Football News: Justin Kluivert’s Prized Cristiano Ronaldo Shirt, but No Lionel Messi Trades

In a recent interview, Dutch footballer Justin Kluivert provided insights into his experiences facing off against football legends Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

Kluivert, who currently plays for Ligue 1 club Nice, has had the opportunity to go up against Ronaldo a few times during his career. The young Dutch star was able to land a prized memento – Ronaldo’s match-worn shirt – after one of their encounters.

“I have a Cristiano Ronaldo shirt that I got from one of the games we played against each other,” Kluivert revealed. “It’s a special momento that I’ll always cherish.”

However, the 24-year-old admitted that he has never been able to secure a jersey from Messi, despite facing the Argentine superstar during his spell in France.

“I’ve played against Lionel Messi a few times, but I’ve never been able to trade shirts with him,” Kluivert explained. “It’s definitely something I would love to have, but it just hasn’t happened yet.”

The former Ajax and Roma player’s comments provide a unique insight into the world of elite football, where obtaining match-worn jerseys from the game’s biggest stars is highly sought after by players and fans alike.

As the 2024 Euro qualifiers, 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, and the upcoming 2023 Africa Cup of Nations continue to captivate football enthusiasts around the globe, stories like Kluivert’s help to humanize the sport’s biggest personalities and bring the game closer to the fans.

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