2017, Vol. 2 Issue 2, Part F
Comparative analysis of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel messi 100 Goals in Uefa Club Competitions
AUTHOR(S): John Lama, Dr. A. Praveen
The purpose of this study is to analyse Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi 100 goals in the UEFA club competitions. Ronaldo’s 100 goals in 143 appearances for Manchester United fc and Real Madrid fc and Messi’s 100 goals in 122 appearances for fc Barcelona were delimited for this research. The following findings showed that: (1) Cristiano Ronaldo’s scoring rate was 0.70 goals per game while Lionel Messi’s was 0.82 goals per game. (2) Ronaldo scored 69 goals from his right foot while Messi scored 14 goals. Ronaldo scored 15 goals from his left foot whereas Messi scored 82 goals. Ronaldo scored 16 goals with his head whereas Messi scored 4 goals by his head. (3) Different types of goals Ronaldo and Messi scored among their 100 goals were, Ronaldo’s 77 goals in open play and whereas Messi’s were 86. Ronaldo converted 12 free kicks while Messi’s was 5. Ronaldo scored 11 penalties but Messi scored only 9 goals. (4) Ronaldo scored 27 goals inside the penalty area (inside goal area) while Messi scored 18 goals. Ronaldo scored 55 inside penalty area (outside goal area) whereas Messi 67 goals. The remaining Ronaldo’s 18 goals were from outside penalty area out of which 12 were free kicks however Messi’s is 15 out of which 5 were free kicks. Conclusion: (1) Lionel Messi have higher scoring rate than Cristiano Ronaldo in 100 goals in UEFA club completion. (2) Ronaldo used his right foot as dominant foot for scoring whereas Messi used his left foot for the same. In header goals Ronaldo has more advantage than Lionel Messi due to height factor. (3) Both the players have scored more goals in open play than free kicks and penalties but Messi have more goal scored in the open play than Ronaldo. (4) Both the players have scored more goals inside penalty area than outside for scoring. Ronaldo has more goals inside penalty area (inside goal area) whereas Messi has more goals inside penalty area (outside goal area). In terms of scoring outside penalty area both the players were almost the same.
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How to cite this article:
John Lama, Dr. A. Praveen. Comparative analysis of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel messi 100 Goals in Uefa Club Competitions. Int J Yogic Hum Mov Sports Sciences 2017;2(2):299-301.