Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have been rewriting the football history books for over a decade for the fantasy football fans. And as the pair is ar into 2020, they are on the verge of racking up a stack of new milestones.
The iconic duo is hoping to propel their respective teams to Champions League glory during this year while contesting for domestic games in Italy and Spain. And there are new records to be set at club and international level for both players too. These records will help the fantasy premier league fans of 11Wickets App for Android/iOS
Messi’s Barcelona is top of LaLiga by two points. He has scored 11 goals in his last 10 games to step into this year in an optimistic mood. While Ronaldo is in a similar hot streak for Juventus after netting five in his last four Serie A outings.
Let us take a look at their records and what the new year is bringing for then and of course their fantasy football league fans from around the world. Just have a look below and play fantasy football games with these legends in your team.
RONALDO: Most European Cup wins
Ronaldo won his fifth Champions League when Real Madrid beat Liverpool in the 2018 final. If he can inspire Juventus to glory in 2020, he will have won Europe’s top competition as many times as current record holder Francisco Gento, who won six between 1956 and 1966 for Real Madrid.
MESSI: Top goal-scorer for a single team
Messi is 26 goals away from eclipsing Pele’s club goals record of 643, which the Brazil legend is said to have scored for Santos. Record-keeping has become more accurate since Pele’s day, and Messi is set to hit a new high that will take some beating.
RONALDO: All-time top European Championship goal-scorer
Ronaldo has scored nine goals for Portugal at the four European Championships where he has represented his country, putting him level with Michel Platini as the competition’s leading scorer. If he can find the net in 2020’s tournament, he will become the leading Euros marksman of all time.
MESSI: Seven Ballon d’Or wins
Ronaldo did not attend the Ballon d’Or awards ceremony in 2019 to see Messi claim a record sixth gong, and if the Barca star wins again in 2020 it is hard to see Ronaldo, who has won the award five times, ever catching him.
RONALDO: All-time international top-scorer
Ronaldo will be going all guns blazing for Portugal this year as he attempts to add to his 99 international goals and succeed Ali Daei, who scored 109 for Iran, as the top international marksman of all time.
MESSI AND RONALDO: Most Champions League hat-tricks
Messi and Ronaldo have scored eight hat-tricks each in the Champions League – more than any other player to have graced the competition – and if either can notch another in 2020, they could claim bragging rights for some time to come.
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