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Ronaldo vs Ronaldo

Discussion in 'Football Forum' started by altodevil, Feb 11, 2019.

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    altodevil Just another Duffy

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    Ronaldo Luis vs Cristiano Ronaldo
    R9 vs CR7
    Fat Ronaldo vs Sexy Ronaldo

    Who in your opinion had the better peak? For me it is Ronaldo by a long way.

    Who had the better career? Due to injuries, Cristiano probably edges it, the way I see it.
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    SirAF Ageist

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    The better career? Cristiano and it’s not even close.
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    Ish Lights on for Luke

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    Better peak - the fat one.

    Better career - the fined one.
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    jderbyshire Full Member

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    Give over.
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    Fortitude TV/Monitor Expert Scout

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    Oh boy, is the thread made to summon cal like the bat signal?
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    Cassidy No longer at risk of being mistaken for a Scouser

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    I wouldn't go that far, def Cristiano but the world cup wins for R9 cannot be discounted.
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    Green_Red Full Member

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    Raw skill and ability: R9
    Longevity: R7

    I always remember young R7 trying to emulate Ronaldinho and R9. I couldn't tell you who R9 was trying to emulate, I think it was just natural. R9's skills with the ball pissed all over R7.
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    Matt007a Full Member

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    C Ronaldo has had the better career. I think R9 had a higher peak, but for such a short time unfortunately. He was also much more enjoyable to watch than the current one.

    I believe R9 would have been the best striker ever to play the game if he had Cristiano's injury record and fitness.
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    Red Stone Full Member

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    Cristiano wins at everything. Ronaldo is looked back on with a lot of nostalgia, romanticism and "what could have been", plus football fans tend to be overly fond of players who are incredibly gifted with the ball at their feet because they're fun to watch, but in terms of having a positive impact on games peak Cristiano was the better player.

    He has also had a career that's twice as impressive as R9's, if not more.
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    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    Cristiano for both and it's not even close
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    Annihilate Now! ...or later, I'm not fussy Scout

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    I've grown a strong dislike for versus threads... not sure why players constantly have to be compared against each other? Can't we just say they're both feckin' great and move on?
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    Scarecrow Having a week off

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    CR at both.
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    Cloud7 Full Member

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    Ronaldo had the better career overall, but R9 on his day was something else. I’ve never seen anyone terrorize a defense like he could in my life.

    He was my favourite player back then and he will always remain my favourite ever player. I don’t care how many CL’s CR7 has won, how many years he’s scored X+ goals, or any of that.

    What I watched with my own two eyes with R9 took my breath away in ways that CR7 never could.
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    Obviously Cristiano has had the better career. He's been going for years, setting records and winning trophies everywhere.

    Still, before his injury fat Ronaldo is the best player I've ever seen, Cristiano doesn't come close. If you didn't see him between ~96 and 98 you can't really comment. His nickname suited him perfectly.
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    SirAF Ageist

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    I would!

    Five major league titles, five CL wins, one international title and five Ballon d’Ors VS Two major league titles, four international titles and one Ballon d’Or.
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    Sassy Colin Death or the gladioli!

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    Going on the pic on the OP, Fat Ronaldo has better skin.
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    Tommy bigot with fetish for footballers getting fingered

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    Agreed. If I could build an XI of any players from any time at any moment to play one match for my life, fat Ronaldo is one of the first names on the teamsheet, while Cristiano is far from a certain pick.

    :lol:
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    Jev Full Member

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    I think nostalgia plays in when people say R9 had the higher peak. Cristiano Ronaldo (and Messi) have been scoring goals like it was a FIFA game for years and are in my opinion the two best players of all time. In terms of career, it's not close at all.
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    pierrethesnack Full Member

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    How people find CR7 sexy I will never know. He's not even good looking compared to other footballers
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    altodevil Just another Duffy

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    I agree totally. Probably should have said pretty boy Ronaldo
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    André Dominguez Full Member

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    Cristiano Ronaldo plays as left winger and sometimes as a kind of a support striker.
    Ronaldo Fenómeno played as a Striker.

    They could both play in the same starting eleven. Why are we comparing them?
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    Loved Ronaldo back in the day, in the 90s he was simply an amazing all round striker at such a young age, PSV, Barca and first season at Inter.

    For one of the elite/iconic players in football history his trophy cabinet is nowhere near what it should be.

    Never won the CL in his career.

    Didn't win a league title at either Barca or Inter. Think he won one league title in his 4-5 years at Real Madrid.

    Of course all balanced out by being part of two Brazil world cup winning squads.
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    Ronaldo's Mum Eh? Ronaldo is shite

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    One is the GOAT the other is banging transexuals and overweight.

    C'mon OP. You can do better.
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    Shinjch Full Member

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    Cristiano. Easily enough too. As much as I enjoyed the Brazilian, it is pretty clear.
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    Better overall peak - Ronaldo
    Better shooting and free kick technique - Ronaldo
    Better goal scoring rate - Ronaldo
    Better assist rate - Ronaldo
    Better dribbles per game - Ronaldo
    Better jumping prowess - Ronaldo
    Better hair - Fellaini
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    TsuWave Full Member

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    Cristiano Ronaldo and there’s no “edges” it. It’s not even close.
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    B20 HEY EVERYONE I IGNORE SOMEONE LOOK AT ME

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    pretty sure one of those frames is actually carlos tevez
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    Sky1981 Fending off the urge

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    I struggle to think why that a player who "on his day" is always rated better than the guy who does it day in day out for 15 years.
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    Better career - Cristiano by a country mile

    Better season - Cristiano had matched Luis' best season (which was more an one off for him) many times in his career.

    Better absolute peak (as in take their best ever games) - have to go with Luis here. When he was having those best games, he was unplayable.
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    Enigma_87 You know who

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    Better peak - Fenomeno

    Better career - Cristiano.

    In terms of career Cristiano is way more accomplished, WC or not.
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    adexkola Arsenal supporter

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    Enigma_87 You know who

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    Fenomeno was unstoppable at his peak, often playing for less cohesive set ups and even very limited cast (Inter). He was unplayable in a Seria A which was the best league in history - stacked up with talent, especially defensive one.

    He made a mockery of defenders like Maldini, Nesta, Cannavaro at their peak.

    If you limit the service Cristiano gets you can neutralize him. Fenomeno was a one man army. Give him the ball and he attacked like a whole frontline.
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    Sky1981 Fending off the urge

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    He always has the ball. What has he won single handedly?
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    Tommy bigot with fetish for footballers getting fingered

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    So long as he's doing it with consent, what's wrong with that? :smirk: Don't knock it until you've tried it :D
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    Siorac Full Member

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    One of them can be safely discounted, as he didn't play a single minute in 1994.
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    Pennywise New Member

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    R9 pre knee injuries was the best player I've ever seen.
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    Jagga7 Full Member

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    You could argue winning 2 World Cups, scoring 15 goals in them and being the star in the 2 of them is greater career than winning 5 CL's.
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    Murder on Zidane's Floor You'd better not kill Giroud

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    You can terrorise defence but I'd prefer my main player to score lots of goals and win the games. Couldn't give a toss if he terrorised a defence, did he bang in a brace and get us three points?
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    I can't seem to understand this. CR7 wins in both peak and career without a doubt. To the OP what exactly do you mean by peak? Either way. CR7 wins. As humans we tend to romanticize our past memories.