Cristiano Ronaldo Finally Names 2 Of His Idols In Football, Gives Reasons
In an interview with ESPN Brasil, Cristiano Ronaldo finally opened up on his footballing idols and said: “I don’t like comparisons.
“I prefer to say that the two [Ronaldo Nazario and Ronaldinho Gaúcho] left their legacy, their history. I can say, by facts, that I won more individual titles than they did, but both won World Cups.
“I sympathize a lot with them. I grew up watching them both play. Saying who is the best, who is second, is not the most important thing.
“I prefer to say that they are idols and left a beautiful history in football.”
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Ronaldo Nazario and Ronaldinho enjoyed iconic careers, winning the World Cup with Brazil in 2002 and many trophies at the domestic level. The duo inspired many footballers during their period and it seems Cristiano was one of them.
Cristiano Ronaldo has, although, surpassed them in the goal-scoring charts – having scored 803 goals in his career and becoming the highest-scoring player in international football history.