Find out whether Ronaldo or Messi has more goals at the World Cup.

By Charlotte Carroll
June 25, 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are the best soccer players of their generation, but both are likely nearing the end of their World Cup careers. 

Ronaldo is 33 and Messi is 31, so while they may play another in World Cup, this is likely the last at their peaks.  

Ronaldo has seven goals in the World Cup, with four coming from this tournament alone. 

Messi has six goals in his World Cup career. He's only scored one this time around, but the Barcelona attacker had four in the 2014 World Cup.  

While Ronaldo leads Messi in goals, Messi has led his team further at the World Cup than Ronaldo. Argentina reached the final in 2014. Ronaldo's best finish was a semifinals run in 2006, when Portugal lost to France. 

Check out a year-by-year breakdown of their World Cup scoring production below. 

Lionel Messi: 

2006: 1

2010: 0

2014: 4

2018: 1

Cristiano Ronaldo: 

2006: 1

2010: 1

2014: 1

2018: 4

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