How much admiration does Gianluigi Buffon have for Ronaldo Nazario? Well, apart from identifying him as his favorite Brazilian footballer, the legendary Italian goalkeeper said he regrets that due to the serious injuries he suffered, El Fenomeno is not known as the best player. all time.
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Having seen him as an opponent at the peak of his performance, Buffon, who at 44 is still racing for Parma, said R9 had all the conditions to write his name at the top of the first page in the history of the Game.
“My favorite Brazilian footballer of all time is Ronaldo (Nazário). I had the chance to face him several times and saw him before he suffered the unfortunate injuries that affected his career. He was a phenomenal player.
He was an alien. For me it is a tragedy that he is not remembered as the best footballer in history. He had everything to be the best of all time,” said Gigi, in a video (2014) shared on the official FIFA channel.
Although he didn't stay on top that long, there are several current figures such as Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang or Karim Benzema who still place R9 as The GOAT.
However, it must be admitted that in this conversation the names that are most on the table are Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Diego Armando Maradona or even Pelé. And that is precisely what the great Gianluigi Buffon refers to.