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Where do Cristiano Ronaldo and Danilo stand in list of globe-trotting league title winners?

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Danilo was fuming with FIFA's claim that Cristiano Ronaldo was the only player to win league titles in England, Spain and Italy... the Brazilian stands alongside Zlatan, Beckham, Robben and Rivaldo in elite group of globe-trotting championsFIFA's Twitter account claimed Cristiano Ronaldo was the only player to win league titles in Spain, England and Italy last weekBut Ronaldo's Juventus team-mate Danilo was quick to correct them on the factsBrazilian has won league titles with Real Madrid, Manchester City and JuventusAnd he actually trumps Ronaldo because he won in Portugal with Porto as wellDanilo is part of a group of special players who've won in four or more countries 

Footballers are proud of their career achievements and rightly so.

So when FIFA's official Twitter account claimed that Cristiano Ronaldo was the only player to win league titles in England, Spain and Italy, you can imagine his Juventus team-mate Danilo was a little bit miffed.

After Ronaldo scored in Juve's 2-0 win over Sampdoria last week to secure a ninth successive Scudetto, FIFA's social media guy decided to show off their knowledge.

Danilo hit back at FIFA after their claim about the number of titles Cristiano Ronaldo has won

FIFA's Twitter account posted that Ronaldo was the only player to win league titles in Spain, England and Italy in the wake of Juventus winning another title last week against Sampdoria

Danilo replied to the false claim, which has since been deleted, with a set of thinking emojis

The tweet read: '10 goals in 10 games since the resumption of @SerieA_EN has helped @Cristiano become a multiple-time league champions in England, Spain & Italy.'

So far, so good. But then they continued: 'No other player has even won all 3 leagues once. The country doesn't matter when you're from another planet.'

It simply wasn't correct with Danilo completing the same hat-trick last week and the Brazilian full-back replied with a set of thinking emojis. 

FIFA swiftly deleted the original tweet.

Ronaldo won the Premier League title with Manchester United on three separate occasions

Danilo, 29, has won LaLiga and consecutive Premier League trophies at Manchester City

Danilo won LaLiga with Real Madrid in 2016-17, then back-to-back Premier League titles with Manchester City in 2017-18 and 2018-19, before making it four on the bounce by winning Serie A with Juventus this season.

It is true that Ronaldo has won each of those leagues on more than once occasion - and played a more distinguished role - but Danilo was well within his rights to point out the mistake.

No doubt Danilo would also point out that he has two Portuguese Primeira Liga medals in his collection from his time with Porto.

That would put him in an elite band of footballers who have won the league in four or more different countries and we celebrate them here.

Mateja Kezman - 5 different countries (Yugoslavia, Holland, England, Turkey, Belarus)

The Serbian striker had a long and well-travelled playing career and must rank as one of the few to have claimed a league championship in five different countries.

He first won the Yugoslavian top-flight with Partizan Belgrade in 1998-99, before two Eredivisie titles followed with PSV Eindhoven in 2000-01 and 2002-03.

Moving to England to join Jose Mourinho's Chelsea in 2004, he was a Premier League champion a few months later.

Later excursions saw Kezman win the Turkish Super Lig with Fenerbahce in 2006-07 and, much more dubiously as he only played six league games, the Belarusian Premier League with BATE Borisov in 2011.

Mateja Kezman (left) celebrates with Mark Van Bommel after PSV's Eredivisie win in 2003

Robinho - 5 (Brazil, Spain, Italy, China, Turkey)

Winning league titles on two continents is impressive but three is even more so.

Robinho is remembered by English fans for his time with Manchester City but success evaded him during his time there.

He won two league titles in Brazil with Santos at the start of his career and then two LaLigas with Real Madrid in 2007 and 2008.

Like Van Bommel, Robinho was also part of Milan's victorious 2010-11 side. The tail end of his career saw Robinho play back home in Brazil, as well as China and Turkey.

He won the Chinese Super League with Guangzhou Evergrande in 2015 despite playing in just 10 games.

And Robinho has just won a title in a fifth country - Turkey - after his current club Istanbul Basaksehir wrapped up the league last week. 

Robinho (right) poses with the Turkish league title after Istanbul Basaksehir's win last week

Zlatan Ibrahimovic - 4 different countries (Holland, Italy, Spain, France)

Few footballing CVs can match Zlatan's with no fewer than 13 league titles won in four separate countries.

The Swedish striker won two Eredivisie medals with Ajax in 2001-02 and 2003-04 at the beginning of his career and then, astonishingly, won six Serie A titles in seven seasons with three different clubs.

The first two, with Juventus in 2004-05 and 2005-06, were later revoked after the Calciopoli scandal, but Ibrahimovic then won three straight with Inter Milan between 2007 and 2009.

His brief stint with Barcelona yielded a LaLiga success in 2009-10 before yet another Italian championship with AC Milan the following season.

Four consecutive Ligue 1 titles with Paris Saint-Germain followed though you'd imagine the 38-year-old may trade a couple of those for Champions League glory with the biggest prize STILL eluding him.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has won league titles in four different countries, including France with PSG

Arjen Robben - 4 (Holland, England, Spain, Germany)

Another player who first experienced the thrill of lifting a league trophy in Holland, his native country, Robben went on to enjoy an excellent career in various countries.

The flying winger won the Eredivisie with PSV in 2002-03, attracting interest from Chelsea where he won back-to-back Premier League crowns under Mourinho in 2004 and 2005.

His stint with Real Madrid lasted just a couple of years but that was sufficient to land a LaLiga winners' medal in 2007-08.

But it was with Bayern Munich that Robben's medal collection really multiplied. He won every club honour with the German side including a remarkable eight Bundesliga titles.

Arjen Robben was a serial winner of the Bundesliga having also won in three other countries

Arturo Vidal - 4 (Chile, Italy, Germany, Spain)

The uncompromising midfielder is one of Chile's most successful footballing exports and also has chalked up league wins in four different nations.

It all started in his homeland with Colo-Colo, a prominent club based in Santiago. In those days, the Chilean top-flight was split into two parts - the Apertura and the Clausura - and Vidal won two of the former and one of the latter in 2006 and 2007.

That led to a move to Europe and Juventus, where he played a role in the club's Serie A dominance at the beginning of the last decade with four Scudetti between 2012 and 2015.

Moving from one dominant club to another in 2015, Vidal won a hat-trick of Bundesliga winners' medals at Bayern Munich.

And to cap things off, he lifted LaLiga with Barcelona, his present club, last year.

Arturo Vidal lifts the Bundesliga shield following Bayern Munich's triumph in 2018

Maxwell - 4 (Holland, Italy, Spain, France)

Another South American who came to European football and filled their pockets with gold.

The left back moved from Cruzeiro in his native Brazil to Ajax in 2001 and won the Eredivisie in his maiden season and another one in 2004.

Maxwell was then part of that successful Inter Milan side that won a treble of league titles between 2007 and 2009.

Two full seasons under Pep Guardiola at Barcelona earned him two league titles plus the Champions League and plenty more besides.

And Maxwell would up his career at another trophy-winning powerhouse - Paris Saint-Germain - where he won another four league titles.

Maxwell (right) pictured during his Barcelona day taking on Arsenal winger Theo Walcott

Carlos Tevez - 4 (Argentina, Brazil, England, Italy)

Carlos Tevez spent more time establishing himself in South America than most before making the big move over the Atlantic to Europe, but he was certainly successful there.

With Boca Juniors, he won the Argentine top-flight in 2003 and then with Corinthians, he won the Brazilian equivalent in 2005.

He famously moved to West Ham in 2006 and quickly on to Manchester United where, as part of Sir Alex Ferguson's final great side, he won Premier League titles in 2008 and 2009.

After an acrimonious switch across the divide to Manchester City, he was part of the team that won a first Premier League title with virtually the last kick of the season in 2012.

He didn't stay at the Etihad long but added two Serie A title with Juventus before returning home to Boca to add to his collection there in the past couple of years.

Carlos Tevez (right) celebrates with Man City manager Roberto Mancini after their 2012 win

David Beckham - 4 (England, Spain, United States, France)

Beckham's stellar career saw the England star make a success of things in various countries.

Of course it all started at Manchester United where Beckham won half-a-dozen Premier League titles during the Ferguson glory years.

It took a little time to win silverware following his move to Real Madrid but Becks ended his time there by winning LaLiga in 2007.

From there it was Stateside to Los Angeles Galaxy and back-to-back MLS titles before a brief late season stint at PSG delivered a Ligue 1 success in 2012-13.

David Beckham poses with the MLS Cup after the Los Angeles Galaxy won the 2011 title

Rivaldo - 4 (Brazil, Spain, Greece, Uzbekistan)

Another legend to emerge from Brazil and another to enjoy multiple title successes the world over - albeit in slightly unusual places.

Rivaldo began his medal collecting when Palmeiras won the Brazilian Serie A in 1994 and those performances won him a move to Barcelona where he won LaLiga twice in two years in 1998 and 1999.

League success eluded him at AC Milan but the twilight of Rivaldo's career brought an unexpected flurry of success.

He won three straight Greek Super League titles with Olympiacos between 2005 and 2007 followed by three back-to-back Uzbek League wins with Bunyodkor, for whom he scored 42 goals in 76 games.

Brazilian legend Rivaldo celebrates a goal for Barcelona, where he won two league titles

Deco - 4 (Portugal, Spain, England, Brazil)

The Portuguese star certainly enjoyed an illustrious career and is known as being one of the few to win the Champions League with two clubs (Porto and Barcelona).

But he also completed the league title quartet across two continents. It started with an era of dominance in Portugal with Porto, whom he helped win three league titles.

Their 2004 Champions League win under Mourinho convinced Barcelona to move for him and two more league titles followed.

A two-season stint at Chelsea produced a Premier League title and Deco would add another couple of Brazilian championships towards the end of his career at Fluminense.

Deco celebrates while in the colours of Porto at the beginning of a distinguished career

Mark van Bommel - 4 (Holland, Spain, Germany, Italy)

Top clubs and a top career for the Dutchman whose honours board includes league titles in four of Europe's foremost countries.

It started with a period of success for PSV which saw four Eredivisie titles in six seasons at the turn of the century.

There followed a sole league win with Barcelona at the beginning of their spell of ascendancy and two more in the Bundesliga with Bayern Munich.

And to complete an esteemed career, Van Bommel also won Serie A with AC Milan in 2010-11.

Mark van Bommel is another to have won leagues in four different country in a top career

Wesley Sneijder - 4 (Holland, Spain, Italy, Turkey)

There has been talk of late of Sneijder coming out of retirement at the age of 36 but nothing he does now will match the accomplishments of his earlier career.

Winning the Eredivisie with Ajax in 2003-04 was the first of five title wins in four countries.

The ones with Real Madrid in 2007-08 and Inter Milan in 2009-10, one leg of a Treble, were the stand-outs.

But Sneijder also won two Turkish Super Lig titles when at Galatasaray.

Wesley Sneijder celebrates after scoring for Inter against Barcelona at the San Siro in 2010




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