Best striker in history retires- Goodbye Ronaldo!

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  1. crocop Well-Known Member

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    IMO the best striker in history was Pele . His goals per game bear this out , very nearly 1 goal per game over 1200 games .
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    i was fascinated by Ronaldo's speed and power. don't know about Pele, he's not my generation :D
    I'll rewrite it in best striker of the 90's ;)
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    agree Ronaldo was good, but not the best
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    Ah , that's a shame , I was hoping to provoke a discussion . :y1:
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    Well, for me he is certainly the best striker in the last 10 years.

    Farewell...
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    i tell you what, he is definately the best ronaldo ever ;)
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    Ronaldo was one of the best. Congrats to him on an amazing career playing football
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    Nahh he's done nothing for the last 5 years mate. But the 10 years before that, 1996-2006 he was out of this world.

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    Meh not really fussed if I am honest.

    Went missing to many times and could not control himself or his weight.

    Yes he could score but he scored off the field a few too many times.
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    I must admit that when he was good he was very very good .
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    I thought he was amazing, Sir Bobby Robson did a good job there!

    But the greatest will always be Rosenthal!
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    Ronaldo admited last year that he has a thyroid dysfunction for many years now. my mother also has it so i know how difficult it is not to gain weight living with that.
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    And....................

    Mabbutt has diabeties which can result in the same thing and he was fine.

    Ronaldo whilst a good player lost the desire in his final few seasons which is why he put the weight on.
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    To be fair, hypothyroidism has issues that go beyond weight gain, some of which could severely affect a person's mental state, desire and capability to perform at a high level.

    In any case, on his day a great player.
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    i'm only 23 so he's easily one of the best strikers i've seen in my lifetime!
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    My first ever memory of watching football was in the 2002 world cup in Japan, where the Brazilians were far and away the best international squad I have ever seen (better than 2010 Spain I would say.) And leading the attack was the talisman Ronaldo. With his weird patch of hair in the front, his bucktooth smile he really captivated me as he scored 8 goals that tournament and especially in the final, where he scored 2 on the best goalkeeper in the world. TBH I have him to thank for getting me into following football. Some of the older posters on here may have different opinions, but I have never seen Pele or Maradona and I would say that Ronaldo is the best striker I have ever seen.
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    The one and only Ronaldo.....

    In his prime the best .

    Best striker I have seen playing since I can remember.

    (I didnt watch Pele only on youtube!!!)
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    legendary striker, and his presence will be missed, but the best ever, there are a few who stack against him gert Muller, Pele,Franz binder,and Arthur Friedenreich, are all guy who have allegedly scored over 1000 goals, its open to argument, i suppose it comes down to your favourite,
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    Ronaldo was the best finisher and attacker I had ever seen in my lifetime, until Lionel Messi turned up.
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    Thing I always loved about him is that he rarely put his foot through the ball, most of his goals are nice safe taps to the corner (they almost look sloppy he does it so non-chalantly). Way more effective than the 99 percent of footballers who try to blow it past a keeper. Great nose for the goal, you could even see it in his cameo appearance... he could always smell blood before anyone else. Good luck to him.
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    IMO during his prime he is the best striker to ever live. However his prime did not last nearly as long enough due to weight issues, injuries and attitude. Such a shame!
    gg17,

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