- Ronaldo Delima won two FIFA World Cup titles before he retired
- Zinedine Zidane and David Beckham were among those he played with
- Delima played for clubs like Real Madrid and Barcelona
Brazil football legend Ronaldo Delima was regarded as world's soccer biggest striker in the 90s considering his superb performances then and high rich sense of scoring goals.
Ronaldo Delima was a joy to watch for all football fans during his active playing days most especially when the World Cup winner was playing for Real Madrid.
He first won the World Cup at the age of 17 with Brazil before going on to win the second when he turned 25.
Till today, many strikers playing the game of football in many part of the world still regard Ronaldo Delima as their idol.
Recently, Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho claimed that Ronaldo Delima is the greatest ever footballer in the world thereby snubbing the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
"If we are talking strictly about talent and skill, nobody surpasses Ronaldo.
“When he was at Barcelona with Bobby Robson, I realized that he was the best player I’d ever seen take to the field,''. Mourinho explained.
Mirror Football have however taken a look into the players who made most appearances with Ronaldo Delima before he retired from football.
1. Goalkeeper: Iker Casillas
Appearances alongside Ronaldo: 165
2. Right back: Michel Salgado
Appearances alongside Ronaldo: 146
3. Centre-back: Francisco Pavon
Appearances alongside Ronaldo: 87
4. Centre-back: Ivan Helguera
Appearances alongside Ronaldo: 134
5. Left-back: Robert Carlos
Appearances alongside Ronaldo: 261
6. Defensive-midfield: Diego Simeone
Appearances alongside Ronaldo: 59
7. Right-midfield: Luis Figo
Appearances alongside Ronaldo: 164
8. Centre-midfield: David Beckham
Appearances alongside Ronaldo: 104
9. Centre-midfield: Guti
Appearances alongside Ronaldo: 123
10. Left-midfield: Zinedine Zidane
Appearances alongside Ronaldo: 139
11. Centre-forward: Raul
Appearances alongside Ronaldo: 142
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho snubbed the duo of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo thereby picking Brazilian football legend Ronaldo Delima as the world's best player.
The duo of Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are widely considered as the best players in the world at least for the past 15 years considering what they have achieved in their careers.
But Jose Mourinho who is also one of the best managers in the world felt Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are not the best footballers in the world naming Delima Nasaro ahead of them.
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