Ruud van Nistelrooy claimed to be a former Brazilian international Ronaldo Nazario is the most talented player he has ever seen.
Speaking with Rio Ferdinand presents five podcasts, Van Nistelrooy said in this regard:
“I signed there and of course Ronaldo Fenomeno was there. The thing is, he’s already had so many knee injuries, weight, people know all about it. But then we work four to four in training … oh my god Rio. No, I was screaming. I was clapping, I was screaming, I was bowing. I was like, “okay, you’re doing it now, you at your best? Oh, that’s impossible. “This is the best ability I’ve ever seen in my life.”
He also thought Ronaldo Nazario would surpass Cristiano Ronaldo’s Ballon d’Or draw and Lionel Messi that he maintained a more professional approach and did not suffer any injuries.
” Antonio Cassano, he was at Real Madrid at the time, an Italian striker, he would tell Ronaldo that you have no injuries or if you live more professionally, you would win the Golden Ball seven times, eight times. I agreed with that. Of course we are all champions, winners of the Champions League, we have won everything, but that he managed to stay without injuries, a way of life no matter what you call it – oh God, you can’t imagine ‘, Nistelrooy protested.
Where is Ronaldo Nazario on the list of all-time greats?
Ronaldo Nazario was an extremely talented young man in Brazil, making up his team’s team that won the 1994 World Cup at the age of 17.
Within two years he was already considered the best player in the world and is still the youngest player to date to win a Ballon d’Or award.
However, injuries took a toll on his career, while an unprofessional lifestyle off the field also contributed to his career being missed.
In a brilliant career, Ronaldo Nazario has won almost everything at the club level, but the only major club trophy he has missed is the UEFA Champions League.
Ronaldo Nazario has also been immensely successful with Brazil, winning two World Cups as well as two Copa America Cup titles and one Confederations Cup.
Despite the injuries, The Phenomenon has still managed to achieve one of the most prolific careers in history, scoring over 400 professional goals.
In many ways, the 44-year-old was a complete striker who was blessed with speed, physicality, technique, dribbling and endings outside the world. He is considered one of the greatest players in history, and many classify him as the best striker to fence a football field.