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Ronaldo

(Ronaldo Luiz Nazario de Lima), 1976–, Brazilian soccer player. A son of Rio de Janeiro's back streets, he signed with his first professional club at 14. Nicknamed "The Phenomenon," the talented forward/striker played for Brazil's Cruzeiro (1993–94), the Netherlands' Eindhoven (1994–96), Barcelona (1996–97), Inter Milan (1997–2002), Real Madrid (2002–7), AC Milan (2007–8), and Brazil's Corinthians (2009–11), amassing numerous records, championships, and cups. An international superstar, he was part of Brazil's World Cup–winning teams in 1998 and in 2002, when he was the tournament's top scorer. His career was marked by severe knee injuries (1999, 2000) and striking comebacks; he was twice named European footballer of the year (1997, 2002) and thrice world player of the year (1996–97, 2002).
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Ronaldo was sliced extremely close to his left eye by a defender's boot while he was scoring in the Spanish league on Sunday.
The 32-year-old is having the worst league season of his career with just four La Liga goals and some reports in Spain have suggested Ronaldo could be forced out at Real Madrid.
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CRISTIANO RONALDO has been hit with a five-game ban after pushing a referee.
Cristiano Ronaldo has announced that his girlfriend, Georgina Rodriguez, is carrying their first child together.
HE may be 32 but as he proved with his Champions League-winning display last month, Cristiano Ronaldo has plenty left in the tank.
Cristiano Ronaldo has become the latest Real Madrid star to sign a contract extension.
NNA - Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo says his new hotel ventures form part of preparing for his life after football -- although the 31-year-old says he still sees himself playing for another decade or so.
WALES will meet Portugal in the semi-final of Euro 2016 on Wednesday and that means a meeting between Real Madrid team-mates Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Manchester United sign Cristiano Ronaldo and the club are transported back to his superlative days in 2008-09 when the height of his genius at Old Trafford swept the Reds to two Champions League finals and two title wins.
Sydney, July 17 ( ANI ): Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly been accused of loving himself too much and his unbalanced attitude has been said to be at the root of Portugal's 2014 World Cup failure.