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Ronaldo Names African Legend Among His Idols

Ronaldo Names African Legend Among His Idols

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By SL International - Aug 06, 2017 12:56 PM

Brazil legend, Ronaldo de Lima has named three footballers he looked up to when he was younger - one of which is an African legend.

Click through the mini-gallery to Ronaldo's idols when he was a footballer.

Ronaldo is considered one of the greatest strikers of all time, having played for the likes FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, AC Milan and Inter Milan.

'El Phenomenon', as he was known, also led Brazil to their most recent World Cup success in 2002.

Ronaldo has revealed that he used look up to African legend, George Weah, Marco van Basten and Paolo Maldini.

"George Weah. Marco van Basten. Paolo Maldini," Ronaldo said in an interview with Sky Sports News.
 
"Those were the guys who I looked up to as a kid. The greatest ever. And now I was playing in Europe, too. 
 
"I needed to stand out as well. So... I became bold, let's say. I set targets and I went out to achieve them. And I made sure people knew what I was doing as well."
 
 


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Stanza_waka_Mugwena Joined: 08 Aug 2014
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Stanza_waka_Mugwena Aug 10, 2017 09:51 PM
Greatest goal scorer this one
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Tobiuos Aug 09, 2017 06:14 PM
One of the greatest striker.
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Star Sa Makhosi 7 Aug 09, 2017 02:10 PM
Quality striker
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Ndlazitha Aug 09, 2017 08:57 AM
What a quality striker he was El Phenomenon
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Khosification Amu86 Aug 07, 2017 03:26 PM
Lukaku plays almost like Ronaldo, He does run around de ground, He is always around the box and middlefielders knows where to find him
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Mketule 1 Aug 07, 2017 02:05 AM
@ziongate keeper o setlatla gakudukudukudukudu.
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Realydoctor10 Aug 07, 2017 12:20 AM
Ok Legend
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Myaka weliPhefeni Aug 06, 2017 11:50 PM
One of those who was from African continent and Goerge was the one who win Big award in Uerop,thats why Ronaldo da lima was succesful is bcz u luk up to greatest ever futball
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ziongate keeper Aug 06, 2017 07:43 PM
De lima the fatty one kkkk
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Melucy Khosiboy khb Aug 06, 2017 05:43 PM
King RONALDO
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king george Aug 06, 2017 05:04 PM
I Remember Ronaldo in my Teenage years dame Times are gone
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Stixwiz@mtn.blackberry.com Aug 06, 2017 03:52 PM
The Great Ronaldo!
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Faysal Aug 06, 2017 03:29 PM
This guy Ronaldo made me to in love with the beautfull game even now I watch him in youtube the best of the best
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Temzoza Aug 06, 2017 02:19 PM
Mr Nazario Luis Delima
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lerato mtholo Aug 06, 2017 02:06 PM
yaaaah fatty bombom
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Sipho@khosi4life Aug 06, 2017 02:03 PM
King George Weah is king of Liberia in soccer
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Rush_Mosola Aug 06, 2017 01:59 PM
Ahg... He liked AC Milan all in all. Does that mean there were no other players he looked up to?
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Reggie o yellow Aug 06, 2017 01:46 PM
the greatest striker of all time that's Ronaldo de Lima
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RevaldoBaloyi Aug 06, 2017 01:28 PM
George Weah is the one n only Player Legend in African Football History who Achieve "Ballon D or" which it was Player of the World by that time. That's why he inspired Ronaldo manytime
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TrueLegend Aug 06, 2017 01:23 PM
Good

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