According to Cassano, Paris Saint-Germain’s Lionel Messi; late Argentine legend, Diego Maradona; Dutch legend, Johan Cruyff; and Brazil legends, Pele and Ronaldo Nazario are the greatest players of all-time ahead of Ronaldo.
Speaking on Christian Vieiri’s Twitch channel, Bobo TV, via AS, Cassano confidently declared: “Enough theatre.
“Is Cristiano Ronaldo the best in the history of football?
“He is not even in the top five.”
He added, “For me, [Lionel] Messi, Pele, [Diego] Maradona, [Johan] Cruyff and Ronaldo [Nazario] are on another level.”
Ronaldo has won the Ballon d’ Or five times in the past.
Only Messi has won more Ballon d’Or than Ronaldo.