Cristiano XI: Team of the best players he has played with
Cristiano Ronaldo is arguably the greatest player ever to grace the game. What makes him the best is his work ethic and drive to win every game he plays and no matter how tough the situations have been, the winger has defied all odds to step up for the teams he has played in.
The Portuguese star's nemesis and eternal rival, Lionel Messi is the only player able enough to stand in his way of becoming the best player of all time. Unlike the Argentinian who has been a one-club man for his entire career, Ronaldo has excelled in top clubs like Manchester United and Real Madrid and is currently dominating the Serie A with Juventus.
Playing for top clubs means playing with the best of players and that is what makes this list composed of the greatest players to have played the game. Here are the 11 best players on their respective playing position that Ronaldo has played with.
#1 Goalkeeper- Iker Casillas
Played together - Real Madrid
Seasons - 2009-2015
Iker Casillas is undoubtedly one of the best goalkeepers of the 21st century. His agility, response time and ability to perform under pressure made him the legend he is. Few goalkeepers are as good as Casillas was when he made his debut aged 18 for one of the biggest sides in the world.
The Spaniard lifted the Champions League trophy as a teenager and further went on to win two more with Real Madrid. He was the captain of the Spanish national team that won two Euros and a World Cup.
#2 Centre Back - Giorgio Chiellini
Playing together - Juventus
Seasons - Playing together since 2018
Giorgio Chiellini belongs among Italy's greatest ever central defenders which is a huge achievement as the nation has been the greatest producer of world class defenders. Even at the age of 34, the Italian stalwart is showing no signs of slowing down and still remains a standout player in his position.
The raw boned Italian is an aggressive centre-back who has an old school back alley approach to defending. He isn't very technical or graceful but is excellent at sniffing out threats and the kind of player one can heavily rely on as his defending prowess can be compared to the likes of Paolo Maldini and Fabio Cannavaro.