Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are currently two best playing players in the football world. While both the players are now in the later stages of their career, many football fans think they have every record to their names. Are you one of them? Well, l am sorry to burst your bubbles there are 5 records that Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are yet to break and might probably never break.
HIGHEST GOALS IN EUROPEAN CUP FINALS
Alfredo Di Stefano and Ferenc Puskas (both Real Madrid) have the highest goals in European Cup finals in their kitty with 7 each. It is very unlikely for Messi or Ronaldo to reach it or even break the record.
EUROPEAN CUP/CHAMPIONS LEAGUE WINS
Francisco Gento is the only player to have clinch 6 European Cups and all with Real Madrid from 1956 to 1966. Messi has won four with Barcelona while Ronaldo leads with five. There is still a slim chase either one of them can break this record.
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE WINS WITH DIFFERENT TEAMS
Clarence Seedorf holds the record of winning the Champions League with three different teams constituting Ajax, Real Madrid and twice with AC Milan. Ronaldo could probably match this record if he wins the Champions League with Juventus
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE’S FASTEST HAT-TRICK
Former Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis holds the record for the quickest hat-trick in Champions League which occurred between just eight minutes as Lyon trashed Dinamo Zagreb 7-1 in 2011. Messi fastest hattrick in the Champions League has been 16 minutes while Ronaldo has been 12 minutes.
WINNING THE WORLD CUP
One of the biggest disappointments for Messi and Ronaldo is to have never have won a World Cup. With the next FIFA World cup set to take place in 2022, Ronaldo would be 37-years-old by then while Messi would be 35-years-old. The age might not be on their side again but maybe just maybe one of them might become a World Cup winner before hanging their boots.