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9 Reasons Why The Original Ronaldo Is The Most Complete Striker Of All Time

Submitted by solomon on Thu, 05/31/2018 - 16:59
Pic: Creative Commons / Alistair Rae

Consistency all over the world

Some strikers are better suited to one style of football and find scoring easier in one particular team or league. Ronaldo, on the other hand, scored goals regardless of where he played. In Ronaldo’s football career, he visited many countries like South Korea, Japan and Brazil.

Fighting back from serious injuries

Serious injuries have ruined the careers of many world-famous football players but not Ronaldo. He did everything to recover to get back to the player he was. During his career, he fractured his hand and tore a ligament in his knee. 

The original Ronaldo step-over

In the entire history of football, only a handful of players have perfected a skill to such a degree that the move became named after them.

Rewriting the forward's blueprint

Very few footballers reach the heights that Ronaldo did, and fewer still manage to do it whilst completely altering our expectations of excellent players.

Using his head

Ronaldo was one heck of a striker and he has a big head. He used that ability to the max so he can get those goals. Ronaldo has scored 32 goals with his head in his whole career.

Dragging Brazil to a fifth World Cup title

Ronaldo inspired Brazil to the trophy with eight goals, which included two in the 2-0 final win over Germany. That was all in 2002. Ronaldo entered the 1998 FIFA World Cup billed as the world's greatest player by reporters in the sport. Jacob Steinberg of The Guardian writes that in 1998 no one was as ferociously talented as Ronaldo.

Man for the big stage 

It does not get much better than firing your country to the World Cup trophy, but that month of magnificence was far from an isolated chapter. Ronaldo was always ready to perform on the big occasion.

Popularity and praise

Fans will forever remember Ronaldo as the greatest striker of a generation and arguably one of the best players in the history of football.

The ultimate goal scorer

At the heart of any top striker is a natural quality to score goals. Ronaldo was certainly blessed in that department. His goals are very unique.

By Adil