The former Sweden international Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who is currently playing for the Premier League giant Manchester United was asked what separates the Portuguese forward and Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo from the Brazilian duo Ronaldo and Ronaldinho and he feels the difference is quite simple.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic says the original Ronaldo was a "natural" but with namesake Cristiano it all comes from hard work pic.twitter.com/KDNQ6V3ny6— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) December 29, 2016
And it’s tough for most football fans to pick a favorite Ronaldo, but according to the United’s striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the Brazilian O Fenomeno was the best as everything he did something that made you think 'wow'. The way he dribbled and the way he ran.
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The 31-year-old Portuguese international and Real Madrid’s hotshot Cristiano Ronaldo has earned his place among the greats, following in the footsteps of the Brazilian icon of the same name at Real Madrid, while the dazzling Barcelona legend Ronaldinho is impossible to ignore, but the four times Ballon d’Or winner is not a natural player like the Brazilian duo Ronaldo and Ronaldinho, Cristiano Ronaldo is the result of hard training. It is not natural.
As in an interview with ESPN Brasil Zlatan Ibrahimovic said,
"I think Ronaldo, Il Fenomeno, was the best,"
"For me, it was an example of what football is. Everything he did something that made you think 'wow'. The way he dribbled and the way he ran.”
"Ronaldo was natural, he was born to be what he was. It was not something he trained to become. This type of player is not made, he is born. He is unique.
"We [Ronaldinho and Ibrahimovic] played together at AC Milan, but he did not live the best days as before, but I loved it when we played and he was running with his hair messed up, dribbling fast and when he wanted to, he made others look like kids around him.”
"As for Cristiano Ronaldo, we did not play together. It is different because it is the result of hard training. It is not natural."