former Italian striker Christian Vieri picked Brazilian legend Ronaldo de Lima over Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo.

Both players have endured legendary careers, with the latter frequently being compared to Lionel Messi in the debate of who is currently the best player in world football.

However, having featured alongside Brazil international Ronaldo at Inter Milan, Vieri has heaped praise on the striker.

Vieri speaking to the Daily Mail as he said: “I am a friend of Ronnie and I was lucky enough to have him as a striker with me. He had it all. He was explosive, powerful and fast. He looked like a dancer, he seemed to dance with the ball.

“I say that Brazilian Ronaldo is better than the Cristiano Ronaldo. CR7 is a war machine, he is admirable for everything he does and for all the things he continues to do.

“Cristiano can play up to 40 years with a cigarette between his lips, as they say in Italy. He has a sculptural physique.”

As well as scoring 62 goals from 98 caps for Brazil,

Ronaldo scoring 62 goals from 98 caps for Brazil where he won two FIFA World Cup, Copa America, FIFA Confederation Cup but the former Ballon d’Or winner netted a combined total of 264 goals from 384 appearances for PSV Eindhoven, Barcelona, Inter Real Madrid and AC Milan respectively.

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