Zlatan Ibrahimovic names Ronaldo ‘Il Fenomeno’ as the best player of all time, but there’s something about LeBron James he doesn’t like.
The Milan striker spoke to UEFA and Discovery+ in Sweden about his career and was asked about his personal choice for GOAT.
“I always tell everyone who plays with me: Ronaldo is football. That Ronaldo is football,” said Ibrahimovic, referring to the Brazilian who played for Inter, Real Madrid and Milan.
“The way he moved, the way he did those step-overs, those mazy runs. In my view, he is the best player in history, no doubt about it.”
Ibra did have something to say about basketball hero LeBron James and others who use their platform as sports stars to fight for social change.
“What he does is phenomenal, but I don’t like it when people with a certain ‘status’ talk about politics. Do what you are good at. I play football because I am the best at it. If I was a politician, I’d have gone into politics.
“This is the first mistake that famous people make when they feel like they’ve arrived. I think it’s better to steer clear of these issues and do what you’re good at.”