One of the coincidences that Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have in this scoring chart is that they both scored a goal the day Argentina beat Portugal 2-1 in a friendly played on March 9, 2011.
The captain of the current world champions has scored the most goals against FIFA’s top-ten teams.
He scored 15 goals against Brazil, France, Netherlands, Croatia, Portugal and Spain, one more than the Portuguese. Only Belgium, England and Italy were spared by the Argentine.
Of the current top-ten in the FIFA ranking, Brazil is Messi’s ‘favorite’ team, against whom he has scored five goals, while the Netherlands is CR7’s ‘victim’ of choice, with four goals scored.
The Argentinian and the Portuguese have in common ‘victims’ in common: France, Netherlands, Croatia and Spain conceded 19 goals to these stars.
But the question is to verify which of the leading scorers of world soccer has scored more goals against the most important teams according to the current FIFA ranking.
So, we’ve taken as a reference the last statistical publication from FIFA, which was still led by Brazil after its last update.