Football player Ronaldo has been the star of Brazil’s national team and several European clubs in his career spanning nearly two decades. Chapter
Who is Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima?
Ronaldo established himself as the unstoppable scorer of the European football team in the mid-1990s. He recovered from the disappointing results of the 1998 World Cup and a series of knee injuries, led Brazil to win the 2002 World Cup, and retired in 2011 to become one of the greatest figures in the history of the sport.
Ronaldo Luis Nazario de Lima was born on September 18, 1976 in Itaguaí, Brazil. Separation of his parents Nélio Nazário de Lima and Sônia dos Santos Barata when he was 11 years old, and Ronaldo soon dropped out of school to devote himself to football.
Ronaldo joined the Social Ramos Futsal team at the age of 12 and then moved to San Cristobal, where he was discovered by his future agents Renaldo Pita and Alexandre Martins. The two agreed to sell the new client’s contract to the professional club Cruzeiro in Belo Horizonte.
Professional Football Player
Ronaldo showed an impressive scoring ability on the Cruzeiro team., helping the club win their first Brazil Cup in 1993. The talented 17-year-old was appointed to the Brazilian team in the United States in 1994. Although his compatriot won the Cup, he still sat on the bench to watch the game.
Ronaldo started the game immediately after selling his contract to Eindhoven of the Netherlands in 1994. He averaged almost one goal per game against the top European competitions. Played for two years in Eindhoven, then played for two years in Barcelona, and then moved to Inter Milan. In four years, Ronaldo won the FIFA World Player of the Year twice and led his team. Won the victory cups in the Dutch and Spanish Super Leagues.
In his heyday, Cristiano Ronaldo possessed an unstoppable combination of speed and power. While he flexibly avoided their attacks and acceleration, he was also able to break through defenders. His aura increased his aversion to practice and hard training, and this attitude hardly inhibited his dominance.
At the 1998 World Cup in France, Cristiano Ronaldo and Brazil were looking forward to great things. Although he was named the best player of the Ballon d’Or, when Cristiano Ronaldo had a seizure before the final, the game ended with painful notes. And Voided in 30 defeats in the host country. In November 1999, Ronaldo tore his knee tendon and injured his knee again five months later, causing him to lose his athleticism for nearly two years.
Ronaldo returned triumphantly at the 2002 World Cup in Korea and Japan, scoring 8 goals to win the Golden Boot, becoming the top scorer in the World Cup and leading Brazil to win the World Championship for the fifth time. That fall, Ronaldo moved to Real Madrid, won the FIFA World Player of the Year award for the third time and then led his new club to win La Liga and the Spanish Super Cup in 2003.
Ronaldo participated in the last World Cup from Brazil in 2006. Although Brazil was eliminated by France in the quarterfinals, Ronaldo scored 3 goals in the World Cup and created a career record of 15 goals.
Cristiano Ronaldo moved to AC Milan in 2007, but suffered another serious knee injury in 2008 and did not renew his contract after the end of the season. The Brazilian legend returned to his home country in 2009 to play for Corinthians, helping them win the Paulista League and the Brazil Cup that year, and then announced his retirement in February 2011.
Career And Legacy
Ronaldo is recognized as the best soccer player in history. In 2004, he was selected for the FIFA 100, which is a list of the best living players compiled by the legendary Pelé. In 2010, Goal.com named him the “Best Player of the Decade.”
As a professional athlete, Ronaldo is often criticized for not training hard. He founded 9ine, a sports marketing agency, to prepare for his post-game career. He also joined the Brazil-based organizing committee for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics, ensuring that he will continue to be an influential figure in Brazilian sport and international affairs for years to come.