The Brazilian Ronaldo has recently named his selection for the eight greatest players in the history of the football, Newspremises reports.
Spanning his illustrious career from 1993 to 2011, Ronaldo achieved success with clubs like Barcelona, Inter Milan, Real Madrid, and AC Milan, in addition to making significant contributions to the Brazilian national team.
The legendary striker, who transitioned to football ownership with Real Valladolid and Cruzeiro, disclosed his picks in a 2022 interview with The Guardian. Ronaldo named Diego, Messi, Cruyff, Beckenbauer, Pele, Van Basten, Ronaldinho, and himself in this exclusive group.
Notably, he opted for Lionel Messi over his rival Cristiano Ronaldo, acknowledging the difficulty of comparing players across different eras.
Ronaldo’s choices included iconic figures like Maradona, Pele, Cruyff, and Beckenbauer from past generations, as well as contemporaries like Ronaldinho, with whom he shared success at AC Milan and the Brazil national team.
Despite the omission of other football legends, Ronaldo emphasized the subjective nature of such rankings and encouraged fan-driven discussions.