He could put similar numbers .. in terms of goals, he doesnt have the same impact as Messi. I dont know how people watching matches could even make a case that Cristiano is close to Messi in terms of team value.This is partly due to the fact that his stats at Manchester United, Juventus and especially Sporting are putting his numbers down. If we only take his games and goals at Real he is even better than Messi. I understand of course that this again is unfair because his time at Real exclusively covers prime years, while Messis stats are inflated by his first years as a teenager. Anyways, we do not know how Messi would have fared at other clubs in other leagues. Ronaldo however, more than proved that he can put up similar numbers as Messi.