New Delhi: The two of the biggest names in the world of football, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, are known for their extraordinary skills in the game. The two stars, for the past five years, have been fighting to clinch the world’s best footballer title. But, the two stars are also famous off the field when they are not tackling one another to steal a goal.
Lionel Messi, who has won three Ballon d’Or awards for consecutive years, has had his share of fun with women. While Cristiano Ronaldo, the formidable force in the game, is known to be a real 'playmaker' as far as women are concerned.
Here’s how these two superstars scored with women:
Lionel Messi, known for his grace and humility, rarely talks about his relationships. But, the 25-year-old dated the famous Argentine model-turned-actress Luciana Salazar.
Cristiano Ronaldo, alleged to carry condoms in his D&G sneakers, is known to be a ‘ladies man’. The 27-year-old is currently dating Irina Shayk, FHM’s 10th sexiest woman in the world.
The Argentine star also dated the 21-year-old model Macarena Lemos and the two grew up in the same town of Rosario in Argentina. In 2011, the young model had claimed that Messi’s mother came after her in a shopping centre – armed with a frying pan. Messi’s mother was reportedly furious with the young model who allegedly had shared the details of their relationship with a public magazine.
The Portuguese star also dated Nereida Gallardo, a part-time nursing student who also works as a model. She wasn’t famous at all until she started dating Cristiano Ronaldo. The two went separate ways after Ronaldo allegedly broke up with her over text message.
The Barcelona striker married the Argentine model Antonella Roccuzzo this year after dating for several years. The model also gave birth to Thiago, Messi’s first child, who shares his birthday with Wayne Rooney’s three-year-old son and Steven Gerrard’s one-year-old son.
The Real Madrid striker had a relationship with Luana Belleti, who besides being super hot, is the sister of Chelsea footballer Juliano Belletti.
Lionel Messi was also linked with Anna Webber, who’s known for her relationships with other football hotshots.
Cristiano Ronaldo had a passionate affair with Portuguese model and actress Diana Chavez, famous for her roles in CSI:Miami and The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada. She is four years elder to the Real Madrid heart throb.
While Messi’s list of known girlfriends comes to an end, Ronaldo’s list is just getting started.
The famous CR7 dated Portuguese singer, actress and Television host Luciana Abreu. She is known for her participation in Idolos, for representing Portugal in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005 as part of the pop-duo 2B and for her TV show.
Ronaldo also dated Raffaella Fico, the popular Italian actress and model, who is now dating Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli. Early this year, she gave birth to a baby girl as Balotelli became a proud father.