Cristiano Ronaldo (45 Viewers)

Orgut

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Dec 31, 2002
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If Messi goes to top 5, who's the other 4?
I havent really paid too much attention to ranking the all time top 5 but if your question is who has been better than C.Ronaldo.

Zidane Crujff Platini Maradona Pele and Brazilian Ronaldo before his serious injury (actually this guy would be the real goat should he avoided that nasty injury).
On top of my head these names quickly emerged but I dont think you can call a player the best of all time without taking reference to his position
C.Ronaldo in his position is indeed top 5.

Its easier when talking about GK though - Buffon and Yashin are the only real contenders here and while I havent seen much of Yashin I have seen enough of Buffon and he is to me the GOAT GK.
 
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I havent really paid too much attention to ranking the all time top 5 but if your question is who has been better than C.Ronaldo.

Zidane Crujff Platini Maradona Pele and Brazilian Ronaldo before his serious injury (actually this guy would be the real goat should he avoided that nasty injury).
On top of my head these names quickly emerged but I dont think you can call a player the best of all time without taking reference to his position
C.Ronaldo in his position is indeed top 5.

Its easier when talking about GK though - Buffon and Yashin are the only real contenders here and while I havent seen much of Yashin I have seen enough of Buffon and he is to me the GOAT GK.
The only player on your list I wouldn’t rate ahead of Cristiano is Platini. I’m curious what is your all time Juve roster. Not just starting 11 but full 23 man roster?
 

james95

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Sep 2, 2018
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I havent really paid too much attention to ranking the all time top 5 but if your question is who has been better than C.Ronaldo.

Zidane Crujff Platini Maradona Pele and Brazilian Ronaldo before his serious injury (actually this guy would be the real goat should he avoided that nasty injury).
On top of my head these names quickly emerged but I dont think you can call a player the best of all time without taking reference to his position
C.Ronaldo in his position is indeed top 5.

Its easier when talking about GK though - Buffon and Yashin are the only real contenders here and while I havent seen much of Yashin I have seen enough of Buffon and he is to me the GOAT GK.
How much did you see of Pele? Also, there’s no way Zidane was better than C.Ronaldo (they also play different positions). Even Zidane would disagree with you on that one. Neither was Cruyff or the other names you listed. The only one I would consider is Maradona.
 
Jul 2, 2006
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what's up with football italia's provocative headlines?

Agnelli watches Spadafora fight Ronaldo

Patron Andrea Agnelli had already distanced Juventus from the commotion as Cristiano Ronaldo and Minister of Sport Vincenzo Spadafora continued to fight it out in a public spat on Friday.
 

s4tch

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Mar 23, 2015
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what's up with football italia's provocative headlines?

Agnelli watches Spadafora fight Ronaldo

Patron Andrea Agnelli had already distanced Juventus from the commotion as Cristiano Ronaldo and Minister of Sport Vincenzo Spadafora continued to fight it out in a public spat on Friday.
they joined the anti-juve crowd years ago
 

Pegi

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Feb 22, 2019
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I havent really paid too much attention to ranking the all time top 5 but if your question is who has been better than C.Ronaldo.

Zidane Crujff Platini Maradona Pele and Brazilian Ronaldo before his serious injury (actually this guy would be the real goat should he avoided that nasty injury).
On top of my head these names quickly emerged but I dont think you can call a player the best of all time without taking reference to his position
C.Ronaldo in his position is indeed top 5.

Its easier when talking about GK though - Buffon and Yashin are the only real contenders here and while I havent seen much of Yashin I have seen enough of Buffon and he is to me the GOAT GK.
Zidane, Cruyff, Platini, Maradona, Pele are one of the most synonymous names in football. You just can't really put those above CR. Nothing really suggest they're better or more great than CR is. Of course, it's an opinion but there needs to be something else than opinion included or otherwise you could name anybody. Titles, Stats, Longevity, Influence, Era's etc. needs to be taken into the account.

With R9 it will always be if, could, should and would = did not happen. There's actually quite many players like that in different sports, but there's always reasons why it never happened. That speculation is unecessary, because it simply never happened.

Yashin vs Buffon, so you based your experience on for what you have seen, so it's not really a real way to put it. Or is this Youtube as an experience about the player? Can you really build a proper image about the player from the google etc.? I would never even go so far, that i would even try to judge the players i'v never seen, neither even bringing to GOAT discussion because it will always be more like someone else's opinion than yours. It will always be based on stats, very limited footage and words from the co-players.
 
Aug 26, 2014
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I havent really paid too much attention to ranking the all time top 5 but if your question is who has been better than C.Ronaldo.

Zidane Crujff Platini Maradona Pele and Brazilian Ronaldo before his serious injury (actually this guy would be the real goat should he avoided that nasty injury).
On top of my head these names quickly emerged but I dont think you can call a player the best of all time without taking reference to his position
C.Ronaldo in his position is indeed top 5.

Its easier when talking about GK though - Buffon and Yashin are the only real contenders here and while I havent seen much of Yashin I have seen enough of Buffon and he is to me the GOAT GK.

For me the best player ever no doubt is Ronaldinho just too bad his prime was so short(lolzilian).
 

Pegi

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Feb 22, 2019
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What if he doesnt care if its a fact or not, that is what he believes
There's zero facts included, beside numbers, trophies won etc. Those are often regarded as the things that determine the greatness, determine the success of certain player and the direct influence on the pitch. As long as goals are winning the games and the game is all about the result, the players with better statistics are always rated higher than the players with worse statistics. That needs to be taken into the account the every goal is not worth the same tho.
 

Monty

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May 2, 2017
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There's zero facts included, beside numbers, trophies won etc. Those are often regarded as the things that determine the greatness, determine the success of certain player and the direct influence on the pitch. As long as goals are winning the games and the game is all about the result, the players with better statistics are always rated higher than the players with worse statistics. That needs to be taken into the account the every goal is not worth the same tho.
Is that a fact or a theory?
 

Pegi

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Feb 22, 2019
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Is that a fact or a theory?
Fact is that Zidane had better career than Peter Crouch. Or let's say, it depends how you determine the career of a football player. Playing football was your job and you got paid as much as good of a worker you were and Zidane edges Peter Crouch on there. Therefore, he was more succesfull at his job and that's a fact.
 

Monty

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Fact is that Zidane had better career than Peter Crouch. Or let's say, it depends how you determine the career of a football player. Playing football was your job and you got paid as much as good of a worker you were and Zidane edges Peter Crouch on there. Therefore, he was more succesfull at his job and that's a fact.
you can choose what you want to believe...maybe it was natural for zidane, like the pterodactyls
 

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