 30th overall.

On a personal level, it was already Messi's sixth Copa title, the joint-most of any player in the competition's history, while it also marked the 31st trophy of his career – four more than Ronaldo. He is currently the most decorated player in Spain history – a record he shares with his temmate Andres Iniesta.

Overall, Messi has lifted eight LaLiga titles, seven Supercopa de Espanas, six Copa del Reys, four Champions League trophies, three FIFA Club World Cups and three UEFA Super Cups.

Unlike Ronaldo, the Albiceleste captain is yet to win a senior trophy with his national team, but did claim one U20 FIFA World Cup as well as an Olympic gold medal. However, both do not count as trophies in his senior career.

Ronaldo, meanwhile, lifted 28 major pieces of silverware in his senior career. The 33-year-old has won 15 titles since joining Real Madrid in 2009 – three UEFA Champions Leagues, two La Liga titles, two Copa del Reys, two Spanish Super Cups, three FIFA Club World Cups and three UEFA European Super Cups.

Furthermore, he also claimed 10 trophies during his six-year stint with Manchester United – one Champions League, three Premier League titles, one FA Cup, two English League Cups, one FIFA Club World Cup and two FA Community Shields.

In addition, he also holds one Portuguese Super Cup, despite not featuring in the game in 2002, but sitting on the bench, as well as the UEFA European Championship title with Portugal in 2016.

Read: Messi Beats Ronaldo To Impressive Record

Messi will likely add another LaLiga this weekend, where Barca just need to win to secure the Spanish league trophy. They could, in fact, already be champions entering their late clash against Deportivo on Sunday, if Atletico Madrid draw or lose to Alaves earlier in the day. 

Note: Stats in this article are excluding qualifiers.

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


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Thobeka Masina Joined: 27 Jan 2018
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Thobeka Masina Apr 30, 2018 08:09 PM
messi is black label cup king
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Sky Days Apr 28, 2018 05:39 AM
People keep say these guys must go and prove themselves somewhwere, where is somewhere?
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mfanan Apr 28, 2018 12:12 AM
Steve Komphela dololo
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Faysal Apr 27, 2018 09:08 PM
Messi
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barca-baccaneers Apr 27, 2018 11:44 AM
who would not have win something with manchester united with giggs scholes what did ronaldo win with with spoting nothng he was helped by man united and big real madrid he must also go to smaller team to show his worth is messi go to buyern i cant say he is the best or man cityman united psg they should go for small budgeting team and take it to the top man united was the top team in europ ronaldo came in to add qulity so his acheavement have been through big teams again what did he win with sporting lisbon
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SGM 1997 Apr 27, 2018 11:08 AM
The competition among players at Barca is very high, I think there is no need for Messi to leave Barca. He will retire with 50 or above trophies according to my side he is the best in the world and entire football history
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Vamza Apr 27, 2018 11:06 AM
Messietew can kill with that copa del ray
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Voltaire Apr 27, 2018 10:05 AM
Messi will win world cup and cement his place as the best of all time above drug sniffer Maradona and amnesiac Pele.
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toddforkhosination Apr 27, 2018 09:30 AM
La liga is obviously another cup
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Mumm_Rubi Apr 27, 2018 08:54 AM
Pitso Mosimane is going for his 7th trophy collection in Downs colours
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Tsikinosky Apr 27, 2018 08:10 AM
@lucky555 Messi plays 4 the best team? So we is he going 2 a smaller team 2 prove his worth? If u r the best u cn go everywhr n shine. So u mean a 1 team playa is the best? Blv me wen I say even NeymarJr is better bcs he left n shine away
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lucky555 Apr 27, 2018 07:19 AM
@Tsikinosky Cr7 7 is playing for the best team nd he was earning less in PL then the best team offer him more eventually he came to Madrid,Messi played for the best team coz he is the best he made it wthout playing for a smaller team so that he can grow up nd be grt as a player
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Voltaire Apr 27, 2018 06:56 AM
@LeCowHloHlo vs mix vongani hahahah,my bad the only part directed to you was that it will be his 9th league. The other part was to the nincompoops who say Messi should leave Barca just to prove himself.
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LeCowHloHlo vs mix vongani Apr 27, 2018 06:52 AM
@Voltaire I bet with my nyatsi that you never had a time to scroll my profile which teams am I following.
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LeCowHloHlo vs mix vongani Apr 27, 2018 06:50 AM
@Voltaire what are you up to as I'm surprised here for Cr trailing behind Messi?
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Voltaire Apr 27, 2018 06:11 AM
Truth is ever since Messi came to life Madrid has been suffering and they should continue to suffer till his can no longer carry him....
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Voltaire Apr 27, 2018 06:09 AM
@LeCowhlohlo it will be his 9th this season... People like to talk rubbish sometimes would you let your child move from a private school to a poor public just to prove they are intelligent?
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Golden Boots Apr 27, 2018 05:53 AM
Messi has been a true revelation at Barça, ever since he got introduced Madrid have been suffering to contain him that's why he's the leading goal scorer in the Clasicos!
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clemz7 Apr 27, 2018 05:09 AM
@305majola true which team can afford him, he is playing in a Big team
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clemz7 Apr 27, 2018 05:06 AM
I don't c Robaldi overtaking King Messi, so Messi will be having more cups

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