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The record-setters: Messi & Ronaldo
by Mike Woitalla, April 16th, 2012 1:59AM

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[EUROPE GOLEADORES] Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have each scored a Spanish La Liga record 41 goals, breaking the 40-goal record Ronaldo set last season. For a breakdown on their goals and leading scorer updates from Europe's major leagues ...

Spain La Liga
Lionel Messi (Barcelona/Argentina) 41
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid/Portugal) 41
Falcao (Atletico Madrid/Colombia) 22
Gonzalo Higuain (Real Madrid/Argentina) 21

Messi's goals: 32 goals with his feet; 1 header; 6 penalty kicks; 2 free kicks.

Ronaldo: 24 feet; 4 headers; 11 PKs; 2 free kicks.

English Premier League
Robin Van Persie (Arsenal/Netherlands) 27

Wayne Rooney (Manchester United/England) 24
Sergio Aguero (Manchester City/Argentina) 21
Yakubu Aiyegbeni (Blackburn Rovers/Nigeria) 16
Demba Ba (Newcastle/Senegal) 16
Clint Dempsey (Fulham/USA) 16


German Bundesliga
Mario Gomez (Bayern Munich/Germany) 25
Klaas Jan Huntelaar (Schalke 04/Netherlands) 24
Robert Lewandowski (Borussia Dortmund/Poland) 20
Martin Harnik (VfB Stuttgart/Austria) 17
Lukas Podolski (FC Cologne/Germany) 17

Dutch Eredivisie
Bas Dost (Heerenveen/Netherlands) 28
Luuk de Jong (Twente/Netherlands) 23
Sanharib Malki (RODA JC/Syria) 19
John Guidetti (Feyenoord/Sweden) 18
Dries Mertens (PSV/Belgium) 17

Italian Serie A
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (AC Milan/Sweden) 23
Antonio Di Natale (Udinese/Italy) 20
Diego Milito (Inter Milan/Argentina) 20
Edinson Cavani (Napoli/Uruguay) 19

France Ligue 1
Olivier Giroud (Montpellier/France) 19
Eden Hazard (Lille/Belgium) 15
Nene (Paris SG/Brazil) 14
Bafetimbi Gomes (Lyon/France) 12
Lisandro Lopez (Lyon/Argentina) 12



2 comments
  1. Ernest Irelan
    commented on: April 16, 2012 at 8:36 a.m.
    Messi an Ronaldo are both really great strikers, no doubt about it...but, in my taking a really close look at goals each scored. I really feel that with the greater number of field goals scored by Messi, he is the better field player as a striker. Many of Ronaldo's goals being pk's, seems to me, the easier way to score. I am not sure, but, think that the conversion rate on pk's taken per stats I have seen are that 90 percent are made, thus, whoever the designated pk taker is, has a definite advantage in total goals made. just mho....not taking anything away from Ronaldo, but, a comparison that I believe is worthy to look at.

  1. Kevin Anderson
    commented on: April 16, 2012 at 2:48 p.m.
    Ronaldo is bar far the second best player in the world; however, Messi is not only a less selfish player but plays in a less selfish system. The ultimate way to play the game is the way both Barca and Messi play which is why Barca will win another Champions League title AND La Liga title this year.


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