Ronaldo Luís Nazário De Lima Voted The Best Striker Of All Time

Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima has been voted the best striker of all time.

SPORTbible posted a poll on Twitter asking fans to choose from one of four players: Ronaldo, Zlatan Ibrahimović, Thierry Henry and Alan Shearer.

The 42-year-old Brazil legend won by an absolute landslide after taking home over 60 per cent of the vote.

Much, much, much further back in the voting count was Gunners legend Thierry Henry, who secured a second-place finish.

Fellow Premier League legend Alan Shearer came third, while LA Galaxy's Zlatan Ibrahimović secured less than ten per cent of the vote in fourth place.

Ronaldo quickly established himself as an absolute goalscoring machine during his time at PSV, Barcelona, Inter Milan and Real Madrid.

While he picked up several honours across his illustrious club career, the former Brazil international also found success for his country and won the World Cup twice and the Copa América twice.

Courtesy of Goal, posted below are what some legends of football had to say on Ronaldo.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Ibrahimović: "For me, Ronaldo is the greatest. He was as [good as] Pelé. There was nobody like him. No-one has influenced both football and the players who emerged as Ronaldo."

Zinedine Zidane: "Without hesitation, Ronaldo is the best player I ever played with. He had such an ease with the ball. He is number one. Every day I trained with him, I saw something different, something new, something beautiful. That's what makes the difference between a very good player, and the exception."

Lionel Messi: "Ronaldo was my hero. I loved seeing players like Zidane, Ronaldinho and Rivaldo, but Ronaldo is the best striker I've ever seen. I've never seen anyone hit a ball like him."


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Adnan Riaz

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