Al-Nassr vs Inter Miami player ratings: Which GOAT-led team is better?

Al-Nassr vs Inter Miami player ratings: Which GOAT-led team is better?

Agnes Amondi
June 21, 2024 at 2:30 PM
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Inter Miami CF logo
Club Internacional de Futbol Miami
United States
27
Al Nassr FC logo
Al Nassr
Saudi Arabia
32
Lionel Messi logo
L.Messi
Inter Miami CF logoFArgentina logo
Cristiano Ronaldo logo
C. Ronaldo
Al Nassr FC logoFPortugal logo
United States Major League Soccer logo
USA MLS
United States

Al-Nassr and Inter Miami met on February 1, 2024, during the Riyadh Super Cup at the Kingdom Arena. Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al-Nassr scored six past Lionel Messi’s Inter Miami, a match dubbed “The Last Dance”, as both players near the end of their careers. Both sides have integrated international stars and high profiles. We examine Al-Nassr vs Inter Miami player ratings.

Inter Miami's Lionel Messi and Al-Nassr's Cristiano Ronaldo
On the left, Inter Miami's Lionel Messi reacts during the second half against St. Louis City. Al Nassr's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring his team's second goal. Photo: Megan Briggs, Yasser Bakhsh
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Ronaldo and Messi have generated significant interest in both teams and leagues. Before Ronaldo and Messi arrived, people rarely discussed the Saudi Pro League and the Major League Soccer (MLS). Their impact on the game is evident, and it was unfortunate that fans did not see them share the pitch again since leaving Europe.

Al-Nassr and Inter Miami club profiles

Details

Al-Nassr

Inter Miami

Full name

Al-Nassr Football Club

Club Internacional de Fútbol Miami

Nickname

Faris Najd (Knights of Najd), Al-Alami (The Global One)

The Heros, Vice City

Founded

October 24, 1955

January 29, 2018

President

Musali Ali-Muammar

Raúl Sanllehí and Xavier Asensi

Home stadium

Al-Awwal Park

Chase Stadium

Capacity

25,000

21,550

Head coach

Luis Castro

Gerardo Martino

World ranking

99 (as of June 2024)

817 (as of June 2024)

Market value

$154 million

$1.03 billion

Al-Nassr vs Inter Miami player ratings

Al-Nassr and Inter Miami have good players. Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are the best players on each side. Here is a breakdown of the teams' player ratings per XValue.

Al-Nassr 2023/24 season player ratings

Inter Miami 2024/25 season player ratings

Cristiano Ronaldo (59)

Lionel Messi (62)

Sadio Mane (47)

Luis Suarez (51)

Marcelo Brozovic (47)

Sergio Busquets (43)

Otavio (44)

Drake Callender (43)

Aymeric Laporte (42)

Jordi Alba (43)

Alex Telles (42)

Tomas Aviles (38)

Sultan Al Ghannam (40)

Nicolas Freire (40)

Talisca (42)

Sergii Krystov (39)

Abdullah Al Khaibari (37)

Marcelo Weigandt (39)

Ali Lajami (37)

Matias Rojas (38)

Nawaf Al Aqidi (35)

Federico Redondo (38)

Abdulrahman Ghareeb (39)

Robert Taylor (37)

Abdulelah Al Amri (39)

DeAndre Yedlin (36)

Mohammed Al Fatil (38)

Leonardo Campana (35)

David Ospina (39)

David Ruiz (32)

Ayman Yahya (31)

Franco Negri (31)

Nawaf Boushal (32)

Noah Allen (29)

Sami Al Naji (27)

Ryan Sailor (27)

Ali Al Hassan (30)

Yannick Bright (27)

Abdulmajeed Al Sulaiheem (30)

Lawson Sunderland (27)

Waleed Abdullah (29)

Leonardo Afonso (27)

Raghed Najjar (35)

CJ dos Santos (26)

Abdulaziz Al Elewai (31)

Tyler Hall (25)

Meshari El Nemer (not rated)

Riccardo Montenegro (23)

Mohammed Qasem (not rated)

Cole Jensen (22)

Al-Nassr vs Inter Miami squad

Both sides are leveraging international players to add depth. After Cristiano joined Al-Nassr in January 2023, the team attracted several other European players, such as Sadio Mane from Bayern Munich and Aymeric Laporte from Manchester City.

Inter Miami players defending against Al Nassr
Drake Callender of Inter Miami saves the shot of Mohammed Maran of Al-Nassr during the Riyadh Season Cup match between Al-Nassr and Inter Miami in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Photo: Francois Nel
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Hours after the Portuguese star joined, the club's Instagram page rose from 853K to over 10 million, per ESPN. He is the highest-paid player, earning around $200 million annually. According to Statista, the Saudi Arabian club has a market value of $154m.

Before Messi's arrival, Inter Miami enjoyed a relatively high profile, courtesy of David Beckham's co-ownership, but had a dismal performance. The Argentine star brought more eyeballs to the club and the Major League Soccer (MLS). Beckham claimed that 3.5 billion people watched Messi’s unveiling.

Other notable players who play for the club include his ex-Barcelona teammates Sergio Busquets, Jordi Alba and Luis Suarez. According to Sports Pro Media, Inter Miami is the second most valuable club in the league, at $1.03 billion.

Al-Nassr vs Inter Miami coaches

Luis Castro took charge of Al-Nassr in July 2023, replacing Rudi Garcia. He previously worked at the Brazilian football side Botafogo. Castro also coached Al Duhail, Shakhtar Donetsk, Chaves, Vitoria Guimaraes and Rio Aves.

He won the Ukrainian Premier League with Shakhtar, the Emir of Qatar Cup with Al-Duhail, and the Terceira Divisão with Estarejja. Castro has guided Al-Nassr to the Arab Club Champions Cup glory.

Luis Castro and Tata Martino
On the left, Nassr's coach Luis Castro looks on during a friendly match against Inter Miami CF. Inter Miami coach Gerardo Martino during a game against Monterrey. Photo: AFP, Alfredo Lopez
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Gerardo Martino joined Inter Miami in June 2023. He worked with Messi, Busquets and Alba as Barcelona coach. Martino also managed Atlanta United and guided them to the MLS Eastern Conference Championship and MLS Cup. He guided Inter Miami to its first major trophy, the League Cup.

Al-Nassr vs Inter Miami stats

Al-Nassr finished second in the 2023/24 Saudi Pro League season with 82 points. They won 26 matches, drew four and lost four. The team scored 100 goals and conceded 42. Ronaldo was the league’s top scorer with 35 goals, breaking the single-season scoring record of 34. The club will play at the AFC Champions League Elite.

The 2024 MLS season started on February 21 and will run until October 19. At the time of writing, the American outfit is leading the Eastern Conference, scoring over 45 goals. Luis Suarez and Messi lead the club's scoring chart with 12 goals as of June 2024.

Al-Nassr vs Inter Miami head-to-head

The clubs met for the first time during a friendly game at the Kingdom Arena in Riyadh on February 1, 2024. Al-Nassr humiliated Inter Miami 6-0. Cristiano Ronaldo missed the match due to injury, while Messi came on in the final minutes.

Jordi Alba, Busquets against Talica
Anderson Talisca of Al-Nassr controls the ball during the Riyadh Season Cup match between Al-Nassr and Inter Miami at Kingdom Arena on February 01, 2024, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Photo: Francois Nel
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Al-Nassr vs Inter Miami lineups

During the friendly game, Al-Nassr used a 4-2-3-1 formation and Inter Miami lined up in a 5-3-2. Here is how the teams lined up at the Kingdom Arena.

Al Nassr line-up

Inter Miami line-up

David Ospina

Drake Callender

Abdulelah Al-Amri

DeAndre Yedlin

Sultan Al-Ghannam

Tomas Aviles

Alex Telles

Sergii Kryvtsov

Aymeric Laporte

Noah Allen

Al-Sulaiheem

Jordi Alba

Marcelo Brozovic

Julian Gressel

Al-Aliwa

Sergio Busquets

Anderson Talisca

David Ruiz

Otavio

Leonardo Campana

Maran

Luis Suarez

Al-Nassr vs Inter Miami next match

Although there is no scheduled match between the two teams, they remain committed to their respective fixtures. The Saudi Pro League 2023/24 season is over, and Al-Nassr will wait for the 2024/15 season, whose fixtures will be announced in July 2024.

Al-Nassr will face Al-Hazm in a King's Cup of Champions R32 tie in September 2024. Inter Miami’s season is continuing and has a packed schedule. These are the team’s next five games.

  • 20 June: Inter Miami vs Colombus - Chase Stadium
  • 30 June: Nashville vs Inter Miami - Geodis Park
  • 4 July: Charlotte vs Inter Miami - Bank of America Stadium
  • 7 July: Cincinnati vs Inter Miami - TQL Stadium
  • 18 July: Inter Miami vs Toronto - Chase Stadium

Al-Nassr vs Inter Miami achievements

Al-Nassr has a long and successful history in the Saudi Pro League, having competed in the tournament since its inception in 1976. Al-Nassr’s Titles include nine league titles, two continental and two regional titles.

National Titles

Years won

Pro League

1975, 1980, 1981, 1989, 1994, 1995, 2014, 2015, 2019

King Cup

1974, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1987, 1990

Super Cup

2019, 2020

Crown Prince Cup

1972/73, 1973/74, 2013/14

Federation Cup

1975/76, 1997/98, 2007/08

Continental Titles

Years won

Asian Cup Winner’s Cup

1997/98

Asian Super Cup

1998

Regional Titles

Years won

Arab Club Champions Cup

2023

GCC Club Cup

1996, 1997

Inter Miami, founded in 2018, is still in its infancy, considering the MLS started in 1993. The team struggled in its initial years, but the arrival of Messi, Alba, and Busquets propelled it to its first major trophy, the 2023 League Cup.

Frequently asked questions

The conversation about Al-Nassr vs Inter Miami sparks interesting debates because of Ronaldo and Messi. The Portuguese star made headlines by comparing the two leagues, saying that the Saudi league is better than MLS. Here are more facts about the two teams.

Who is Al-Nassr’s top scorer of all time?

Majed Abdullah is Al-Nassr’s all-time top goal scorer with 189 goals.

How much does Ronaldo get paid at Al-Nassr?

According to Optus Sport, Cristiano Ronaldo earns around $214 million per season at Al-Nassr.

What rank is Inter Miami vs Al Nassr?

According to the latest World Club Ranking by FootballDatabase, Cristiano's Al-Nassr ranks higher at 99, compared to Messi’s Inter Miami at 817.

Who is Inter Miami’s all-time top scorer?

Italian player Gonzalo Higuain is Inter Miami’s top scorer with 29 goals.

Final word

Al-Nassr vs Inter Miami player ratings show Cristiano and Messi’s influence on their teams. The Saudi Arabian club was one of the best in the country before Ronaldo joined, but his impact remains. Inter is steadily building up by signing top talents globally. So, which team is better?

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Agnes Amondi
Agnes Amondi is a journalist and a versatile sports content writer with 6 years of experience. She wrote for several publications; soka25east.com, Her Football Hub, Tisini, and Spotcovery