Cristiano Ronaldo competed in the 2004 Olympics while Lionel Messi played in the 2008 edition …
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are one of the best players of their generation and are two of the greatest footballers to ever win the match.
The two superstars have won almost every trophy in club and international football and are two of the most capable players of all time.
While it’s a known fact that Argentine superstar Lionel Messi won the Olympics with Argentina during the 2008 match in Beijing, did you know that Cristiano Ronaldo also played at the Olympics?
A 19-year-old Ronaldo was part of the Portuguese team that competed in the 2004 Athens Olympics. So how did Ronaldo on the
How did Ronaldo fare at the Olympics?
Cristiano Ronaldo was part of the Portuguese team that participated in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. It was a disastrous outing for the star player as Portugal were driven out of the group stage and finished last in their group behind teams such as Iraq, Costa Rica and Morocco.
Portugal managed to win just one match in the tournament when they defeated Morocco 2-1. By the way, Ronaldo’s only goal of the tournament came in that match.
Portugal’s performance at the 2004 Olympic Games
Who were Ronaldo’s teammates at the 2004 Olympics?
|Luis Good Death||Midfielder|
How did Messi fare at the Olympics?
Lionel Messi was part of the Argentine team that competed and won the gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. It was Messi’s first major achievement with the Argentine team.
The star-studded La Albiceleste under the leadership of legendary soccer player Juan Roman Riquelme dominated the entire tournament as they did not lose a single game on their way to glory. Lionel Messi scored two goals in the competition, one against Ivory Coast in the group stage and the second against the Netherlands in the quarterfinals.
Argentina’s performance at the 2008 Olympic Games
Who were Messi’s teammates during the 2004 Olympics?
|Juan Roman Riquelme||Midfielder|
|Angel Di Maria||Midfielder|