Ronaldo Luiz Nazario De Lima(born on 18 September 1976), commonly known as Ronaldo, is a former Brazilian footballer who played as a striker. In his prime, he was known for his dribbling at speed, feints, and clinical finishing. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest football players in the world.
Ronaldo got three The Best FIFA Men’s Player awards in 1996, 1997 and 2002. In 2010, this award combined with France Football’s Ballon d’Or to create the FIFA Ballon d’Or. He was named the world’s greatest player in the 1998 FIFA World Cup by reporters in the sport. Ronaldo was awarded the Golden Boot(currently termed “Adidas Golden Boot”) in 2002 and Honor of Brazilian Football Confederation in 2010.
He started his European football career at PSV Eindhoven, and played for Barcelona, Inter Milan, Real Madrid, AC Milan, which are all successful football clubs in the world. He helped these clubs get the titles of La Liga, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup, Copa del Rey and Supercopa de España.
In 2011, the football legend announced his retirement as a professional footballer who had played football 18 years.
Ronaldo is a prolific goalscorer, meanwhile, he is also capable of providing assists for his teammates because of his vision, passing and crossing ability. As an extremely powerful, fast, and technical player, he can play in several offensive positions and is able to use both feet.
Lionel Messi, a world-class player, said:“He was the best striker I’ve ever seen. He was so fast he could score from nothing, and could shoot the ball better than anyone.”
“When he has the desire to play football, Ronaldo is fantastic and unparalleled.” said Zinedine Zidane.