Liverpool legend and current Rangers manager Steven Gerrard named his all-time five-a-side team and chose Lionel Messi over Cristiano Ronaldo.
Speaking on the Greatest Game podcast alongside former teammate and popular television pundit Jamie Carragher, Gerrard explained that Ronaldo was on the same pedestal as Lionel Messi except that he wasn't as much as a 'team player.'
"There are certain players who are on a different level to anyone else out there, Messi and Ronaldo.
"But Ronaldo doesn't get in my team. I am more about what you are going to do for the team. He will win you things but I am more about a team player than an individual player," he explained.
Gerrard also went on to include AC Milan legend Paulo Maldini, Gianluigi Buffon, Zinedine Zidane and Ronaldinho in his team, alongside Messi - and also explained exactly why he had chosen each of them for the team.
"Buffon, the best goalkeeper I have played against," he said.
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"I would go Maldini, he was a hero of mine. One-club man, a lot of European Cups - and a good-looking f***** too.
"I am going to go attacking with the three best players I have played against. Zidane, the stuff he could do. His legs were always in control of the ball. He used to glide. He was just a god. He was a freak for me.
"Ronaldinho had a two, three year spell when he was on his own. He did things on a pitch where you think 'how has he done that'?"
Who would you fit into your all-time five-a-side team? Leave your teams in the comments section below!
(Quotes RT Daily Mail)