Before a Cristiano Ronaldo there was a certain Ronaldo De Lima who was so mesmeric many considered him the most natural goalscorer of all time.
Cristiano is famed for his immense hardwork and he has been lucky to avoid any major injuries whereas, De Lima's latter career was blighted by knee problems.
However the debate to who is the best footballer of all time has been settled by Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic who believes De Lima deserves to be remembered as the best footballer of all time as his talent was more 'natural' than that of his namesake Cristiano Ronaldo.
De Lima, now 40, won numerous titles with Inter Milan, Barcelona and Real Madrid while also inspiring Brazil to a World Cup triumph in 2002.
He finished his international career with 62 goals in 98 caps.
In comparison, Cristiano Ronaldo has become Real Madrid's all-time top goalscorer and won three Champions League titles as well as the European Championship with Portugal.
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Ibrahimovic, himself one of the best strikers of his generation, told ESPN Brazil: "I think Ronaldo, Il Fenomeno, was the best.
"He was an example of what football is. Everything he did was like "wow". The way he dribbled, the way he ran.
"Ronaldo was natural, he was born to be what he was. It was not something he trained to become. This type of player is not made, he is born. He is unique"
On Cristiano Ronaldo, he said: "It is different because he is the result of hard training. It is not natural."
There you have it, Zlatan has spoken. Who do you than was/is the better footballer De Lima or Cristiano?