craven: jardel f*cked his career when he got into gambling and drinking here in portugal (when playing at Sporting), then his wife left him and so did his childs... anyway, when he was in Porto he was one of the best strikers around, 2 or 3 seasons with most goals scored in europe (and i think the world too), then he got transfered to Galatasaray in Turkey and didnt perform so well. after Galatasaray he came to Portugal again, this time to Sporting and he scored some, but not as many as in Porto...(this is when his career started shaking, he was fat and didn't even run much! )
he's playing in england now, a club that I forgot the name. I don't think he scores many goals now...and I think he's over now! but when he was in his game, he was one of the best (if not the best) player to be in the area and wait for the balls, just to score a goal with the head, (sorry if you can't understand, but I can't find the word i want to use, damn english!) and he always had a nice positioning.
and daaamn, I think Figo is a great player but he's getting old. this year he was ranked 31st on the FIFA ranking you were talking about on the 1st post.
i agree fbeazer, ronaldo is excelent but, as you said, you can't compare him to a pelé, maradona, etc. by the way, talking about those 2 great players, who do you think was the BEST one? pelé or maradona? or someone else? do you know eusébio?
zidane is also a great player, too bad he already said he wants to stop playing soccer in 2 years or so. i love to watch him play.