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Former Portugal International Likens Cristiano Ronaldo to Basketball Legend Michael Jordan

Arjun Singh Devgan
Hellas Verona FC v Juventus - Serie A
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Hellas Verona star, Miguel Veloso has hailed fellow countryman, Cristiano Ronaldo - likening him to Basketball legend, Michael Jordan by claiming that “there won’t ever be another like him."

Ronaldo is widely regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of the sport, with the striker winning numerous professional and individual honours during his career so far, including five Ballon d'Or awards.

Veloso who faced Ronaldo during Verona's 1-1 draw with Juventus on Saturday believes that the 36-year-old is the best forward of all-time.

“I have no doubt that Cristiano is the best forward of all time, there won't ever be another like him. He's like Michael Jordan, a legend. Nobody has the continuity he does. [Kylian] Mbappe and [Erling] Haaland are very strong and young, but if reaching the top is very difficult, staying there is even more so," he told Tuttosport.

Ronaldo was once again on the scoresheet during Juventus draw against Verona on Saturday, with the striker now scoring 19 goals in 20 Serie A games, to take his total tally to 91 goals in just 118 games for the Turin-based outfit since joining them in 2018.

The Portugal skipper is eyeing a third consecutive league title, though they face competition from the likes of Inter Milan and AC Milan this season and trail the league leaders by seven points at the moment.