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“Cristiano Ronaldo snubbed me when I tried exchanging jerseys with him" – Super Eagles player Nwankwo

Simy Nwankwo, a Super Eagles of Nigeria and Crotone of Italy striker, has revealed his post-match encounter with star footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo.

According to Goal, during a league match in February, Juventus were winning Crotone 3-0. Simy was introduced as a 72nd-minute substitute for Adam Ounas, however, he could not find the back of the net for his team.

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Simy said after the game had ended, he tried to swap his shirt with Ronaldo but he did not get it as the Serie A top scorer gave it to his compatriot Pedro Pereira instead.

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Despite the snub, Simy said he hopes to get a shirt from Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski and Barcelona’s Lionel Messi.

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“I tried to exchange the shirt with Cristiano Ronaldo, but he gave it to Pedro Pereira who is Portuguese like him,” Simy told Tribuna.

“I would [also] like those of Messi and Lewandowski.”

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Crotone were relegated from Serie A on Saturday after a 2-0 loss to champions Inter Milan.

Simy has scored 19 goals in 34 league matches so far and he is currently the highest scoring Nigerian in the history of Serie A with 29 goals, after surpassing Obafemi Martins’ record of 28 goals.

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