Updated January 31st, 2024 at 23:56 IST

Angel Di Maria snubs Cristiano Ronaldo from his 'Best XI'; Includes former PSG star instead

Angel DI Maria has brought forward his best XI. The former Real Madrid midfielder did not include the club's highest goal scorer, Cristiano Ronaldo.

Prateek Arya
Angel Di Maria
Angel Di Maria | Image:AP

Angel di Maria has had a wonderful career at the country and club level. The attacking midfielder has played for some of the most renowned European clubs in the last half a decade and has pretty much tasted success everywhere. As an experienced campaigner, who has played in four of the top five leagues, he has formed a camaraderie with some of the prominent players in the world. Thus, when it comes to naming the best XI he has played alongside, Di Maria has all the accolades to do so.

3 things you need to know

  • Angel Di Maria picks his best XI
  • Di Maria snubbed Cristiano Ronaldo from his side
  • Di Maria included Messi in his team

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Angel Di Maria does not include Cristiano Ronaldo in his XI

The Argentine World Cup winner recently came up with the team of XI men, that he deems are the best players in world football. The likes of Kylian Mbappe, Lionel Messi, and Neymar Jr. have made it to the list. But the notable absentee from his list has been Cristiano Ronaldo. Di Maria shared the dressing room with the 5-time Ballon d'Or winner during his stint with Real Madrid. From 2010 to 2014, Ronaldo and Di Maria were teammates. During the period. the latter assisted the former several times, yet, the Benfica player did not see Ronaldo's entry in his roster.


Interestingly, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has made it to the Di Maria XI. To give an overall outlook, Angel di Maria included 4 big names from the PSG side, five from Argentina ( Including himself. Messi overlaps as both a teammate from PSG and Argentina), two from Real Madrid, and one from Benfica.

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Angel Di Maria XI

Here's the Angel Di Maria XI: Kylian Mbappe, Lionel Messi, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Neymar Jr, Rui Costa, Di Maria, Marcelo, Otamendi, Mascherano, Sergio Ramos, and Emi Martinez.


Published January 31st, 2024 at 20:04 IST

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