Arguably, football wouldn’t have been as spicy and interesting as it is now, but for the presence of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
Regarded by many as two of the greatest players in world football, the Portuguese and Argentine have been consistent and prolific in their careers.
Statistically, they have both scored a total of 1584 goals with Ronaldo bagging 815 and Messi at 769 goals.
Furthermore, 117 of Ronaldo’s goals has come against 45 countries at the International level, thus making him the all time men’s International topscorer.
Messi on the other hand has registered 86 goals against 30 countries for Argentina.
However, of the 45 countries Ronaldo has scored against, only 4 are from the continent of Africa, while Messi has also managed to score against 2 African nations as well.
African Countries That Have Conceded Goals Against Ronaldo
1. Cameroon (2 Goals)
The 37 year old scored twice against the Indomitable Lions of Africa and both goals came earlier this year in a 5-1 friendly win for Portugal.
2. Egypt (2 Goals)
In 2018, he scored a brace against Egypt in a 2-1 friendly win.
3. Ghana (1 Goal)
The Portuguese only goal against the Black Stars came in the 2014 FIFA WORLD Cup group stage as Portugal defeated Ghana 2-1.
4. Morocco (1 Goal)
Ronaldo scored his first ever goal against Morocco in a 1-0 win for Portugal at 2018 FIFA World Cup group stage.
African Countries That Have Conceded Goals Against Messi
5. Nigeria (3 Goals)
The PSG star has three goals against the Super Eagles.
He scored a brace in a 3-2 win at the 2014 FIFA World Cup group stage and another one came 4 years later in a 2-1 win for Argentina in the same tournament.
6. Algeria (2 Goals)
The 7 time Ballon d’or winner has also scored twice against the Algerians.
In summary, Ronaldo has registered 6 goals against African countries, while Messi has 5 goals.