- Zlatan Ibrahimovic believes that Ronaldo De lima is the best player in footballing history
- The Swede was full of praises for the veteran striker, claiming that every player wanted to be like him
- Ronaldo won the Ballon d'Or award thrice and lifted the World Cup with Brazil in 1994 and 2002
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic has named Brazil's Ronaldo Nazario De Lima the greatest footballer in history, Goal.
The Swedish striker put the two-time World Cup winner ahead of the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
Ronaldo de Lima won the Ballon d'Or three times before retiring from the game and played for top European clubs like PSV, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and AC Milan.
Speaking before the Rossoneri's Europa League game against Red Star Belgrade, Ibrahimovic was full of admiration for the current owner of La Liga side Real Valladolid.
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Zlatan was quoted by Goal:
"I don't need to describe Ronaldo, 'The Phenomenon'.
"I always say you have the players that play the game, and the players that are the game. For me, Ronaldo is the game. When you watch him play, everyone wanted to play like him and become like him.
"The way he was moving, the way he did his stepovers, the way he did 'the snake'. The way he was moving, for me he's the greatest player through history, no doubt."
Milan made it through to the last 16 stages of the Europa League despite being forced to a 1-1 draw by the Serbian club.
The match ended 1-1 at the San Siro but Milan qualified on the away-goals rule, having played a 2-2 draw in the first leg.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Romelu Lukaku and Zlatan Ibrahimovic will come face to face again in the Milan derby at the San Siro and the Belgian striker has revealed what his mum advised him to do to the Swede.
Reports claim that the Inter Milan forward has been told by his mother Adolphine to take revenge after clashing with his former Man United teammate in the Coppa Italia.
The AC Milan striker was accused of calling Lukaku derogatory names after the two powerhouse strikers clashed in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.
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