You might be surprised by Bruno Fernandes’ pick between Team Ronaldo and Team Messi when he was growing up as a kid.
Bruno Fernandes made the decision to play for the same club where Ronaldo became a legend, but he also liked Messi in the past. As it turns out, Bruno and his brother were always pinned against each other when they had to pick between both legends.
It was pretty obvious that Fernandes was always Team Ronaldo, but his brother was Team Messi all the way. The Portugal captain has been taking Bruno and other young players under his wing for some time now. They will have a good opportunity to win the UEFA Euro 2021 next summer and Bruno is one of his country’s biggest hopes. Ronaldo has been his inspiration for more than a decade.
Bruno’s childhood memories about Ronaldo.
During a recent interview for ‘The Players’ Tribune’, Bruno said: “This was the time of young Messi and Cristiano and the peak of Ronaldinho. Everywhere you went, kids would be having arguments about who was the best, and of course it was no different with me and my brother.
“Who is gonna win the Ballon d’Or this year? Who scores better goals? Who is the GOAT? I was always Team Cristiano. My brother was always Team Messi.
“One Christmas, my brother and I went to Switzerland to stay with my dad. He was living there for work at the time. This was before the internet made it so easy to buy kits from all over the world. In Portugal, you couldn’t always find Premier League kits, and if you could, they were really expensive.
“One day, we went into a Nike shop and our dad let us pick out two jackets. This was a big decision, you know? My brother chose a yellow Barcelona one because of Messi. And for me… well, I am proud to say that even back then I was a man of sophistication.
“I chose Man Utd, of course. I still remember that jacket so clearly. Blue with a single white stripe and little bit of red. Because of Cristiano, my dream team in England was United.”