RONALDO – MESSI HEAD TO HEAD
Last week, Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 4 goals with Portugal against Lithuania at an UEFA Euro qualification match ! It was the 8th time that he scored 4 goals (2 X 5 goals) and his 54th career hat-trick ! He holds the second place in the All Time International Goal Scorer Ranking with 93 goals for Portugal in 160 matches. Only Iran’s Ali Daei has scored 16 goals more at the first place.
The performance of Ronaldo let us show his head-to-head with Lionel Messi , the two best players of this Century since more than 12 years !
|CRISTIANO RONALDO||LIONEL MESSI|
|AGE||34 ( born : 5 February 1985)||32 (born : 24 June 1987)|
|CLUBS||SPORTING LISBON (2002/03), MANCHESTER UNITED FC (2003-09), REAL MADRID CF (2009-18), FC JUVENTUS (2018-Present)||FC BARCELONA (2004 – Present)|
|BALLON D’OR||5 (2008, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017)||5 (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015)|
|BEST FIFA PLAYER||2 (2016, 2017)|
|IFFHS AWARD||6 – 4 TOP GOAL SCORER (203, 2014, 2016, 2017)||9 – 2 TOP GOAL SCORER (2011, 2012), 4 TOP DIVISION|
|2 TOP DIVISION GOAL SCORER (2014, 2015)||GOAL SCORER (2012, 2013, 2017, 2018) 3 PLAYMAKER|
|(2015, 2016, 2017)|
|ALL TIME CAREER GOALS||695 Goals in 966 matches – 218 Assists||671 Goals in 823 matches – 272 assists|
|CAREER RATIO GOAL||0,72||0,82|
|PENALTIES||111 (23 missed)||84 (25 missed)|
|INTERNATIONAL CAREER||93 Goals in 160 matches – 28 assists||68 Goals in 136 matches – 41 assists|
|PENALTIES||9 (6 missed)||14 (3 missed)|
|CLUB CAREER||602 Goals in 806 matches – 190 assists||603 Goals in 687 matches – 231 assists|
|PENALTIES||102 (17 missed)||70 (22 missed)|
|GOLDEN SHOE EUROPE||4 (2007/08, 2010/11, 2013/14, 2014/15)||6 (2009/10, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2016/17,2017/18,|
|UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Wins||5 (2007/08, 2013/14, 205/16, 2016/17, 2017/18)||4 (2005/06, 2008/09, 2010/11, 2014/15)|
|UEFA Champions League Goals||126||112|
|UEFA Champions League Hat tricks||8||8|
|WORLD CUP GOALS||7||6|
|WORLD CUP PARTICIPATIONS||4||4|
|LEAGUE TITLES||6 – 3 England, 2 Spain, 1 Italy||10 – 10 Spain|
|NATIONAL CUPS||3 – 3 England, 2 Spain||6 – 6 Spain|
|NATIONAL SUPERCUPS||4 – 1 Portugal, 2 Spain, 1 Italy||7 – 7 Spain|
|FIFA CLUB WORLD CUP||4||3|
|INTERNATIONAL TEAM HONORS||1 UEFA Euro title, 1 UEFA Nations Cup titel||1 FIFA World Cup U20 title, 1 Olympic Gold Medal|
|Point at 10.9.2019|
THE STATS IN ECUADOR
3 RECORDS FOR ANSU FATI
The young Bissau-Guinean left winger of FC Barcelona, Ansu Fati, has broken 3 records last week :
– After Fati became FC Barcelona’s youngest player to score an official Liga Goal at the age of 16 years and 304 days in Osasuna before two weeks, he became the youngest ever Barcelona player to be in the starting XI against Valencia last saturday, beating the record of Marc Muniesa in 2009.
– Within 7 minutes, Fati became the youngest player to provide a goal and assist in the same game in the History of La Liga.
– His goal against Valencia made him to the Youngest Player ever to score a Goal at the Camp Nou (16 years and 318 days). He scored so two goals in three matches, Lionel Messi made the same total of 2 goals in 13 matches at his debut.
CAMEROON : FEDERATION BOSS DISMISSES LEAGUE PRESIDENT.
The President of the Cameroon Football Federation, FECAFOOT, has put an end to the functions of the President of the Professional Football League, LFPC, and appointed him as Honorary President of the former, in a move predicted to be create instability in the country’s domestic football.
FECAFOOT Boss, Seidou Mbombo Njoya who arguably states that the 84-year-old LFPC President, retired General Pierre Semengue is too old to effectively manage the affairs of LFPC which over the years has suffered from administrative and financial difficulties, could see his decision challenged, and even nullified, by the Cameroon National Olympic and Sports Committee, the umbrella organ of Cameroon sports. Pierre Semengue, in charge since 2011, argues that LFPC texts grant him legitimacy as president up to 2020; and he is enjoying the backing of the powers that be as the country’s Prime Minister has, reportedly, under instructions from the Presidency of the Republic, cautioned FECAFOOT against violating its own very texts on the matter.
Cameroon, five-time winners of the African Cup of Nations, and second only to seven-time winners, Egypt, are running a race against time to host the 2021 edition of the biennial fiesta after being stripped of hosting the 2019 event for ill-preparedness. This latest in-house conflict in their football would only further strain relationships with Africa and World football authorities who already see in them a notorious member, following several litigations in the past hinging on political meddling in the management of FECAFOOT affairs.
IKER CASILLAS : 20 YEARS AND MORE THAN 1000 MATCHES
The 12 September 2019 was a special day for Iker Casillas. It was exactly 20 years since his debut in the first team of Real Madrid CF the 12 September 1999 against Athletic Bilbao !
During this 20 years, Iker Casillas played over 1000 professional matches ( 725 with Real Madrid CF, 160 with FC Porto 167 with Spain National Team) and won all major club and international championship titles with Real Madrid CF (3 UEFA Champions League, 3 Club World Cup, 2 UEFA Super Cup, 5 La Liga , 2 Copa del Rey, 4 Supercopa de Espana), with Spain (1 FIFA World Cup, 2 UEFA Euro, 1 FIFA Youth World Cup) and with FC Porto (1 Primera Liga).
He was nominated in the Top Best Goalkeepers in the World during these 20 years, winning 5 consecutive IFFHS Awards “THE WORLD’S BEST GOALKEEPER” from 2008 to 2012 !