Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro was born on the 5th of February 1985. Ronaldo is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Portugal national team. Often considered the best player in the world and regarded by some as the greatest of all time. Ronaldo has four FIFA Ballon d’Or awards, the most for a European player and is the first player in history to win four European Golden Shoes. He has won 21 trophies in his career, including five league titles, four UEFA Champions League titles and one UEFA European Championship. A prolific goalscorer, Ronaldo holds the records for most official goals scored in the top five European leagues he has scored 369 goals, the UEFA Champions League he has scored 105 goals and the UEFA European Championship he has scored 29 goals, as well as the most goals scored in a UEFA Champions League season he has scored 17 goals. He has scored more than 600 senior career goals for club and country.
Lionel Andrés Messi was born on the 24th of June 1987. Messi is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club FC Barcelona and the Argentina national team. Often considered the best player in the world and regarded by many as one of the greatest of all time, Messi is the only player in history to win five FIFA Ballon d’Or awards, four of which he won consecutively, and a record-tying four European Golden Shoes. He has won 29 trophies with Barcelona, including eight La Liga titles, four UEFA Champions League titles, and five Copas del Rey. Both a prolific goalscorer and a creative playmaker, Messi holds the records for most official goals scored in La Liga he has scored 349 goals, a La Liga season he has scored 50 goals and a club football season in Europe he has scored 73 goals, as well as those for most assists made in La Liga he has assisted 137 goals and the Copa América he has assisted 11 goals. He has scored over 500 senior goals for club and country.