Messi started his footballing career at the age of seven(7) when he started playing for Newell's old Boys in his native Country to the age of (13) in 2000.
Barcelona Football Club saw the potentials in Messi and adopted him as a kid player from 2001 to 2004.
He joined the Batch C players in Barcelona from 2003- 2004.He made 10 appearances and scored 5 goals.In 2004,because of his(Messi) rare talent,he was drafted to the Barcelona B side under Pep Guardiola,he made 22 appearances and scored 6 goals. From that time on,he has become part of the Barcelona squad.Since 2004 till date for the Barcelona team,he has scored 312 goals after 348 appearances.
He (Messi) was part of the Fifa U- 20 World cup team that won the gold medal in 2005.He was part of the Beijing Olympic team that defeated Samson Siaasa's under 23 team in the Final.
Lionel Messi is the only footballer in History to win five Fifa Ballon d'or, four of which he won consecutively,and the first player to win three European Golden shoes.
He has won 8 la liga titles with Barcelona,4 UEFA champions league titles,as well as 4 Copas del Roy.He is a prolific goal scorer.He has scored 50 goals in a season with Barcelona,a calendar year(91) goals, a single season (73) goals and most championship league season(5).
Diego Maradona said of him"These is my successor".His style of play, left footed dribbler reminds one of Diego Maradona in the 1978 World Cup hosted in Argentina and the 1986 World Cup played in Mexico.
Lionel Messi is such a fantastic Player and very rare in his generation.
Christiano Ronaldo is a Portuguese professional Footballer who was born on the 5th of February 1985.He presently play for Real Madrid Football Club and the Captain of the Portuguese National team.He is the first player to win four European Golden shoe awards .With Manchester United and Real Madrid,Ronaldo has won three premier league titles,one la liga,one FA Cup,two football leagues Cups,two Copas Del Roy,three UEFA Champions league,one FA community shield,one Spanish Super Cup,One UEFA Super Cup and two Fifa Club World Cups.
Ronaldo began his club playing Career for Sporting Lisbon in Portugal from August 2002. From 2002- 2003.He appeared 2 times and scored no goal.He began his youth career in his Native Country Portugal in 1992-1995 for Andorinha,no record was made about his goals there.From 1995- 1997 for Nacional at his native Country ,no record was made too.
He joined the Sporting Lisbon senior side at the same time from 2002- 2003,he scored 3 goals after 25 appearances.
From 2003,he joined Manchester United when Sir Alex Ferguson discovered his rare skill and talent at Sporting Lisbon.Christiano signed for United at the age of 18 for 15 million pounds.
From 2003- 2009,during his time as a Manchester United Player,he made 196 appearances and scored 84 goals.
Christiano Ronaldo was the world's most expensive Player when he moved from Manchester United to Real Madrid in 2009 in a transfer worth 80 million pounds(94 million pounds/132 million dollars).His buy out clause is valued at 1billion pounds.
Since 2009 when he joined Real Madrid Football Club till date,he has scored 260 goals under 236 appearances.
He is the only player in May 2012,to score against every team in a single season in La Liga.He holds the record for most goals scored in a single UEFA Champions league season having scored 17 goals in the 2013- 2014 season.Christiano Ronaldo is the only player in the history of football to score 50 goals in a season of 6 consecutive occassions.
In September 2015,he became the all time top goal scorer in the UEFA champions league and in October 2015,Ronaldo became Real Madrid's all- time leading goal scorer. He is the secound highest goal scorer in l a liga history behind his perceived career rival Lionel Messi.
For his international Career with Portugal,Ronaldo is the first Portuguese Player to reach 50 international goals,making him Portugal's all -time top scorer.He scored his first international goal in Euro 2004 aand helped Portugal reach the final.Christiano Ronaldo became Captain of the Portugal National team in July 2008 and he led Portugal to the Semi-finals at Euro 2012.He finished the competition(Euro 2012) as joint -top scorer.
In November 2014,Ronaldo became the all-time top scorer in the UEFA European Championship (Including Qualifying with 23 goals.
Both Lionel Messi and Christiano Ronaldo are great footballers,they are the best in their generation and will continue to dominate World Football until after the Russia 2018 World Cup or beyond.
Lionel Messi has scored more goals than Christiano Ronaldo.Messi has got more awards than Christiano Ronaldo. What makes Christiano Ronaldo different from Lionel Messi is that Ronaldo has been able to distinguish himself as a fantastic player in three football clubs,while Messi at one(Barcelona).
The rivalry between Christiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi is been aggravated by their fans and admirers who sometimes takes thing out of proportion,and cause havoc amongst themselves.
The Players(Messi and Ronaldo) see themselves as sportsmen who are performing their duties on the field of play.
So,Who is the Best amongst them is irrelevant to them. They are both great footballers and the best to have come out in the world of football.