Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo has had some memorable moments in the world of football since his time at Sporting Lisbon to Juventus.
The player has picked a lot of accolades along the way and has been one of the most consistent players in the last ten years with his rivalry against Lionel Messi being one of the best in recent times.
But which players have been selected alongside him the most times?
- Karim Benzema (342 games)
The Frenchman tops this list with his combination and Ronaldo propelling Real Madrid to greater heights in their dominance of the European scene.
- Sergio Ramos (339 games)
Ramos has been an automatic selection for Real Madrid when he is fit and not suspended. The same attribute that was witnessed with Ronaldo during his time at the Bernabeu.
- Marcelo (332 games)
Ronaldo’s longevity at the Spanish capital saw him appear 332 times with Marcelo who they formed a great friendship with.
- Pepe (321)
Having shared two teams (Real Madrid and Portugal), Pepe has been one of the most consistent players in the world of football despite his age. Was a tower in Madrid’s defence together with Ramos and helped Portugal to the European Championship with Ronaldo.
- Iker Casillas (228)
Another revered player at Madrid whose experience won his nation the world cup. Should have been on top of the list if Mourinho gave him chances at Madrid before leaving for Porto.
- Luka Modric (222)
He comes as a surprise since, among those in the list, he might have arrived at Madrid later.
- Rio Ferdinand (221)
Featured with Ronaldo during their time at United and struck a good relationship outside the field while enjoying the famous Champions League triumph in 2008.
- John O'Shea (215)
Turns out Mr. utility man won't be missing the list of the players who had so many appearances with some of the players who were adored at United.
- Xabi Alonso (208)
Although retired, Alonso was a force in the Madrid midfield after joining from Liverpool. Didn’t stay long with Ronaldo but was a consistent name in Jose Mourinho’s team sheet.
- Wayne Rooney (206)
The United’s all-time leading scorer enjoyed some memorable moments with Ronaldo and their partnership in the United attack caused havoc for opposition defenders.