Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are two of the greatest footballers of all time, and they are among the best players of their generation.
The two superstars have won every trophy in club and international football under their belts and are also two of the most accomplished players in history.
While it is widely known that Argentine superstar Lionel Messi won an Olympic gold medal with Argentina at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Did you even know that Cristiano Ronaldo also appeared in Olympics?
Cristiano Ronaldo’s performance
Ronaldo, then 19 years old, was a member of the Portuguese team that competed in the 2004 Athens Olympics.
So, how has Ronaldo fared at the Olympics.
Cristiano Ronaldo was a member of the Portuguese Olympic team that competed in Athens in 2004.
It was a disappointing appearance for the great player, as Portugal was eliminated from the group stage after placing last behind Iraq, Costa Rica, and Morocco.
On the other hand, Portugal only won one game in the tournament, a 2-1 victory over Morocco.
In the match, Ronaldo scored his only goal of the tournament.
Portugal’s performance at 2004 Olympics
Portugal’s team at 2004
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Lionel Messi’s performance
Lionel Messi was a member of the Argentina team that competed in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing and also won the gold medal.