However, apart from this argument, and despite the fact that Luka Modric won the Ballon d’Or, was it Ronaldo or Messi who enjoyed the 2018 superior? It’s certainly not an easy question, but statistics are the easiest way to decide whether a winner is and the numbers are close.
Despite Ronaldo’s impressive brace at the end of the calendar year, he failed to achieve 50 goals for the first time since 2010 and finished two strikes after Messi.
Of course, Messi was able to achieve the same feat for a larger number of appearances, but only one game in difference.
Messi also comes to the fore when it comes to helping, but Ronaldo takes the victory when it comes to meeting international goals.
One thing the website does not address is the number of titles won in 2018 and the man from Barcelona still tops the podium in this department.
Ronaldo ‘only’ had to show for his efforts the Champions League, while his rival bagged the title of La Liga, the Copa del Rey and the Spanish Super Cup.
So, tell what you like about voting Ballon d’Or and personal preference, Messi seems to be the real winner in 2018.
Also check the goal stats between Lionel Messi and cristiano Ronaldo since 2011 upto 2018
These 🐐 numbers pic.twitter.com/Ik38Y4QdQj
— B/R Football (@brfootball) December 29, 2018