Zlatan Ibrahimovic claims Ronaldo is the best in history.
Ahead of Milan’s Europa League game with Red Star Belgrade on Thursday night, Ibrahimovic voiced his respect for the World Cup winner, placing him ahead of modern-day greats such as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in the all-time list of top stars.
Ronaldo Nazario, who inspired Brazil to World Cup glory in 2002, feels Zlatan, 39, has changed the game with his special skills and still stands until this day.
Zlatan told Discovery Plus: “Ronaldo, ‘The Anomaly,’ I don’t need to explain it.”
I still say that you’ve got the players who play the game, and the players who are the game. Ronaldo is the game for me. Everyone tried to play like him and become like him while you were watching him play.
The way he walked, the way he was held by his movements, the way the snake did. He’s the greatest player in history to me, no wonder the way he’s moved.”
Ronaldo starred for PSV, Barcelona, Inter, Real Madrid, Milan and Corinthians throughout his exceptional career.
In 452 matches in all, he scored 296 goals, while also receiving three FIFA World Player of the Year awards and two Ballons d’Or .
Until scoring eight goals in the 2002 World Cup to fire Selecao to their fifth title, he helped Brazil reach the World Cup final in 1998.