1. LUIS SUAREZ burst into tears after leaving Barcelona’s training ground for to be the last time
  2. Luis Suárez will be from Atlético
  3. Alvaro Morata arrive to Turin
  4. Arturo Vidal, on his way to Milan to close his transfer with Inter
  5. Bale is back
  6. Bale is close to Tottenham but is not closed
  7. Real Madrid close the sale of Reguilón with Tottenham
  8. Man Utd announce Donny van de Beek transfer and will wear No 34 shirt
  9. James Rodríguez will be Everton’s new player in the Premier League
  10. Arsenal 1 Liverpool 1 (5-4 pens): Aubameyang gives Arsenal the Community Shield
  11. Barcelona fires its law firm for advising Messi
  12. BODYARMOR Becomes Official Sports Drink of Inter Miami CF
  13. Inter Miami CF Announces Diego Alonso’s Full Technical Staff
  14. This is Barcelona fans’ new year request…
  15. Welcome back to Milan; the second coming of Zlatan Ibrahimovic
  16. Ronaldo defies the law of gravity to score a goal against Sampdoria
  17. What a boring goaless El Clasico !!!
  18. Let’s talk about UCL round of 16 fixtures
  19. Jurgen klopp signs contract extension with Liverpool till 2024
  20. Napoli sacks manager Carlo Ancellotti
  21. Lionel Messi wins the ballon d’or for a record 6th time
  22. José Mourinho can bring Gareth Bale back to Tottenham Hotspur
  23. José Mourinho’s new reign at Tottenham Hotspur
  24. A tale of two different Ronaldos
  25. Kyllian Mbappe makes history with a century goals
  26. Debunking Pele’s myth in soccer
  27. The decline of Brazilian soccer
  28. Real Madrid’s Galácticos (2005-06); the best ever?
  29. Where does the MLS stand among other top soccer leagues?
  30. Imagine Messi and Ronaldo playing for the same team(Barca)
  31. Cristiano Ronaldo is world most famous person
  32. The Liverpool-Manchester United rivalry
  33. Juventus obsession with winning the champions league
  34. What if Pep Guardiola decides to coach Real Madrid?
  35. The greatest entertainer in soccer’s history
  36. Arsenal new striking trio(P.A.L)
  37. Ronaldo hits a new milestone: 700 career goals
  38. Real Madrid and Vinicius Jnr: Catch them young
  39. Who is Juventus all time best soccer player
  40. Real Madrid’s greatest mistake of the century: Selling Cristiano Ronaldo
  41. José Mourinho next club
  42. Why hasn’t Lionel Messi received a standing ovation at Santiago Bernabeu stadium?
  43. Who made the number 12 jersey famous in soccer?
  44. The rise and fall of Ronaldinho (especially the fall)
  45. The Madrid derby; another goaless encounter
  46. Cristiano Ronaldo is Europe’s best soccer player ever
  47. Can Chelsea do the impossible and win the EPL this season?
  48. Review of 2019/20 EPL week 7 matches.
  49. Karim Benzema is Real Madrid’s emperor; a cat with 9 lives
  50. Can Eden Hazard restore Real Madrid’s lost glory?
  51. Liverpool reaches Champions League Final after sensational comeback against Barcelona
  52. Ribery makes official his departure for Bayern at the end of the season
  53. Beckham and its partners may demolish Fort Lauderdale stadium to build Inter Miami headquarters
  54. Jonathan Dos Santos defends himself from criticism
  55. There will be no final Messi vs. Cristiano Ronaldo in the Champions League
  56. Juventus wins its eighth consecutive Italian league
  57. Inter Milan recognizes being “finalizing” the signing of Diego Godín
  58. Cristiano returns with a goal against Ajax
  59. Bayern Munich prepares € 80m for Nicolas Pépé!
  60. Houston, we have a problem: DaMarcus Beasley out 4-6 weeks after knee surgery
  61. Benfica qualifies in extremis
  62. Argentina and Colombia to co-host Copa América 2020
  63. Cristiano Ronaldo Hat-Trick drives Juventus into Champions League quarter-finals
  64. Zinedine Zidane back as Real Madrid Coach
  65. Newcastle stuns Everton with a comeback and wins 3-2
  66. Juventus beat Napoli and sentenced Serie A
  67. LA Galaxy pays homage to Beckham with a spectacular statue
  68. Liverpool back on top in Goalless draw with Manchester United
  69. Messi the greatest in La Liga History
  70. UEFA Europa League Update: Road to Baku
  71. Champions League Round of 16 – Leg 1 of 2 Update
  72. Nani Joins Orlando City
  73. UEFA Pleased With VAR’s use in Champions League games
  74. Crisis in Dortmund
  75. Is Son The Best Player of 2019 Premier League?
  76. Manchester United Additions to summer shopping list
  77. Gareth Bale Faces up to 12 Games of Suspension
  78. Barcelona to face Real Madrid in Copa del Rey Semifinals
  79. MLS season kicks off March 2. Here are the home openers
  80. Newcastle United signs Atlanta United forward Miguel Almiron for $26million
  81. Here’s what’s happening behind the scenes with David Beckham’s Inter Miami team
  82. Manchester United wealthiest club in Europe as Premier League dominates Uefa report
  83. The Top eight title races in Bundesliga
  84. Ronaldo comes on for Juve’s 2-2 draw at tough Atalanta
  85. It’s no longer a dream: Vinicius is a definite starter at Real Madrid
  86. Josef Martinez breaks combined MLS regular season-playoffs goal record
  87. Can Gonzalo Higuain feature in the Europa League if he joins Chelsea on loan in January?
  88. 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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