Can you imagine what it would be like to see top Ronaldo Nazario and Cristiano Ronaldo on the same team together? The Brazilian at the top, the Portuguese at the left. Too bad we’ll never see it in the flesh.
As for consolation, the two former Real Madrid superstars have transformed it into France Football’s Ball D’or XI.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Ronaldo Nazário got his places in France Football’s Dream Ballon d’Or Dream Team. The strikers landed in the group voting for the usual Golden Balloon panel (170 experts from around the world). Rowing next to Cristiano, who occupies his left flank, and center-forward Ronaldo, are Yashin, Cafú, Beckenbauer, Maldini, Matthäus, Xavi, Pelé, Maradona and Messi.
Real Madrid’s all-time leading scorer (451 goals), Cristiano Ronaldo has performed 438 times for the club between 2009 and 2018. During his nine-season stint, he has lifted 16 cutlery (four European Cups, three Club World Cups) Cups and UEFA Super Cups per piece, a pair of league titles, two Copas del Rey and two Spanish Super Cups). Meanwhile, Ronaldo played for Real Madrid between 2002 and 2007. The Brazilian frontman scored 104 goals in 177 outings and secured an Intercontinental Cup crown, two league titles and a Spanish Super Cup
Other former / current Real Madrid players nominated – Sergio Ramos, Iker Casillas, Marcelo, Roberto Carlos, Fabio Cannavaro, Ferenc Puskas, Alfredo di Stefano – missed the starting XI.