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Ibrahimovic opens up on why neither Messi or Ronaldo is greatest of all-time

Arjun Singh Devgan
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are considered as the two greatest footballers of all-time
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are considered as the two greatest footballers of all-time / AFP Contributor/GettyImages
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Footballing superstar, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has opened up on the age old debate on who is greater between footballing icons, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo - giving his view on which player is better, but reiterating that neither is the greatest of all-time.

Messi and Ronaldo have dominated football for more than a decade now as seen by the combined 12 Ballon d'Or awards they have won between them and Zlatan agreed that the Argentina icon is the superior talent.

"Both very strong. I say Messi also because we played together," he told Corriere della Sera when asked to pick between the pair.

However the Swede does not think that either of the two superstars deserve the tag of being called the greatest of all-time, as that in his view belonged to a Brazilian great.

"Ronaldo the Phenomenon. As a child I imitated him."

Ronaldo who was known as Il Fenomeno during his career, is widely considered as the greatest striker in the history of the sport, with the Brazilian winning two World Cups, two Ballons d'Or and scored 414 goals for club and country across his breathtaking career.

The 45-year-old played for a number of top clubs like Barcelona, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and AC Milan during his career before eventually retiring from the sport in 2011.

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