Italy superstar Christian Vieri believes Delima Ronaldo is a better player than Portuguese Cristiano, MySportDab reports.
Delima is better than his namesake Cristiano Ronaldo says Christian Vieri who played alongside the Brazilian.
There is clearly something in that particular moniker when it comes to the art of finding the target.
With two eras having been dominated by superstars with that name splashed across their back.
Through the late 1990s and early 21st century, the Brazilian two-time World Cup winner redefined the art of hitting the back of the net across spells at PSV, Barcelona, Inter and Real Madrid respectively.
Brazilian star Ronaldo who is forever remembered as O Fenomeno is rightly assured a place amongst all time greatest.
Portuguese star Cristiano has also joined the list of all time football greatest.
The five time Ballon d’Or winner has written his name in the record books across stints with Manchester United, Real Madrid and Juventus, with his exploits raising the bar of individual brilliance even higher.
Vieri still ranks Delima over Cristiano with the Italy international having once played partnership with the Brazilian at San Siro.
Asked to make his pick by the Daily Mail, Vieri 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 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.”
Veiri enjoyed a productive footballing career playing.