Ex-Inter defender Ivan Cordoba: Ronaldo is the greatest I ever played with
Inter team manager Ivan Cordoba has revealed that Brazil legend Ronaldo is the finest footballer that he ever played with.
The 36-year-old won almost 100 caps for the Seleção and played alongside Cordoba with the Nerazzurri for three years between 1999 and 2002.
Ronaldo flourished into one of the greats of the modern era during his spell at the San Siro with Inter and Cordoba says he is always full of praise for the Brazilian.
He told Inter TV.: "I will always say that the greatest player I ever had for a team-mate was Ronaldo.
"I played with many, many great players but he will always stand out to me.
"Even when considering my opponents, I would continue to name him, since we faced each other at international level."
The ex-Colombia international was then asked to compare Ronaldo with Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi, but stated that it is impossible to assess players alongside one another from different eras.
"Was he better than Messi? They’re all different. I don’t think it’s possible to compare Maradona, Messi and Ronaldo because they’re all from different eras."
Ronaldo went on to play for Real Madrid before returning to Italy in 2007 for a season with AC Milan.
Cordoba remained at Inter and retired from professional football at the end of last season before taking up his current backroom position during the summer.