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Cristiano Ronaldo Has Now Scored More Goals Than Brazil Legend Pele
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Cristiano Ronaldo Has Now Scored More Goals Than Brazil Legend Pele

  Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has now surpassed football legend Pele to climb second in the all-time goalscoring charts. The 35-year-old Portuguese superstar was in action for Juventus on Sunday and opened the scoring in the first half against Udinese with a superb strike past a helpless Juan Musso. Ronaldo returned in the second half to score his second as Juventus extended their lead to 3-0 at the Allianz Stadium. The Portugal captain's brace allowed him to notch up his 758th goal in his glittering career, moving him one ahead of Pele on the all-time list. Only Slavia Prague legend Josef Bican has scored more goals than any other player in history with 805 goals in 530 matches between 1931 and 1955. Fans wasted no time in taking to Twitter to laud five-tim...
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Messi is my Favourite Player to Watch – Ronaldo

Brazil legend, Ronaldo De Lima, has revealed that Lionel Messi is his favourite player to watch. Ronaldo, in an interview with AS, also left Cristiano Ronaldo out of his list of the top five players that he loves. Both Messi and Ronaldo are constantly hailed as the two best players in the world, but De Lima has a different opinion. Instead, he picked Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah, Real Madrid’s Eden Hazard and Paris Saint-Germain duo of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe. “Messi, of course, he is number one, it is a talent that we will take 20 or 30 years to see something similar. “I also like Salah, Hazard, Neymar, that I love watching him play, of course Mbappe,” Ronaldo said.
Brazil’s Ronaldo is the Greatest Striker of all Time – Samuel Eto’o
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Brazil’s Ronaldo is the Greatest Striker of all Time – Samuel Eto’o

Four-time African of the Footballer of the Year, Samuel Eto'o, has expressed his admiration for the Brazil legend, Ronaldo. According to Samuel Eto’o, two-time Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo, renowned for his goalscoring exploits for Brazil and at club level for Barcelona, Real Madrid, PSV, and Inter Milan in a career that totalled 18 years, is the greatest striker of all time. Ronaldo, won two Fifa World Cups, in 1994 and 2002, and was crowned the Fifa World Player of the Year thrice, while winning the Ballon d'Or in 1997 and 2002. According to Eto'o he is the greatest African player ever, but Ronaldo nicknamed 'El Fenomeno' - a Portuguese word meaning the Phenomenon, is the greatest striker of all time. "The best of all was Ronaldo, 'O Fenomeno',” Eto’o was quoted as sayi...
‘The best of all’ – Eto’o names Brazil legend Ronaldo as only player better than him
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‘The best of all’ – Eto’o names Brazil legend Ronaldo as only player better than him

The four-time African of the Footballer of the Year expressed his admiration for the Brazil legend, whom he described as the best striker of all time Samuel Eto’o believes two-time Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo is the greatest striker of all time. Ronaldo was renowned for his goalscoring exploits for Brazil and at club level for Barcelona, Real Madrid, PSV, and Inter Milan with hundreds of goals in a professional career that spanned 18 years. Aside from his success at club level, the 43-year-old won two Fifa World Cups, in 1994 and 2002, and was crowned the Fifa World Player of the Year thrice, while winning the Ballon d'Or in 1997 and 2002.
FATHER’S FOOTSTEPS : Brazil Legend Ronaldinho’s 14-Year-Old Son Signs First Pro Contract With Nike Who Sponsored Dad During Career
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FATHER’S FOOTSTEPS : Brazil Legend Ronaldinho’s 14-Year-Old Son Signs First Pro Contract With Nike Who Sponsored Dad During Career

RONALDINHO’S son has followed in his father’s footsteps by signing a contract with sportswear giants Nike. The Brazilian superstar was the face of the company when he was crowned the world’s best player in 2005. And now Joao Mendes, 14, is ready to bolster his bank balance by signing his first contract with Nike. Teenager Mendes currently plays his football for Brazilian side Cruzeiro. Ronaldinho revealed the news on social media with a picture of Mendes signing the contract. He wrote the caption: “The newest member of the @nike family!!! Football with joy!!” Joao’s mother, Ronaldinho’s ex Janaina Mendes, is also in the photo in what has been described in reports as a “rare” sighting of the three together. Joao, a forward like his father, signed his first pro...
Brazil legend, Ronaldinho released from Paraguayan prison and placed under house arrest after serving 32 days
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Brazil legend, Ronaldinho released from Paraguayan prison and placed under house arrest after serving 32 days

Brazil legend, Ronaldinho has been released from a high-security jail in Paraguay and placed under house arrest after serving 32 days following his fake passport scandal.   The former Barcelona superstar, who won the World Cup with Brazil in 2002, has been ordered to serve house arrest alongside his brother at the luxury Palmaroga hotel in Asuncion after reportedly paying a £1.3million bond.   Ronaldinho and his brother Roberto de Assis were jailed on March 6 after entering Paraguay with a fake passports   The passports found on them were bearing the names of Ronaldinho and Roberto with Paraguayan nationality despite having their Brazilian passports confiscated in 2018 following conviction in an environment offence.     He told local ...
Ronaldinho Arrested in Paraguay After Fake Passport claims
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Ronaldinho Arrested in Paraguay After Fake Passport claims

The former Barcelona and PSG star was detained in the South American country after allegedly producing false documentation. Brazil legend Ronaldinho has been arrested in Paraguay for allegedly using false documentation to enter the South American country. The 39-year-old, who won the World Cup with Brazil in 2002, was detained in the Resort Yacht & Golf Club Paraguayo along with his brother Roberto on Wednesday night, the Ministry of Interior of Paraguay has confirmed. According to La Nacion, passports were found in the hotel bearing the names of Ronaldinho and Roberto with Paraguayan nationality. Both the brothers remained in the hotel suite overnight, with Paraguayan authorities due to issue a statement on Thursday morning. An official statement from the Paraguayan p...
Kaka Chooses Between Gerrard, Frank Lampard, Paul Scholes
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Kaka Chooses Between Gerrard, Frank Lampard, Paul Scholes

Brazil legend, Kaka has chosen Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard over Chelsea’s Frank Lampard and former Manchester United star, Paul Scholes. Kaka said he admires Gerrard, who is now the manager at Scottish giants, Rangers. Kaka and Gerard locked horns in the 2005 and 2007 Champions League finals. Kaka, who spoke to Sport Bible as part of their ‘either/or’ series, said: “I like Gerrard. “Because we had this challenge between ourselves in 2005 and 2007, I really admire him. “Of course, Lampard was pretty amazing, Scholes the classic. “But I’ll have Gerrard.” Gerrard, a former England international ,enjoyed a memorable career on Merseyside, winning notable trophies such as the Champions League in 2005 and the FA Cup in both 2000/2001 and 2005/2006.
Pele Is Depressed And Too Embarrassed To Leave The House, Says Brazil Legend Son
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Pele Is Depressed And Too Embarrassed To Leave The House, Says Brazil Legend Son

The 79-year-old has rarely been in public recently having struggled with his rehabilitation from a hip operation Brazil legend Pele is depressed and is too embarrassed to leave his house due to poor health, according to his son Edinho. The former striker will turn 80 in October, and requires a frame to help him walk after suffering from years of hip trouble. Many of his recent public appearances have been in a wheelchair, with his son saying that his father is reluctant to leave the house due to his shame about being unwell. "He’s pretty fragile," Edinho told Globoesporte . "He had a hip replacement and didn’t have an adequate or ideal rehabilitation. "So he has this problem with mobility and that has set off a kind of depression. Imagine, he’s the king, he was alway...
Messi and Neymar criticism is unfair, says Rivaldo
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Messi and Neymar criticism is unfair, says Rivaldo

The Brazil legend has defended the forwards after his former boss Louis van Gaal accused the pair of not being team players Criticism of Lionel Messi and Neymar for not being "team players" suggests former Barcelona coach Louis van Gaal does not like players that "detract from the coach", according to Rivaldo. Van Gaal, who coached Rivaldo at Camp Nou, claimed Barca and Paris Saint-Germain had fallen short in the Champions League because Messi and Neymar had been playing for themselves. The ex-Manchester United manager advised the star duo to be more like Liverpool midfielder James Milner, a European champion in 2018-19, in order to return their clubs to winning ways.
Rivaldo Names two Strongest Teams in English Premier League
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Rivaldo Names two Strongest Teams in English Premier League

Former Barcelona star and Brazil legend, Rivaldo, has identified Liverpool and Manchester City as the two ‘strongest teams’ in the English Premier League, EPL. Rivaldo believes that Jurgen Klopp’s side and Pep Guardiola’s men are both playing excellent football, adding that the English top-flight league is currently the strongest league in the world. “Liverpool and Manchester City are the strongest teams in England right now and are both playing excellent football,” Rivaldo told Betfair. “So if I were playing today, and had the chance to go to the Premier League, one of them would probably be my choice. “But there are more powerful teams in the Premier League than in any other league. It’s strongest league in the world right now. “Wh...
Rivaldo Speaks on Rakitic Move from Barcelona to Man United this Summer
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Rivaldo Speaks on Rakitic Move from Barcelona to Man United this Summer

Former Barcelona star and Brazil legend, Rivaldo, has urged midfielder, Ivan Rakitic to snub a move to Manchester United this summer’s transfer window. Rakitic has drawn interest from Man United in recent days with Barcelona placing a £48 million price tag for the Croatia international. But Rivaldo has now advised the 31-year-old to reject a move to Old Trafford and extend his stay with the La Liga champions. “There are rumours circulating about Ivan Rakitic possibly going to Manchester United but, while United is a big club with great tradition, I think the Croatian still has enough football to keep playing for Barcelona, as he is a great player,” Rivaldo told Betfair. “United are passing through a bad moment, but their tradition is huge and any big player would like to pl...
Rivaldo Sends Strong Message to Eden Hazard
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Rivaldo Sends Strong Message to Eden Hazard

Brazil legend, Rivaldo has urged Chelsea’s star player, Eden Hazard to make a transfer move to the La Liga giants, Real Madrid, in this summer transfer window. Rivaldo believes the Belgium international will be a perfect signing for the Los Blancos. The ex-midfield maestro believes Hazard will become successful at the Santiago Bernabeu if he eventually leaves Stamford Bridge at the end of the season. Hazard has been heavily linked with a mega move to the Champions League holders over the past two years. The 28-year-old, who has been in top form this season, is yet to sign a new contract at Chelsea. Speaking ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League clash with Cardiff City on Sunday, Rivaldo was quoted by Metro UK as saying: “Hazard could be more than just a great player at Madri...
Kylian Mbappe Can Become The New Pele! – Brazil Legend, Pele
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Kylian Mbappe Can Become The New Pele! – Brazil Legend, Pele

  Football Legend Pele has backed PSG Star Kylian Mbappe to match his stunning career achievements. Pele is widely regarded as one of the greatest ever football players having burst onto the scene as a 17-year-old at the 1968 World Cup, helping Brazil win the tournament for the first time. He then won the World Cup again in 1962 and 1970, becoming the first player to win the tournament three times. Pele is also the all-time leading goalscorer for Brazil with 77 goals in 92 games. There are already some similarities with his achievements so far and Pele’s early career. Like Pele, Mbappe is a teenage World Cup winner and already has a clutch of domestic titles to his name. However, the 78-year-old has said comparisons between himself and the young forward are no...
“Lionel Messi Can’t Be Compared To Maradona Or Pele” – Zico
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“Lionel Messi Can’t Be Compared To Maradona Or Pele” – Zico

Brazil legend Zico has said that Barcelona Star Lionel Messi can't be compared to Diego Maradona or Pele because he has not won the World Cup. Messi is widely regarded as one the best players in the world alongside rival Cristiano Ronaldo. But Messi has failed to win any international honors with the Argentina national team and got knocked out of 2018 World Cup in the last 16. MySportDab report Argentina have struggled to win any trophy over the years, finishing second at the Copa America in 2015 and 2016 meaning Messi’s only international trophy is a gold medal from the 2008 Olympics. And Zico believes that leaves Lionel Messi is trailing Pele and Maradona when it comes to considering who the greatest of all time is. “Messi is close to Maradona,” Zico told Omnisport. ...
Ronaldo Buys 51 Per Cent Of Real Valladolid Football Club, Becomes Majority Owner
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Ronaldo Buys 51 Per Cent Of Real Valladolid Football Club, Becomes Majority Owner

Ronaldo de Lima has become the majority owner of Real Valladolid football club, it has been reported. According to The Sun UK, the Brazil legend purchased a 51 per cent stake in the La Liga club for £27million today. Two-time World Cup winner Ronaldo, 41, bought the shares from Valladolid president Carlos Suarez, who will keep his position at the club. The former Real Madrid, Barcelona, AC and Inter Milan star has invited fans to help him develop Valladolid into a Spanish giant. Ronaldo, who will be chairman of the board of directors, said: "I have gone through many stages in my training in football to prepare myself. Football is a passion. "We have the best resources to meet our goals, goals that are not going to stay here because we want to grow to achieve our dreams. "...