Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
The record-setters: Messi & Ronaldo
by Mike Woitalla, April 16th, 2012 1:59AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  spain

MOST COMMENTED

[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.


Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
U.S. Abroad: Torres absent from Copa Libertadores final    
After starting both legs of the semifinals, Jose Torres did not play for Mexico's Tigres in ...
MLS honors Rothenberg with legacy award    
MLS founder Alan Rothenberg was named the first recipient of an award that will bear his ...
What They're Saying: Prince Ali    
"[Michel] Platini is not good for FIFA, Football's fans and players deserve better. FIFA is engulfed ...
MLS All-Star Game Takeaways: Kaka carries All-Stars    
Brazilian star Kaka says he grew up and loved watching U.S. all-star games. He finally got ...
ICYMI MLS: Penedo leaves Galaxy, Barnetta goes to Philly    
It looks like Donovan Ricketts could be on his way back to L.A. in the aftermath ...
Video Pick: Lloyd golazo ups goal streak to seven games    
If there is one lesson NWSL opponents should have learned from the Women's World Cup, it's ...
What They're Saying: Abby Wambach    
"I haven't made a decision about the Olympics next summer and I would have to make ...
USL Roundup: Board of Governors meets in Denver    
For the third straight year, the USL has held its annual midseason Board of Governors meeting ...
How does MLS All-Stars vs. Liga MX All-Stars sound?    
With Wednesday's AT&T MLS All-Star Game set to pit the MLS All-Stars against Tottenham at Dick's ...
TV Report: Gold Cup reaches more than 6.8 million viewers    
The Gold Cup final between Mexico and Jamaica was watched by 6 million viewers on Univision, ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives