Elected among the 100 best players of all time to make the FIFA100 list, compiled in 2004 for the centenary of the founding of the Federation, Ronaldo is definitely considered as such by his contemporaries. For them he is and always will be simply the Phenomenon, meaning that there never has been, and never will be, anyone like him.
There is no need to count titles – Ronaldo has not been able to enjoy making the most of his considerable talents for too many periods of his career, despite winning everything that matters, Ballons d’Or, FIFA awards, World Cups, not to mention undergoing continual major transfers.
He has the record of being the first player to have worn the jerseys of both Real Madrid and Barcelona as well as those of Inter and Milan. Always loved wherever he goes, he is unique in this.