Recently, there have been rumors about Cristiano Ronaldo having a teammate at Sporting who was better than him. Fabio Paim and Ronaldo were reportedly teammates at the beginning of their careers, and Paim claims that Ronaldo told him he was a better player.
In an interview with The Sun, Paim spoke about his life after he and Ronaldo broke up and separated. He discussed how fame and fortune had destroyed him, but also how he ended up in prison on charges of drug dealing. In the same interview, Paim repeated a story he had told in a podcast about how he would be better than Ronaldo if he worked half as hard as him and that he would be Messi’s main competitor for the Ballon d’Or.
Ronaldo responded to the interview on social media, but not in the way anyone expected. He commented: “WTF. Who is this character?” It is clear that the Portuguese does not remember Paim. According to Transfermarkt, Paim played for more than 20 clubs in his career, and at his peak, he was worth 400,000 euros while on loan at Chelsea.