- Jose Mourinho has left Cristiano Ronaldo and Ronaldo de Lima from the three-man shortlist for the Greatest of all Time
- The Spurs boss named Lionel Messi, Diego Maradona and Pele as his preferred choices for the GOAT status
- Both Mourinho and Ronaldo worked together for three seasons at Real Madrid and won three titles for the club
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Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho has shunned Real Madrid legends, Ronaldo de Lima and Cristiano Ronaldo while naming his three-man shortlist for the Greatest of all Time.
The Portuguese manager and the 35-year-old worked together for a few years during their reign at Real Madrid - winning three major titles.
Though the two-time World Cup winner had made his mark way before the 57-year-old arrived at the Santiago Bernabeu, yet, he did not make the coach's top three of all time.
Instead, Lionel Messi, Diego Maradona and legendary Brazilian forward, Pele in no particular order according to Mourinho.
The former Chelsea handler had once named De Lima ahead of the likes of Messi and Ronaldo as his choice for the GOAT status.
He has now made a U-turn when asked to name the three best players of all time, Mourinho said: "For me, the top three players in history are Messi, Pele and [Diego] Maradona," as reported by Sport Bible.
In recent times, the conversation on who is the best footballer in history is not complete without mentioning these four names Messi, Pele, Maradona and Ronaldo.
The 'Special One' labelled the Portugal international "best in the world" in 2013 after both of them combined forces to help Los Blancos win La Liga, the Spanish Super Cup and a Copa del Rey.
"He [Ronaldo] is the best. The best in the world, yes. Probably the best ever. I saw Maradona a couple of times. I never saw Pele. But Cristiano is amazing. This man is the best."
Legit.ng earlier reported Cristiano Ronaldo has taken to his official social media account to reveal the new IFFHS world's best international top-scorer trophy he just won.
This will now be the fourth time the Portugal international will be winning the award in his career thank to his superb performances for Juventus last term.
Ronaldo has been in top form lately becoming the second player in the history of the game to score 100 goals and above.
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