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Ronaldo Nazario: Of course Lionel Messi is No. 1

The Brazilian has been talking GOATs

The Best FIFA Football Awards 2019 - Show Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images

Ronaldo Nazario has been asked for his opinion about the best players in the world currently and made it clear that Lionel Messi is his top choice.

Of course the Brazilian knows a thing or two about being a world-beater. He enjoyed a glittering career winning a host of trophies for club and country.

Ronaldo also remains the youngest player to ever win the Ballon d’Or, scooping the prize as a 21-year-old in 1996.

Messi picked up the award for a record sixth time in December, and Ronaldo thinks we’ll have to wait a long time to see a player of the Argentine’s quality again.

“Messi, of course. He is number one, he is a talent that will take 20 or 30 years to see something similar.

“I also like Salah, Hazard, Neymar, I love watching him play, and of course Mbappé.”

Source | AS

Ronaldo also spoke about comparisons between himself and Mbappe and said: “We have similar things, but I never liked comparisons, especially between players of different generations, because the situations are different.”

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