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

1602 Points Won

Messi Won 76.95% of contested points (1602/2082)

Ronaldo All Time Career Points Won

1853 Points Won

Ronaldo Won 74.69% of contested points (1853/2481)

Points Won via Goals Club and Country

Messi All Time Career Points Won via Goals

286 Points Won via Goals

Messi His goals directly contributed to 17.85% of points his team won

Ronaldo All Time Career Points Won via Goals

328 Points Won via Goals

Ronaldo His goals directly contributed to 17.70% of points his team won

Points Won via G+A Club and Country

Messi All Time Career Points Won via Goals + Assists

433 Points Won via Goals + Assists

Messi His G+A directly contributed to 27.03% of points his team won)

Ronaldo All Time Career Points Won via Goals + Assists

446 Points Won via Goals + Assists

Ronaldo His G+A directly contributed to 24.07% of points his team won

All Time Club

Points Won All Time Club

Messi All Time Club Points Won

1425 Points Won

Messi Won 78.25% of contested points (1425/1821)

Ronaldo All Time Club Points Won

1621 Points Won

Ronaldo Won 75.15% of contested points (1621/2157)

Points Won via Goals All Time Club

Messi All Time Club Points Won via Goals

256 Points Won via Goals

Messi His goals directly contributed to 17.96% of points his team won

Ronaldo All Time Club Points Won via Goals

291 Points Won via Goals

Ronaldo His goals directly contributed to 17.95% of points his team won

Points Won via G+A All Time Club

Messi All Time Club Points Won via Goals + Assists

392 Points Won via Goals + Assists

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

Ronaldo All Time Club Points Won via Goals + Assists

392 Points Won via Goals + Assists

Ronaldo His G+A directly contributed to 24.18% of points his team won

All Time International

Points Won All Time International

Messi All Time International Points Won

177 Points Won

Messi Won 67.82% of contested points (177/261)

Ronaldo All Time International Points Won

232 Points Won

Ronaldo Won 71.60% of contested points (232/324)

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 16.95% of points his team won

Ronaldo All Time International Points Won via Goals

37 Points Won via Goals

Ronaldo His goals directly contributed to 15.95% of points his team won

Points Won via G+A All Time International

Messi All Time International Points Won via Goals + Assists

41 Points Won via Goals + Assists

Messi His G+A directly contributed to 23.16% of points his team won)

Ronaldo All Time International Points Won via Goals + Assists

54 Points Won via Goals + Assists

Ronaldo His G+A directly contributed to 23.28% of points his team won

All Time Domestic Leagues

Points Won All Time League

Messi All Time League Points Won

1251 Points Won

Messi Won 79.13% of contested points (1251/1581)

Ronaldo All Time League Points Won

1398 Points Won

Ronaldo Won 75.04% of contested points (1398/1863)

Points Won via Goals All Time League

Messi All Time League Points Won via Goals

221 Points Won via Goals

Messi His goals directly contributed to 17.67% of points his team won

Ronaldo All Time League Points Won via Goals

249 Points Won via Goals

Ronaldo His goals directly contributed to 17.81% of points his team won

Points Won via G+A All Time League

Messi All Time League Points Won via Goals + Assists

335 Points Won via Goals + Assists

Messi His G+A directly contributed to 26.78% of points his team won)

Ronaldo All Time League Points Won via Goals + Assists

339 Points Won via Goals + Assists

Ronaldo His G+A directly contributed to 24.25% 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

270 Points Won via Goals + Assists

Messi His G+A directly contributed to 28.21% of points his team won)

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

254 Points Won via Goals + Assists

Ronaldo His G+A directly contributed to 27.40% of points his team won

Points Contribution

Points Won

Overall, when Lionel Messi has been on the pitch his teams have won 76.95% of available points (1602 from a possible 2082), whereas for Cristiano Ronaldo, his teams have won 74.69% of available points (1853 from a possible 2481) with him on the pitch.

Points Won via Goals

From those 1602 points that Messi's team won with him on the pitch, 17.85% (286) of them were won because of goals scored by Leo Messi.

From the 1853 points that Ronaldo's team won with him on the pitch, 17.70% (328) of them were won because of goals scored by Cristiano.

Points Won via Goals and Assists

From the 1602 points that Messi's team won with him on the pitch, 27.03% (433) of them were won because of goals scored or assisted by Leo Messi.

From the 1853 points that Ronaldo's team won with him on the pitch, 24.07% (446) 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, Messi again 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 Nov 28, 6:26 PM UTC