Gianluigi Buffon believes Henrik Larsson was just as good as Cristiano Ronaldo is now 5 years ago

Gianluigi Buffon believes Henrik Larsson was just as good as Cristiano Ronaldo is now

Listen, we admire Henrik Larsson as much as the next guy but we think he might have been just a notch or two below the standards that Cristiano Ronaldo is currently setting.

A lot of you would probably agree with that statement but not Juventus and Italy legend Gigi Buffon.

The iconic goalkeeper has faced some of the best strikers to ever lace their boots and he is adamant that the Celtic hero is up there with the greatest of all time.

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He said:

“Over my career I have played against some of the best strikers there has ever been. Both Ronaldos, Roberto Baggio, Zlatan Ibrahimovic – and I can honestly say Larsson is not out of place in those names. I faced him against Celtic and Sweden and he was a player to fear, he was very special.

“Celtic got his best years and I am sure the fans will always remember how fantastic it was to have one of the best players in the world for so many seasons.”

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Far be it for us to doubt the opinion of Buffon, who is among the best goalkeepers of all time, but we just can't bring ourselves to talk about Henrik Larsson in the same breath as Cristiano Ronaldo.