Lionel Messi has rewrite the history books in so many ways as far as goal scoring records are concerned. He has been scoring incredible number of goals every year for best part of last 1 decade and since Ronaldo’s move to Real Madrid in 2009 both Messi and Ronaldo has built a “unique rivalry” which never been seen before in any sport let alone football.
Lionel Messi leads the all-time scoring charts in El Clasico:
El Clasico: Real Madrid vs Barcelona is the biggest club football game in the world and that too by a margin. watched by record number of viewers around the world. According to 2015 estimates around 400 and 500 million people watch any particular El Clasico game and it can reach to 600 million if it is a cup game or title decider. No game, not even in other sports comes close to watch market value Barcelona-Real Madrid game has. Both squads are full of superstars from attack to defense.
Since 2009 when Ronaldo moved to Real Madrid a rivalry was born which was never seen in football before. Two great players at peak of their powers going head to head ever season. This week’s clasico might be the last one when we see Ronaldo playing for Madrid against Barcelona. Here are some statistics of these two players in el clasico.
Today we take a look at leading goal scorers in this historic fixture and there are no prizes for guessing who leads the scoring charts in El Clasico history. Yes, thats right Messi with incredible 21 goals against Real Madrid in 28 matches he played against them. Below is the list of top 18 lead scorers in El Clasico and how they scored their goals.
|1||Lionel Messi (Argentina)
|2||Alfredo Di Stéfano (Argentina)||18||14||4||0|
|3||Raúl González (Spain)||15||11||3||1|
|4||Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)||15||7||8||0|
|5||César Rodríguez (Spain)||14||12||2||0|
|7||Francisco Gento (Spain)||14||10||2||2|
|8||Ferenc Puskás (Hungary)||14||9||2||3|
|10||Hugo Sánchez (Mexico)||10||8||2||0|
|12||Josep Samitier (Spain)||10||4||6||0|
|13||Estanislao Basora (Spain)||9||8||1||0|
|14||Jaime Lazcano (Spain)||8||8||0||0|
|15||Iván Zamorano (Chile)||8||4||4||0|
|17||Luis Suárez (Spain)||8||2||4||2|
|18||Santiago Bernabue (Spain)||8||0||8||0|
Every “El Clasico” match is dipped in rich history between two of the biggest football clubs not only in Spain but in the world. Over 230 matches has been playing in all competitions between the two and Real Madrid leads with a narrow margin of 92 wins compared to Barcelona’ 90. 48 matches has ended in draw. While Madrid also lead in La Liga with 71 wins compared to Barcelona’s 68 in 171 matches between the two in Spanish division 1 history.