How Ronaldo's son didn't recognise Lionel Messi because he looked too short to be him

How Ronaldo's son didn't recognise Lionel Messi because he looked too short to be him

  • Cristiano Ronaldo Jr thought Lionel Messi was too short to be him when he came across the Argentine in 2017
  • The youngster accompanied his father along with his grandmother to the Ballon d'Or gala back then
  • Messi has the highest number of Ballon d'Or awards and he could win more when this year's edition is concluded

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Cristiano Ronaldo's first son met his father's long-time rival, Lionel Messi, during the 2017 Ballon d'Or ceremony and the youngster thought the Argentine was too short to be real.

The 11-year-old had the opportunity to see the Argentine in real life at the gala four years ago when he picked his fifth award presentation.

And due to the Paris Saint Germain's 5ft 5in height, Ronaldo Jr actually found it difficult to believe it was him when his grandmother pointed the Barcelona legend to him.

Ronaldo’s son thought Lionel Messi was ‘too short’ to be real as Man Utd ace’s mum recalls Ballon d’Or meeting
Cristiano Ronaldo in action for Real Madrid during his father's reign at the club. Photo by Power Sport Images
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What Cristiano Ronaldo's mother said

SunSport quoting Dolores Aveiro, Ronaldo’s mother, revealed the funny incident during an interview she gave about a year ago. She said:

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“I was with him and I said, ‘look, it's Messi,’ and he replied, ‘that's not Messi, he's short.’ Then my son encouraged him to wave.
"Messi is a very good person. My grandson is already taller than him, [laughs] it was a very fun moment.”

Meanwhile, both Ronaldo and Messi have 11 Ballon d'Or awards shared between them and are also in line to win the prize this year.

While the 36-year-old has returned to his former club, Manchester United, Messi moved away from Barcelona to sign a two-year deal with PSG.

Cristiano Ronaldo shows off new ride earlier reported that Cristiano Ronaldo has been raising the roof since his arrival at Man United for a second spell on the final day of the summer transfer window, The Sun, This Day.

Ronaldo's new car The 36-year-old who has a soft spot for cozy cars got himself a Bentley Flying Spur worth £250,000 to his collection.

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner who has been in top form cruised into training with his new whip at United's complex in Carrington.


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