La Liga Left Cristiano Ronaldo Out Of Post Asking Fans To 'Choose Their Favourite Legend'

Fans are furious that La Liga snubbed Cristiano Ronaldo as one of the legends of the Spanish league.

The league posted on Facebook an image that featured 20 footballers, with a caption that asked fans to 'choose their favourite legend.'

And there are plenty of legends to choose from, including Lionel Messi, Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldinho, Xavi and Andrés Iniesta.

But there was no place for the ex-Real Madrid talisman and fans have been quick to point out the embarrassment on La Liga's part.

"You forgot about [the] godfather of all of them. Cristiano Ronaldo," one fan wrote.

Someone else said: "Cristiano, I guess, is too good to be in here."

A third wrote: "Where is Cristiano Ronaldo, the worldwide legend?"

A fourth added: "Cristiano Ronaldo, and he can't be compared with any of these legends because he is out of this world. Suiiiiuiiiieeeeeeeee [sic]."

Credit: La Liga
Credit: La Liga

And La Liga have been left more red-faced after fans pointed out that the likes of Jesús Navas and Pablo Aimar made the picture selection ahead of the Portuguese superstar.

Ronaldo became Madrid's all-time record scorer during his nine-year stint at the Santiago Bernabéu and won four Champions Leagues, two La Ligas and two Copa del Reys.

The 34-year-old former Manchester United star moved to Juventus last summer and enjoyed a superb maiden season in Serie A.

Along with capturing the Scudetto and the Supercoppa Italiana, he took home the award for Serie A Player of the Year back in May.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Ronaldo might have missed out on a spot in the most valuable European XI, but his focus is on the start of the new season by training vigorously during his pre-season holiday.

The Juventus ace has had a lasting impression on teammate Blaise Matuidi, who revealed the competitive hunger of Ronaldo in training.

"After the World Cup, I did not have time to play around because if I had played around, someone else would have taken my place," he told L'Équipe.

"The arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo, seeing him work on a daily basis, I can tell you that it does not leave you the choice either. He's won everything.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

"You say to yourself that when you have won everything, the backlash will come and you will ask yourself 'what more can I earn?'

"Not him! He always wants to go higher. In training he always wants to win everything, he is not happy when he loses and I want to ensure you that it is not fake."

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Featured Image Credit: PA/La Liga

Adnan Riaz

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