Ronaldo names the greatest player he's played with

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When you’ve played the likes of Barcelona, Inter Milan, Real Madrid, AC Milan as well as Brazil, it’s fair to say you’ve played with a fair few quality players.

That’s the case for Ronaldo with the legendary striker sharing the dressing room with some of the best players the sport has ever seen.

He won the Copa del Rey and Cup Winners’ Cup with Barcelona, the UEFA Cup with Inter, two La Ligas with Real Madrid as well as two World Cups for his country.

A ridiculous 352 club goals as well as 62 strikes for Brazil saw him establish himself as one of the best strikers in world football.

However, there’s no doubt he received a bit of help from the incredible teammates behind him.

From Luis Figo at Barcelona, Clarence Seedorf at Inter Milan, Raul at Real Madrid, Kaká at AC Milan and Ronaldinho for Brazil - there were certainly plenty of players that had the ability to thread a through-ball to Ronaldo who finished with ease.

But who is the best player Ronaldo actually played with?

Well, none of the above actually as Ronaldo opted for another player altogether.

“Zidane is the best I’ve ever played with,” Ronaldo said, per AS when asked the ultimate question.

Ronaldo spent four-and-a-half seasons at the Bernabeu, scoring 104 goals - four of those campaigns came alongside a certain Zidane.

Remarkably, they only won a single La Liga during that time - during the 2002/03 season - with a squad that consisted the likes of Iker Casillas, Roberto Carlos and Fernando Hierro.

On the international stage, though, it’s probably understandable that Ronaldo has opted for Zidane. In the 1998 World Cup final, Zidane scored twice as his French side beat Ronaldo’s Brazil 3-0.

Zidane then produced one of the finest individual displays football has ever seen in the 2006 World Cup as France beat Brazil 1-0 in quarter-finals.

Just take a look at Zidane’s highlights from that match.

Yeah, we can understand why Ronaldo has selected him as the greatest player he has ever played with.

Zinedine Zidane
Real Madrid
AC Milan
Premier League
Cristiano Ronaldo
Serie A
Lionel Messi
Inter Milan
UEFA Champions League
Brazil Football

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