Not many players can say they have played alongside the iconic duo of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo but Francisco Trincao falls in this category. While more experienced players are yet to play with any of Ronaldo or Messi, winger Trincao has played with the two players at the tender age of 20.
Francisco Trincaohas made six appearances for the Portuguese national team since his debut against Croatia in August and has already lined up with Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo. The young winger has also played alongside Lionel Messi at Barcelona following his transfer from Sporting Braga FC of Portugal. He has played nine times for Barcelona in his first season at the club with seven of those nine games coming in the Spanish La Liga. The other two outings were in the Champions League.
Francisco Trincaodidn’t join Barcelona until the summer but his transfer had already been agreed between Sporting Braga and Barcelona. The Nou Camp giants paid €31m for the winger and he signed a five-year deal until the summer of 2025.
Trincao was asked about Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in an interview with Mundo Deportivo, a Spanish media outlet. When asked about the better player between Messi and Ronaldo, Trincao said it would be unfair to compare the two iconic players as Juventus attacker Ronaldo is his national teammate.
The young winger is a big fan of Lionel Messi who’s a left footer. The Argentine international has one of the best left foot ever seen in the history of the game. Francisco Trincao made his debut for Barcelona during the big win over Villarreal in September. He played 12 minutes of the 4-0 victory over the Yellow Submarines at home. His first Barcelona start came during the Champions League home game against Hungarian side Ferencvaros. Barcelona beat their opponents 5-1 at the Nou Camp to continue their unblemished start in the Champions League this season.