Football Player Profiles: Ronaldo Brazil

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This article provides facts and figures about the now-retired former Real Madrid, Barcelona, AC Milan, Inter Milan, and PSV Eindhoven and Brazil National player, Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima, or quite merely, Ronaldo. Ronaldo was born on 18th September 1976 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He played for several clubs as a boy including, Tennis Club Valqueire, Social Ramos Club, and São Cristóvão, before signing on for his first senior club with Cruzeiro. PSV Eindhoven was Ronaldo’s first European club.

Club History

RONALDO DE LIMA

1993 – Cruzeiro

1994 to 1996 – PSV

1996 to 1997 – Barcelona

1997 to 2002 – Inter Milan

2002 to 2007 – Real Madrid

2007 to 2008 – AC Milan

2009 to 2011 – Corinthians

National Team (Brazil)

Brazil Senior National Team – 97 Appearances

Accolades and Honors

Cruzeiro

Campeonato Mineiro: won once, 1994

Copa do Brasil: won once, 1993

PSV Eindhoven

KNVB Cup: won once, 1996

Johan Cruijff-Schaal: won once, 1996

Barcelona

Barcelona
Barcelona

Copa del Rey: won once, 1997

UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup: won once, 1997

Supercopa de España: won once, 1996

Inter Milan

UEFA Cup: won once, 1998

Real Madrid

La Liga: won twice, 2002–03, 2006–07

Intercontinental Cup: won once, 2002

Supercopa de España: won once, 2003

Corinthians

Corinthians Club Ronaldo

Campeonato Paulista: won once, 2009

Copa do Brasil: won once, 2009

National team

FIFA World Cup: won twice, 1994, 2002

Copa América: won twice, 1997, 1999

FIFA Confederations Cup: won once, 1997

Individual

 

Supercopa Libertadores Top Scorer: won once, 1993–94

Campeonato Mineiro Top Scorer: won once, 1993–94

Campeonato Mineiro Team of The Year: won once, 1994

Eredivisie Top Scorer: won once, 1994–95

La Liga Top Scorer: won once, 1996–97, 2003–2004

European Golden Boot: won once, 1996–97

Don Balón Award La Liga Foreign Player of the Year: won once, 1996–97

Copa América Final Most Valuable Player: won once, 1997

Copa América Most Valuable Player: won once, 1997

Confederations Cup All-Star Team: won once, 1997

Cup Winners Cup Final Most Valuable Player: won once, 1997

Cup Winners Cup Top Goal Scorer: won once, 1996–1997

IFFHS World’s Top Goal Scorer of the Year: won once, 1997

UEFA Most Valuable Player: won once, 1997–98

Serie A Footballer of the Year: won once, 1997–98

Serie A Foreign Footballer of the Year: won once, 1997–98

UEFA Best Forward: won once, 1997–98

Bravo Award: won 3 times, 1995, 1997, 1998

FIFA World Cup Golden Ball: won once, 1998

UEFA Cup Final Most Valuable Player: won once, 1998

Copa América Top Scorer: won once, 1999

Copa América All-Star Team: won twice, 1997, 1999

FIFA World Player of the Year: won 3 times, 1996, 1997, 2002

Ballon D’or: won twice, 1997, 2002

World Soccer Magazine World Player of The Year: won 3 times, 1996, 1997, 2002

Onze d’Or: won twice, 1997, 2002

Fifa Record Ronaldo

FIFA World Cup Silver Ball: won once, 2002

FIFA World Cup All-Star Team: won twice, 1998, 2002

FIFA World Cup Final Most Valuable Player: won once, 2002

FIFA World Cup Top Scorer: won once, 2002

Intercontinental Cup Most Valuable Player: won once, 2002

UEFA Team of The Year: won once, 2002

Laureus Comeback of the Year: won once, 2002

Strogaldo De Legendary Award won once 2002

BBC Sports Personality of the Year Overseas Personality: won once, 2002

La Liga South American Player of the Year: won once, 1996–97, 2002–03

Golden Foot award: won once, 2006

Serie A Player of the Decade: won once, 1997–2007

FIFA World Cup: All-Time Leading Scorer

Campeonato Paulista: Best Player, won once, 2009

Problems

Problems
RONALDO

Ronaldo has had his problems both on and off the pitch. Off the ball, he has been involved with several women, both high profile and unknown women. In 2008 he was involved in a transvestite scandal in Brazil and allegations of using prostitutes.

He has also had weight problems and has been overweight and unfit at some stages in his career, especially during the 2002 FIFA World Cup. He also claims that surgery has affected his psychological well being and claimed not to be mentally stable.

In the 1998 FIFA, World Cup Ronaldo suffered a convulsive fit the night before the World Cup Final. He was initially left out of the side but then put back in the following day. For whatever reason, Ronaldo was not at his best, and Brazil subsequently lost the World Cup Final.

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Conclusion

Ronaldo is Brazil’s top scorer of all time and one of the best players ever to play football. He is up there with some of the best players in the world, like Pele and Maradonna. He lit up every competition he played in and scored in 3 world cups. He will be remembered for his brilliant, all-round attacking game.

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