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Healthy Competition: The Ronaldo vs. Messi Quiz
by Staff
One of the greatest competitions in sports history, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have dominated the game of soccer in recent years. Test your knowledge of the two legends and their rivalry.

Let's get some really critical information out of the way first. Who is the taller footballer?

  • Ronaldo
  • Messi
  • they're the same height

Who shares a name with another famous footballer from a South American country?

  • Messi
  • Ronaldo
  • both of them

What honor has Messi won four times in a row?

  • MVP of Soccer
  • Balloon d'Or
  • Golden Shoe

Not to be outdone, what honor has Ronaldo won four times?

  • MVP of Soccer
  • Balloon d'Or
  • Golden Shoe

Who started their career with the same club they still play for?

  • Ronaldo
  • Messi
  • neither

Who was born in the same city as Che Guevera?

  • both
  • Ronaldo
  • Messi

Who is the older player?

  • Messi
  • Ronaldo
  • they're the same age

Who is known for dating models?

  • Ronaldo
  • Messi
  • both

Who plays forward?

  • Ronaldo
  • Messi
  • both

Who is sponsored by Nike?

  • neither
  • Messi
  • Ronaldo

What is the El Clasico match?

  • the league Messi and Ronaldo play in
  • the Spanish Soccer Championship
  • the annual game between Real Madrid and Barcelona

Who has the most goals in El Clasico matches?

  • Ronaldo
  • Messi
  • both have the same

What player is the all-time leader in appearances at El Clasico matches?

  • Messi
  • Ronaldo
  • neither

Who was accused of tax fraud?

  • Messi
  • Ronaldo
  • both

Who was arrested in 2005 on an accusation of rape?

  • Messi
  • Ronaldo
  • neither

Who has the most goals with their international team?

  • Messi
  • Ronaldo
  • neither

Who holds the UEFA Champions League record for hat tricks?

  • Ronaldo
  • Messi
  • neither

Who suffered a knee injury in 2015?

  • Messi
  • Ronaldo
  • both

Where has Ronaldo been plagued with injury?

  • thigh
  • ankle
  • both

Ronaldo is famous for scoring a goal in the midst of what horrifying injury?

  • a sprained toe
  • a broken leg
  • an eye gushing blood

Who has scored a goal in every minute of a game?

  • Messi
  • Ronaldo
  • both

Who holds the Guinness World Record for most official goals in a year?

  • Messi
  • Ronaldo
  • both

Who has scored against every La Liga team?

  • Messi
  • Ronaldo
  • both

But who has scored against every La Liga team in consecutive games?

  • Ronaldo
  • Messi
  • both

Who has scored 50 goals in five consecutive seasons?

  • Messi
  • Ronaldo
  • both

Who has scored the most goals in a UEFA Champions League game?

  • Ronaldo
  • Messi
  • neither

Who was the youngest player to ever make 100 Champions League appearances?

  • Messi
  • Ronaldo
  • neither

Who has a baby son but has never publicly revealed the baby's mother?

  • Messi
  • Ronaldo
  • both

Who has won the UEFA Best Player Award twice in its five-year history?

  • Messi
  • Ronaldo
  • both

Who has scored the most international goals in a year with both their club and national team?

  • both
  • Messi
  • Ronaldo