Video: A glorious six-minute compilation of the original Ronaldo embarrassing goalkeepers in one-on-one situations
Sometimes people forget just how good this guy really was.
The fact that his namesake Cristiano continues to score goals at an incredible rate has meant that when people think of Ronaldo these days, they immediately think of the Portuguese phenomenon and not the Brazilian beast who was probably the best striker in the world from the late 90s to the mid-2000s.
It has also led to him being unfortunately dubbed as ‘Fat Ronaldo’ occasionally in order to make a distinction between the two but any real football fan who witnessed him in his prime couldn’t help but marvel at the strength, power, pace, quick feet and finishing ability that made him nigh on impossible to play against.
Ronaldo was able to put the latter three qualities to good use when one-on-one with the goalkeeper and one could argue that there has never been and might never be anyone as good in those situations as he was.
A six-minute illustration of just why that is the case surfaced on YouTube yesterday and while you might want to watch it on mute because of the terrible soundtrack that seems obligatory with these types of compilation videos, it’ll be six minutes extremely well spent.
What a player.
Video via YouTube/HeilRJ03
Hat-tip: James Dart