1. Arturo Vidal, on his way to Milan to close his transfer with Inter
  2. Bale is back
  3. Bale is close to Tottenham but is not closed
  4. Real Madrid close the sale of Reguilón with Tottenham
  5. Man Utd announce Donny van de Beek transfer and will wear No 34 shirt
  6. James Rodríguez will be Everton’s new player in the Premier League
  7. Arsenal 1 Liverpool 1 (5-4 pens): Aubameyang gives Arsenal the Community Shield
  8. Barcelona fires its law firm for advising Messi
  9. BODYARMOR Becomes Official Sports Drink of Inter Miami CF
  10. Inter Miami CF Announces Diego Alonso’s Full Technical Staff
  11. This is Barcelona fans’ new year request…
  12. Welcome back to Milan; the second coming of Zlatan Ibrahimovic
  13. Ronaldo defies the law of gravity to score a goal against Sampdoria
  14. What a boring goaless El Clasico !!!
  15. Let’s talk about UCL round of 16 fixtures
  16. Jurgen klopp signs contract extension with Liverpool till 2024
  17. Napoli sacks manager Carlo Ancellotti
  18. Lionel Messi wins the ballon d’or for a record 6th time
  19. José Mourinho can bring Gareth Bale back to Tottenham Hotspur
  20. José Mourinho’s new reign at Tottenham Hotspur
  21. A tale of two different Ronaldos
  22. Kyllian Mbappe makes history with a century goals
  23. Debunking Pele’s myth in soccer
  24. The decline of Brazilian soccer
  25. Real Madrid’s Galácticos (2005-06); the best ever?
  26. Where does the MLS stand among other top soccer leagues?
  27. Imagine Messi and Ronaldo playing for the same team(Barca)
  28. Cristiano Ronaldo is world most famous person
  29. The Liverpool-Manchester United rivalry
  30. Juventus obsession with winning the champions league
  31. What if Pep Guardiola decides to coach Real Madrid?
  32. The greatest entertainer in soccer’s history
  33. Arsenal new striking trio(P.A.L)
  34. Ronaldo hits a new milestone: 700 career goals
  35. Real Madrid and Vinicius Jnr: Catch them young
  36. Who is Juventus all time best soccer player
  37. Real Madrid’s greatest mistake of the century: Selling Cristiano Ronaldo
  38. José Mourinho next club
  39. Why hasn’t Lionel Messi received a standing ovation at Santiago Bernabeu stadium?
  40. Who made the number 12 jersey famous in soccer?
  41. The rise and fall of Ronaldinho (especially the fall)
  42. The Madrid derby; another goaless encounter
  43. Cristiano Ronaldo is Europe’s best soccer player ever
  44. Can Chelsea do the impossible and win the EPL this season?
  45. Review of 2019/20 EPL week 7 matches.
  46. Karim Benzema is Real Madrid’s emperor; a cat with 9 lives
  47. Can Eden Hazard restore Real Madrid’s lost glory?
  48. Liverpool reaches Champions League Final after sensational comeback against Barcelona
  49. Ribery makes official his departure for Bayern at the end of the season
  50. Beckham and its partners may demolish Fort Lauderdale stadium to build Inter Miami headquarters
  51. Jonathan Dos Santos defends himself from criticism
  52. There will be no final Messi vs. Cristiano Ronaldo in the Champions League
  53. Juventus wins its eighth consecutive Italian league
  54. Inter Milan recognizes being “finalizing” the signing of Diego Godín
  55. Cristiano returns with a goal against Ajax
  56. Bayern Munich prepares € 80m for Nicolas Pépé!
  57. Houston, we have a problem: DaMarcus Beasley out 4-6 weeks after knee surgery
  58. Benfica qualifies in extremis
  59. Argentina and Colombia to co-host Copa América 2020
  60. Cristiano Ronaldo Hat-Trick drives Juventus into Champions League quarter-finals
  61. Zinedine Zidane back as Real Madrid Coach
  62. Newcastle stuns Everton with a comeback and wins 3-2
  63. Juventus beat Napoli and sentenced Serie A
  64. LA Galaxy pays homage to Beckham with a spectacular statue
  65. Liverpool back on top in Goalless draw with Manchester United
  66. Messi the greatest in La Liga History
  67. UEFA Europa League Update: Road to Baku
  68. Champions League Round of 16 – Leg 1 of 2 Update
  69. Nani Joins Orlando City
  70. UEFA Pleased With VAR’s use in Champions League games
  71. Crisis in Dortmund
  72. Is Son The Best Player of 2019 Premier League?
  73. Manchester United Additions to summer shopping list
  74. Gareth Bale Faces up to 12 Games of Suspension
  75. Barcelona to face Real Madrid in Copa del Rey Semifinals
  76. MLS season kicks off March 2. Here are the home openers
  77. Newcastle United signs Atlanta United forward Miguel Almiron for $26million
  78. Here’s what’s happening behind the scenes with David Beckham’s Inter Miami team
  79. Manchester United wealthiest club in Europe as Premier League dominates Uefa report
  80. The Top eight title races in Bundesliga
  81. Ronaldo comes on for Juve’s 2-2 draw at tough Atalanta
  82. It’s no longer a dream: Vinicius is a definite starter at Real Madrid
  83. Josef Martinez breaks combined MLS regular season-playoffs goal record
  84. Can Gonzalo Higuain feature in the Europa League if he joins Chelsea on loan in January?
  85. 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)

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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.
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