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Cristiano Ronaldo vs Tom Brady: Comparison of the GOATS

Cristiano Ronaldo, Tom Brady
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How do the two GOATS compare? Here we make the ultimate comparison between football goal machine Cristiano Ronaldo and American football quarterback Tom Brady.

Fame, fortune, big-game mentalities, and a knack for defying age to stay at the top of their game are just a few things Cristiano Ronaldo and Tom Brady have in common.

The superstars met at Old Trafford in March after a 37-year-old Ronaldo scored a winning hat-trick for Manchester United against Tottenham to make a remarkably star-studded link-up.

So how do these two GOATs compare? Let’s take a look right now.

Champions League vs Super Bowl titles

Ronaldo – 5x Champions League (2007-08, 2013–14, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18)

Brady – 7x Super Bowl (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX, XLIX, LI, LIII, LV)

Tom Brady tops this round. The 44-year-old has collected an incredible seven Super Bowl titles. No player in NFL history has won so much. Yet, he’s come of retirement for another season – chasing that elusive eighth honor!

So far, Brady won six of his Super Bowl titles with the New England Patriots and the seventh one in 2020 with his current team, Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Just in case you have just considered betting on Brady’s team, check out the best NFL odds in New Jersey.

Ronaldo, meanwhile, is a five-time winner of European football’s elite club competition, the UEFA Champions League.

The Portuguese ace won the tournament for the first time at Manchester United before winning it a further four times at Real Madrid – including three times in a row between 2016 and 2018.

Ballon d’Or vs Most Valuable Player (MVP) awards

Ronaldo – 5x Ballon d’Or (2008, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017)

Brady – 3x NFL Most Valuable Player (2007, 2010, 2017)

Both GOATs prefer trophies, but individual awards are always a nice bonus.

In this regard, it’s Ronaldo who has the edge. The star has won the highly coveted Ballon d’Or an incredible five times. Out of every footballer in history, Lionel Messi is the only one to win it more with seven awards.

Brady, in contrast, has collected three MVP awards in his NFL career.

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Scoring: Goals vs Touchdowns

Ronaldo – 692 Goals

Brady – 624 Touchdowns

Cristiano Ronaldo’s statistics in football are simply outrageous.

The Portuguese’s scoring prowess has seen him shatter all goal records imaginable on route to a shell-shocking 695 club goals for Sporting CP, Manchester United, Real Madrid, and Juventus.

Meanwhile, Tom Brady has nailed a sweet 624 touchdowns across an NFL career that has lasted over two decades.

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