10 lesser-known quotes on Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo's name is already etched in history as one of the greatest players ever to play the beautiful game.
Time and again, the Real Madrid superstar never fails to mesmerise people with his uncanny skills. He is regarded as the most complete footballer the game has ever seen.
As a tribute to the living legend from Portugal, here are the ten best quotes about him from footballers all over the globe.
#10 Robbie Ryan
I have never played against anybody like that in my life and I was pleased to be taken off.
English and former Millwall defender Robbie Ryan came up against Ronaldo in the 2004 FA Cup final. The centre-back, though in awe of Ronaldo's style of play, hardly stood a chance against the United number 7's searing pace and trickery.
Ronaldo didn't think twice before punishing the tough-tackling defender, compelling manager Dennis Wise to substitute him.