"I knew when I started playing professionally that being an idol means catering for fans. Without them, there's no game. I don't mind signing autographs, but what I really want to give fans are lots of goals."
The full name of Ronaldo is Luis Nazario de Lima Ronaldo was born on September 22, 1976 in Bento Ribeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is a Brazilian footballer who also has Spanish nationality. Ronaldo plays as a forward striker for both Brazil and Real Madrid.
Ronaldo is a one of the most talented striker in the world who has been nicknamed O Fenomeno means "The Phenomenon". When Ronaldo was 14 years old he joined the Brazil youth team and at the age of 16 he was scouted by Cruzeiro Esporte Club and started playing in the 1st team. At that year he scored 12 goals in 14 games.
In the 1994 he was scouted by the Dutch side PSV Eindhoven and scored 30 goals in 33 games. This was a amazing record. After that because of the increase in the club member he appeared only for 13 matches and scored 12 goals. In 1996 he left PSV and joined Barcelona. At Barcelona he had done an excellent record by scoring 34 goals in 37 games.
Ronaldo won the FIFA World Footballer of the Year in 1996 and 1997. Then he signed for Inter Milan until 2002 after that he moved to Real Madrid. He participated in 3 World Cups: 1994's World Cup AT Brazil, 1998's World Cup at France and in 2002's World Cup.
In July 2004 Ronaldo married to Daniella Cicarelli. Before this marriage he was married to a women's team football player Milene Domingues. They have a son called Ronald.
Some quick and interesting facts about most talented Brazilian soccer player Ronaldo:
Starting Number : #9
Nicknames : Rona, Ronaldinho, Fenomeno, R9, Dadado, The Extraterrestrial
Skills : Speed dribbling, finishing
Teams and clubs :
1988 : Aged 12 years Ronaldo signs for Social Ramos
1990 : Signs Professional Contract, Social Ramos
1991 : Sao Cristovoa - 2nd. Division, Brazil
1993 : Cruzeiro - 1st. Division, Brazil
1994 : PSV Eindhoven - Netherlands
1996 : Barcelona - Spain
1997 : Inter Milan - Italy
2002 : Real Madrid - Current Club
Full Name: Luiz Nazario de Lima Ronaldo
Birth Date: 22 September 1976
Birth Place: Bento Ribeiro, Brazil
Height: 183 cm
Club: Real Madrid, Spain
Position: Forward - Striker
Best Known As: FIFA Player of the Year 1996-97
World\'s biggest soccer player Ronaldo called as Rona is Brazil\'s biggest soccer hero from the time of Pele. When he was 17 years old he was placed in the Brazil\'s 1994 World Cup squad. As he didn\'t played at that time and Brazilians won the cup. In the 1994 only, he joined the Dutch professional team PSV Eindhoven.
At PSV he played for a couple of seasons before moving to Inter Milan via a short spell at Barcelona. In the 1996 Barcelona purchased his professional contract and the next year he joined the Italy\'s F.C Internazionale Milano. From 1996 to 2002 he remained in that team only and after that he transferred to Real Madrid.
In the year 1996 and 1997 Ronaldo was named as FIFA\'s World Footballer. He is not only become the youngest player who win the award but also become a player who win awards in consecutive years. He also takes part in the World Cup of 1998 and scored four goals and leads Brazil in the finals.
Ronaldo name was given to him from the Dr. Ronaldo Valente\'s name who attended his birth. In the Brazilian soccer tradition the star players are known only by their first name. Ronaldo wears jersey which has number is 9. So sometimes he was called as R9. In the 1994\'s World Cup Ronaldo\'s jersey reads Ronaldinho to distinguish him from another teammate player of same name.
Ronaldo - Quotes
I love to score goals after passing all the defenders as well as the keeper. This is not my speciality, but my habit.
I am going to keep on training and am looking forward to being back.
I knew when I started playing professionally that being an idol means catering for fans. Without them, there's no game. I don't mind signing autographs, but what I really want to give fans are lots of goals.
I am very ambitious. I want to enjoy this and then really go for it.
It will take time for us all to understand what has happened to us, but it is a joy to be surrounded by such happiness.
Pele is the greatest player in football history, and there would only be one Pele in the world.
There is room for individuality, but without the strength of this Brazil group it is nothing.
I want to enjoy the full pleasure of our victory, but then turn to new things I hope to achieve in football.
I've worked hard to get where I am, but now that I've got this far I don't want to be remembered as just another player. I want to go down in the history of world football. I want to mark an era, to be a different player, to score special goals. Just.
It is marvellous for us all. I have said that after all I have suffered, every time I walk into a ground to play is a victory for me, so this is just wonderful.
I like playing in Italy. It was a challenge I wanted since very early in my career.
Ronaldo - Career Highlights
Following is the summary of career highlights of the great soccer player Ronaldo.
1993: Cruzeiro club, 12 Goals, 14 Games
1994-1995: PSV Eindhoven club, 30 Goals, 32 Games 3 Goals, 2 Games (UEFA Cup)
1995-1996: PSV Eindhoven club, 12 Goals, 13 Games 6 Goals, 5 Games (UEFA Cup)
1996-1997: FC Barcelone club, 34 Goals, 37 Games 5 Goals, 7 Games (Cup Winners Cup)
1997-1998: Inter Milan club, 25 Goals, 32 Games 6 Goals, 11 Games (UEFA Cup) 4 Goals, 7 Games
1998-1999: Inter Milan club, 14 Goals, 19 Games 1 Goals, 6 Games (Champions League)
1999-2000: Inter Milan club, 3 Goals, 7 Games
2000-2001: Inter Milan club
2001-2002: Inter Milan club, 7 Goals, 10 Games 5 Games (UEFA Cup) 8 Goals, 7 Games
2002-2003: Real Madrid club, 23 Goals, 31 Games 6 Goals, 11 Games (Champions League)
2003-2004: Real Madrid club, 24 Goals, 32 Games 4 Goals, 9 Games (Champions League)
2004-2005: Real Madrid club, 21 Goals, 34 Games 3 Goals, 10 Games (Champions League)
2005-2006: Real Madrid club, 5 Goals, 6 Games (-) 1 Games
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