Ronaldo (Brazilian footballer)

Ronaldo biography

Ronaldo Luis Nazario de Lima is commonly known as Ronaldo. He is a Brazilian professional football player who played as a striker. Ronaldo regarded as one of the greatest football players of all time for his dribbling, speed, skillful playing, and clinical finishing. He was born on 18 September 1976 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. His father’s name is Nelio Nazario de Lima Sr. and his mother’s name is Sonia dos Santos Barata. He is the third child of his parents. His parents separated from one another when he was 11 years old and he dropped out of school shortly afterward to pursue a soccer career. He played on the street of Bento Ribeiro, a suburb of Rio de Janeiro. His mother always found him on the street playing ball with friends when he should have been in school.

Ronaldo Senior Career info

Ronaldo Luis Nazario de Lima made his senior career debut for the Brazilian football club Cruzeiro. He scored 12 goals for Cruzeiro in 14 matches. He also played for PSV, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Real Madrid, AC Milan, and Corinthians. In his club career, he has won UEFA Club Footballer of the Year (1998), La Liga Best Foreign Player (1997), European Golden Boot, Serie A Footballer of the Year (1998) and so many.

Quick Info

YearsTeamAppearancesGoals
1993 – 1994Cruzeiro1412
1994 – 1996PSV4642
1996 – 1997Barcelona3734
1997 – 2002Inter Milan6849
2002 – 2007Real Madrid12783
2007 – 2008AC Milan209
2009 – 2011Corinthians3118

Ronaldo Team Career info

Ronaldo made international debut for the Brazil national team on 23 March 1994, in a friendly match against Argentina. He scored his first goal for Brazil on 4 May 1994 against Iceland, where Brazil bit Iceland 3-0 goals. Ronaldo Luis Nazario helped Brazil national team to win the FIFA World Cup ( 1994, 2002) and to reach runner-up in the 1998 FIFA World Cup. He has won the FIFA World Cup Golden Ball in 1998 and FIFA World Cup Golden Shoe in 2002. In addition, he has won Ballon d’Or ( 1997, 2002) and Golden Foot Award in 2006.

Ronaldo helped Brazil to win Copa America in 1997, where he was the player of the tournament and 1999, where he was the top goalscorer. Besides, he has won the FIFA Confederations Cup in 1997 and the Summer Olympic Games bronze medal in 1996.

Quick Info

YearsTeamAppearancesGoals
1993Brazil U 1775
1996Brazil U 2386
1994 – 2011Brazil9862

Age, Height, Wife and other Facts

Full NameRonaldo Luis Nazario de Lima
NicknameRonaldo, Fenomeno
Birth Date14 September 1976
Birth PlaceRio de Janeiro, Brazil
GenderMale
Height1.83 m ( 6 feet 0 inches)
Weight77 kg
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlack
ProfessionFootballer, Businessperson
PositionForward
Ronaldo Social MediaInstagram, Twitter, Facebook
Career Start1990
Career End2011
Age in 202044 Years
NationalityBrazil
EducationN/A
SchoolN/A
College/ UniversityN/A
Mailing AddressN/A
Phone NumberN/A
Star SignVirgo
Net Worth$150 million
FatherNelio Nazario de Lima Sr.
MotherSonia dos Santos Barata.
BrotherNelio Nazario de Lima Jr.
SisterLone Lima
PartnerCelina Locks ( 2015-)
WifeMilene Domingues ( m. 1999 – 2003)
Daniella Cicarelli ( m. 2005- 2005)
Maria Beartiz Antony ( m. 2008- 2012)
SonRonald Nazario de Lima
Alexander Nazario de Lima
DaughterMaria Sophia Nazario de Lima
Maria Alice Nazario de Lima

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