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Cristiano Ronaldo might be one of the greatest players to ever step on a football pitch, but there's been a claim that his former Portugal teammate Ricardo Quaresma was 'superior' to the Manchester United forward.
Sure, these days Ronaldo is just as likely to be seen destroying the property of a fan than he is to win a Ballon d'Or but it would take an extremely short memory not to acknowledge his greatness.
He is after all the top goalscorer in the history of men's professional football, and he has been named the best player in the world of five occasions.
There's little doubting his brilliance on the pitch, even if not everyone is his biggest fan, but one fan has claimed that fellow Portuguese forward Quaresma was beet than the Manchester United star.
He's used a compilation of Quaresma's best bits to prove that the former Porto man had 'superior football ability' to the former Juventus striker.
Don't get me wrong, Ronaldo had a better career, but Quaresma football ability is quite superior to Ronaldo pic.twitter.com/IY8vcGceWP— thiago 🇦🇷 (@TotalVitinha) April 6, 2022
The two Portugal players were at Sporting together from 1997, when Ronaldo joined the club, until 2002, when he left for his first spell at Manchester United.
Quaresma won the league with the club, but Ronaldo broke into the first team too late to do so, but from there it was the younger man who outshone his compatriot.
Even though the former Barcelona winger was part of the Champions League and Treble winning Inter Milan side under Jose Mourinho, Ronaldo's success is second to almost none.
The man from Madeira has won Europe's top prize on five occasions, once with United and four with Real Madrid, scoring in three of the finals and converting a penalty in shootout in one of the others.
Maybe at one point Quaresma was better than his younger teammate, perhaps he was more 'naturally talented' but there's no doubt who made the most of their talent.
Not just because of their silky smooth skills, ability to cross a ball or even finishing, part of it is about mentality too and there's no doubting Ronaldo's had that in buckets.
These days, 38-year-old Quaresma plays for Vitoria de Guimaraes in Portugal and provided us with some laughs a couple of months ago.
Annoyed by an opponent time wasting, the experienced winger picked up the felled played and removed him from the pitch and onto the sidelines, Ronaldo would have been proud.