Here we show you the players that have played the most games with Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo has played over a 1000 matches in his career and there are many players that supported him in becoming an all-time great. But some of them played a major role in this process.
In 2009, Real Madrid signed Ronaldo from Manchester United for €94m after he won the prestigious UEFA Champions League with the Red Devils in 2008.
After arriving at the Santiago Bernabeu, the Portuguese went on conquering the Europe as he won a number of European titles during his 9 years stint at Real.
However, he wasn’t the only reason behind Real being the most successful club in the last decade. Ronaldo was supported by his amazing teammates like his best friend Marcelo.
He has played a lots of games with these players. So let’s see how many games the legend has played with his most supporting teammates.
Most Games Played With Cristiano Ronaldo
- Karim Benzema – 342 games
- Angel Di Maria – 166 games
- Isco – 188 games
- Xabi Alonso – 208 games
- Luka Modric – 222 games
- Marcelo – 332 games
- Pepe – 341 games
- Sergio Ramos – 339 games
- Alvaro Arbeloa – 201 games
- Iker Casillas – 228 games
You may have gotten surprised seeing Di Maria’s name in place of Gareth Bale. But it’s an unexpected truth because the Argentine has played a very crucial role in Ronaldo’s career.
Gareth Bale’s injury was the main reason why he didn’t get to play the numbers with Cristiano. But he made sure to create a trio (BBC) that will be remembered as one of the greatest of all in football history.
Karim Benzema was one of the members of the formidable BBC that the Real fans consider above than Barcelona’s MSN. He is the second highest goalscorer in Real Madrid’s history, having scored more than 300 goals for them.
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Pepe is the only player in the list mentioned above who has played with Ronaldo for both the club and the country. So it’s quite obvious why the 5-times Ballon d’or winner has made the most appearances with the 40-years-old defender.
In an interview with TNT Sports Brasil, this is what Pepe said: “I deeply admire Cris and people know this from our time in Madrid. To me, he is the best player in football history. He managed to do what no other player did before him. Ronald won in England, Spain, Italy, and with the Portugal National Team. We are 10 million people here. He was our captain and a lot of people criticize him without knowing what happens within. Just look at what he did at the Euros.
“When he gave Moutinho the chance to take a penalty, the greatness he showed in that moment. That’s his main characteristic. I cut my head open and said: ‘Pepe, hitting yourself in the head is dangerous’. He was with me in Real Madrid, when Casillas knocked me out twice. There was one time when he visited me in the hospital because he saw the situation was very serious. He told me that hitting your head was very dangerous. When I left the pitch the last time he faced me, he said: ‘You will play because I want to win with you on the pitch’. I responded by saying: ‘Okay, you’ll win with me on the pitch but I will win the round’.”