Points Contribution - Messi vs Ronaldo

Only games where points were at stake are included in these stats (such as league games and group games).

All Time Club + Country

Points Won Club and Country

Messi All Time Career Points Won

1714 Points Won

Messi Won 77.00% of contested points (1714/2226)

Ronaldo All Time Career Points Won

1941 Points Won

Ronaldo Won 74.28% of contested points (1941/2613)

Points Won via Goals Club and Country

Messi All Time Career Points Won via Goals

296 Points Won via Goals

Messi His goals directly contributed to 17.27% of points his team won

Ronaldo All Time Career Points Won via Goals

344 Points Won via Goals

Ronaldo His goals directly contributed to 17.72% of points his team won

Points Won via G+A Club and Country

Messi All Time Career Points Won via Goals + Assists

460 Points Won via Goals + Assists

Messi His G+A directly contributed to 26.84% of points his team won)

Ronaldo All Time Career Points Won via Goals + Assists

469 Points Won via Goals + Assists

Ronaldo His G+A directly contributed to 24.16% of points his team won

All Time Club

Points Won All Time Club

Messi All Time Club Points Won

1527 Points Won

Messi Won 78.31% of contested points (1527/1950)

Ronaldo All Time Club Points Won

1693 Points Won

Ronaldo Won 74.75% of contested points (1693/2265)

Points Won via Goals All Time Club

Messi All Time Club Points Won via Goals

266 Points Won via Goals

Messi His goals directly contributed to 17.42% of points his team won

Ronaldo All Time Club Points Won via Goals

305 Points Won via Goals

Ronaldo His goals directly contributed to 18.02% of points his team won

Points Won via G+A All Time Club

Messi All Time Club Points Won via Goals + Assists

417 Points Won via Goals + Assists

Messi His G+A directly contributed to 27.31% of points his team won)

Ronaldo All Time Club Points Won via Goals + Assists

413 Points Won via Goals + Assists

Ronaldo His G+A directly contributed to 24.39% of points his team won

All Time International

Points Won All Time International

Messi All Time International Points Won

187 Points Won

Messi Won 67.75% of contested points (187/276)

Ronaldo All Time International Points Won

248 Points Won

Ronaldo Won 71.26% of contested points (248/348)

Points Won via Goals All Time International

Messi All Time International Points Won via Goals

30 Points Won via Goals

Messi His goals directly contributed to 16.04% of points his team won

Ronaldo All Time International Points Won via Goals

39 Points Won via Goals

Ronaldo His goals directly contributed to 15.73% of points his team won

Points Won via G+A All Time International

Messi All Time International Points Won via Goals + Assists

43 Points Won via Goals + Assists

Messi His G+A directly contributed to 22.99% of points his team won)

Ronaldo All Time International Points Won via Goals + Assists

56 Points Won via Goals + Assists

Ronaldo His G+A directly contributed to 22.58% of points his team won

All Time Domestic Leagues

Points Won All Time League

Messi All Time League Points Won

1337 Points Won

Messi Won 79.02% of contested points (1337/1692)

Ronaldo All Time League Points Won

1455 Points Won

Ronaldo Won 74.50% of contested points (1455/1953)

Points Won via Goals All Time League

Messi All Time League Points Won via Goals

230 Points Won via Goals

Messi His goals directly contributed to 17.20% of points his team won

Ronaldo All Time League Points Won via Goals

263 Points Won via Goals

Ronaldo His goals directly contributed to 18.08% of points his team won

Points Won via G+A All Time League

Messi All Time League Points Won via Goals + Assists

353 Points Won via Goals + Assists

Messi His G+A directly contributed to 26.40% of points his team won)

Ronaldo All Time League Points Won via Goals + Assists

355 Points Won via Goals + Assists

Ronaldo His G+A directly contributed to 24.40% of points his team won

When both played in Spain (Club + Country)

Points Won 09/10-17/18

Messi 09/10-17/18 Points Won

957 Points Won

Messi Won 79.95% of contested points (957/1197)

Ronaldo 09/10-17/18 Points Won

927 Points Won

Ronaldo Won 79.03% of contested points (927/1173)

Points Won via Goals 09/10-17/18

Messi 09/10-17/18 Points Won via Goals

194 Points Won via Goals

Messi His goals directly contributed to 20.27% of points his team won

Ronaldo 09/10-17/18 Points Won via Goals

184 Points Won via Goals

Ronaldo His goals directly contributed to 19.85% of points his team won

Points Won via G+A 09/10-17/18

Messi 09/10-17/18 Points Won via Goals + Assists

272 Points Won via Goals + Assists

Messi His G+A directly contributed to 28.42% of points his team won)

Ronaldo 09/10-17/18 Points Won via Goals + Assists

255 Points Won via Goals + Assists

Ronaldo His G+A directly contributed to 27.51% of points his team won

Points Contribution

Points Won

Overall, when Lionel Messi has been on the pitch his teams have won 77.00% of available points (1714 from a possible 2226), whereas for Cristiano Ronaldo, his teams have won 74.28% of available points (1941 from a possible 2613) with him on the pitch.

Points Won via Goals

From those 1714 points that Messi's team won with him on the pitch, 17.27% (296) of them were won because of goals scored by Leo Messi.

From the 1941 points that Ronaldo's team won with him on the pitch, 17.72% (344) of them were won because of goals scored by Cristiano.

Points Won via Goals and Assists

From the 1714 points that Messi's team won with him on the pitch, 26.84% (460) of them were won because of goals scored or assisted by Leo Messi.

From the 1941 points that Ronaldo's team won with him on the pitch, 24.16% (469) of them were won because of goals scored or assisted by Cristiano.

What conclusions can we draw from the above stats?

Overall, Messi's teams have won a higher percentage of points than Ronaldo's, but not by a huge margin. In the case of this particular stat, you could argue that it's because Messi's team was superior, or you could argue that Messi's presence in his team was more effective than Ronaldo's.

In terms of points won directly from goals scored, Ronaldo now has a slight edge overall but the difference is extremely minimal, to the extent that we can't really draw any significant conclusions. Both players' goals have had about the same impact in terms of their teams' results.

When it comes to points won from goals and assists, we can see that Messi's goal contributions win points for his team more often than Ronaldo's goal contributions. However, rather than Messi's assists being more meaningful, this can probably be attributed to the fact that Leo Messi registers considerably more assists in general than Cristiano.

Updated Feb 5, 12:34 AM UTC