Everybody knows about the series of never-ending conversations on who is better between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. The two have been the most outstanding individual players over the course of the last decade. Winning the last 10 Ballon d’Or makes both extraordinary forwards football GOATs.
While playing against them is surely a nightmare, very few players have the privilege of having played with both Ronaldo and Messi. Here are the top 5 superstars who played with both Ronaldo And Messi.
5. Gonzalo Higuain (Ronaldo: Real Madrid – Messi: Argentina)
Jugando con Cristiano Ronaldo ganó una Liga con 100 puntos y 121 goles, una Copa del Rey y una Supercopa de España.
Jugando con Messi, no ha ganado nada.
Son datos y hay que darlos. pic.twitter.com/oavgrIemrW
— ☆Psycho☆ (@Psycho_Ds) July 24, 2018
Higuain joined Real Madrid at the age of 19 in 2006. When Jose Mourinho was in charge the Argentinian played with Cristiano Ronaldo. He became an integral part of the Real Madrid side before they sold him out after Mourinho departure.
The striker has been a regular starter for the Argentine national team along with Lionel Messi. Together, they have played major tournaments including the World Cups.
4. Angel Di Maria (Ronaldo: Real Madrid – Messi: Argentina)
Angel Di Maria sure cannot hide his delight at having playing with Cristiano Ronaldo and Leo Messi. pic.twitter.com/rsuXzddBSP
— Players Sayings (@PlayersSayings) June 20, 2015
Di Maria had the best relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo, on and off the pitch. They both won six trophies together, enjoying the beauty of the game. Di Maria has also been playing alongside Lionel Messi in Argentina for a long time now. The duo is also part of the Argentina team that won the 2008 Olympic Gold medal.
3. Gerard Pique (Ronaldo: Man United – Messi: Barcelona)
Gerard Piqué and Cristiano Ronaldo in their Manchester United days. What might have been. pic.twitter.com/M24Balp6Iu
— Football Tweet (@Football__Tweet) November 5, 2015
In 2004, Pique joined Manchester United from Barcelona’s academy La Masia, a year after Cristiano moved to the club. The duo was a part of United’s double-winning season in 2007-08. Then the Spanish defender joined Barcelona to team up with Messi. They have achieved nearly everything a player can in club football. Gerard Pique remains the only player to have won the Uefa Champions League with both of GOATs.