Ronaldo (Brazil Football Legend)

Ronaldo (Brazil Football Legend)


Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima is a football player from Brazil who is known as Ronaldo. He got retired in 2011 after becoming the greatest player of all times. He is the winner of FIFA Player of the World Award. He was also included into the Brazilian Football Museum Hall of Fame in 2006 and Italian Football Fame in 2015. Rinaldo played for Brazil in 98 matches, scoring 62 goals, and is the second highest goalscorer for his national team. In the 2002 world cup, he scored twice in the final match and received a Golden boot.He scored his 15th goal in the world cups in 2006 world cup.In January 2013 he was named one of the six Ambassadors of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

Early Club Career and Football

He started his club career at the age of 16 in 1993.He scored 44 goals in 47 games. He became a visible attention to the selectors after his 1996 Barcelona performance in the UEFA Cup. Physically he was at top when he scored 47 goals. He played  in the 1998 FIFA world cup and finished second for the FIFA player of the year. France won the world cup of 1998.

He was famous as little Ronaldo in early 90s. In 1996 Olympics Brazil won the bronze medal. Ronaldo was supernatural and ferocious in world cup 1998. His powerful kicks and pace were amazing.He unfortunately collided with the French Goal Keeper in the final and his performance was reduced. That is why Brazil lost in the final.

In the 2002 world cup, Ronaldo had not played since 2000 and came back from the injury.

Post 2000 Years And Success

He signed for the real Madrid in 2002 for 46 million Euros. He also won an Intercontinental Cup in 2002 and Spanish Super Cup in 2003. He was injured in the 2004 season. He missed a large number of games in 2006 also with but scored over a 100 goals in the in the season.

In the 2007-2008 season he flew from Madrid to Milan. He completed his medical tests in Milan as he scored 7 goals in 14 matches afterwards.He developed a knee injury in late 2000s when he joined with Flamengo for the recovery. He signed one year deal with Flamengo league.league. Ronaldo scored against every opponent team except England.England. Ronaldo scored twice in the finals against Germany.

In the 2006 FIFA world cup, Ronaldo scored a Hat Trick of Penalties for Brazil.Rinaldo and Dunga were already at the twilight of their careers, so Ronaldo performed really well and became the third largest goal scorer of the tournament.He scored a total of 15 goals in 19 world cup matches which was a great figure for any football player.

Retirement and Post Retirement

After the 2010 world cup, it was decided that Ronaldo will be given one more chance in the 2011 to play for Brazil.He played for the national team after 5 years. The match ended and the Brazilian Football Federation appreciated Ronaldo for playing the match.He was the second highest goal scorere for Brazil when he retired. Then Ronaldo played a Charity match for Brazil in December 2011.

In January 2013, Ronaldo was the Ambassador of 2014 FIFA World Cup.He also became the goodwill ambassador for the UN development program.He played a match against poverty in 2014.In the same match against poverty in 2015, Rinaldo scored a Hat Trick in France. He took part in the Brazilian Ministry of Education meeting in 2005. He was married to Brazilian football female player Milene. Nike company was the major sponsor for Rinaldo. They.They made 180 million dollar deal with him. He regularly appeared in the Nike Commercials on TV.

Playing Style

Ronaldo was the best forward in the game of football in the history. His individual power to attack and score goals was admired world wide.He loved the role of a striker and played in many positions.He was able to play with both feet. However his natural style was right footed. He was equally good in penalty kick and free kick. He performed brilliantly outside and inside of the penalty area.He was bothered by several knee injuries after 1999.




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