1) Maxi Lopez & Mauro Icardi
Not wanting to be shown up by John Terry and Wayne Bridge, Lopez provided Serie A’s own handshake refusal after Icardi married the former Barcelona striker’s ex-wife Wanda Nara shortly after their own divorce had been confirmed.
Icardi now has the names of Lopez’s three children with Nara tattooed on his arm, which the 34-year-old is understandably not too keen on.
“I’m not comfortable with my kids being in those photos,” Lopez told Sky Sports in 2016. “The kids are my strength and they know I will do everything to protect them because they mean everything to me.”
2) Teddy Sheringham and Andy Cole (Manchester United)
Perhaps the most notable occasion of a set of teammates not getting a long is the relationship between Cole and Sheringham.
Both players have spoken frequently as their dislike of one another during their United days, despite enjoying incredible success on the pitch together.
Cole recalled of his England debut: “I walked onto the pitch, 60,000 or so watching. Sheringham is coming off. I expect a brief handshake, a ‘Good luck, Coley’, something. I’m ready to shake. He snubs me. He actively snubs me, for no reason I was ever aware of then or since.”
From that moment both players never said a word to one another off the pitch, with Gary Pallister once saying to Cole: “I know you don’t speak to Teddy and he doesn’t speak to you, but at least you play well together.”
3) Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Rafael van der Vaart
Ibrahimovic and Van der Vaart were teammates at Ajax when they met for an international friendly between Sweden and Netherlands.
Van der Vaart suffered an injury during the game, though, and later publicly accused Ibrahimovic of trying to hurt him on purpose.
4) Messi And Ronaldo
In at 15th purely because of hatred may be a tad strong for these two, whilst it is very much apt for the next fourteen entries. Having said that, there can be no question that there is some discord between the two greatest players in the world, and it's probably a good thing that there is too. In most eras, either of these players would have dominated world soccer, but to our fortune, these two have had to constantly strive to be better than one and another, most likely improving both of their games. Ronaldo is often portrayed as the more arrogant of the two, with Messi seemingly having little interest in the rivalry; between them they have won seven Ballon d'Ors, with Messi having won four and Ronaldo three. Any animosity existing does not affect their respect for one another, as liking and respecting someone are two different things.
5) Lewandowski And Błaszczykowski
Robert Lewandowski and Jakub Błaszczykowski are the undisputed starters for their national side. They have played together for a long time now. One would expect such big players to have a great relationship especially considering their achievements together. The duo were the part of Jurgen Klopp’s Borussia Dortmund side that won back to back Bundesliga titles and also reached the finals of the champions league in 2013. However, the duo’s relationship has never been great. They were believed to have an argument over political issues and they never made up. The relationship hit a new low when Lewandowski was appointed as Poland’s captain in Kuba’s absence.
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