Considered one of the best players in history, Cristiano Ronaldo could have started his professional career at Olympique Lyonnais. What feed regrets for President Jean-Michel Aulas.
Unstoppable since the start of the calendar year, Cristiano Ronaldo was probably upset last December, when his rival Lionel Messi won his sixth Ballon d’Or. Fortunately, the Juventus Turin striker can count on fans, starting with Jean-Michel Aulas who would have given him the trophy without hesitation. ” I really like Messi, he and Cristiano Ronaldo are phenomena. But number one is Cristiano Ronaldo, said the president of Olympique Lyonnais in an interview with Tuttosport. It is stronger and more effective. I did not have a say in the last Ballon d’Or. But if it was up to me, Cristiano Ronaldo would have won it. “
The opportunity for the manager to tell an incredible anecdote. Indeed, the boss of the Rhone club had tried to attract the Portuguese before his debut with the pros in Lisbon. ” I almost became the first president of Cristiano Ronaldo, said JMA. We knew him during a youth tournament in Portugal. He was 15 or 16 and he was already very strong. We tried to recruit him to Sporting, but unfortunately we were unable to do so. But I still have the satisfaction of having seen the beginning of a great story. Cristiano, this is crazy, I am not surprised that he still has incredible statistics at 35 years old. A few years later, Aulas can console himself with the prodigy Rayan Cherki, deemed stronger than Kylian Mbappé.