Talk of football’s greatest and longest rivalries in the world and the names Messi and Ronaldo are going to be on the top most. Between these two individuals are 10 ballon d’ors and this is something unprecedented in the world.
A look at 5 Cristiano Ronaldo records which Messi might never break in his lifetime as a footballer. This is one opinion which was shared by one Mahood of sportskeeda.com and I do believe he has raised some pretty solid points.
#5 More than 50 goals in six consecutive seasons
Cristiano Ronaldo is often known as a goal-scoring machine. Already a world-class goalscorer with Manchester United, he took his finishing to a whole new level with Real Madrid. During his nine years with the Madrid club, he managed to score at least 40 goals in each of the seasons, barring his debut campaign. The ex-Manchester United star has scored an astonishing 331 goals in 313 appearances for more than 50 goals in 6 consecutive seasons for the Los Blancos from the 2010-11 to 2015-16 seasons respectively.
However, Messi could only manage the same streak for three consecutive seasons from 2010-11 to 2012-13. As he turns 32 in June, he is approaching the twilight of his career. It might not be possible for the little magician to rack up 6 consecutive seasons with 50 plus goals. So, the chances of Messi b slim.
Stats in Detail
2010-11: 53 goals
2011-12: 60 goals
2013-14: 51 goals
2012-13: 55 goals
2014-15: 61 goals
2015-16: 51 goals