'For me Ronaldo is the game' - AC Milan star Zlatan Ibrahimovic hails Brazil legend's influence
AC Milan forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic has said that he has always wanted to emulate his fellow striker Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima, who, like the Swedish forward, represented AC Milan, Inter Milan and Barcelona in a trophy-laden career. The Brazil legend won the World Cup twice, and Ibrahimovic has called the Brazil star "the greatest player through history, no doubt".
Brazilian forward Ronaldo (L) celebrates after scoring the second goal for his side during the second round match Brazil/Belgium of the 2002 FIFA World Cup in Korea and Japan, 17 June 2002 at Kobe Wing Stadium.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has hailed the influence of Brazil legend Ronaldo on his game, adding that Il Fenomeno was "the greatest player through history".
The Swede has followed a remarkably similar career path to Ronaldo. Both made their name in the Eredivisie before establishing themselves among the world's leading strikers.
While Ronaldo's spell was at PSV and Ibrahimovic's at Ajax, both went on to play for AC Milan and Inter Milan and Barcelona at various stages in their careers. Despite their huge amount of success, neither man has won the Champions League.