1. Las siete vidas de Vinicius
  2. Napoli sacks manager Carlo Ancellotti
  3. Lionel Messi wins the ballon d’or for a record 6th time
  4. José Mourinho can bring Gareth Bale back to Tottenham Hotspur
  5. José Mourinho’s new reign at Tottenham Hotspur
  6. A tale of two different Ronaldos
  7. Kyllian Mbappe makes history with a century goals
  8. Debunking Pele’s myth in soccer
  9. The decline of Brazilian soccer
  10. Real Madrid’s Galácticos (2005-06); the best ever?
  11. Where does the MLS stand among other top soccer leagues?
  12. Imagine Messi and Ronaldo playing for the same team(Barca)
  13. Cristiano Ronaldo is world most famous person
  14. The Liverpool-Manchester United rivalry
  15. Juventus obsession with winning the champions league
  16. What if Pep Guardiola decides to coach Real Madrid?
  17. The greatest entertainer in soccer’s history
  18. Arsenal new striking trio(P.A.L)
  19. Ronaldo hits a new milestone: 700 career goals
  20. Real Madrid and Vinicius Jnr: Catch them young
  21. Who is Juventus all time best soccer player
  22. Real Madrid’s greatest mistake of the century: Selling Cristiano Ronaldo
  23. José Mourinho next club
  24. Why hasn’t Lionel Messi received a standing ovation at Santiago Bernabeu stadium?
  25. Who made the number 12 jersey famous in soccer?
  26. The rise and fall of Ronaldinho (especially the fall)
  27. The Madrid derby; another goaless encounter
  28. Cristiano Ronaldo is Europe’s best soccer player ever
  29. Can Chelsea do the impossible and win the EPL this season?
  30. Review of 2019/20 EPL week 7 matches.
  31. Karim Benzema is Real Madrid’s emperor; a cat with 9 lives
  32. Can Eden Hazard restore Real Madrid’s lost glory?
  33. Liverpool reaches Champions League Final after sensational comeback against Barcelona
  34. Ribery makes official his departure for Bayern at the end of the season
  35. Beckham and its partners may demolish Fort Lauderdale stadium to build Inter Miami headquarters
  36. Jonathan Dos Santos defends himself from criticism
  37. There will be no final Messi vs. Cristiano Ronaldo in the Champions League
  38. Juventus wins its eighth consecutive Italian league
  39. Inter Milan recognizes being “finalizing” the signing of Diego Godín
  40. Cristiano returns with a goal against Ajax
  41. Bayern Munich prepares € 80m for Nicolas Pépé!
  42. Houston, we have a problem: DaMarcus Beasley out 4-6 weeks after knee surgery
  43. Benfica qualifies in extremis
  44. Argentina and Colombia to co-host Copa América 2020
  45. Cristiano Ronaldo Hat-Trick drives Juventus into Champions League quarter-finals
  46. Zinedine Zidane back as Real Madrid Coach
  47. Newcastle stuns Everton with a comeback and wins 3-2
  48. Juventus beat Napoli and sentenced Serie A
  49. LA Galaxy pays homage to Beckham with a spectacular statue
  50. Liverpool back on top in Goalless draw with Manchester United
  51. Messi the greatest in La Liga History
  52. UEFA Europa League Update: Road to Baku
  53. Champions League Round of 16 – Leg 1 of 2 Update
  54. Nani Joins Orlando City
  55. UEFA Pleased With VAR’s use in Champions League games
  56. Crisis in Dortmund
  57. Is Son The Best Player of 2019 Premier League?
  58. Manchester United Additions to summer shopping list
  59. Gareth Bale Faces up to 12 Games of Suspension
  60. Barcelona to face Real Madrid in Copa del Rey Semifinals
  61. MLS season kicks off March 2. Here are the home openers
  62. Newcastle United signs Atlanta United forward Miguel Almiron for $26million
  63. Here’s what’s happening behind the scenes with David Beckham’s Inter Miami team
  64. Manchester United wealthiest club in Europe as Premier League dominates Uefa report
  65. The Top eight title races in Bundesliga
  66. Ronaldo comes on for Juve’s 2-2 draw at tough Atalanta
  67. It’s no longer a dream: Vinicius is a definite starter at Real Madrid
  68. Josef Martinez breaks combined MLS regular season-playoffs goal record
  69. Can Gonzalo Higuain feature in the Europa League if he joins Chelsea on loan in January?
  70. UEFA report highlights Jurgen Klopp’s astonishing Liverpool job as Reds compete with incredible finances of Man City

 

Ronaldo da Lima(R-9) till date the best and greatest striker ever in the history of football. “O fenomeno” goals scoring skills is one of the best we have even seen.

There’s a very good reason why he’s referred to as the real Ronaldo.

This is because be is the one and only Ronaldo- others are copycats.

Ronaldinho- whose real name is Ronaldo de Assis- had to change his name to Ronaldinho (a Brazilian street way of saying the Little Ronaldo).

Ronaldinho knew he can’t use the same name- Ronaldo as long as the real Ronaldo (R-9) was playing football.

Even CR7 had to put Cristiano in his name and branded himself CR7 to still be differentiated from the real Ronaldo.

José Mourinho even joked about the real Ronaldo when he was misunderstood last year, but this year, he came out some weeks ago to say Ronaldo of Brazil is still the authentic GOAT(his opinion though).

Messi also gave an interview recently stating Ronaldo is the greatest striker he has ever seen ( but you may have to read the article to find out he was referring to the Brazilian and not the Portuguese)

_______________

Ronaldo da Lima 1996/97 season in Barcelona was one of the best season any single individual had ever had in club football history.

His goals, dribbles, speed, creativity and running pass defenders were so sublime.

That goal that he ran pass 5 defenders with such speed and still scored got everyone awed at the stadium and those watching at the home- the then coach Bobby Robson was so astonished that he said that he hadn’t seen anything like that in football, ever.

Just as we praise CR7 over Messi for excelling in 3 different leagues/clubs, The Real Ronaldo did his magic everywhere he went.

Be it in Dutch Eredivise with PSV Eindhoven, at Camp Nou with Barcelona, at Inter Milan, and finally back to la Liga with Real Madrid to seal his legendary status with los Galacticos — he was magnificent.

It was another Galactico legend Zinedine Zidane that stopped him twice (1998 and 2006) from winning 4 consecutive FIFA World Cup trophies- though the ‘98 final was due to the brief morning seizures.

Pele would have renounced the crown and given him the King title if Zidane had never played for France- but such is football.

His only Achilles’ heel was the UCL trophy which unfortunately he never won.

Another trophy that eluded him (though not so important) was the Atlanta Olympics football 1996 Gold medal- which he came close to winning but was stopped by Nigerian Jay Jay Okocha and Kanu Nwankwo in the semifinals.

Nigeria went on to win the first African gold medal in Olympics football, though Ronaldo won the Ballon d’Or that year – 1996.

Conclusion:

Cristiano Ronaldo can only brag with 5 UCL trophy above the Real Ronaldo, but that is not enough.

The Real Ronaldo is not only better than Cristiano Ronaldo but is among the 3 best ever in world football- only surpassed a little by Pele & Maradona.

Author: Okechukwu Ekemezie

The football doctor, Passionate football writer.
Tags: , , ,
The football doctor, Passionate football writer.

Standings

ZONA INSTAGRAM