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

1796 Points Won

Messi Won 76.85% of contested points (1796/2337)

Ronaldo All Time Career Points Won

2091 Points Won

Ronaldo Won 74.79% of contested points (2091/2796)

Points Won via Goals Club and Country

Messi All Time Career Points Won via Goals

311 Points Won via Goals

Messi His goals directly contributed to 17.32% of points his team won

Ronaldo All Time Career Points Won via Goals

377 Points Won via Goals

Ronaldo His goals directly contributed to 18.03% of points his team won

Points Won via G+A Club and Country

Messi All Time Career Points Won via Goals + Assists

494 Points Won via Goals + Assists

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

Ronaldo All Time Career Points Won via Goals + Assists

511 Points Won via Goals + Assists

Ronaldo His G+A directly contributed to 24.44% of points his team won

All Time Club

Points Won All Time Club

Messi All Time Club Points Won

1597 Points Won

Messi Won 78.05% of contested points (1597/2046)

Ronaldo All Time Club Points Won

1816 Points Won

Ronaldo Won 75.01% of contested points (1816/2421)

Points Won via Goals All Time Club

Messi All Time Club Points Won via Goals

277 Points Won via Goals

Messi His goals directly contributed to 17.35% of points his team won

Ronaldo All Time Club Points Won via Goals

333 Points Won via Goals

Ronaldo His goals directly contributed to 18.34% of points his team won

Points Won via G+A All Time Club

Messi All Time Club Points Won via Goals + Assists

447 Points Won via Goals + Assists

Messi His G+A directly contributed to 27.99% of points his team won)

Ronaldo All Time Club Points Won via Goals + Assists

450 Points Won via Goals + Assists

Ronaldo His G+A directly contributed to 24.78% of points his team won

All Time International

Points Won All Time International

Messi All Time International Points Won

199 Points Won

Messi Won 68.38% of contested points (199/291)

Ronaldo All Time International Points Won

275 Points Won

Ronaldo Won 73.33% of contested points (275/375)

Points Won via Goals All Time International

Messi All Time International Points Won via Goals

34 Points Won via Goals

Messi His goals directly contributed to 17.09% of points his team won

Ronaldo All Time International Points Won via Goals

44 Points Won via Goals

Ronaldo His goals directly contributed to 16.00% of points his team won

Points Won via G+A All Time International

Messi All Time International Points Won via Goals + Assists

47 Points Won via Goals + Assists

Messi His G+A directly contributed to 23.62% of points his team won)

Ronaldo All Time International Points Won via Goals + Assists

61 Points Won via Goals + Assists

Ronaldo His G+A directly contributed to 22.18% of points his team won

All Time Domestic Leagues

Points Won All Time League

Messi All Time League Points Won

1401 Points Won

Messi Won 78.62% of contested points (1401/1782)

Ronaldo All Time League Points Won

1563 Points Won

Ronaldo Won 74.86% of contested points (1563/2088)

Points Won via Goals All Time League

Messi All Time League Points Won via Goals

239 Points Won via Goals

Messi His goals directly contributed to 17.06% of points his team won

Ronaldo All Time League Points Won via Goals

287 Points Won via Goals

Ronaldo His goals directly contributed to 18.36% of points his team won

Points Won via G+A All Time League

Messi All Time League Points Won via Goals + Assists

381 Points Won via Goals + Assists

Messi His G+A directly contributed to 27.19% of points his team won)

Ronaldo All Time League Points Won via Goals + Assists

388 Points Won via Goals + Assists

Ronaldo His G+A directly contributed to 24.82% 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 76.85% of available points (1796 from a possible 2337), whereas for Cristiano Ronaldo, his teams have won 74.79% of available points (2091 from a possible 2796) with him on the pitch.

Points Won via Goals

From those 1796 points that Messi's team won with him on the pitch, 17.32% (311) of them were won because of goals scored by Leo Messi.

From the 2091 points that Ronaldo's team won with him on the pitch, 18.03% (377) of them were won because of goals scored by Cristiano.

Points Won via Goals and Assists

From the 1796 points that Messi's team won with him on the pitch, 27.51% (494) of them were won because of goals scored or assisted by Leo Messi.

From the 2091 points that Ronaldo's team won with him on the pitch, 24.44% (511) 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 May 19, 7:00 PM UTC