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Ex-Real Madrid defender Ruggeri scoffs at Pique reputation: Bang average!

Former Real Madrid defender Ivan Ruggeri has dismissed the ability of Barcelona star Gerard Pique.

During his playing days, Ruggeri, who was a centre-back himself, won the World Cup with Argentina in 1986

"Pique is a second-rate [player], like me, like many others," Ruggeri told FOX Sports Argentina.

"He's good looking, he's with the singer [Shakira]... he has a cool beard, but if he played for Valencia, he wouldn't be well known.

"Pique ended up playing for Barcelona.

"He's like me - bang average. A good defender, but not much else.

"He doesn't get put under pressure, except against the big teams.

"Sergio Ramos is the best [centre-back] in the world, by far."

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