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Mourinho Names Who He Believes 'The Best Ronaldo Ever' Is

Jose Mourinho Names Who He Believes 'The Best Ronaldo Ever' Is

By Kurt Buckerfield - May 03, 2018 01:30 PM @KurtLaduma

Former Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho has named who he thinks 'the best Ronaldo ever' is between Ronaldo de Lima and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Click through the gallery to see Mourinho with both stars, as well as his and the Brazilian's time at Barcelona in 1996!

During Brazilian Ronaldo’s prime playing days, not many football fans would have thought that another player with a similar name would come along one day and make that name his own.

Ex-Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo has done that, however, and he has done so by not only outscoring the Brazilian, but also by winning more trophies than the 'original Ronaldo' did.

There is a common belief that the Brazilian’s injuries stopped him from being arguably the greatest striker in the history of the sport, a title that many still believe he holds.    

Mourinho, who worked with the Brazilian Ronaldo at FC Barcelona in the 1996/97 season when he was assistant manager to the late Bobby Robson, has insisted the Selecao legend is 'the best Ronaldo ever'.

"Ronaldo Nozario, (is) the best Ronaldo EVER," he was quoted as saying in a new film called Bobby Robson: More Than A Manager, according to Daily Star.

"I never saw the same, I never saw the same."

Mourinho went on to hail the Brazilian for that single season he had at the Catalan giants, giving Robson all the credit for allowing him the freedom to express himself.  

"It was the best year ever for Ronaldo. He (Robson) was like a dad to him.

"He understood the Brazilian kid personality and at the same time, he gave him the freedom to allow him allowed him to play on the pitch."

Ronaldo, who was just 19 years old at the time, scored 47 goals in 49 games for the Blaugrana, before moving to Inter Milan the next season.

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Mourinho’s comments might surprise many as he also worked with Cristiano Ronaldo at Real. The 33-year-old struck 168 goals in 164 games under the Portuguese manager, while he assisted a further 49 strikes.

Do you agree with Mourinho sentiments? Let us know in the comments section below. 


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Pirates_999 Joined: 08 Nov 2017
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Pirates_999 May 04, 2018 08:31 AM
Mourinho is like Maradona to Messi jealous at it's best, Ronaldo from Brazil was a number 9 CR7 is not playing number 9 which means he is not the original strike but fools will just compare
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laqwela Joined: 21 Jul 2017
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laqwela May 04, 2018 04:06 AM
I don't even see a need to mention the accolades,just the way he played
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laqwela May 04, 2018 04:02 AM
I have not seen any so called striker playing like that unfortunately in those days players were not protected by the referees and the rules
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laqwela May 04, 2018 03:59 AM
Tjo Tjo tjo wat a player he was. m a big fan of CR7 but I believe that guy would have gone a very long way had he not suffered from those injuries clubbing and doing Magoshas. he could have been the best ever footballer
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Michaeltshigama May 03, 2018 05:36 PM
The difference is the world cup the Brazilian won n other than that CR7 is the best
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Line's Man... May 03, 2018 04:02 PM
One Silver FIFA World Cup Medal & Two Gold FIFA World Cup Medals...
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FIFA behind chiefs May 03, 2018 03:27 PM
Brazilian ronaldo is a king and Portuguese ronaldo is a 3 quarter
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2legend1 May 03, 2018 03:15 PM
he won the world cup twice
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2legend1 May 03, 2018 03:09 PM
Well the best win the world cup
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STIGA18 May 03, 2018 03:09 PM
Who came with the idea to compare those players, Original Ronaldo single handedly won the world cup 4 Brazil
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QUITAHBOY93 May 03, 2018 03:07 PM
mxm Nyaope smokers
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Diski99 May 03, 2018 03:03 PM
What traits must one poses to be regarded as the best?
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Maclane May 03, 2018 02:24 PM
CR7 is not even the best in the current team. He trails the likes of Bale, Kroos, and Modric
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Master25 May 03, 2018 01:46 PM
Christiano Ronaldo is NOT the greatest player to have played the game.

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