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.
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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:
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)
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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.”