Update the total goals of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in World Cup history.
Ronaldo and Messi are the two players who have dominated the global playing field for over a decade. Together, they both won 11 Golden Balls and scored nearly 1,500 goals. In particular, El Pulga is only less than CR7 once tearing the opponent’s net (724 versus 725).
At the World Cup arena, Ronaldo and Messi have participated in four times, including 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018. Unfortunately, the Barca striker and striker who is playing for Juventus has never once joined the national team to the top of glory.
At his first appearance in 2006, Messi scored a goal in Argentina’s 6-0 triumph over Serbia & Montenegro. Ronaldo did the same, when “shooting” set Portugal’s 2-0 victory over Iran.
At the 2010 World Cup, El Pulga was suddenly silent, while CR7 scored 1 goal. 4 years later in Brazil, Messi exploded with 4 goals, helping Argentina to the final. Like the previous two World Cups, Ronaldo proved unfortunate when only once tore the opponent’s net.
In contrast to the 2014 World Cup, at the largest football festival on the planet 2 years ago, Ronaldo competed. The Juventus player has 4 goals, 3 of which are against Spain. Meanwhile, Messi scored only 1 goal against Nigeria.
Thus, through 4 World Cups, the superstar duo scored a total of 13 goals (Messi 6, Ronaldo 7). Of course, that number doesn’t stop when Ronaldo and Messi are expected to shine at the 2022 World Cup.
Statistics of matches Messi scored:
June 16, 2006: Argentina vs Serbia & Montenegro: 6-0 (1 goal)
June 15, 2014: Argentina vs Bosnia: 2-1 (1 goal)
June 21, 2014: Argentina vs Iran: 1-0 (1 goal)
June 21, 2014: Argentina vs Nigeria: 3-2 (2 goals)
June 26, 2018: Argentina vs Nigeria: 1-0 (1 goal)
Statistics of Ronaldo matches scored:
June 17, 2006: Portugal vs Iran: 2-0 (1 goal)
June 21, 2010: Portugal vs North Korea: 7-0 (1 goal)
June 26, 2014: Portugal vs Ghana: 2-1 (1 goal)
June 15, 2018: Portugal vs Spain: 3-3 (3 goals)
June 20, 2018: Portugal vs Morocco: 1-0 (1 goal)