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Ronaldo's Answer When Asked If He Would Trade 5 UCLs for 1 World Cup
- Cristiano Ronaldo was once asked to choose between the Champions League and the World Cup
- The legendary Portuguese was asked if he would trade his 5 UCL titles for one World Cup trophy
- The furthest Ronaldo has reached at the global tournament is the semi-final unlike Lionel Messi
Cristiano Ronaldo recently posted a promotional video on his social media platform, showcasing his participation in a lie detector test conducted in collaboration with Binance.
Hailed as one of the greatest footballers of all time, Ronaldo shares the iconic 'GOAT' title alongside his eternal rival, Lionel Messi.
He boasts an impressive record of winning five UEFA Champions League trophies, with one obtained during his time with Manchester United and four while playing for Real Madrid, per Transfermarkt.
The 38-year-old, who currently plies his trade in Saudi Arabia with Al-Nassr, holds the distinction of being the top scorer in the competition, having netted an astonishing 140 goals, according to UEFA.
Despite his remarkable achievements in Europe's premier club competition, Ronaldo's fortunes at the FIFA World Cup have followed a different path.
Over the course of five different editions of the tournament with Portugal, he has yet to secure a World Cup success, unlike Messi, who recently won the Mundial with Argentina.
His most notable performance came in his inaugural World Cup appearance in 2006 when the Portuguese national team reached the semi-finals, ultimately falling to France.
During his lie detector test with Binance, a compelling question was posed to Ronaldo: Would he be willing to exchange all five of his cherished Champions League medals for a solitary World Cup trophy?
After a moment of contemplation, Ronaldo delivered a resolute and definitive response:
"No," he replied, as quoted by TCR, with the machine detecting his response as sincere and truthful.
What's next for Ronaldo?
Following a scintillating run of form in the early stages of the 2023/24 season, during which he notched up an impressive tally of six goals and contributed four assists in just four matches, Ronaldo is now shifting his focus toward aiding Portugal in their quest to maintain a flawless record in the 2024 Euro qualifiers.
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The 2016 European champions will face Slovakia on September 8 in Bratislava.
Bellingham enters Ronaldo vs Messi GOAT debate
Sports Brief also reported on a video clip of Jude Bellingham expressing his views on Messi versus Ronaldo, following his sensational start at Real Madrid.
This footage was recorded during his time at Borussia Dortmund, as the midfielder shared insights into the duo and disclosed his choice for the greatest in history.