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Top 9 Best Buddies In Football



  1. Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcelo

tumblr_n57p9sxah21tyw6jco4_1280You will hardly see Cristiano Ronaldo making celebrations without his buddy, Marcelo. They are always publically seen cooking up jokes among themselves. They had their ups and downs of life in 2012, when Marcelo quoted in the social media that Messi was the best player in the world. It is not difficult to imagine what would have happened between the duo. The centre back of Real Madrid immediately started accusing people for quoting his words out of context. But whatsoever, Ronaldo and Marcelo still remain the best buddies of the football world.



  1. Marco Reus and Mario Gotze

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The duo from Germany, Marco Reus and Mario Gotze, are almost brotherly on the football ground. It would have been really hard to swallow for Marco when Gotze joined arch-rivals Bayern Munich after leaving Borussia Dortmund. Reus was also spotted saying that if he did not have monetary limits, he would have spent limitlessly to bring back Mario. Marco was left all by himself at the Borussia Dortmund after Lewandowski also followed the same pattern. He must have felt tempted to meet up and join with his friends under the coach, Pep Guardiola, since he had already rejected Bayern Munich before.




  1. Sergio Ramos and Mesut Ozil

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The famous bromance between Real the vice-captain of Real Madrid, Sergio Ramos and the former player of Real Madrid, Mesut Ozil has been a topic of gossip for social media lovers. They regularly post about each other on various platforms of social media. They do play for different clubs but their friendship still remains intact. When they were in Spain, Sergio Ramos interestingly wore the Real Madrid shirt of Mesut Ozil under his own shirt to support his buddy. The playmaker of Arsenal posted a cartoon on Instagram with Ramos with the caption, “Best Friends Forever”. No doubt, they make a great bromance couple.


  1. Cesc Fabregas and Gerard Pique


The duo, Cesc Fabregas and Gerard Pique, are the World Cup winners of Spanish International. They are in touch with each other from the Camp Nou’s youth program. Pique ended up very closely with Fabregas at the Arsenal football club. But fate had planned something else for them. Pique went to Old Trafford and returned after a few years to Barcelona. An Instagram picture caption reads “Best Friends Forever” with the duo in the picture chilling out. They have spent quite a few years under the Spanish giant’s defense, but their relationship has not at all gone sour.





  1. Lionel Messi and Jose Manuel Pinto


The former goalkeeper, Jose Manuel Pinto, after leaving Barcelona club would have felt sad but he did not let his relationship with his buddy, Lionel Messi go sour. They can be easily spotted with each other in social gatherings and sports clubs. The nightclubs are also aware of their bromance. Pinto arrived in the club in 2008 and since then he has shared a very good relationship with Lionel Messi. Rumor has it that Messi also wanted the Catalonia national football team to offer a deal to Pinto first before he signed a fresh deal with the club. It is a rare gesture in football world that Messi did for his friend.




  1. Mousadembele and Jan Vertonghen

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Jan Vertonghen and MousaDembele have been the play buddies since the age of 10. The best buddy duo was united again at Tottenham Hotspur Football Club after MousaDembele moved from Fulham football club in 2012. Dembele reported after he joined the club that he had known Jan Vertonghen since he was only 10 years old and that they used to play together. He also claims that he knows him inside out and that Jan had also said very positive things regarding the club. Dembele said that prior to joining the club, he was made feel good about the club by Jan when Jan said that the club members were friendly people. He added that it was important for him to have heard that.




  1. Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Maxwell

epaselect epa04739122 Paris St Germain's Maxwell (R) celebrates with team mate Zlatan Ibrahimovic after scoring the 4-0 goal during the French Ligue 1 soccer match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and EA Guingamp at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, France, 08 May 2015. EPA/IAN LANGSDON


Maxwell and ZlatanIbrahimovic are buddies with each other since they were in Amsterdamsche Football Club Ajax (a Dutch professional football club of Amsterdam) more than 10 years ago. Zlatan said at Ajax that he could not understand the long name of the Brazilian who was otherwise known as Maxwell. The duo has been one of the inseparable duos of the football world. They have played in the same team at Barcelona, Paris-Saint Germain and Inter Milan. Zlatan has talked about their relationship on various occasions in I am Zlatan, his autobiography. The Swedish Striker, Zlatan is never tired of speaking about his buddy.



  1. Olivier Giroud and Laurent Koscielny

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Laurent Koscielny proved his courtesy with Olivier Giroud from the very beginning when the latter arrived in London. Laurent made sure that the striker did not feel odd as soon as he joined Arsenal football club in 2012. The duo has been a pair of best buddies since then. Since Olivier is a sort of permanent fixture at the United Arab Emirates national football team, he can definitely catch up more quality time with Laurent. They share a similar past in the lower French Leagues when they had not developed into the players of higher tier. Probably, it was Laurent who had forced Olivier for coming into Arsenal football club.



  1. David Alaba and Franck Ribery

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The football club Bayern Munich duo of Franck Ribery and David Alaba met for the first time when they were playing for the Bavarian Soccer Club. Ribery joined the club in 2007 and Alaba in 2008. And later Alaba was awarded ‘Austrian Sportsman of the Year’ award by Ribery. Although they do not have many things in common while they are on the field. Rumor has it that Ribery played a major role in the career development of Alaba. Alaba later came out to be world’s best players in football. The once mentor-pupil bond grew up to be that of the best buddies later.



Posted by Michael Odemba