When naming the eight greatest players of all time, Brazil legend Ronaldo told The Guardian: “I think there is a very, very special group where you have Diego, Messi, Cruyff, Beckenbauer, Pelé, Van Basten, Ronaldinho.
“I would include myself. Let the fans say, let them debate it in the bars. But you can’t rank them, can’t compare generations.”
It really is a ‘very special group’ with Diego Maradona, Lionel Messi, Johan Cruyff, Franz Beckenbauer, Pele, Marco van Basten, and Ronaldo Nazario himself.
While there can be no arguments over the players included, there are some notable absentees in Ronaldo’s list.
How can he possibly exclude Cristiano Ronaldo?
The likes of Michel Platini, Alfredo Di Stefano, Zinedine Zidane, George Best and Ferenc Puskas will all feel hard done by not to be mentioned.