A brilliant footballer, who was dominated on a top position for a couple of years – will never see over again in action Ronaldo Brazilian footballer who announced his retirement from Football on 14 February 2011. His knees pain and hypothyroidism problem become a cause of his impulsive retirement. Although the same problem was remain associated with him in his entire career but he was a plucky footballer and he never bothered to count such kind of problems.
He had desired to play till the end of the season but his early removal of his club Corinthians, from the Copa Libertadores carried ahead the date. In his remarks at the time of leaving the Football World, he said, I wanted to carryon but I cant. I feel an action but I cant do it the method I want to. Its time.
Ronaldo was born on 22 September 1976 in an outskirt area Bento Ribeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The full name of Ronaldo is Ronaldo is Luis Nazario de Lima Ronaldo while his nickname is O Fenomeno that means The Phenomenon. At a time Ronaldo has the nationality of two countries i.e. Brazil and Spain. Ronaldo started to play football from his neighboring streets and very soon he became the Worlds Star of football.
His tremendous career highlights
He played 97 international Football matches for Brazil and builds up 62 goals; also he won his first title for Brazil as 17 years old.
He won his first Ballon dOr as the European Footballer of the year 1997 in the age of just 21 year old.
Along with Zinedine Zidane, he is the only one player in the world who won the FIFA World Player of the Year award on three times i.e. 1996, 1997 and 2002. He also won the European Footballer of the Year Award twice i.e. 1997 and 2002.
He won two Soccer World Cups for Brazil (1994 and 2002) and made the highest record 15 goals in a tournament. Also he won the Copa America two times for Brazil (1997 & 1999).
His peak season was at Barcelona in 1996-97 when he scored 47 goals in 49 matches. He made total 400 goals in his career with seven clubs having made his presentation at Cruzeiro.
Before 1998 World Cup he suffered a severe illness and his name was included as a substitute player but later on he was included for the beginning lineup. His performance was so poor; consequently Brazil lost the World Cup final match from France by 3-0 goals.
Ronaldos scored goal performance for clubs:
1993-1994 Cruzeiro 45 matches 41 Goals
1994-1996 PSV Eindhoven 58 matches 54 Goals
1996-1997 Barcelona 49 matches 47 Goals
1997-2002 Inter Milan 99 matches 59 Goals
2002-2007 Real Madrid 164 matches 98 Goals
2007-2008 AC Milan 20 matches 9 Goals
2009-2011 Corinthians 31 matches 18 Goals
Total: 466 Matches 326 Goals
Ronaldos Private Life
Ronaldo got married with Milene Domingues in April 1999. The couple had a son Ronald who was born 1999; later on the relationships amongst the couple were ruined and finished on divorce. In 1995 Ronaldo got engaged and then married Brazilian model and MTV VJ Daniella Cicarelli, who became pregnant but suffered a miscarriage their relationship ended within 3 months. Presently Ronaldo is on dating with Brazilian model Raica Oliveira.