Considered to be one of the greatest strikers of all time, Ronaldo Nazario was an absolute phenomenon at his peak. A three-time FIFA World Player of the Year and two-time Ballon d’Or winner, Ronaldo at his peak was known for his devastating turn of pace, acceleration, quick dribbling and clinical finishing skills.
The Brazilian striker played for some amazing clubs in his prime such as Cruzeiro, PSV, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Real Madrid, AC Milan and Corinthians and he was successful throughout his career.
When fit, he combined pace, power, insane dribbling ability and super finishing skills into one complete, world-class set. He led Brazil to a fifth World Cup title in 2002 and also playing a major role in Brazil’s second-place finish in 1998.
Pele is the greatest striker to have walked the planet and played the beautiful game. He reserved his best for the biggest stage in World football, the World Cup. Pele first burst onto the scene in 1958 as a young teenager and he absolutely took the tournament by storm, putting in some spellbinding performances right through the tournament. In 1958, Pele became the youngest player to score in a World Cup final when Brazil beat Sweden 5-2. Pele scored at the tender age of 17 and the record still stands to this date.
He won the 1962 World Cup as well. The 1970 World Cup cemented Pele’s place as one of the greatest footballers of all time. In the final, Pele put in another superlative performance as he grabbed a goal and two superb assists. Pele was awarded the Golden Ball award for being the best player in the 1970 World Cup. The Brazilian legend also has the record for being the only player to have scored in two different finals.
With three World Cups, and countless club titles with his club side Santos, Pele is the greatest striker of all time.