Phenomenon – such a nickname has earned one of the best strikers in the history of Brazilian Ronaldo. Technically and speedly equipped player with a deadly shooting instinct and excellent orientation in the penalty area scored 484 goals in 688 matches during his career despite frequent injuries. The double world champion, who has been declared the best player of the world three times, celebrates 22nd September.
“He was extremely fast, had a great shot and always managed to score decisive goals” Welcoming German Thomas Müller. “Ronaldo did things that nobody could have done before.Together with Romara and George Weahem, they have completely changed the concept of the mid-range game, “added another of his successors Frenchman Thierry Henry.
In Ronald’s rich collection of achievements, apart from two world championship titles and the same number of firsts in Copa América and Victory Cups with Barcelona, the UEFA Cup with Milan Intera and Intercontinental Cup with Real Madrid, 1996, 1997 and 2002 he was voted the best player in the FIFA poll, twice won the Golden Ball for Europe’s best footballer. The native of Rio de Janeiro grew up in a poor environment of a deeply believing family, admiring Johan Cruyff and Zica dreamed of engaging in Flamengo, but at 16, he captured the 1970 World Champion of Mexico, Jairzinha, who brought him to Cruzeiro.A few months later, Ronaldo scored five goals in the league, shortly afterwards, he made a premiere.
He was in the 1994 US World Championship, but did not appear on the lawn and the triumph of his most famous colleagues watched only from the bench. After the tournament he bought him PSV Eindhoven, where he immediately acclimated and became the best shooter of the Dutch league. In the summer of 1996, Barcelona paid him a record $ 19.5 million, a year later as the best player of the planet moved for 27 million to Inter Milan.At the 1998 MS in France he shone, but before the finals against the home team he collapsed and after a mature performance he had to wait another four years for his second world championship title. Before the tournament in Japan and Korea, Ronald suffered various injuries, he returned to the pitch several weeks before the championship. Yet he has become the eighth goal of the best champion of the entire championship and has a lion share of the gold “Canaries”.
“Winning the World Cup is far better than sex. he plays only once every four years, while sex can still be held, “said Ronaldo’s fan of the women’s finals with Germany in which he scored both goals. After the championship he left for Real Madrid for 46 million euros , five years later he moved to AC Milan.It has already suffered for several times injured knees, which together with the reduced function of the thyroid gland and its associated overweight contributed to his return to Brazil in 2008. In the meantime at the 2006 World Cup in Germany surpassed the long record of German cannon Gerd Müller in the number of goals at the world championships. After less than three seasons in Corinthians Ronaldo’s colors ended in February 2011 due to persistent health problems.He scored 62 goals in the jersey, ranking him second in the legendary Pelé, with which he was often compared. After giving top football a good-bye, the three-time father of the four children founded the 9ine marketing company, continued to act as a UN envoy of goodwill and also played a bank robber in the film. Premier was one of the leaders of the MS in Brazil, after which a passionate poker player bought a minority stake in the team of the lower US Fort Lauderdale Strikers.