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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). In 2018 he became majority owner of Spain's Real Valladolid soccer club.
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Summary: Leeds [UK], July 27 (ANI): Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo did not feature in the team during Friday's exhibition match against Team K League in Seoul due to fatigue, confirmed manager Maurizio Sarri.
ARSENAL midfielder Granit Xhaka claims Cristiano Ronaldo still reigns supreme alongside Lionel Messi as the best footballer on the planet.
Same with Lionel Messi versus Cristiano Ronaldo. There's no in between.
Summary: Ronaldo's reply to former teammate revealed.
JUVENTUS star Cristiano Ronaldo avoided jail on Tuesday but was ordered by a Spanish court to pay pound 3.57 million ($4.1 million) for committing tax fraud when at Real Madrid, part of a broader pound 18.8 million payout.
Or Cristiano Ronaldo and Jose Mourinho at Real Madrid?
Speaking to television on the Spanish island of Lanzarote on Saturday, Costa made an appeal to the presumption of innocence, as well as Ronaldo's successful career.
RONALDO has been linked with a squad of girls over the years.
Juventus striker Ronaldo, 33, a father of four and worth around PS350million, has refuted the claims.
Soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo was accused of raping a Las Vegas woman in a hotel in 2009.
dpa Belgrade Croatian newspapers and websites Tuesday hailed the crowning of Luka Modric as the world's best footballer, but lambasted Cristiano Ronaldo for missing the ceremony.