Happy Birthday @Ronaldo ~ What a pleasure it was to watch him play! At full speed & flow: only God almighty ALLAH could stop him, He was an absolutely unbelievable footballer, A Phenomenon, he could do whatever he wanted with the ball, he was such a unique talent, the day I discovered him back in my childhood, man, to see him play was like a childhood “crush”, it was love at first sight….i don't think no footballer comes close to him.. I've seen them all, I've seen Messi, Cristiano, nothing compares to the original R9. in the 90's I grew up watching Ronaldinho, Zidane, Batistuta, Romario, Baggio, Andy Cole, Cantona I've been a fan of them all, but the original Ronaldo? Wow man… he gave his fans the feeling that made us fall in love with him more than football itself. I personally think no footballer could ever make his fans feel like how he did. Wish I could just talk to him for a minute and tell him that he's my hero, he is simply the best memory of my life. @Ronaldo if your reading this I just want to let you know that even today in 2017 I talk about you at work.
What amazed me is that you didn't need super player's to bring you success, you played against the likes of Maldini, Nesta, Cannavaro, Stam, Gattuso, Costacurta and many other great defenders and made them all suffer. You dominated an era full of superstars and become an Idol for generations to come. You Became the king of world football at a very young age at 20 years old. A boy wonder who revolutionised and changed football for ever!
When I speak to the slightly older generation people at work - they always recall the great Johan Cruyff, Beckenbauer, Rummenigge, Maradona, Van Basten, Pele, Garrincha, Roberto Baggio, Romario, and they say these footballers were exceptional talents, But I always mention the Original Ronaldo to them. For me U will always be the best striker in my eyes.
Thank you for the great memories #r9 Ignore tags: @Pele @romariofaria @rivaldooficial @ronaldinho @oficialrc3 @zidane #ronaldolima #RonaldoLuisNazarioDeLima #thegreatest #ronaldo #r9