Ronaldo (Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima) is a Brazilian retired football player. He played as a striker for PSV Eindhoven, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Real Madrid, Corinthians, A.C. Milan and the national team of Brazil.
He has won 2 FIFA World Cups, he has been named 3 times "FIFA World Player of the Year" and he is the third highest goalscorer for the national team of Brazil after Pele and Neymar. He is widely regarded as one of the best strikers and football players of all time. He had the nickname "The Phenomenon".
His Personal Life
He has been married 3 times and he has 4 children. In 2010, he had a vasectomy to "close the factory", as he stated, feeling that having 4 children was enough.
Fun Facts about Ronaldo
Did you know that 88 of the Brazilian soccer icon’s goals were scored after dribbling the goal keeper?
According to the legendary striker, his infamous hair style during 2002’s FIFA World Cup was just a ploy to distract attention from his groin injury. Ronaldo was not 100% fit going into the tournament and wanted to divert attention from that. In the end, he helped Brazil win the trophy and he also claimed the golden boot award.
His transfer fee of £19 million from PSV Eindhoven to Spanish side Barcelona was at the time the highest paid fee for any player.
He wore the number 20 jersey for Brazil at the 1994 FIFA World Cup, in which his nation claimed the top prize. During the tournament he used the name “Ronaldinho”, due to there being an existing Ronaldo in the Brazilian national team at the time. He also used the said name while representing Brazil’s Olympic team in 1996.
He finished his international career with 62 goals for Brazil’s senior national team.
He has mentioned that he struggled with the condition known as hypothyroidism, which saw him gain abnormal weight during the twilight stages of his career.
F.A.Q. about Ronaldo
When is his birthday?
Ronaldo's birthday is on September 22, 1976.
In how many days is his birthday?
Ronaldo's birthday is in 227 days
How old is he?
He is 46 years old.
Where is Ronaldo from?
He was born in Bento Ribeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.