Why doesn't Ronaldo get more credit as an all-time great?

Discussion in 'The Beautiful Game' started by dd601, Oct 5, 2005.

  1. dd601

    dd601 Member

    Oct 21, 2004
    People rarely put him in list of top 10 players of all-time...Or even top 10 scorers/forwards of all time...What does the man have to do?
  2. Joelzinho

    Joelzinho Member

    May 23, 2005
    Nat'l Team:
    score more goals... :p
  3. Dark Savante

    Dark Savante Member

    Apr 24, 2002
    Become the Tea Pot!!
    You have to take most top ten lists with a pinch of salt. Generally you will have the gemeric 5 of Pele, Maradona, Di Stefano, Cruyff and Beckenbauer after that most lists are scattered with players who were influential to the posters homeland NT and its greatest success and then you'll get the rest filled with players who the poster grew up with and has a particular fondness for.

    Most are a list of favourites not best. Whether a poster has seen much of the generic 5 or not they will be placed there as a default.

    Players who are currently active will get their full due once they hang up their boots and their career can be looked back on as memories.

    As an experiment, scroll down to a posters location or fav NT and think of great players from there...usually they'll find their way into that posters top 10.
  4. michaec

    michaec Member

    May 24, 2001
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Just a thought, but since his knee injuries, Ronaldo hasn't been the force he was. When he was at Barcelona it seemed he would take on the whole opposition defence by himself, weave his way through them and deposit the ball in the net at will. These days he is more likely to be on the end of things instead of more involved in the general play and not making those spectacular runs any more. Not entirely his fault, but I think he may be suffering from people thinking he's not as good as he could have been.
  5. Duck Manson

    Duck Manson Member+

    Feb 8, 2005
    Juventus FC
    i think people are down a bit on ronaldo because hes lazy and seems uninspired alot. if he had continued like he did early on, things would probably be a bit different. plus he is still active and has many years left in his career. people usually put retired players on those kind of lists.
  6. alman

    alman New Member

    Aug 1, 2005
    I agree, Ronaldo is clearly among the best 10 players ever, if not the 5 best. His problem is that it doesn't bother him much if he misses a good chance... but because of that he makes very cool goals...
  7. ChaChaFut

    ChaChaFut Member

    Jun 30, 2005
    Because he's not an all-time great... :)
  8. ruudboy

    ruudboy New Member

    Jul 6, 2000
    Ronaldo will be recognised as an all time great, wait til he retires.He was the best scorer at the 2002 World Cup, and his goal scoring exploits in his youth should at least put him as a GREAT, right now he is Real Madrid.

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