With the footballing World firmly fixated on Cristiano Ronaldo’s bitter individual rivalry with Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, many often forget the rivalries that start off the field.
Since his emergence as one of Europe’s greats over a decade ago, Cristiano Ronaldo has worked his way through a fair share of stunning super models, actresses and reality stars.
His competitor in the romance department is Barcelona’s Neymar, who hasn’t let the fact that he is seven years younger than Ronaldo get in the way of his involvements with the opposite sex.
Here is a list of the pair’s respective partners over the past few years.
10. Sophie Reade – Cristiano Ronaldo
Back in 2009 when Ronaldo was tearing Premier League defences apart for Manchester United, the Portuguese star met glamour model and Big Brother television contestant Sophie Reade at a Man Utd Christmas party.
Ronaldo showed a keen interest in Reade, who was 20 at the time, but the feeling wasn’t reciprocated, with Reades’ close mate Chris Perrin revealing:
“Ronaldo took a shine to her and made a pass but she wasn’t interested.”