We already know the incredible talents that have played with Cristiano Ronaldo, but what about the others? Here are some of his most unexpected teammates.
Cristiano Ronaldo has played alongside many great players such as Wayne Rooney, Sergio Ramos and Luis Figo. The list is endless, with the Portuguese having represented some of the best clubs in history.
But like many legends before him, Ronaldo has also had his fair share of odd teammates. Some of these names may even come as a surprise to you, considering they barely played.
And while the forward is still a huge star in football, the moment seems right to call out the oddest players that he’s had the chance to play with.
So, without further ado, we give you the most random teammates of Ronaldo’s entire career.
Ever since completing a €45m transfer from AS Monaco in 2018, Fabinho has proven to be a vital cog in the Liverpool midfield. His impact on the pitch, in fact, goes beyond simple numbers.
But long before Fabinho became such a star in the Premier League, he was a member of the Real Madrid youth set-up.
The Brazilian moved to the Spanish capital on loan twice between 2012 and 2013 from Rio Ave. He almost exclusively featured for Castilla before making a 14-minute cameo against Malaga in a La Liga game on May 2013.
He even assisted Angel Di Maria’s late goal to wrap up a 6-2 victory, with Ronaldo scoring the second goal.
The Swede was a bit of a goal-demon during his Celtic days, having once scored 53 times in 50 games in the 2000/01 season.
Henrik Larsson enjoyed a few more goal-laden campaigns at Parkhead before taking on a new challenge at Barcelona. He then scored a respectable 19 goals in 56 games for the Blaugrana.
But after returning to old club Helsingborg in Sweden, Larsson made a surprise loan move to Manchester United in January 2007.
He made 11 appearances alongside Ronaldo, with the Red Devils legend even assisting him for a goal against Lille.
It may surprise a few to hear that Pique was once Cristiano Ronaldo’s teammate at Manchester United.
While the Catalan is a product of Barcelona’s youth system, he left for United in 2004. But Pique couldn’t break into the squad, and only played alongside Ronaldo 15 times in all competitions.
The centre-back returned to Barcelona in 2008, and he’s since won many honours with Lionel Messi by his side.
The Chelsea full-back began his career at Real Madrid, but failed to make it to the first-team. Therefore, he joined Bolton in 2010 before eventually winding up at Stamford Bridge.
But Alonso did at least get a bit of La Liga action by appearing once for Real Madrid’s first-team against Racing Santander in April 2010. The game ended in a 2-0 win for Los Blancos, with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring the opener.
While Alonso came on during injury-time to replace Gonzalo Higuain.
After falling out of favour under Roberto Mancini at Manchester City, Adebayor joined Real Madrid in January 2011 on a six-month loan.
The Togolese striker made 22 appearances during his spell in Madrid and scored a respectable eight goals. He left in June with a Copa del Rey winners’ medal.
Adebayor featured alongside Ronaldo 18 times, with the Portuguese assisting him in his final game for Los Blancos against Almeria in May 2011.
The former Arsenal player now plays for Paraguayan club Olimpia.