Lionel Messi claims Brazil's Ronaldo is the best striker he ever saw

Lionel Messi claims Brazil's Ronaldo is the best striker he ever saw

Lionel Messi is most times regarded as the greatest of all time but the Barcelona star has revealed his best ever striker is Ronaldo Nazario de Lima.

The Brazilian legend won the hearts of many fans across the world with his dribbling skills, power and precision in front of goal.

Ronaldo announced himself to the world when he joined Barcelona from PSV and the striker produced some breath-taking performances in his first season including a solo effort, dribbling from the midfield.

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He left after a season and joined Inter Milan in 1997 but picked up a knee injury that cut his career short but he fought back and won the World Cup with Brazil in 2002.

And when Messi was asked who he thinks was his best striker of all time, the Argentine snubbed his closest rival Cristiano Ronaldo and his teammate Luis Suarez.

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"Ronaldo [Nazario] was a phenomenon, Of all the strikers I ever saw, he was the best," Messi told AS. "He was impressive," he added.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Raheem Sterling's goal in Man City's 3-0 win over Aston Villa at the Etihad, now draws him level with Barcelona's Lionel Messi with 36 goals in a calendar year.

The England international scored the opener for City as he put the ball through Tom Heaton's legs to score his 36th goal for club and country in 2019.

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