Former Brazil striker Ronaldo played for Real Madrid between 2002-07
Brazil icon Ronaldo has claimed he would relish playing alongside his namesake Cristiano Ronaldo if he had the chance to play in the modern era.
The 38-year-old, one of the most decorated footballers ever, ended his illustrious playing career in 2011, however he has suggested he could play again for Fort Lauderdale Strikers, a North American League side that he now co-owns.
Ronaldo admits a return to top level football is past him but would pick the current Real Madrid talisman to play alongside.
‘If [Fort Lauderdale] reach the playoffs, I might give it a go again but I’d have to train very hard,’ the iconic striker told AS. ‘But my time has passed.
‘If I could play anywhere today, though? I’d love to play alongside Cristiano Ronaldo. It’s not possible but it would be spectacular!’
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi and the leading lights of world football, being consistently compared having dominated the Ballon d’Or award in recent years and breaking numerous scoring records between them.
‘It’s wonderful to see how they play and how they score goals,’ said Ronaldo, the two-time Ballon d’Or winner added. ‘I love watching both of them.’