Cristiano Ronaldo v Lionel Messi: The winner across every FIFA 23 in-game attribute

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi’s rating on FIFA 23 was revealed by EA Sports on Monday evening.

Ronaldo enjoyed a decent campaign for Manchester United in the 2021/22 season.

Despite his side’s struggles, Ronaldo was one of their best performers and managed to net 24 goals in 38 games.

However, he has seen his rating decrease from 91 on FIFA 22 to 90 on FIFA 23. He is the eighth highest-rated player on the game.

Messi has also been handed a downgrade after a disappointing first season with Paris Saint-Germain.

He was a 93-rated player on FIFA 22. He has been given a rating of 91 on the upcoming edition, which is the joint-highest on the game.

CRISTIANO RONALDO’S FIFA 23 RATING

Cristiano Ronaldo's FIFA 23 rating

LIONEL MESSI’S FIFA 23 RATING

Lionel Messi's rating on FIFA 23

RONALDO VS MESSI: COMPARING THEIR IN-GAME STATS ON FIFA 23

Messi is rated just higher than his eternal rival, but what do the in-game stats say?

We have taken a look at the legendary duoโ€™s 28 in-game attributes using EAโ€™s comparison feature.

Acceleration: Lionel Messi (87) > Cristiano Ronaldo (79)

Sprint Speed: Cristiano Ronaldo (83) > Lionel Messi (76)

Positioning: Cristiano Ronaldo (95) > Lionel Messi (93)

Finishing: Cristiano Ronaldo (93) > Lionel Messi (90)

Shot Power: Cristiano Ronaldo (93) > Lionel Messi (86)

Long Shots: Lionel Messi (91) > Cristiano Ronaldo (90)

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 18: Lionel Messi of Argentina shakes hands with Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal prior to the International Friendly match between Argentina and Portugal at Old Trafford on November 18, 2014 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Volleys: Lionel Messi (88) > Cristiano Ronaldo (86)

Penalties: Cristiano Ronaldo (90) > Lionel Messi (75)

Vision: Lionel Messi (94) > Cristiano Ronaldo (76)

Crossing: Lionel Messi (84) > Cristiano Ronaldo (80)

Free-kick accuracy: Lionel Messi (93) > Cristiano Ronaldo (79)

Short passing: Lionel Messi (91) > Cristiano Ronaldo (80)

Long passing: Lionel Messi (90) > Cristiano Ronaldo (75)

Curve: Lionel Messi (93) > Cristiano Ronaldo (81)

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi
ZURICH, SWITZERLAND – JANUARY 12: FIFA Ballon d’Or nominees Lionel Messi of Argentina and FC Barcelona (L) and Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal and Real Madrid smile during the FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala 2014 at the Kongresshaus on January 12, 2015 in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo by Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images)

Agility: Lionel Messi (91) > Cristiano Ronaldo (77)

Balance: Lionel Messi (95) > Cristiano Ronaldo (67)

Reactions: Cristiano Ronaldo (94) > Lionel Messi (92)

Ball control: Lionel Messi (93) > Cristiano Ronaldo (88)

Dribbling: Lionel Messi (95) > Cristiano Ronaldo (85)

Composure: Lionel Messi (96) > Cristiano Ronaldo (95)

Interceptions: Lionel Messi (40) > Cristiano Ronaldo (29)

Heading accuracy: Cristiano Ronaldo (90) > Lionel Messi (70)

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi
MADRID, SPAIN – DECEMBER 23: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid greets Lionel Messi of Barcelona prior to the La Liga match between Real Madrid and Barcelona at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on December 23, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

Standing tackle: Lionel Messi (35) > Cristiano Ronaldo (32)

Sliding tackle: Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo (24)

Jumping: Cristiano Ronaldo (95) > Lionel Messi (68)

Stamina: Cristiano Ronaldo (76) > Lionel Messi (70)

Strength: Cristiano Ronaldo (77) > Lionel Messi (68)

Aggression: Cristiano Ronaldo (63) > Lionel Messi (44)

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Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi

FINAL SCORE: LIONEL MESSI 16.5 – 11.5 CRISTIANO RONALDO

Messi comes out on top when his in-game stats are compared with Ronaldo.

The Portuguese wins most of the physical stats, including sprint speed, jumping, stamina and strength.

But Messi has the edge in the majority of the technical stats, which gives him the overall victory.

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