Born Sep 22, 1976

Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima is a retired Brazilian footballer. He is considered by experts and fans as one of the greatest football players of all time. In 2012, he was voted Goal. com's "Player of the Decades" in an online poll, gathering 29.55% of all votes. He won his first Ballon d'Or as the European Footballer of the Year in 1997 and won the award again in 2002.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Ronaldo.


1976 Birth Born on September 18, 1976.


In 1993, Ronaldo began his football career playing for Cruzeiro.
1994 17 Years Old 1 More Event
Ronaldo chose to join PSV after the 1994 World Cup, for which he was selected despite being just 17, but did not play. … Read More
With PSV, Ronaldo won the Dutch Cup in 1996 and he was Eredivisie top scorer in 1995. … Read More


Ronaldo's unhappiness had become evident and at the end of the season, by paying the buy out clause fee in his contract, Inter Milan signed him in the summer of 1997 for a then world record fee of $27 million. … Read More
The following year, Ronaldo scored a trademark goal against Lazio in the 1998 UEFA Cup Final. … Read More
…  Although they never married, they began a long-term relationship and lived together in Milan until the beginning of 1999.
2000 23 Years Old 1 More Event
During his first comeback on 12 April 2000, he played only seven minutes during the first leg of the Coppa Italia final against Lazio before injuring his knee for a second time.
After two operations and months of rehabilitation, Ronaldo came back for the 2002 World Cup, helping Brazil win their fifth World Cup title.
2003 26 Years Old 1 More Event
In the 2003–04 season, Madrid was on track to win the treble, until Ronaldo was injured towards the end of the season; they subsequently lost the Copa del Rey final, were knocked out of the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals, and suffered a league form breakdown.


2007 - 2008 6 More Events
Ronaldo played his first match for Corinthians on 4 March 2009, a Copa do Brasil match against Itumbiara at Estádio Juscelino Kubitschek, in which he came as a substitute for Jorge Henrique.
2010 33 Years Old In February 2010, Ronaldo signed a contract extension with Corinthians that would keep him with the club until the end of 2011, and said he would then retire.
In February 2011, after Corinthians were eliminated from the 2011 Copa Libertadores by the Colombian team Deportes Tolima, Ronaldo announced his retirement from football. … Read More
2013 36 Years Old 1 More Event
In January 2013, Ronaldo was named one of the six Ambassadors of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
…  He served as an ambassador for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. … Read More
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