Cristiano Ronaldo: The players tipped to succeed him (1)

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Cristiano Ronaldo's rise to prominence as one of the finest footballers the game has ever seen has resulted in the Real Madrid superstar becoming a marker by which other players are compared.

The Portugal captain's goalscoring record has been nothing short of spectacular over the past few seasons and, while Lionel Messi is his only worthy contemporary, there are several young players in the game who are being likened to Ronaldo.

Ronaldo remains the most expensive player in history following his transfer from Manchester United to Real Madrid in 2009, and the search is on to unearth the eventual successor to the Old Trafford icon.

It is not quite comparative scoring prowess that has seen these starlets marked out as the possible 'new Ronaldo', but more their potential to hit somewhere near the heights the former Manchester United forward has reached during his career.

But who are the players begin dubbed the 'new Ronaldo' by those eager to find football's next superstar? Here are some of the contenders...

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