Italy legend Christian Vieri believes that Brazilian Ronaldo was better than Cristiano Ronaldo.
Vieri, who played with Ronaldo Luis Nazario de Lima during their time together at Inter Milan between 1997-2002, could be said to be favouring his former team-mate.
For Vieri, himself a prolific striker back in the day, there is only one Ronaldo.
Speaking to the Daily Mail the 46-year-old Italian said: “I am a friend of Ronnie [Brazilian Ronaldo] and I was lucky enough to have him as a striker with me.
“He had it all. He was explosive, powerful and fast. He looked like a dancer, he seemed to dance with the ball.
“I say that Brazilian Ronaldo is better than Cristiano Ronaldo.”
But the 49-cap Italy international went on to admit the current version, CR7, finds playing football effortless and lauded his abilities.
He added: “CR7 is a war machine, he is admirable for everything he does and for all the things he continues to do.”
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