Champions League

Ronaldo: CL titles with many clubs sets me apart from Messi

Share this with
Share this article

Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid helps Lionel Messi of Barcelona

Image credit: Getty Images

ByEurosport UK
13/08/2019 at 11:06 | Updated 13/08/2019 at 13:20

Cristiano Ronaldo says winning the Champions League titles with many clubs is what sets him apart from Lionel Messi.

Ronaldo has won the Champions League five times in his career. His first came with Manchester United in 2008, while the other four were with Real Madrid.

  • Ronaldo: Zidane made me feel special
  • The Warm-Up: Wesley Sneijder retires…or does he?
  • Zinedine Zidane tight-lipped on Neymar
Champions League

Champions League could be decided by 'Final Eight' tournament in Lisbon


Ronaldo edges Messi by one, who has four Champions League titles. The 32-year-old Argentine has spent his entire career at Barcelona and he last lifted the prestigious trophy back in 2015.

And five-time Ballon D'Or winner Ronaldo seemingly wants to make that well known. He explained why he is "different" to DAZN:

Barcelona unleash special agents to sign Neymar - Euro Papers


The difference with Messi is that I played for several clubs and won the Champions League with different clubs.

“I was top scorer in the Champions League six seasons in a row. There aren’t many players who won five Champions League trophies, so this is why I feel that I can identify myself with this tournament."

Ronaldo (L) and Messi (R)

Image credit: Getty Images

Ronaldo did have some kind words to say about Barca's talisman, though.

He added: “Messi is an excellent player who will be remembered not just for his Ballon d’Or wins, but also for having improved – like me – year after year.

“I wake up every morning with the idea in my head of training with the objective of achieving something more, not just to earn money.

"Thank God, I don’t lack money, so what I want to earn is a place in the history of football.”

Champions League

Forgotten in defeat: Remembering Kaka’s incredible assist for Crespo in 2005

25/05/2020 AT 10:03
Champions League

Manchester City's appeal against UEFA ban set for early June

19/05/2020 AT 14:22
Related Topics
FootballChampions League
Share this with
Share this article

Latest News


Tel Aviv's soccer stadium trials misting tunnel to disinfect players


Latest Videos


'How is breaking social distancing worse than racism?'


Most popular


Rackets Down, Hands Up - Tennis stars join Frances Tiafoe in protest video

View more