Attackers Had who FC triumphed at Barcelona Nazario de Lima Ronaldo Luís commonly known as Ronaldo, is a retired Brazilian footballer played for Corinthians last who. Ronaldo has played for Brazil in 98 international matches, scoring 62 goals. During the 2006 FIFA World Cup, Ronaldo Became the highest scorer in World Cup history with his Fifteenth goal, surpassing Gerd Müller's previous record of 14. He is also the only player who won the World Cup Golden Ball and Golden Shoe in separate tournaments

Personal Information
Full name :  Ronaldo Luis Nazario de Lima
Date of birth : 18 September 1976 (age 35)
Place of birth : Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height : 1.83 meters (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position : Striker

Youth career
1986-1989 Tennis Club Valqueire
1989-1990 Social Ramos Club
1990-1993 São Cristóvão

Senior career
Years Team Apps  (GLS)
Cruzeiro 1993-1994 14 (12)
PSV 1994-1996 46 (42)
1996-1997 Barcelona 37 (34)
Inter Milan 1997-2002 68 (49)
2002-2007 Real Madrid 127 (83)
2007-2008 AC Milan 20 (9)
2009-2011 Corinthians 31 (18)
Total 343 (247)

National Team
1994-2011 Brazil 98 (62)

Club Career

1993 - Cruzeiro
In 1993, Ronaldo began his football career playing for Cruzeiro the which was already going on to become a Successful club.

1994 -1996 - PSV Eindhoven
Ronaldo chose to join PSV after the 1994 World Cup, for he was selected despite being just 17​​, but did not play. It was Romario who advised Ronaldo to start his European career at PSV; Romario being a former striker of the team from 1988-1993. Ronaldo scored 30 league goals in his first season in Holland. With PSV, Ronaldo won the Dutch Cup in 1996 and he was Eredivisie top scorer in 1995.

1996 -1997 - Barcelona
During his spell at PSV, Ronaldo attracted the attention of Both Inter Milan and FC Barcelona. During the 1996-97 season Ronaldo scored an incredible 47 goals in 49 games (in all Competitions) for Barca, leading the Catalan side to UEFA Cup Winners' Cup triumph (where he capped the season with the winning goal in the cup final Itself) and to the Copa del Rey and Supercopa de España wins. He also won La Liga top scorer award in 1997 with 34 goals in 37 games. Until the 2008-09 season, Ronaldo remained the last player to score more than 30 goals in La Liga. At the age of 20, Ronaldo Became the youngest player to win the FIFA World Player of the Year in 1996.

1997 - 2002 - Inter Milan
Ronaldo's time at Barcelona was brief, as the resource persons were the resource persons there problems with the renegotiation of Ronaldo's contract. During his time with Inter, he scored goals against AC Milan in the derby Several. After two operations and months of rehabilitation, Ronaldo back for the came 2002 World Cup, Brazil Helping Their fifth World Cup title win.

2002-2006 - Real Madrid
Ronaldo scored twice in his debut for Real Madrid. In the second leg of Real Madrid's Champions League quarter-finals, Ronaldo scored a hat-trick against Manchester United at Old Trafford, knocking the Home team out of the competition, Ronaldo was substituted on 80 mins and was given a standing ovation from Both sets of fans. Madrid was on track to win the treble until Ronaldo was injured Towards the end of the 2003-04 season; They subsequently lost the Copa del Rey final, the resource persons were the resource persons knocked out of the Champions league quarter-finals, suffered a form and Leagues breakdown.

2007-2008 - AC Milan
On 18 January 2007, it was reported That Ronaldo Agreed terms with AC Milan for a transfer of € 8.05 million. On 25 January, Ronaldo flew from Madrid to AC Milan to watch AC Milan in a cup tie against Roma. In his first season, Ronaldo has scored seven goals in 14 Appearances.

After his move to AC Milan, Ronaldo joined the list of the Few players to have played for Both Inter Milan and AC Milan in the Milan derby, and is one of two players to have scored for both sides in the derby game (for Inter in the 98/99 season and for AC Milan in the 06/07 season), the other player Zlatan Ibrahimovic being. Ronaldo, however, has never transferred directly the the between rival clubs. Ronaldo only played 300-plus minutes in his single season at AC Milan due to recurring injury problems and weight issues. In total, he scored nine goals in 20 Appearances for AC Milan. During the 2006-07 season, though A.C. Milan won the 2006-07 title, Ronaldo was cup-tied with Madrid and ineligible to take part.

2009-2011: Corinthians
On 9 December, however, Ronaldo signed a one-year deal with Flamengo's league Rivals Corinthians. The announcement received high publicity in the Brazilian press about his favouring Corinthians over Flamengo, since Ronaldo publicly declared Himself Had a Flamengo lover and promised to defend the club.

Ronaldo scored his first goal for Corinthians on 8 March 2009 in a Campeonato Paulista match against Palmeiras. He helped Corinthians win the Campeonato Paulista with 10 goals in 14 games. Ronaldo, helped Corinthians defeat Internacional with an aggregate score of 4-2 to help the club win its third Cup Brazil (the second of his career), thus earning a spot in the Copa Libertadores 2010. In February 2011, after the resource persons were the resource persons Corinthians eliminated from the 2011 Copa Libertadores by the Colombian team Deportes Tolima, Ronaldo Announced his retirement from football.

International Career
Ronaldo made his international debut for Brazil in 1994, in a friendly match in Recife against Argentina. 1998 FIFA World Cup Voted the FIFA World Player of the Year in 1996 and 1997, he scored four goals and made three assists During the 1998 FIFA World Cup. Ronaldo did not perform well and he was.

2002 FIFA World Cup
In the final match against Germany, Ronaldo scored his 11th and 12th goals to a round of applause and tied Pelé's Brazilian record of 12 career World Cup goals.

2006 FIFA World Cup
On 2 June 2004, Ronaldo scored an unusual hat-trick of Penalties for Brazil against arch-Rivals Argentina in a 2006 World Cup qualifying match. At the 2006 FIFA World Cup, although Brazil won Their first two group games against Croatia and Australia, respectively, Ronaldo was repeatedly jeered for being overweight and slow. With his two goals against Japan in the third match, he Became the 20th player ever to score in three different FIFA World Cups and also equaled the all-time World Cup finals scoring record of 14, held by Gerd Müller (Ronaldo scored at France 98 , Korea / Japan 2002 and Germany 2006). and then broke Muller's record in the Round of 16 match against Ghana by scoring his 15th World Cup goal.

Farewell match
Goalscorer Fred Celebrated his goal with Ronaldo's famous 'finger wag' celebration along with his Brazilian teammates who joined in as well.



Esporte Clube Cruzeiro
    Campeonato Mineiro (1) : 1994
    Copa do Brasil (1) : 1993

PSV Eindhoven
    KNVB Cup (1) : 1996
    Johan Cruijff-Schaal (1) : 1996

FC Barcelona
    Copa del Rey (1) : 1997
    UEFA Cup Winners' Cup (1) : 1997
    Supercopa de España (1) : 1996

F.C. Internazionale Milano
    UEFA Cup (1) : 1998

Real Madrid C.F.
    La Liga (1) : 2002-03
    Intercontinental Cup (1) : 2002
    Supercopa de España (1) : 2003

Sport Club Corinthians Paulista
    Campeonato Paulista (1) : 2009
    Copa do Brasil (1) : 2009

    FIFA World Cup (2) : 1994, 2002
    Copa América (2) : 1997, 1999
    FIFA Confederations Cup (1) : 1997

    Supercopa Libertadores Top scorer (1) : 1993-94
    Campeonato Mineiro Top scorer (1) : 1993-94
    Campeonato Mineiro Team of the Year (1) : 1994
    Eredivisie top scorer (1) : 1994-95
    La Liga top scorer (2) : 1996-97,2003-2004
    European Golden Boot (1) : 1996-97
    Don Balon Award La Liga Foreign Player of the Year (1) : 1996-97
    Copa América Final Most Valuable Player (1) : 1997
    Copa América Most Valuable Player (1) : 1997
    Confederations Cup All-Star Team (1) : 1997
    Cup Winners Cup Final Most Valuable Player (1): 1997
    Cup Winners Cup Top Goal scorer (1) : 1996-1997
    IFFHS World's Top Goal scorer of the Year (1) : 1997
    UEFA Most Valuable Player (1) : 1997-98
    Serie A Footballer of the Year (1) : 1997-98
    Serie A Foreign Footballer of the Year (1) : 1997-98
    UEFA Best Forward (1) : 1997-98
    Bravo Award (3) : 1995, 1997, 1998
    FIFA World Cup Golden Ball (1) : 1998
    UEFA Cup Final Most Valuable Player (1) : 1998
    Top scorer of the Copa América (1) : 1999
    Copa América All-Star Team (2) : 1997, 1999
    FIFA World Player of the Year (3) : 1996, 1997, 2002
    Ballon D'or (2) : 1997, 2002
    World Soccer Magazine World Player of The Year (3) : 1996, 1997, 2002
    Onze d'Or (2) : 1997, 2002
    FIFA World Cup Silver Ball (1) : 2002
    FIFA 100
    FIFA World Cup All-Star Team (2) : 1998, 2002
    FIFA World Cup Finals Most Valuable Player (1) : 2002
    FIFA World Cup top scorer (1) : 2002
    Intercontinental Cup Most Valuable Player (1) : 2002
    UEFA Team of The Year (1) : 2002
    Laureus Comeback of the Year (1) : 2002
    Strogaldo De Legendary Award : 2002
    BBC Sports Personality of the Year Overseas Personality (1) : 2002
    La Liga South American Player of the Year (2) : 1996-97, 2002-03
    Golden Foot award (1) : 2006
    Brazilian National Hall of Fame : Class of 2006
    Serie A Player of the Decade : 1997-2007
    France Football Magazine : Starting eleven of all-time (2007)
    FIFA World Cup : All-Time Leading scorer
    Campeonato Paulista Best Player (1) : 2009 Player of a decade : Winner 2000-2010

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