Football is incomplete without the topic of Messi and Ronaldo. These two modern greats of world football have broken nearly every record and set their own. Many players consider themselves lucky for sharing the dressing room with one of them. Meanwhile, the players who have played with both of them are the luckiest of all. Let us take a look at the list of players who have played or are going to play with both Messi and Ronaldo.
Players who have played alongside Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo
#1 Angel Di Maria
Angel Di Maria is one of the most popular players who is known to have played with both Messi and Ronaldo. He played with Cristiano during his time with Real Madrid in 2010-14. On the other hand, he played with Lionel Messi in the Argentine national team. Consequently, he will be now playing alongside Leo in PSG as well.
#2 Paulo Dybala
Another most-talked-about player when talking about players who played alongside Messi and Ronaldo is Dybala. He played with Messi for the Argentina national team and recently played alongside Ronaldo after the Portuguese joined the Old lady from Real Madrid in 2018.
#3 Gerard Pique
Many might not remember but Pique played for Manchester United very early in his career. That’s when he shared the dressing room with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo. On the other hand, he spent most of his time playing alongside Lionel Messi for Barcelona.
#4 Carlos Tevez
Although Tevez is not the most loved man in Manchester, he played for both City and United during his time in England. He played for Manchester United with Ronaldo and Argentina with Messi.
#5 Fernando Gago
Fernando played for Real Madrid with Cristiano Ronaldo during his time at Madrid from 2007-11. On the other hand, he represented Argentina with Messi and also went on to win the Olympic Gold medal.
#6 Andre Gomes
Andre Gomes is a central midfielder who used to play for Barcelona under Valverde. He then made a move to Everton and is now their regular starter. Gomes played for Portugal with Ronaldo and FC Barcelona with Lionel Messi.
The former Portuguese footballer, Deco played with Ronaldo in the national team. He also played with Lionel Messi during his and Barcelona tenure from 2004-08.
#8 Gonzalo Higuain
Higuain recently moved to the MLS, but during his time in European football, he played with both Messi and Ronaldo. The attacking centre-forward played with Messi during his tenure with the Argentina national team. On the other hand, he was part of the Real Madrid and Juventus squad with Cristiano Ronaldo present in the team on both occasions.
#9 Nelson Semedo
The current Wolves Right back recently made his move to England from Barcelona. During his time with the Catalan giants, he played with Lionel Messi and he plays alongside Ronaldo when he is on international duty for Portugal.
The FC Barcelona and Juventus management decided to swap Arthur Melo with Miralem Pjanic. That is when Arthur Melo left Barcelona and finished his time with Lionel Messi to join Juventus to enjoy playing with Ronaldo.
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#11 Miralem Pjanic
One of the recent inclusion to the list was Pjanic when Barcelona and Juventus swapped Arthur Melo with Miralem Pjanic. Similar to Arthur’s story Pjanic played for Barcelona with Messi and Juventus with Ronaldo.
The youngster recently joined FC Barcelona and earned himself a chance to play alongside Lionel Messi. Subsequently, he plays with Ronaldo when he is representing his nation Portugal.
#13 Martin Caceres
Caceres has been a part of many football clubs. He switched clubs quite often, either on loan or permanent transfer. He was part of the Barcelona squad earlier in the decade that’s when he played with Messi. Meanwhile, Caceres joined Juventus in 2019 and played alongside Ronaldo.
#14 Henrik Larsson
The Swedish centre-forward played for Barcelona with Messi and then moved to Manchester United and earned himself a chance to play alongside Cristiano Ronaldo.
#15 Gabriel Heinze
Gabriel Heinze is one of the greatest Argentine defenders to grace the pitch. His goalscoring ability is what made him stand out from the other defenders. However, he was lucky to play with both the legends. He played for Manchester United with Ronaldo and Argentina with Messi.
#16 Ezequiel Garay
The former Real Madrid footballer and now a retired Argentine played alongside Ronaldo during his tenure at Real Madrid and played for Argentina with Lionel Messi.
Players who are going to play alongside Messi and Ronaldo:
#1 Keylor Navas
One of the most under-rated goalkeepers of all time is set to play alongside Messi at PSG. Keylor Navas played for Real Madrid with Ronaldo and was part of the team which completed the three-peat of the UEFA Champions League.
#2 Sergio Ramos
The most talked-about topic at the moment is surely about Sergio Ramos and Lionel Messi being teammates. Considered as arch-rivals during their time in Real Madrid and Barcelona respectively, will now represent the same team. Ramos played for Real Madrid with Ronaldo and will now play for PSG with Messi.
#3 Achraf Hakimi
Achraf Hakimi was part of the Real Madrid squad during Ronaldo’s tenure with the Los Blancos. Although he spent most of the time out on loan, he recently joined PSG and will play alongside Lionel Messi which will help him complete the quota.
#4 Danilo Pereira
Pereira played with Cristiano Ronaldo during his time with Portugal. However, he is very close to playing alongside Lionel Messi when the little magician takes to the pitch in PSG colours.
#5 Pablo Sarabia
Pablo Sarabia played for Real Madrid in 2011 when Ronaldo was a part of the squad. Meanwhile, he is just days away to play with Messi in PSG.