John Terry snubs Cristiano Ronaldo in response to hardest player he’s come up against

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Former Chelsea captain John Terry has snubbed Manchester United’s star Cristiano Ronaldo as the toughest player he’s played against in favour of Lionel Messi and Ronaldinho.

Terry answered the question on his Instagram account when hosting a Q&A session on Sunday evening.

The former England international answered a range of topics from if he ever wanted to play abroad to his favourite golf courses.

Terry also revealed he didn’t care about Wayne Rooney wearing longer studs against him – as Chelsea won 3-0, and the title, anyway.

But it was his answer to the toughest player he’s faced that caught the eye as there was no room for Ronaldo.



Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United clashes with John Terry of Chelsea during the Barclays FA Premier League match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on April 26 2008, in London, England.
Terry snubbed Ronaldo for his toughest opponent

Chelsea and Barcelona become semi-regular opponents during the 2000s and early 2010.

And the two sides played out some classic encounters, these series of games were kickstarted by Ronaldinho’s moment of magic against the Blues at Stamford Bridge.

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Terry picked Messi and Ronaldinho as the toughest players he has faced
Terry picked Messi and Ronaldinho as the toughest players he has faced

The Brazilian danced on the edge of the box before curling the ball past Petr Cech in the Chelsea goal.

There was also the infamous encounter in 2009, and Fernando Torres’ moment of redemption in 2012.

Terry is currently out of the game, having most recently been seen at Villa Park as part of Dean Smith’s coaching set-up.



Lionel Messi was a real problem for John Terry

Terry helped Aston Villa return to the Premier League, but he left his role over the summer.

The Englishman also revealed in his Q&A this decision was taken to spend more time with his family.