Ronaldo

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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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Designado en tres ocasiones el mejor futbolista del mundo (1996, 1997 y 2002), Ronaldo Luiz Nazario de Lima nacio el 22 de septiembre de 1976 en el suburbio de Bento Ribeiro, en Rio de Janeiro.
Fever will not allow forward Ronaldo Luiz Nazario de Lima (Ronaldo's full name) to train,' confirmed a CBF statement.
The youngest of three children, Ronaldo Luiz Nazario de Lima was raised in the poor Bento Ribeiro suburb of Rio in a house that had neither a window nor a door.
It is tempting to believe that Ronaldo Luiz Nazario de Lima threw himself into football to mask the pain of his upbringing.
Zagallo, quien fue proclamado esta semana en Alemania como el mejor entrenador del mundo, desistio de convocar al mejor futbolista del mundo en 1996 y 1997, Ronaldo Luiz Nazario de Lima (Inter-ITA) para probar en la delantera a otras figuras.
EARLY DAYS - Ronaldo Luiz Nazario de Lima didn't own a pair of football boots until he was 13 and even then they were hand- me-downs from a cousin.
No votes there for young Senhor Ronaldo Luiz Nazario de Lima.