Anderson Luis de Sousa, better known as Deco, was born in Brazil. However, his footballing explosion reached Portugal. And after several years in the European country, he decided to wear the Portuguese shirt.
During his eight years at the Portuguese selection, the talented midfielder had the opportunity to play with a string of superstars. He is even a teammate of two Ballon d’Or winners: Luis Figo and Cristiano Ronaldo.
A few months ago, Deco went through the channel of the legendary Zico, and the Brazilian superstar asked him to choose the best between Figo and CR7. The former Blaugrana struggled to answer but finally chose Cristiano Ronaldo, considering the difference between the two (Figo and Cr7) to be minimal.
“It’s tough. I haven’t played with the best Cristiano Ronaldo. I haven’t played with the best version of Cr7. The best version of Cristiano started since the 2010 World Cup, and it was the last time I played with him. He started from 2011, 2012 to change his way of playing. Ronaldo became a top scorer, a player more Definitely, from a line player, as he did with us.”
“One of the things I loved about Figo though is that when the match was tough, he never hid. Figo made the difference no matter how difficult it was. But Cristiano’s greatness is undeniable, not only by Portuguese football, but by world football. All What he represents, everything he has changed. The difference is small, but I stand with Ronaldo as the best Portuguese player in history.” It is to explain.