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Rio Ferdinand named a legend who could have won more Ballon d’Or titles than CR7

By Mario Perez

Rio Ferdinand named a legend who could have won more Ballon d’Or titles than CR7

The Manchester United legend surprised the fans with a shocking revelation

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Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand gave a shocking message on Cristiano Ronaldo’s success which would have impressed the media and the fans in the last few hours, as he named a football legend who was revealed as a top player who could have won more Ballon d’Or titles than the Portuguese superstar.

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Ferdinand, who played for the Red Devils from 2002 to 2014 and is currently retired after having completed a successful career in English football, named one of the top players of his time as a footballer as the best player he has ever seen and a real candidate to shine in every football award.

The player in question is the former Real Madrid and FC Barcelona player Ronaldo Nazario, who won the Ballon d’Or twice in 1997 and 2002 and is undoubtedly considered one of the best strikers of all time. Ferdinand saw him closely in Old Trafford in 2002, in a Champions League game facing Real Madrid against Manchester United in the Mancunian stadium, and was quickly impressed by the Brazilian’s skills on the pitch.

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Ferdinand revealed to have been even scared of playing against him

Speaking about Ronaldo Nazario, Ferdinand claimed that the Brazilian striker could have won up to six Ballon d’Or titles if he hadn’t suffered serious injuries in his career. “R9 – I’ve got to say, that was injuries after operations after operations – is the only player that I have played against, and before the game, I’ve been going in my bed, the night before, s**t,” said Ferdinand.


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