10 best quotes on Cristiano Ronaldo
Some of the best from the footballing world have their say on the phenomenon that is Cristiano Ronaldo.
Whichever club you support, whichever player you love, you just cannot deny that Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the best footballers ever. Over the last decade, he has broken every possible scoring record there is. He has filled up his cabinet with every accolade, both individual and collective.
Last year, when he led Portugal to an unprecedented Euro Cup victory, Ronaldo settled the greatest-of-all-time debate, once and for all. Here, we take a look at ten famous quotes by his teammates, rivals and former players on his sheer brilliance.
#10 Jose Mourinho
“He is the best. The best in the world, yes. Probably the best ever. I saw Maradona a couple of times. I never saw Pele.
“But Cristiano is amazing. This man is the best… Cristiano is a goals machine. He is an incredible player. He is like Zidane, there will never be another Ronaldo.” - Jose Mourinho
The Portuguese manager was the manager of Real Madrid for three moderately successful seasons. His team was very much centred around Ronaldo and he helped Ronaldo to his only triumph in La Liga in the 2011-12 season.
Mourinho was speaking ahead of Madrid’s clash against United back in 2013 at Old Trafford. He believed that his fellow countryman is nothing short of amazing and had already surpassed Maradona and Pele as the best ever.
#9 Zinedine Zidane
“When you play with Ronaldo on your team, you are already 1-0 up.” – Zinedine Zidane
Zidane, of course, is presiding over a very successful Real Madrid team. Since his appointment, Ronaldo and co. have gone on to win the Champions League, the UEFA Super Cup and the Club World Cup, and are well ahead in the race for the La Liga title this season.
Recent performances suggest that Zidane has been able to bring the very best out of Ronaldo. And while we wonder how relaxing it is to have someone of his calibre to have in the team, Zidane has given some insight about that.