Ronaldo’s Closest Football Friends

Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the most iconic football players in history. Naturally, many try to get into his friendship circle but few succeed. We look at some famous people within Ronaldo’s circle.

Ricardo Queresma

Queresma may have not achieved his true potential but he is one of the finest raw talents Portugal ever produced. Ronaldo and Queresma shared the stage for Portugal for many years. The duo are known to be good friends and helped their country to win Euro 2016 following a 1-0 extra time win over France.


The duo were team-mates at Manchester United (2007-2009) and Portugal (2006-2017). Like Ronaldo, Nani also spent his early career days at Sporting Lisbon. The duo were also former housemates.

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“At the start I was supposed to move into a hotel, but Jorge [Mendes] asked me, ‘Would you mind staying with Cristiano? Jorge was his agent, too, and Cristiano was living alone. So I moved in with him and Anderson, who had just arrived at Man United,” wrote Nani in the Players’ Tribune.

Carlo Pinsoglio

One surprise name on Ronaldo’s list of friends is Juventus backup goalkeeper Carlo Pinsoglio. The duo were team-mates while Ronaldo was on the books of the Old Lady between 2018-2021. Interestingly, Pinsoglio hardly saw first-team action in that time. Since his second spell with Juve began in 2014, he has only gone on to make five Serie A appearances for the club.

Since starting his career with Juve back in 2010, the former Italy U-21 international has spent the bulk of his career as a substitute goalkeeper at the various clubs that he has played at.

According to a report by Gazzetta, Ronaldo wanted Pinsoglio to join him in Saudi Arabia at Al Nassr.


The duo helped Real Madrid to win four Champions League titles and usually dealt opposition teams destruction when they combined effectively. When Ronaldo ended his nine-year spell with Madrid in 2018 to join Juventus, Marcelo took to Instagram to post an emotional message dedicated to the Portugal skipper.

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