Lionel Messi vs Diego Maradona – All Stats You Need To Know

Lionel Messi vs Diego Maradona
Lionel Messi vs Diego Maradona

Here is a stat comparison between Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona

Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona are arguably the two greatest players in football history and one must not take these comparisons so seriously.

Messi’s Argentina is having a dream run in 2022 FIFA World Cup. They won the knockout stage game against 2-1 against Australia and now will face Netherlands in the quarter-finals.

This article will tell you about a stat comparison between Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona. Can you guess who has better goal ratio in Champions League?

Detailed Stats (Messi/Maradona)

Overall Club Stat

  • Appearances – 853/333
  • Goals – 701/153
  • Assists – 333/61
  • Minutes per goal – 95/188
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Argentina lionel messi

UEFA Champions League

  • Appearances – 161/7
  • Goals – 129/8
  • Assists – 45/5
  • Minutes per goal – 102/74

National Team

  • Appearances – 169/78
  • Goals – 94/29
  • Assists – 53/13
  • Minutes Played – 13,954/6,928

Overall Career Stats

  • Appearances – 1000/411
  • Goals – 795/182
  • Assists – 386/74
  • Trophies – 35/11
World Shocked: Diego Maradona passes away at 60
Diego Maradona

Both the legends served the same nation but Maradona played in a different generation. Messi however has totally dominated Diego at club level, whether its the matter of goals or assists.

But this doesn’t deny the fact that the Napoli legend led Argentina to two World Cup trophies. Messi has a great opportunity to do the same thing.

Maradona has won two international trophies. The first was the 1986 World Cup, and the second was the CONMEBOL – UEFA Cup of Champions, or commonly known as the Artemio Franchi Cup.

Answer to the question above – Diego Maradona