Which footballers have played alongside both Ronaldo and Messi?
“Gabriel Heinze has played alongside both Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United) and Lionel Messi (Argentina). How many other players can match that claim?” wonders Masai Graham.
Joel Foreman handily “had this in a Zoom quiz recently”. The floor is yours, Joel: “This very season, Miralem Pjanic and Artur swapped Turin for Barcelona and vice versa, while Francisco Trincão has made his Portugal and Barcelona debuts this season. And Gerard Piqué, Paulo Dybala, Carlos Tevez, Gonzalo Higuaín and Ángel Di María spring to mind as high-profile mentions.
“There are also some leftfield choices: former Barça pair André Gomes and Nelson Semedo have played with Ronaldo at international level, while Argentinians Ezequiel Garay and Fernando Gago played with Ronaldo at Madrid. Deco played with both of them towards the end of his career, and Henrik Larsson swapped the Camp Nou for Old Trafford on loan (via Helsingborgs), winning the Champions League in 2006 before coming to England and winning the Premier League. Martín Caceres completes the list, winning the Champions League with Barcelona in 2009 before rejoining Juve (for the third time) in January 2019.”