De lima Ronaldo has weighed in on the frequent comparison between him and Juventus' Ronaldo. For De lima, the only similarity is the urge to score goals which i think that is actually true. In my opinion CR7 is better than him because of his achievements and how he has been able to maintain his form as regards his age. His performance does not reciprocate his age. I don't understand why former players are trying to belittle the current players just to justify a perceived superiority. Same thing Pele said about been better than Messi (This talk is for another day).

De lima said “We are different in terms of our position on the field and the way of interpreting it. Even if Cristiano now plays in a more central position, he has another way of approaching the goal with respect to how I did, even if the objective is the same,”

Ronaldo is 33years old and still balls like a 20year old which i think alone beats down any comparison between him and the ex Brazil player. Only few players take care of their body like Ronaldo does, let alone perform day in day out helping their team to progress.

Delima didn't achieve this feat but no doubt he was a fantastic player during his time. Ronaldo trains because he loves to do it while De lima does because he had to do it. Delima believes no one should compare because he played in a different eras, teams and faced a different difficulty.

Ballon d’Or

Luka Modric won the Ballon d'Or which De lima believes he merit it based on performance at the World Cup. Also said it is evident that Croatia performed better than Ronaldo's Portugal which made him, Modric a better candidate for the award.