When it comes to penalties, Ronaldo's numbers are comfortably superior to Messi's, although perhaps not by as much as some people think. Subscribe to our Free Newsletter, This Month in Sports ReferenceFind out when we add a feature or make a change. Things have also improved, such as field conditions and teams playing in domes, so you can factor in those things as well. As a result of playing much deeper, dribbling is still a major part of Messi's game, completing an incredible 2245 dribbles since 2009/10 in the league and Champions League, compared to Ronaldo's 851 successful dribbles over the same period.
All statistics courtesy of WhoScored.com, where you can find more stats, including live in-game data and unique player and team ratings. Over their entire careers, Ronaldo has scored 128 headers in 1020 appearances, whereas Messi has scored just 24 headers in 879 appearances. Starting with Justin Tucker of the Baltimore Ravens he has been one of the top kickers over the last few years.
It is highly recommended that you use the latest versions of a supported browser in order to receive an optimal viewing experience. More statistics tables can be accessed from the 'Statistics' dropdown list on the league navigation menu. The Austrian is both the most effective and most accurate (58.8 per cent) free-kick taker in Europe. The following browsers are supported: Chrome, Edge (v80 and later), Firefox and Safari. Alexis Sanchez (10 per cent), Gareth Bale (7.7), Andrea Pirlo (7.1) and Zlatan Ibrahimovic (6.3) all fall short. Of course, when you look at their respective builds, the way they play, the way their teams play, these numbers are hardly surprising. * Team must have played a minimum of 7 matches before they qualify for this BTTS table. With the Baltimore Ravens scoring the most touchdowns in the league in 2019, Justin Tucker had the most extra points made. Ronaldo started his career as a tricky winger, when his game was all about running at and beating defenders with his pace and skill. He hit a 63 yarder, which was the only 60+ yard field goal made during this season. Cristiano Ronaldo scored a stunning free-kick against Eibar on Saturday – but the Real Madrid man is only the 25th most effective set-piece taker in Europe. However, because Messi has a clear ascendancy when it comes to assists, this often leads people to fall into the trap of underestimating Ronaldo's proficiency in this area. If we drill down into goals per minutes, it's a similar story; Messi scores a goal every 101 minutes, and Ronaldo scores a goal every 111 minutes. Kicking & Punting. Messi comes much deeper, towards the play, rather than making runs and playing off the shoulder of the defenders. Multiple goal scorers Six goals from first six kicks. He had 38 total field goal attempts, and Wil Lutz of the New Orleans Saints was close with 36. The Ravens continue to have an edge with Tucker’s accuracy and consistency.
Ronaldo's stats are clearly better, however he's not as reliable as he is sometimes portrayed, with other elite strikers such as Lewandowski and Ibrahimovic boasting significantly better conversion rates.
General stats: Matches played : 889: Goals : 691: Total started : 826: Games selected: 829: Sub : 79: Minutes played A powerful, bending free-kick may have become one of the Portugal captain’s trademarks but in fact his effort in La Liga at the weekend was his first goal of that kind since March 2013.
However, to say that this category is therefore cut-and-dry is simple recency bias. Passing. If you are looking at kicker stats for your favorite team and have no fantasy ties. However, Ronaldo has his own big penalty misses, such as in the 2008 Champions League final shootout against Chelsea (his Man Utd side would ultimately go on to win due to John Terry's miss), and in the 2012 Champions League semi-final shootout against Bayern Munich (which did prove fatal for Real Madrid). In terms of frequency, Messi has won 45% of the senior competitions he has played, and Ronaldo has won 40% of senior competitions played. Messi has however won the Golden Ball, awarded to the player of the tournament at the World Cup, after taking his Argentina side to the final in 2014, narrowly losing out to Germany in the final. Marcus Baldwin, Geelong, Round 21, 2000
The following browsers are supported: Chrome, Edge (v80 and later), Firefox and Safari. The following are the 2020 NFL Kicking statistical leaders, … Many also bring up Messi's big penalty misses, such as in the 2016 Copa America final shootout against Chile, and the 2012 Champions League semi-final miss against Chelsea. Our reasoning for presenting offensive logos. Brett Maher of the Dallas Cowboys had the longest field goal in 2019. Volume is big because it correlates with fantasy points, and we want those opportunities, even if it means that team is opting to kick field goals over going for it. Messi has racked up an impressive 300 assists in 879 career appearances, compared to Ronaldo's 217 assists in 1020 games. But again, Ronaldo's passing abilities are often underestimated. Over their entire careers, it's Messi who edges it. Not all field goals are created equal, as longer field goals mean more fantasy points.
There are a few kickers in 2019 who hit all of their extra points.
The Barcelona talisman has scored two direct set-pieces this season, but has taken some 31 attempts to do so, giving him a rather underwhelming conversion rate of 6.5 per cent. Now on the other side of it, you have fantasy kickers, where you should be a little less concerned with efficiency and more concerned with volume.
As he has transitioned to an out-and-out striker role over the years, dribbling has naturally become significantly less of a factor in Ronaldo's performances. If Messi or Ronaldo didn't have each other to compete with for the award over the years, it's not inconceivable that one of them could have picked up the award 10 times or more. Here you can gauge how accurate a kicker is with their extra point percentage and field goal percentage. Although Messi shades the all time goalscoring stats, the margins are small enough to consider this category a tie. There is a reason why extra points have been moved back. Field goals mean your drive is stalling on offense, and you are settling for three points. Tucker is one of the more accurate kickers in the game today. It's a phone call away', Maradona to undergo surgery for blood clot on brain, Werner: World-class Havertz will get better and better, Giggs to miss Wales games, denies allegations, Warwickshire to use Rooney Rule in coach search, Gareth Bale scored a wonderful free-kick for Wales against Israel, We would like your feedback, please fill in our survey. The more volume a kicker has, the better the odds of his production going to be higher. All other NFL-related trademarks are trademarks of the National Football League. The Saints are another offense who put the volume up in field goal attempts, and Lutz has delivered. Messi holds many European records at domestic level, with the all time most goals scored in the top 5 European leagues, and most consecutive league matches scored in in world football (21 matches, 33 goals). It's also likely that his passing stats would have been significantly higher before 2009 when he was more involved in the creative build-up play.
It is somewhat surprising that none of the household names when it comes to free-kick taking appear in the top 10 for conversion rate from dead balls. They do, however, have significantly differing numbers behind their success. At International level, Ronaldo is the all time top scorer in terms of European nations with 101 goals, and is fast approaching Ali Daei's world record 109 goals scored for Iran. We have also seen kickers kick at a higher average distance over the course of the season. Looking at kicker stats, it can certainly be more than just field goals made or attempted.
Ronaldo has reached 2 major international finals with Portugal, but crucially he won one of those; the 2016 European Championships.
Greg Zuerlein has one of the bigger legs in the game and ranks top eight in field goal attempts over the last three seasons. They have dominated in field goal attempts in that span as Andy Reid has that offense in fine form. Having hit the target with 32.3 per cent of his attempts, he does better than Ronaldo, but only just. Richard Lounder, Richmond, Round 5, 1989; Daniel Metropolis, West Coast, Round 3, 1992; Three goals from first three kicks. NFL and the NFL shield design are registered trademarks of the National Football League.The team names, logos and uniform designs are registered trademarks of the teams indicated. NFL and the NFL shield design are registered trademarks of the National Football League.The team names, logos and uniform designs are registered trademarks of the teams indicated. Elsewhere in Europe, there are players faring better than the world’s top two players when it comes to free-kicks. The media perception is that Messi is unreliable from the spot, whereas Ronaldo is the ultimate ice-cool penalty king - the truth, is somewhere in between.
Lower volume kickers have to rely a lot on efficiency, but even then, it is likely not enough to put them at the top of the league in points. We gather statistic data of football leagues of 65 countries and also many international tournaments. Butker has been one of the most consistent kickers over the last few years. What To Look For. No other footballers in history have sustained such elite levels for such a long period of time. Visit ESPN to view the New York Knicks team stats for the 2019-20 season.
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And remarkably, their careers have largely coincided, with both players dominating the game for well over a decade now. Ronaldo scores a goal every 132 minutes for Portugal, and Messi scores a goal every 162 minutes for Argentina.
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