Ronaldo and Messi are World Cup records-breaking experts. But it is at the club level and the team level is very different.
1. Assists the most goals
The record for creating the most goals in the World Cup records is Pele. He has created 10 goals in 4 World Cups. Pele only created 3 goals in the 3 World Cups in 1958, 1962 and 1966. But in the 1970 World Cup, Pele created 7 goals to help Brazil (the team that year was named the best team in history). champion. King of football set the record for most assists in a tournament. In addition, he also owns a record of 3 assists in the finals (in 1958 and 1970).
So far, no one has broken these three records of Pele. Messi is famous for his ability to create goals and he also has his own World Cup records. By this time, Messi is the only one to create goals in 4 consecutive World Cup record.
Overall, Messi has 5 assists in 19 matches in the World Cup and Ronaldo has 2 assists in 17 matches. But it is difficult for them to break the above records of Pele. Ronaldo and Messi are over the age of 30, maybe only a World Cup ahead.
2. Wearing the captain’s armband competes the most World Cup
The record for most World Cup players as captain is held by Mexican player Rafael Marquez. He played 5 World Cups from 2002 to 2018 as the captain of this country’s team.
At the 2018 World Cup, he became the third player to compete in five World Cup records and was the first player to wear the captain’s armband in five World Cups.
Messi has been captain of Argentina since 2011, meaning he has had two World Cups as captain. Ronaldo started wearing the Portuguese captain’s armband in 2008. If he wants to break Marquez’s record, both will have to play football to be over 40 years old.
3. Youngest player to score
Once again, Soccer King Pele holds this record. In the final match of the 1958 World Cup group stage against the Soviet Union, he played the debut match. He did not score, Brazil won 2-0. In the quarterfinals, Brazil met Wales and Pele scored the first goal in the arena that made his illustrious name. When Pele was only 239 years old, he set the record for the youngest player to score in World Cup records history.
In the semi-finals, he scored three goals against France, setting another record: the youngest player to score a hat-trick at the World Cup. In the final, he set the record for the youngest player to score in a World Cup final. All 3 records still exist today.
Messi also scored in the opening match of the World Cup. It was a goal in Argentina’s 6-0 victory over Serbia & Montenegro in the group stage in 2006. At that time Messi was 19, unable to break Pele’s record but he also promptly set a record “Youngest Argentina player to score at the World Cup. “
Ronaldo also debuted in the World Cup arena in 2006, when he was 21 years old. He scored in the second match against Iran.
4. World Cup finals the most
This record is shared by 6 players. Nilton Santos, Pele, Cafu and Ronaldo (Brazil) along with Pierre Littbarski and Lothar Matthaus of West Germany (old) have 3 times to the World Cup records final. He won all three matches, while Nilton Santos, Cafu, and Ronaldo won two matches. Pierre Littbarski won with Matthaus in 1990, second in 1982 and 1986.
Messi and his teammates had reached the 2014 World Cup records final but failed at the hands of Germany. Ronaldo’s best record was fourth in 2006 with Portugal.
5. Win the World Cup the most
Since the tournament was launched in 1930, 445 players have been honored to play a part in the Golden Cup improvement squad. Twenty-one of them have won it twice and only one has won it twice. That is the Soccer King Pele.
As mentioned above, the 1958 World Cup was Pelemost impressive World Cup when he scored a series of “Youngest goalscorer”. In 1962, he, unfortunately, suffered an injury in the second match of the group stage and sat outside to watch the team play. Brazil successfully defended the championship, the biggest belongs to Garrincha’s “genius bent leg”.
After the lousy 1966 World Cup (eliminated from the group stage), he returned and swept the 1970 World Cup with the Brazil squad considered as “the best team of all time”. Pele and his teammates won a circuit from the qualifying round to the final to officially own the Jules Rimet gold cup.