Ronaldo Luis Nazario de Lima is one of the most successful strikers to ever appear in football history. In his prime, the Brazilian ace was known for his dribbling at speed, feints, and clinical finishing. Now he has taken his time and make his all-time best XI. Here’s Ronaldo de Lima’s best squad all-time.
11. Goalkeeper: Gianluigi Buffon
been named the IFFHS World’s Best Goalkeeper a record five times. He was also named the best goalkeeper of the 21st century. For Ronaldo, Buffon is the greatest goalkeeper ever.
10. Right-Back: Cafu
The marauding right-back was a staple of the early 2000s Roma side that was so exciting to watch. One could argue he ushered in the era of attacking full backs.
9. Center-Back: Paolo Maldini
Maldini spent his 25 seasons career with AC Milan before retiring at the age of 41 in 2009. He won 26 trophies with Milan. Is anyone really going to argue whether Maldini is one of the greatest ever? For El Phenomenon, Maldini is irreplaceable.
8. Center-back: Fabio Cannavaro
Fabio Cannavaro is currently the manager of Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande. Cannavaro captained Italy, leading them to victory in the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany. The Italian supporters nicknamed him “Il Muro di Berlino” (“The Berlin Wall”) due to his defensive performances.
7. Left-Back: Roberto Carlos
Undoubtedly one of the most exciting full-backs to ever grace the game. The Brazilian had even some tricks on free-kicks and corner-kicks. Having spent much of his career together, Ronaldo knows what Carlos was capable of.