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They broke all the records but can they win the World Cup?

November 18, 2022

Top illustration: Nazario Graziano / Agencyrush.com

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have defined their respective careers, heritage, and world football for over a decade.

They have managed to match each other, raising heights not previously set, yet they embody different philosophies.

There’s Messi – shorter, more introverted, and a natural-born football genius, who shares his creativity with the team, assisting as much as he scores. Then there’s Ronaldo – the taller, a physical model who works his way through defenses, vaccinations and training until he’s better than everyone else on the field.

But for all their trophies, neither of them has ever won a World Cup. The Qatar 2022 competition could be their last chance to determine if one of them can finally win the biggest trophy of all time.

Watch how players match up, going back to their professional beginnings.

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Lionel Messi

August 2002

Ronaldo makes his professional debut 17 years old, He plays for the Portuguese club Sporting Club de Portugal.

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Cristiano Ronaldo plays for Sporting Lisbon in his first season. Julio Azevedo/Icon Sport/Getty Images

August 2003

Portugal wins its first international match 18, He comes on as a substitute against Kazakhstan.

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Ronaldo struggles for the ball against Kazakhstan during a friendly match in 2003. Antonio Simos/EPA/Shutterstock

October 2004

in 17 years old, Messi makes first 778 matches with Barcelona. At the time, he was the youngest to represent the club in an official match.

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Lionel Messi controls the ball during a special photoshoot for El Gráfico magazine on October 12, 2003 in Rosario, Argentina. Marcelo Boeri/Algrafico/Getty Images

August 2005

Makes Argentina debut, at 18 years old, as a substitute in a friendly match against Hungary, but was sent off after just two minutes.

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Messi is comforted by his teammates after being shown a red card against Hungary. Attila Kispendi/AFP/Getty Images

June 2006

The net is the first of seven World Cup goals, scored in four tournaments, to become – He is 21 years old – the youngest Portuguese player To score in the World Cup.

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Ronaldo meets a challenge during the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany. Clive Mason / Getty Images

Become Youngest player To represent Argentina in the World Cup and the results within 13 minutes, He became the sixth youngest scorer in the history of the tournament.

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Messi celebrates scoring a goal during the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany. Lawrence Griffiths/Getty Images

April 2007

Goals are arguably his greatest and he’s outrunning many of Getafe’s defenders. One of 672 hits for Barcelona.

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Messi celebrates after scoring his goal against Getafe. Louis Jean/AFP/Getty Images

May 2009

Barcelona inspires Manchester United to beat Ronaldo in his Champions League final The second of four titles. He finished the tournament as its top scorer.

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Messi celebrates after winning the UEFA Champions League in 2009. Itsu Hara / Getty Images

July 2009

He joins Real Madrid from Manchester United and sets a world record at the time $130 million expenses.

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Ronaldo is presented to a full house at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. Dennis Doyle/Getty Images

November 2009

After inspiring Barcelona to win three historic titles in one season, 22 years He becomes the first Argentine to win the Ballon d’Or.

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Messi holding the Ballon d’Or in 2009. Dennis Doyle/Getty Images

December 2009

He won the inaugural Puskas Award for his electrified counterpart 40 yard target – I cut the ball at an average speed 64 mph – for Manchester United vs Porto.

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Ronaldo was awarded the FIFA Puskás Award for the most outstanding goal in the 2008/09 season. Michael Regan/Viva/Getty Images

July 2010

Argentina out 2010 World Cup by Germany in the quarter-finals. Messi has been named to the Team of the Tournament, but he is plagued by accusations of caring more about the club than the country.

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Messi leaves the stadium suffering from depression after his exit from the 2010 World Cup. Paul Gilham/Viva/Getty Images

April 2011

Time magazine named Messi after One of the most influential people in the world for the first two consecutive years.

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Time Magazine

March 2012

in 24, He broke Barcelona’s record and set a record 91 goals in the same calendar year.

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Messi gives his thumb during a La Liga match between Barcelona and Granada. David Ramos/Getty Images

April 2014

Time magazine names Ronaldo among 100 most influential people of the year.

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Ronaldo lifts the UEFA Champions League trophy after the Champions League final against Atletico Madrid. Lawrence Griffiths/Getty Images

July 2014

Argentina loses to Germany in the World Cup final. Messi wins a tournament record four Man of the Match awards in one World Cup and accepts the Golden Ball award for player of the tournament with Seven goals.

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Messi was frustrated after losing the 2014 World Cup Final. Laurens Lindhout / Socrates / Getty Images

November 2014

Messi becomes in the Spanish league Top scorer of all time After a hat-trick against Sevilla, Telmo Zarra broke the record of 251 goals.

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Messi is thrown into the air by his teammates as they celebrate his new record. Louis Jean/AFP/Getty Images

Named after the soccer star, the CR7 Galaxy came at the end of a season in which he enjoyed the most prolific campaign of his career, scoring 61 times in 54 matches.

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An artist’s impression of CR7, a very distant galaxy discovered with ESO’s Very Large Telescope. M. Kornmesser / ESO

October 2015

Becomes Real’s top scorer throughout the ages with 324 goals. He finished his Real Madrid career with 450 goals in just 438 matches.

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Ronaldo scored the second goal for his team during a La Liga match against Levante in 2015. Victor Carretero/Real Madrid/Getty Images

June 2016

A goal in the quarter-finals of the Copa América Centenario establishes him as Argentina’s all-time top scorer. After Argentina lost in the final, he announced his international retirement, a decision he retracted shortly thereafter after pleas from the Argentine president.

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Messi is waiting for second place after the Copa America final. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

July 2016

He won his first major international title at the European Championships in France, but conceived in tears soon after 25 minutes from the final.

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Ronaldo shows the Henri Delaunay Trophy to his fans during a victory party in Lisbon, Portugal. Carlos Rodriguez / Getty Images

At first he was sentenced to b 21 months In prison for tax fraud, but escapes $2.3 million fine instead. Messi was convicted – along with his father Jorge Messi – of defrauding Spain $4.6 million Between 2007 and 2009.

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Messi (left) and his father, Jorge Horacio Messi, listen as they confront the judges. Alberto Estevez/AFP/Getty Images

April 2017

He scored a hat-trick against Bayern Munich, becoming the first player to score 100 UEFA Champions League goals.

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Ronaldo celebrates scoring his team’s third goal against Bayern Munich. Chris Brunskill Ltd/Getty Images

March 2018

his scores Goal No. 100 in the UEFA Champions League, Reach this feat in fewer matches than Ronaldo. Only he and Ronaldo have scored at least 100 goals in the competition so far.

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Messi celebrates scoring against Chelsea in 2018. David Ramos/Getty Images

May 2018

first player To win the European Champions League five times. He won his debut with Manchester United in 2008 before winning the competition with Real Madrid in 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

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Ronaldo celebrates his fifth European Cup. VI Images/Getty Images

June 2018

At Russia 2018, it becomes first man to register it eight Consecutive major international tournaments.

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Ronaldo smiles during the 2018 World Cup in a match against Morocco. Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images

July 2018

at the age of 33Ronaldo signs with the Italian team Juventus in a report $117 million transfer deal.

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Ronaldo moved to La Vecchia Signora after a very successful spell with Real Madrid. Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images

October 2018

Accused of rape by Kathryn Mayorga, who claims she was paid $375,000 to sign a non-disclosure agreement; The case was later dismissed. He denies these allegations.

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Ronaldo is seen at the Palms Place Hotel & Spa on June 14, 2009, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Charlie Galle / FilmMagic

July 2019

Messi kicked out Minute 37 Third-place finisher in the Copa América play-off. He refuses to accept his third-place medal and receives a three-month ban from international football as well as A.J $50,000 Fine.

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Messi argues with referee Mario Diaz de Vivar after being shown a red card. Alexander Schneider/Getty Images

July 2021

picture Messi carrying the flag Cuba America – his first international cup – becomes most liked A sports photo in the history of Instagram at that time.

August 2021

He returns to Manchester United and finishes the first season with the name The club’s top scorer. The relationship with the team falls apart after an explosive interview in November 2022.

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Ronaldo poses with then Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after signing his contract. Ash Donilon/Manchester United/Getty Images

signs on a Two years A deal for the French team, Paris Saint-Germain, to end its long-term association with Barcelona, ​​​​with the Catalan club suffering financially.

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The Qatari president of Paris Saint-Germain, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, stands next to Messi after the Argentine joined the club. Stephane de Sakotin/AFP/Getty Images

September 2021

He breaks the international scoring record with two goals against Ireland, bringing his tally to 117 goals in 191 international matches and solidify his status as the all-time great.

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Ronaldo reacts during a World Cup qualifier against the Republic of Ireland. Carlos Costa/AFP/Getty Images

February 2022

The first person to arrive 400 million Instagram followers.

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September 2022

Record victories 164 Argentina Cup and results ninety international goal, moving him to No. 3 on the men’s all-time international scoring chart.

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Messi celebrates his goal during an international friendly match against Jamaica in 2022. Andres Kodaki/AFP/Getty Images

November 2022

Aim to win b First World Cup after four failed attempts. If he scores, he will become the first man to score in the World Cup five times. He needs three more goals to beat Eusebio and become Portugal’s all-time leading scorer in the tournament.

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Ronaldo celebrates his victory over North Macedonia in 2022. Pedro Fiosa/NurPhoto/Shutterstock

Aim to win b First World Cup after four failed attempts. If he takes to the field in Qatar, he will enter the elite company where only three other players have participated in five World Cups.

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Messi celebrates after scoring the opening goal during a match against Bolivia in 2021 Juan I. Roncoroni / Getty Images