Best quotes about Cristiano Ronaldo

Sat 20 March 2021 | 15:30

In the following article, we will review the best football figures' quotes about Cristiano Ronaldo.

It does not matter which club or player you support; you cannot deny that the world-class professional football player

Cristiano Ronaldo

is one of the best footballers ever.

Born and raised in Madeira, Ronaldo holds many records since he began his career, including most goals and assists in the history of the UEFA Champions League. The Portuguese magician one of the few footballers to have made over 1,000 professional career appearances, and the legend has scored over 800 goals for club and country. The superstar footballer has scored 102 times for


's national team and in the list of highest international goalscorers of all time is in the second place.

Five Ballon d'Or winner has won 31 major trophies during his career, including five UEFA Champions Leagues, seven league titles, one UEFA Nations League title, and one UEFA European Championship.

Cristiano Ronaldo began his career at Sporting CP and went on to play for

Manchester United


Real Madrid

, and


. CR7 is Real Madrid's all-time top goalscorer. His performances with big clubs and Portugal's national team have established CR7's place among the best football players in football history. For more than a decade, a Portuguese magician has been at the pinnacle of the football world.

So without wasting any further time in describing Cris's technical ability in our words, let's take a look at the

best quotes about Cristiano Ronaldo

from football figures.

A complete collection of quotes on Cristiano Ronaldo

Ready to review some of the best quotes about Cristiano Ronaldo? Let's check them out.

Best Quotes on Cristiano Ronaldo by Legends

From Sir Bobby Charlton's to Zinedine Zidane's high praise, here are the

best quotes on Cristiano Ronaldo by legends


Sir Bobby Charlton

Sir Bobby Charlton, an English former football player, is regarded as one of the greatest midfielders in football history. Being one of the members of Manchester United's board of directors allowed him to witness Ronaldo's success from close quarters. Ronaldo helped the Red Devils to win many trophies.

One of the

best quotes about Cristiano Ronaldo

that Sir Bobby Charlton said is:

"He (Ronaldo) does things I have never seen from any other player, and it is marvellous to watch. It takes a great player to grab the bull by the horns, and make things happen, but he has done it repeatedly."

Once Charlton said he would like to see Ronaldo back.

"Any great player would be welcomed back, but Cristiano went beyond being just a great player. He scores phenomenal goals, loves the club, and was just the right sort of player at Manchester United. I’m a fan of him like anyone else and on a personal level I would like to see him back. I can’t say anything more than that."

Zinedine Zidane

Undoubtedly, Zidane has been one of Real Madrid's most successful coaches. As a manager, he won two La Liga titles and three UEFA Champions League titles with the Whites. Ronaldo helped Real Madrid to win three UEFA Champions League titles under Zidane before leaving Real in 2018.

Zidane and Ronaldo enjoyed resounding success in their time together in the Whites. One of the best quotes about Cristiano Ronaldo that Zidane said is:

"Cristiano Ronaldo is the best. People can say what they like about Cristiano Ronaldo, but in his heart he's a good person. Messi is the rival, and that rivalry is great for the footballing spectacle. It's what the fans want to see."

When Cris left the Whites, Zidane said:

"It is impossible to replace Cristiano. It does not matter who you sign. He has left the club, and you can sign quality players, but they will not achieve what he did at this club, but that is football."

"When you play with Ronaldo on your team, you are already 1-0 up.”

Sir Alex Ferguson

Sir Alex Ferguson is one of the most successful managers in football history. Undoubtedly, he is the most successful manager in the history of Manchester United. he was the first person who realized the true potential of Ronaldo and brought him to Manchester United.

During twenty-six years he had seen some of the best players, from David Beckham to Ryan Giggs. But Sir Alex chose to put Cris right at the top.

One of the greatest quotes about Cristiano Ronaldo that Sir Alex Ferguson said is:

"In the six years [Manchester United] had him, you just saw his game grow all the time, and he was a fantastic player. Now you see the complete player. His decision-making, his maturity, his experience, plus all the great skills he has got, they all make him the complete player."

"We’ve had some great players at this club in my 20 years, but he’s up with the best."

Also, Sir Alex Ferguson wrote about Ronaldo in his autobiography,

"Cristiano was the most gifted player I managed. He surpassed all the other great ones I coached at United, and I had many. The only ones who could be placed near him would be a couple of the home-produced players, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs, because they contributed so prodigiously to Manchester United for two decades."

Ferguson continued:

"Real Madrid paid £80m in cash for him [in 2009] and do you know why? It was a way for Florentino Perez, their president, to say to the world: 'We are Real Madrid, we are the biggest of the lot."


Eusebio, the former Portuguese footballer, is considered one of the greatest footballers of all time. Ronaldo's speed, athleticism, technique, ferocious right-footed shot, his goal-scoring abilities and contributed to an uncanny resemblance to the Black Pearl. Late Eusebio always admired Ronaldo's technical skills.

one of the best quotes about Cristiano Ronaldo that Eusebio said is:

"He has magic in his boots. The first thing you notice about him is that he is incredibly quick and very, very powerful for such a young man."

"He has great, close control and his technique is excellent. He believes he can do anything with the ball, and that confidence makes him very special indeed."

Greatest ever quotes about Cristiano Ronaldo

A versatile striker, Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the greatest footballers in the 21st century. The attacker is known for his strength, jumping ability, and heading accuracy. Here are some of the

greatest ever quotes about Cristiano Ronaldo


Jose Mourinho

Back in 2013, Jose Mourinho was speaking before Real Madrid’s match against Manchester United at Old Trafford. The Portuguese manager believed that CR7 had already surpassed Pele and Maradona as the best.

One of the best quotes about Cristiano Ronaldo that Jose Mourinho said is:

"He is the best. The best in the world, yes. Probably the best ever. I saw Maradona a couple of times. I never saw Pele. But Cristiano is amazing. This man is the best. Cristiano is a goals machine. He is an incredible player. He is like Zidane, there will never be another Ronaldo."

"I had only one problem with him, very simple, very basic, which was when a coach criticises a player from a tactical viewpoint trying to improve what in my view could have been improved. And at that moment he didn't take it very well because maybe he thinks he knows everything and the coach cannot help him to develop more."

When Mourinho was asked about the best player, he said:

"Cristiano Ronaldo and Leo Messi have had longer careers, they have remained at the top every day for 15 years. However, if we are talking strictly about talent and skill, nobody surpasses Ronaldo."

Carlo Ancelotti

Carlo Ancelotti is one of the best managers in recent years. The Italian manager became the Whites manager in 2013, winning one Copa del Rey title and one UEFA Champions League title. Once he said that he continues to be amazed by CR7 technical skills.

"I've seen Ronaldo play a lot of times, of course, but when you're up close every day his technical skills are unbelievable," the Italian trainer said.

"He's the best I've ever seen. He's scored in every game in this period — 25 goals in 18 games — and he can score more."

One of the best quotes about Cristiano Ronaldo that Ancelotti said is:

"Cristiano is unique for his talent and professionalism – he is also extraordinarily consistent… [He] is an outstanding professional. He's committed to the team and the club, he doesn't talk much, but he is a leader."


The Brazilian legend Pele is regarded as one of the best footballers of all time. He believed that Cris is the best player in the world.

One of the best quotes about Cristiano Ronaldo that Pele said is:

"Today the best player in the world is Cristiano Ronaldo. I think he’s the best because he’s more consistent, but you can’t forget about [Lionel] Messi, of course, but he’s not a striker."

"Ronaldo has come through for the past two or three years, and is the best in Europe. I think at the moment no doubt Ronaldo is the best player."

Messi quotes about Ronaldo

Football fans have been lucky to witness the rivalry between, two greatest football players in history, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Undoubtedly, Messi is Ronaldo's greatest rival. Over the last decade, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have dominated the football world. From 2008 to 2019, the two footballers have shared the Ballon d’Or award, with Messi winning six times and Ronaldo, five.

Back in 2013, the Argentine showered praise for his rival. Let's review one of the Lionel

Messi quotes about Ronaldo


"(Ronaldo) is always there scoring goals in all the games and taking part in his club and national side. He has been doing that for many years, and whether he is at his peak or a bit below it makes no difference."

Memorable quotes on Cristiano Ronaldo

Here are some of the

greatest quotes about Cristiano Ronaldo

from his teammates, coaches, and football figures.

"There have been a few players described as the new George Best over the years, but this is the first time it's been a compliment to me."

- George Best.

"The kid makes you sick. He looks the part, he walks the part, he is the part. He's six-foot something, fit as a flea, good-looking - he's got to have something wrong with him.... Hopefully he's hung like a hamster! That would make us all feel better!"

- Ian Holloway, English soccer manager.

"He has got the tricks and party pieces, we know that, but they're not much good unless there is something at the end of it all. We still have to remember, of course, that the lad is only 19 years of age. Considering that, you have to say he has got massive talent. His feet are mesmerising at times, and if he can couple that with some consistently good crossing, the future looks frightening."

-pundit Alan Hansen.

"When Cristiano Ronaldo gets the ball, you can just leave him to it while he beats player after player."

- Ryan Gig.

"Ronaldo can do whatever he wants as a soccer player. There are some things he does with the ball that make me touch my head and wonder how he did it."

- Luis Figo.

"In the time I've been playing with Ronnie, the one thing I've noticed about him is that he can't walk past his reflection without admiring it, even if we're about to play a game of soccer."

- Wayne Rooney.

"He might be the greatest athlete in the sport, but he's a big baby. If things are going well he's great, but when things are going badly it's the ref's fault, it's his teammates' fault."

- Viggo Mortensen, Hollywood actor.

"At the moment, there is no better player than Cristiano. He was one of those who looked out for me at first, he's a really nice guy."

- Toni Kroos.

"You are one of the best athletes in history, you are already a LEGEND, and my source of inspiration. Thank you my love for so much. Congratulations on another title in your professional career. It is a pride and my greatest happiness to accompany you by the hand on the path of LIFE."

- Georgina Rodriguez said after Ronaldo reaches 760 career goals for club and country.

"Cristiano Ronaldo is the most complete player I have ever seen. My son adores him"

- Ronaldinho

"If I had played for a long time alongside Ronaldo 7, I would have scored a century at Manchester United. Ronaldo makes a strikers' role look so easy. The greatest ever"

- Michael Owen, former Liverpool striker

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