Cristiano Ronaldo sends message to Antonio Rudiger after the defender lifted him top among Real Madrid legends

Cristiano Ronaldo has sent a heartfelt message to Antonio Rudiger after the French defender named him among his top five Real Madrid legends, Newspremises reports.

Ronaldo, who is currently playing for Al-Nassr in the Saudi Pro League is widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time alongside Lionel Messi.

The Portuguese superstar made a name for himself in the world of football during his first stint with Manchester United.

He went on to hit even greater heights after he joined Real Madrid, helping the La Liga giants win four Champions League crowns during his spell with them.

Rudiger, who was recently asked to pick his top five Real Madrid legend, named Cristiano Ronaldo at the top.

In a video shared by Sky Sports on Instagram, the former Chelsea defender also included Raul Gomez, Ronaldo Nazario, Zinedine Zidane, and Sergio Ramos in his list.

Meanwhile, Ronaldo has since expressed his appreciation for Rudiger’s high praise for him.

The former Manchester United star reacted on social media with clapping emojis on a post that highlighted Rudiger’s player rankings.

The forward spent nine years at Real Madrid before he joined Juventus.

Sportskeeda reports that Ronaldo made a total of 438 appearances for the Spanish giants, scoring 450 goals and bagging a further 131 assists.

The goal tally has him sitting top as Real’s all-time top scorer. He also holds the record for the most hat-tricks (48) at the club.

On his part, Rudiger moved to Santiago Bernabeu in 2022 and has already made 95 appearances.

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