Cristiano Ronaldo (39 Viewers)

Orgut

Senior Member
Dec 31, 2002
13,523
For me the best player ever no doubt is Ronaldinho just too bad his prime was so short(lolzilian).
Most fun player to watch but definitely not the best..

- - - Updated - - -

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.
Buffon is because Im biased obviously..
R9 - He was the best player ever until his injury so its not IF... He just couldnt continue being the best ever..

- - - Updated - - -

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?
Choose a formation
 

Hydde

Duke NUKEM
Mar 6, 2003
36,936
Most fun player to watch but definitely not the best..

- - - Updated - - -


Buffon is because Im biased obviously..
R9 - He was the best player ever until his injury so its not IF... He just couldnt continue being the best ever..

- - - Updated - - -


Choose a formation
Sadly, R9s supreme career ended with his injury.

he will always be remembered for what he did, but sadly he never reached his height in top form. UNlike Ronaldo and messi which never have suffered careere ending injuries.
 

Orgut

Senior Member
Dec 31, 2002
13,523
Sadly, R9s supreme career ended with his injury.

he will always be remembered for what he did, but sadly he never reached his height in top form. UNlike Ronaldo and messi which never have suffered careere ending injuries.
Ronaldo pre injury is definitely the best player I have ever seen - Real Life Youtube and everything else
 

Pegi

Senior Member
Feb 22, 2019
848
Sadly, R9s supreme career ended with his injury.

he will always be remembered for what he did, but sadly he never reached his height in top form. UNlike Ronaldo and messi which never have suffered careere ending injuries.
There’s always a reason why certain players never suffered any injuries, but others did. It might not be known, but there’s still a reason.
 

Pegi

Senior Member
Feb 22, 2019
848
  • Pegi

    Pegi

Luck, genetics and fitness.
Genetics and fitness pretty much determine all the injuries. You can have different type of bone thickness, your bones might just break way easier for example. In a contact sport like football, there's also an opponent that might cause an injury, but it's still funny how CR/Messi have been targets for +15 years with very little injuries.

People tend to use luck as an excuse.
 

Lion

King of Tuz
Jan 24, 2007
25,175
  • Lion

    Lion

how is his italian?

because he speaks both spanish and portugese. is his italian like fluent, or can you detect hints of foreign accent? what about spanish? can spanish speakers tell its not his first language kind of like we know english isn't?
 
Apr 16, 2017
9,757
Genetics and fitness pretty much determine all the injuries. You can have different type of bone thickness, your bones might just break way easier for example. In a contact sport like football, there's also an opponent that might cause an injury, but it's still funny how CR/Messi have been targets for +15 years with very little injuries.

People tend to use luck as an excuse.
That’s not true. Back in the day Ronaldo was getting fucked by defenders and they wont even get a yellow card. A tackle from Ujfalusi on Messi and the whole spain was against him. Refs, media protected CR7 and Messi, and thats a good thing, Ronaldo should have been protected too. Prime Ronaldo is the best player in the world he was simply unstoppable.
 
Oct 3, 2018
2,558
That’s not true. Back in the day Ronaldo was getting fucked by defenders and they wont even get a yellow card. A tackle from Ujfalusi on Messi and the whole spain was against him. Refs, media protected CR7 and Messi, and thats a good thing, Ronaldo should have been protected too. Prime Ronaldo is the best player in the world he was simply unstoppable.
Ronaldo got kicked around in the prem league from a very young age with horror some tackles and same with messi too its nonsense to suggest that they dont get butchered.
 

james95

Senior Member
Sep 2, 2018
838
That’s not true. Back in the day Ronaldo was getting fucked by defenders and they wont even get a yellow card. A tackle from Ujfalusi on Messi and the whole spain was against him. Refs, media protected CR7 and Messi, and thats a good thing, Ronaldo should have been protected too. Prime Ronaldo is the best player in the world he was simply unstoppable.
CR7 was getting the same rough treatment from EPL defenders on a weekly basis around the same age R9 suffered his two career changing injuries. Yet, he was still virtually injury free throughout his United career. Genetics and fitness definitely plays a big role in how durable a player is (with ability to recover & recuperate game-to- game being crucial) especially when it comes to muscle-related injuries. CR only started receiving more “protection” later in his career as his prominence in the game rose. Plus, I don’t even think CR or Messi get protected that much. I think they’re just intelligent in how they evade and ride challenges. Messi still gets manhandled all the time.
 
Apr 16, 2017
9,757
Ronaldo got kicked around in the prem league from a very young age with horror some tackles and same with messi too its nonsense to suggest that they dont get butchered.
:lol: While you mentioned one bad tackle on CR7, Ronaldo was getting tackled and fouled, kicked every week. football back then was very harsh for attackers.
 
Last edited:

Pegi

Senior Member
Feb 22, 2019
848

If you watch the landing, he lands on one foot while being out of balance. Im pretty sure alot of players would have broken something in there, but it was nothing for him. That’s the difference and that’s the reason he’s been injury free for literally 17-18 years.

Genetics and fitness.
 

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 6, Guests: 24)