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Fabio Capello says Ronaldo was the best and worst player at Real Madrid

dailystar: Fabio Capello has gone someway to explain how Ronaldo was both his best and worst player at Real Madrid.

The Italian manager managed the Bernabeu outfit on two separate occasions, winning the league in both spells.

The second stint came in 2006, with Real possessing the likes of David Beckham, Raul and Roberto Carlos.

But they also had the man dubbed O Fenomeno, Ronaldo Nazario.

The Brazilian will go down history as one of the best strikers the game has ever seen, scoring goals for the likes of Real, Barcelona and Inter Milan.

However, not everyone was convinced – including his then-manager at the Bernabeu.

“The greatest talent I ever coaches was Ronaldo,” Capello told Sky Sport.

“But at the same time he was the player who created the most problems for me in the dressing room.

“He used to throw parties and do everything.

“Once [Ruud] Van Nistelrooy said to me ‘coach, the dressing room smells like alcohol’.

“Then Ronaldo went to Milan and we started to win, but if we’re talking about talent then he was the greatest, without a doubt.”

Capello’s time at Real was shortlived, despite winning La Liga.

The former Juventus boss was sacked not long after celebrating their league victory with club officials wanting someone with more flair to take the Galactico-era side forward.

And initially, it worked under Bernd Schuster, who also landed the league title.

But they would taste victory in La Liga for another four years and have won the league just once since then.

As for Ronaldo, his trophy-hauling came with Brazil – where they won two World Cups with him leading the lines.

In 98 appearances, he scored 62 times for his country.

It helped them land the Copa America twice as well as the Confederations Cup in 1997.

Ronaldo’s time at Real Madrid came close to Capello’s when he left Spain for AC Milan and in his departure speech he purposely left his manager out.

He said at the time: “I would like to thank the fans who’ve supported me all the time and thank all the teammates that I’ve had here and all the coaches I’ve had – except one.”

Source: Published by dailystar

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NUHU A BILLAH
NUHU A BILLAH
13 days ago

Fabian Capello is right cause every player has his best and worst moment aspecially when you win or loose trophys

William Ayewe INAEDE
William Ayewe INAEDE
13 days ago

That’s the truth… Talent without discipline is a problem

Vivian Okonkwo
Vivian Okonkwo
13 days ago

C ronaldo

Daniel Ntichika
Daniel Ntichika
13 days ago

Talking Abt d famous number 9 n using CR7 picture??

Oluwaseun Elugbaju
Oluwaseun Elugbaju
13 days ago

No body is 100% he also have his bad time in Madrid I agree

Osuji Caleb ikechi
Osuji Caleb ikechi
13 days ago

That’s his own opinion, that’s the greatest player his talking about

Ruth Ayibaemi
Ruth Ayibaemi
13 days ago

Cr7

Chileke henry
Chileke henry
13 days ago

Ronaldo my best player

Sunday Bose
Sunday Bose
13 days ago

That’s his weakness and strength

Adewole olatunde samuel
Adewole olatunde samuel
13 days ago

Dat is true . Delima Ronaldo was good in throwing parties

Michael Josi
Michael Josi
13 days ago

No doubt Ronaldo according to the coach has great talent but his character is something else

Prince Nimibofa Frank
Prince Nimibofa Frank
13 days ago

You can’t classify a player as both Best and worst you just gotta pick one

Michael Josi
Michael Josi
13 days ago

Ronaldo has great talent according to the coach and that is undisputable but his character is something else

Ajagbe Olufemi
Ajagbe Olufemi
13 days ago

Why do journalists yse CR7 picture for Brazil Ronaldo

Ajagbe Olufemi
Ajagbe Olufemi
13 days ago

In short he is an alcoholic man

Idris yayah
Idris yayah
12 days ago

Fabio capello is actually current cos no one is perfect there is even the reason which pencil have an eraser.

Ndumnwere Chima
Ndumnwere Chima
12 days ago

Rinaldo was a great player,he conquered the world with Brazil but his club career was a little controversial and he failed to win the champions league for real Madrid.

Mohammed Nma Madiwu
Mohammed Nma Madiwu
12 days ago

Every player have is destination

Fatima Abdullahi club
Fatima Abdullahi club
12 days ago

Fabian capello, know body is 100% also he said I also has is bad side too

Chima franklyn
Chima franklyn
12 days ago

Wow that analysis was awesome

Omenogor Lucky
Omenogor Lucky
12 days ago

That’s true, he’s the man in front and at the back of Real Madrid.

Emmanuel Aso otisi
Emmanuel Aso otisi
12 days ago

Capello was right Ronaldo Nazario is a great talent on the pitch but like alot of party

Atte
Atte
12 days ago

It no surprise knowing about his arrogance, he was a bully in the pitch, his size, speed and aggressive attacks when his with the ball is simply unstoppable. But if he wasn’t all these he may not have lifted the world cup, though drinking alcohol in the dressing room is quite wrong

Ademola wahab
Ademola wahab
12 days ago

El fenomenon the greatest of all time, yea nobody is perfect, hw we deal with things after some mistakes shows hw improved a man is……

James Mamah
James Mamah
12 days ago

I agree with Fabian cappello there is always ups and downs in every footballers career

Obinna Stanley okoye
Obinna Stanley okoye
12 days ago

We all have good and bad side in us, Christiano Ronaldo is a human

Dele Braimoh
Dele Braimoh
12 days ago

It is a common phenomenon with very talented players. They feel the team cannot do without them. Just like neymar is doing right now. Anyway at least Ronaldo won the world cup and also won the balond’oor

Ekigho Grace
Ekigho Grace
12 days ago

I wouldn’t say that is a worst moment,he did party & stuff in the dressing room but plays his best,so I disagree with him

Chukwuka Obiosa
Chukwuka Obiosa
12 days ago

I almost thought it was Cristiano though i know Capello didnt coach him,i remember Ronaldo Nazario for the goal he scored against Ghana in 2002

Rasheed Toheeb Bolaji
Rasheed Toheeb Bolaji
12 days ago

Fabian Capello was absolutely right because every player have ups and down also best and worst moments. But sincerely speaking Ronaldo is really serious on the pitch.

Testimony Abang
Testimony Abang
12 days ago

Ronaldo De lima still remains one of the greatest players of all time

Ajagu Joseph Samson
Ajagu Joseph Samson
12 days ago

Thanks for the information

Chetachi Nwabueze
Chetachi Nwabueze
12 days ago

It’s sad that the relationship between Ronaldo and Capello ended on a sour note

Nwawuba Emmanuel Chibueze
Nwawuba Emmanuel Chibueze
12 days ago

Capello is right, you might be the best player in your team at the same time have the worst character.

Sammy alabi
Sammy alabi
12 days ago

Nice talk from capello

Stanley Ejike Raphael
Stanley Ejike Raphael
12 days ago

Everybody is entitled to their own opinion

Onafuwa Oluwasheyi Oladipo
Onafuwa Oluwasheyi Oladipo
12 days ago

Capello said it all. He’s good on d pitch but his level of partying is a distraction in camp

Emeghurhie Peter
Emeghurhie Peter
12 days ago

Everyone is taking about their best player , some will say messi , why some will say Ronaldo…I am tired of this argument of a thing..to me Messi, Ronaldo, big Ronaldo, Beckham etc are players who did well in their club

Alex winters
Alex winters
12 days ago

Most Football stars ain’t easy to manage

TSOKWA PUNARIMAM
TSOKWA PUNARIMAM
11 days ago

Fabio is right but every players has best and worst moment

Ayodeji Adeniyi
Ayodeji Adeniyi
11 days ago

Hmm what a player

Micah Maikudi
Micah Maikudi
11 days ago

Before nko

Adepoju oluwapelumi
Adepoju oluwapelumi
9 days ago

Fabio is right everything in this life as time

Esther Areo
Esther Areo
7 days ago

He has both good and bad time in real Madrid because nobody is perfect