Cristiano Ronaldo is arguably the greatest player in Real Madrid history. At the same time, he has played for several other great teams as well though. The Portuguese icon has also represented Sporting Lisbon, Manchester United, Juventus and Al-Nassr through the course of his legendary career.
Naturally, he has played with some exceptional players during his time there too. And it would be a tough task to come up with a Best XI of them.
Ronaldo has given it an attempt though. And perhaps Real Madrid fans would be surprised that he left out one player who was instrumental to the club’s UEFA Champions League threepeat under the management of Zinedine Zidane.
As tweeted out by GOAL Arabia, Ronaldo picked Iker Casillas, Sergio Ramos, Rio Ferdinand, Giorgio Chiellini, Marcelo, Paul Scholes, Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Wayne Rooney as the Best XI of his teammates.
Ronaldo leaves out Real Madrid legend from his Best XI
Of course, the one glaring omission from this Best XI was that of Casemiro. The Brazilian midfielder was instrumental in the successes that Real Madrid achieved during a large part of Ronaldo’s time at Santiago Bernabeu.
Casemiro’s partnership with Kroos and Modric is iconic as well. In many ways, it is the perfect balance in the middle of the park and many consider them as the best midfield trio in the history of the game.
Thus, one can easily question Ronaldo leaving out Casemiro from his Best XI of teammates. He played with him at both Real Madrid and Manchester United.
At the same time, Scholes was an exceptional player in his own right as well. At the end of the day, this is Ronaldo’s opinion and no matter which way you look at it, that is a very impression team to say the very least.