ISL 2017: 4 foreign signings who have played with Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the most recognisable names in world football and although Indian Super League clubs haven't exactly tapped into the Real Madrid superstar's global brand, they have at least tried to rope in his former teammates - players who are real good to have played alongside Ronaldo - over the league's three-year history.
With the ISL set to enter into its fourth season this year, a handful of clubs have signed foreign players who were teammates of Ronaldo in the past. From Mikael Silvestre to Siamo Sabrosa, a host of Ronaldo's former teammates for both club and country have featured in the past seasons of the ISL, and the forthcoming campaign promises to be no different.
With over ?150 crores spent by the ten ISL franchises this summer in player recruitment, it is no surprise that a few of the foreign signings stand out, a big criterion for which is being a former teammate of the world's current best player.
Without further delay, let's take a look at the top four ISL 2017-18 foreign signings who have played with the legend that is Cristiano Ronaldo.
#4 Marcos Tebar - FC Pune City
Tebar, who played for Delhi Dynamos last season, is back in India for a second spell in the ISL and this time out, it is FC Pune City who have secured the Spaniard's services for the 2017-18 season.
Tebar started out at Real Madrid and came through the ranks at the Spanish capital outfit and played a handful of first team matches under then Los Blancos manager Manuel Pellegrini. Tebar eventually had to move out of Real Madrid for better playing prospects but he certainly earned a lot more stripes than he normally would have by playing alongside Ronaldo, albeit in non-competitive fixtures.