Obviously, a player from Atlético and another from Real are bound not to be the best friends in the world. But between Cristiano Ronaldo and Koke, it’s personal. In the middle of a Madrid derby in 2016, Koke made homophobic insults towards CR7. Behavior that the Portuguese player clearly didn’t appreciate, who responded ‘A f****t, yes, but a rich one!’. Koke didn’t even manage to take a swing at him before their team mates separated the two men.
Once again, Dani Alves and Cristiano Ronaldo apparently find it hard to be friends, after sometimes quite bloody exchanges that went on for years while they were at Clasico. But their personal disputes came back around at the Ballon d’Or ceremony in 2014. Dani Alves said that he didn’t even understand why Ronaldo was on the podium. And the Portuguese player clearly didn’t appreciate this remark, who didn’t just greet Dani Alves when he gave him his prize.
Cristiano Ronaldo has given Gérard Piqué quite a hard time on multiple occasions and all while defending Barca. Gérard Piqué often spoke about CR7’s attitude on the field, saying that he spent his time whining and diving to the floor whenever someone touched him. According to a team mate of Busquets and Jordi Alba, it’s still quite tense between them.
Also a Barca player, Arturo Vidal has never hidden his dislike for Cristiano Ronaldo. In the middle of a press conference in 2017, he said: ‘Cristiano Ronaldo is a smart ass… he doesn’t exist to me!’. At least he was clear!
Cristiano’s team player at Real Madrid for many seasons, Gonzalo Higuain isn’t his biggest fan. The reason, the rivalry between him and Karim Benzema. Backed by his mate Ronaldo, the Frenchman finally won the battle to become Real’s striker. As a result, Gonzalo Higuain was pushed out. And all you have to do is compare the two strikers’ records to understand why Gonzalo was annoyed.