Despite retiring, Original Ronaldo still having nearly as good a season as Lionel Messi

Posted by - April 19, 2011 - Oddballs, Spain

Originaldo: prolific since hanging up his boots

It’s things like this that really don’t help American broadcasters trying to prove that they take their ‘soccer’ seriously. Ahead of Saturday’s El Clasico, ESPN showed this graphic comparing the respective seasons of Barcelona star Lionel Messi and retired Brazil legend Ronaldo, who hasn’t played for Real Madrid since 2007.

Despite the four-year absence and recent retirement, Ronaldo has still been banging in the goals for Real this season. This just goes to show he is truly a class-act.

Via Dirty Tackle