When discussion about the greatest footballers of all time takes place, it is often now between Pele, Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi for the prestigious title.
Cristiano Ronaldo is also in the mix, having produced an astonishing career, but before the Portuguese arrived on the scene, the name ‘Ronaldo’ belonged only to one man – Brazilian Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima.
The former PSV, Barcelon, Real Madrid and Inter Milan forward really was a phenomenon during the mid 1990s an early 2000s, and had it not been for horrific luck with injuries, we may be talking about him as the best ever.
247 goals in 343 games – the real Ronaldo was the perfect number 9. He had it all, was strong, quick feet, speed of thought and electric turn of pace.
There’s only ever been one Ronaldo as far as we’re concerned – enjoy his genius in this video.