One of them left the club where he grew up and became a professional, while the other has just reunited with the club that made him a world star.
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo may be over 30 years old, but they remain top players, as they also have some records that they can still break.
The former Barcelona and Real Madrid stars who now play outside Spain have written page by page in the history of football. They will be eternally remembered for what they have done, but also for what they can achieve.
What have Messi and Ronaldo achieved so far?
League titles, Cup trophies, Champions League and international trophies, these players have won everything at the club level.
In terms of goals, Ronaldo this week became the player with the most goals in the national team with 111. Messi, meanwhile, is the best scorer in the history of La Liga with 474 and in the Champions League for a team with 120 of them.
The Portuguese striker is the top scorer in the Champions League, if you count all the clubs where he played, with 134 during the time he was for Manchester United, Real Madrid and Juventus.
Messi holds the record for most goals in a season in La Liga with 50, and has won the most Pichichi, a total of eight.
What can Messi and Ronaldo still achieve?
Ronaldo could become the all-time leading scorer, but Messi could become the top scorer in South America, as he needs two more to break Pele’s record.
Manchester United’s new signing, for his part, is two appearances away from being the top creator of the Champions League, a record currently held by Iker Casillas, who has 177. Messi has 149 appearances.