Monday, 25 February 2008

Ronaldo Luis Nazário de Lima

Ronaldo Luis Nazário de Lima, better known as Ronaldo started his roots in a poor neighbourhood in Rio de Janeiro.

Like many young Brazilians, ronaldo r9 player football in the streets with his friends, forming a pivotal part of his early childhood. Former world cup winner Jairzinho, quickly spotted Ronaldo and recommended him to Cruzerio, where ronaldo r9 impressed scoring 12 in 13 games.

Piet van Visser scouted Ronaldo at young age of 17, and successfully brought him to Europe with PSV Eidenhoven, where Ronaldo scored 42 goals in 46 league games.

Attracting the attention of Barca, he duly transferred and caused a storm by banging 34 goals in 37 games, and led the Catalan side to the UEFA Cup Winners Cup (scoring the winner in the final.

Winning the FIFA World Player of the Year award in 1996, Ronaldo was hot property, widely considered the most prodigous attacking talent in the world.

Ronaldo R9 soon transferred to Inter Milan, where ronaldo proved his worth by leading them to the UEFA Cup trophy. His goals were outstanding of a league of critisised for its 'cantenaccio' defensive style, scoring 49 in 69 games.

It was his performances that causedd a storm, combining blistering pace, balance, techique and goal-instincts to score 4 in the 1998 FIFA World Cup, although a bout of mysterious convulsive fits held him back in an anonymous final, suffering from dizzy bouts and sickness.

Coming back from a serious knee injury
ronaldo r9 cmae back leading Brazil to world cup glory scoring 8 goals on the way.

Real Madrid soon came calling after his 2002 world cup exploits and ronaldo transferred for 39 million euros. Even though he was sidelined through injury until October 2002, fans continued to chant his name in the stands. Ronaldo R9 scored
83 times in 127 games - a truly outstanding record in any context.

Transferring to AC Milan in January 2007 for 7.5million euros, ronaldo was blighted with injury, one a very serious injury potentially ruling him out for the best part of a year

Best wishes to ronaldo on his road to recovery and hope he can find the motivation and pride once more, to lead AC Milan to European Cup glory in the future

- The Ronaldo R9 Team

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