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Cassano cannot help himself and aims another dig at Cristiano Ronaldo

October 20, 2021 - 9:15 am

Antonio Cassano has claimed that Cristiano Ronaldo isn’t among the top five greatest players ever.

The outspoken former Real Madrid and Sampdoria man has been openly critical of Ronaldo for a long time.

In a recent dig at the attacker, he named five players who he believes are better than former Juventus man, Ronaldo.

The Portugal captain scored over 100 goals for Juventus before leaving them at the start of this season, but he never truly got as much respect as his numbers deserved.

He and Lionel Messi have been two of the most recognizable names in world football in the last two decades, but Messi makes Cassano’s top five and Ronaldo doesn’t.

He added Ronaldo de Lima, Pele, Johan Cruyff and Diego Maradona to his list of the top five best-ever players, ahead of Ronaldo.

He said on Bobo Tv as quoted by Calciomercato: “As far as I’m concerned Messi, Pele, Maradona, Cruyff and Ronaldo the phenomenon are on a different level than Cristiano Ronaldo”. 

Ronaldo has won league titles in Spain, Italy and England and has also won at least two international trophies with Portugal.

It is surprising that some fans still don’t think he is one of the best players ever.

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    lovemore zvidzayi October 20, 2021 at 9:59 am

    opinions differ, but its somehow surprising how ronaldo doesn’t make the list

    think again antonio

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    Finn christensen October 20, 2021 at 10:01 am

    He is an all time great, but surely not in top five. That would be crazy. I’ve seen all them greats over the years and there’s at least a handfull or two of better players.

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      Anonymous October 20, 2021 at 2:15 pm

      Being better is not same as being greater. Ronaldo may not be top 5 best players of all time, but he definitely makes the top 5 greatest players of all time. Here is my Top 5 greatest list :
      Pele
      Maradona
      Cruyff
      CR7
      Messi

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    martinn October 20, 2021 at 10:07 am

    fair enough. you can`t argue with the trophies he has, the teams that helped ronno win and the sacrifices they made are the difference between him and messi, if you sacrifice for a midfielder then he passes to the front line, if you sacrifice to the frontline and they can`t be bothered? you end up like Juventus with ronno laying with ten men and destoryign their goal difference.

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      Anonymous October 20, 2021 at 11:14 am

      Messi hasn’t won anything without his greatest teammates either. You are a well known Ronaldo hater, you can’t be taken seriously.
      Ronaldo atleast tries to do something. Who was scoring against Atletico, Ajax, Lyon?