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1976 (46 years old)

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Weight
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Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima (Brazilian Portuguese: ; born 18 September 1976), commonly known as Ronaldo or Ronaldo Nazário, is a Brazilian business owner, president of La Liga club Real Valladolid, owner of Brasileiro Série B club Cruzeiro and a retired professional footballer who played as a striker. Popularly dubbed O Fenômeno ('The Phenomenon') and also nicknamed R9, he is widely considered as one of the greatest players of all time. As a multi-functional striker who brought a new dimension to the position, Ronaldo has been the influence for a generation of strikers that have followed. His individual accolades include being named FIFA World Player of the Year three times and winning two Ballon d'Or awards.

Ronaldo started his career at Cruzeiro and moved to PSV in 1994. He joined Barcelona in 1996 for a then world record transfer fee and at 20 years old, he was named the 1996 FIFA World Player of the Year, making him the youngest recipient of the award. In 1997, Inter Milan broke the world record fee to sign Ronaldo, making him the first player since Diego Maradona to break the world transfer record twice. At 21, he received the 1997 Ballon d'Or and remains the youngest recipient of the award. By the age of 23, Ronaldo had scored over 200 goals for club and country. However, after a series of knee injuries and recuperation, he was inactive for almost three years. Ronaldo joined Real Madrid in 2002 and won the 2002–03 La Liga title. He had spells at AC Milan and Corinthians before retiring in 2011, having suffered further injuries.

Ronaldo played for Brazil in 98 matches, scoring 62 goals and is the third-highest goalscorer for his national team. At age 17, he was the youngest member of the Brazilian squad that won the 1994 FIFA World Cup. At the 1998 FIFA World Cup, Ronaldo received the Golden Ball as the player of the tournament after he helped Brazil reach the final, where he suffered a convulsive fit hours before kick-off. He won the 2002 FIFA World Cup, starring in a front three with Ronaldinho and Rivaldo. He scored twice in the final and received the Golden Boot as the tournament's top goalscorer. At the 2006 FIFA World Cup, Ronaldo scored his 15th World Cup goal, a tournament record at the time. He also won the 1997 Copa América, where he became the player of the tournament and the 1999 Copa América, where he was the top goalscorer.

One of the most marketable sportsmen in the world during his playing career, the first Nike Mercurial boots called R9 were commissioned for Ronaldo in 1998. He was named in the FIFA 100 list of the greatest living players compiled in 2004 by Pelé also and was inducted into the Brazilian Football Museum Hall of Fame, Italian Football Hall of Fame, Inter Milan Hall of Fame and Real Madrid Hall of Fame. In 2020, Ronaldo was named in the Ballon d'Or Dream Team, a greatest all-time XI published by France Football magazine. In retirement from sport, Ronaldo has continued his work as a United Nations Development Programme Goodwill Ambassador, a position to which he was appointed in 2000. He served as an ambassador for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Ronaldo became the majority owner of Real Valladolid in September 2018, after buying 51% of the club's shares. In December 2021, he bought a controlling stake in his boyhood club Cruzeiro, investing $70 million in the club.

Ronaldo made his international debut for Brazil on 23 March 1994 in a friendly match in Recife against Argentina. His first senior goal for Brazil came on 4 May 1994 in a 3–0 friendly win against Iceland. He went to the 1994 FIFA World Cup in the United States aged 17, but did not play as Brazil went on to win the tournament. He stated he was "overjoyed" at the experience. He was then known as Ronaldinho ("little Ronaldo" in Portuguese), because Ronaldo Rodrigues de Jesus, his older teammate, was also called Ronaldo and later nicknamed Ronaldão ("big Ronaldo") to further distinguish them. Another Brazilian player, Ronaldo de Assis Moreira, now widely known as Ronaldinho, was called Ronaldinho Gaúcho when he joined the Brazilian senior team in 1999.


Career Honours

Campeonato Paulista
2009

Corinthians

Copa Do Brasil
2009

Corinthians

La Liga
2006-2007

Real Madrid

La Liga Trofeo Pichichi
2003-2004

Real Madrid

Supercopa de Espana
2003

Real Madrid

La Liga
2002-2003

Real Madrid

UEFA Team of the Year
2002

Inter

FIFA Club World Cup
2002

Real Madrid

FIFA World Cup
2002

Brazil

FIFA Ballon d Or
2002

Real Madrid

FIFA World Cup Golden Boot
2002

Brazil

FIFA The Best
2002

Inter

Copa America
1999

Brazil

Bravo Award
1998

Inter

UEFA Cup
1997-1998

Inter

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award
1997-1998

Barcelona

Copa America
1997

Brazil

FIFA Confederations Cup
1997

Brazil

Bravo Award
1997

Barcelona

FIFA Ballon d Or
1997

Inter

FIFA The Best
1997

Barcelona

UEFA Cup Winners Cup
1996-1997

Barcelona

Copa del Rey
1996-1997

Barcelona

European Golden Shoe
1996-1997

Barcelona

La Liga Trofeo Pichichi
1996-1997

PSV Eindhoven

Olympics Bronze
1996

Brazil U23

Supercopa de España
1996

Brazil

FIFA The Best
1996

PSV Eindhoven

Johan Cruijff Schaal
1996

PSV Eindhoven

KNVB Cup
1995-1996

PSV Eindhoven

FIFA World Cup
1994

Brazil

Campeonato Mineiro
1994

Cruzeiro

Copa Do Brasil
1993

Cruzeiro


Career Milestones


UEFA Champions League Hat-Trick
2003-04-23


Former Youth Teams


Former Senior Teams

1993-1994

1994-1996

1994-2011

1996

1996-1997

1997-2002

2002-2007

2007-2008

2009-2011


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1992-

1992-


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Statistics


BrazilAppearancesInternational Friendlies20111

CorinthiansAppearancesCopa Libertadores20112

BrazilMins PlayedInternational Friendlies201114

CorinthiansMins PlayedCopa Libertadores2011180


CorinthiansAppearancesBrazilian Serie A201011

CorinthiansAppearancesCopa Libertadores20107

CorinthiansAssistsBrazilian Serie A20101

CorinthiansGoalsBrazilian Serie A20106

CorinthiansGoalsCopa Libertadores20103

CorinthiansMins PlayedBrazilian Serie A2010856

CorinthiansMins PlayedCopa Libertadores2010575


CorinthiansAppearancesBrazilian Serie A200920

CorinthiansAssistsBrazilian Serie A20095

CorinthiansGoalsBrazilian Serie A200912

CorinthiansMins PlayedBrazilian Serie A20091,615


MilanAppearancesItalian Serie A2007-20086

MilanGoalsItalian Serie A2007-20082

MilanMins PlayedItalian Serie A2007-2008319


MilanAppearancesItalian Serie A2006-200714

Real MadridAppearancesCopa del Rey2006-20072

Real MadridAppearancesSpanish La Liga2006-20077

Real MadridAppearancesUEFA Champions League2006-20074

MilanAssistsItalian Serie A2006-20075

MilanGoalsItalian Serie A2006-20077

Real MadridGoalsCopa del Rey2006-20071

Real MadridGoalsSpanish La Liga2006-20071

Real MadridGoalsUEFA Champions League2006-20072

MilanMins PlayedItalian Serie A2006-20071,060

Real MadridMins PlayedCopa del Rey2006-2007180

Real MadridMins PlayedSpanish La Liga2006-2007330

Real MadridMins PlayedUEFA Champions League2006-2007136


BrazilAppearancesFIFA World Cup20065

BrazilAppearancesInternational Friendlies20062

BrazilAssistsFIFA World Cup20061

BrazilGoalsFIFA World Cup20063

BrazilGoalsInternational Friendlies20062

BrazilMins PlayedFIFA World Cup2006411

BrazilMins PlayedInternational Friendlies2006108


Real MadridAppearancesCopa del Rey2005-20062

Real MadridAppearancesSpanish La Liga2005-200623

Real MadridAppearancesUEFA Champions League2005-20062

Real MadridAssistsSpanish La Liga2005-20063

Real MadridGoalsCopa del Rey2005-20061

Real MadridGoalsSpanish La Liga2005-200614

Real MadridMins PlayedCopa del Rey2005-2006180

Real MadridMins PlayedSpanish La Liga2005-20061,742

Real MadridMins PlayedUEFA Champions League2005-2006180


BrazilAppearancesFIFA World Cup20054

BrazilAppearancesInternational Friendlies20051

BrazilAssistsFIFA World Cup20051

BrazilGoalsFIFA World Cup20051

BrazilMins PlayedFIFA World Cup2005315

BrazilMins PlayedInternational Friendlies200576


Real MadridAppearancesCopa del Rey2004-20051

Real MadridAppearancesSpanish La Liga2004-200534

Real MadridAppearancesUEFA Champions League2004-200510

Real MadridAssistsSpanish La Liga2004-20058

Real MadridAssistsUEFA Champions League2004-20053

Real MadridGoalsSpanish La Liga2004-200521

Real MadridGoalsUEFA Champions League2004-20053

Real MadridMins PlayedCopa del Rey2004-200544

Real MadridMins PlayedSpanish La Liga2004-20052,802

Real MadridMins PlayedUEFA Champions League2004-2005807


BrazilAppearancesFIFA World Cup20047

BrazilAppearancesInternational Friendlies20044

BrazilGoalsFIFA World Cup20046

BrazilMins PlayedFIFA World Cup2004612

BrazilMins PlayedInternational Friendlies2004315


Real MadridAppearancesCopa del Rey2003-20045

Real MadridAppearancesSpanish La Liga2003-200432

Real MadridAppearancesUEFA Champions League2003-20049

Real MadridAssistsCopa del Rey2003-20041

Real MadridAssistsSpanish La Liga2003-20049

Real MadridAssistsUEFA Champions League2003-20042

Real MadridGoalsCopa del Rey2003-20042

Real MadridGoalsSpanish La Liga2003-200424

Real MadridGoalsUEFA Champions League2003-20044

Real MadridMins PlayedCopa del Rey2003-2004388

Real MadridMins PlayedSpanish La Liga2003-20042,640

Real MadridMins PlayedUEFA Champions League2003-2004735


BrazilAppearancesFIFA World Cup20034

BrazilAppearancesInternational Friendlies20034

Real MadridAppearancesSupercopa de Espana20032

Real MadridAssistsSupercopa de Espana20031

BrazilGoalsFIFA World Cup20033

Real MadridGoalsSupercopa de Espana20031

BrazilMins PlayedFIFA World Cup2003360

BrazilMins PlayedInternational Friendlies2003270

Real MadridMins PlayedSupercopa de Espana2003180


Real MadridAppearancesCopa del Rey2002-20031

Real MadridAppearancesSpanish La Liga2002-200331

Real MadridAppearancesUEFA Champions League2002-200311

Real MadridAssistsSpanish La Liga2002-20035

Real MadridAssistsUEFA Champions League2002-20033

Real MadridGoalsSpanish La Liga2002-200323

Real MadridGoalsUEFA Champions League2002-20036

Real MadridMins PlayedCopa del Rey2002-200390

Real MadridMins PlayedSpanish La Liga2002-20032,420

Real MadridMins PlayedUEFA Champions League2002-2003762


BrazilAppearancesFIFA World Cup20027

BrazilAppearancesInternational Friendlies20023

Real MadridAppearancesFIFA Club World Cup20021

BrazilAssistsFIFA World Cup20021

BrazilGoalsFIFA World Cup20028

BrazilGoalsInternational Friendlies20022

Real MadridGoalsFIFA Club World Cup20021

BrazilMins PlayedFIFA World Cup2002553

BrazilMins PlayedInternational Friendlies2002180

Real MadridMins PlayedFIFA Club World Cup200282


InterAppearancesCoppa Italia2001-20021

InterAppearancesItalian Serie A2001-200210

InterAppearancesUEFA Cup2001-20025

InterAssistsItalian Serie A2001-20023

InterGoalsItalian Serie A2001-20027

InterMins PlayedCoppa Italia2001-200244

InterMins PlayedItalian Serie A2001-2002649

InterMins PlayedUEFA Cup2001-2002166


InterAppearancesCoppa Italia1999-20001

InterAppearancesItalian Serie A1999-20007

InterGoalsItalian Serie A1999-20003

InterMins PlayedCoppa Italia1999-20006

InterMins PlayedItalian Serie A1999-2000383


BrazilAppearancesCopa America19996

BrazilAppearancesInternational Friendlies19994

BrazilAssistsInternational Friendlies19991

BrazilGoalsCopa America19995

BrazilGoalsInternational Friendlies19992

BrazilMins PlayedCopa America1999525

BrazilMins PlayedInternational Friendlies1999347


InterAppearancesCoppa Italia1998-19992

InterAppearancesItalian Serie A1998-199920

InterAppearancesUEFA Champions League1998-19996

InterAssistsItalian Serie A1998-19992

InterAssistsUEFA Champions League1998-19992

InterGoalsItalian Serie A1998-199914

InterGoalsUEFA Champions League1998-19991

InterMins PlayedCoppa Italia1998-1999124

InterMins PlayedItalian Serie A1998-19991,529

InterMins PlayedUEFA Champions League1998-1999422


BrazilAppearancesFIFA World Cup19987

BrazilAppearancesInternational Friendlies19983

BrazilAssistsFIFA World Cup19983

BrazilGoalsFIFA World Cup19984

BrazilGoalsInternational Friendlies19981

BrazilMins PlayedFIFA World Cup1998660

BrazilMins PlayedInternational Friendlies1998270


InterAppearancesCoppa Italia1997-19984

InterAppearancesItalian Serie A1997-199832

InterAppearancesUEFA Cup1997-199811

InterAssistsItalian Serie A1997-19983

InterAssistsUEFA Cup1997-19982

InterGoalsCoppa Italia1997-19983

InterGoalsItalian Serie A1997-199825

InterGoalsUEFA Cup1997-19986

InterMins PlayedCoppa Italia1997-1998287

InterMins PlayedItalian Serie A1997-19982,872

InterMins PlayedUEFA Cup1997-1998983


BrazilAppearancesConfederations Cup19975

BrazilAppearancesCopa America19976

BrazilAppearancesInternational Friendlies19975

BrazilAssistsConfederations Cup19972

BrazilAssistsCopa America19972

BrazilAssistsInternational Friendlies19971

BrazilGoalsConfederations Cup19974

BrazilGoalsCopa America19975

BrazilGoalsInternational Friendlies19973

BrazilMins PlayedConfederations Cup1997405

BrazilMins PlayedCopa America1997477

BrazilMins PlayedInternational Friendlies1997450


BarcelonaAppearancesCopa del Rey1996-19974

BarcelonaAppearancesSpanish La Liga1996-199737

BarcelonaAppearancesUEFA Cup1996-19977

BarcelonaAssistsCopa del Rey1996-19971

BarcelonaAssistsSpanish La Liga1996-19979

BarcelonaAssistsUEFA Cup1996-19971

BarcelonaGoalsCopa del Rey1996-19976

BarcelonaGoalsSpanish La Liga1996-199734

BarcelonaGoalsUEFA Cup1996-19975

BarcelonaMins PlayedCopa del Rey1996-1997360

BarcelonaMins PlayedSpanish La Liga1996-19973,196

BarcelonaMins PlayedUEFA Cup1996-1997600


BarcelonaAppearancesSupercopa de Espana19961

BrazilAppearancesInternational Friendlies19964

BarcelonaAssistsSupercopa de Espana19961

BarcelonaGoalsSupercopa de Espana19962

BrazilGoalsInternational Friendlies19965

BarcelonaMins PlayedSupercopa de Espana199690

BrazilMins PlayedInternational Friendlies1996354


PSV EindhovenAppearancesDutch Eredivisie1995-199613

PSV EindhovenAppearancesDutch KNVB Cup1995-19963

PSV EindhovenAppearancesUEFA Cup1995-19965

PSV EindhovenAssistsDutch Eredivisie1995-19963

PSV EindhovenAssistsDutch KNVB Cup1995-19961

PSV EindhovenAssistsUEFA Cup1995-19962

PSV EindhovenGoalsDutch Eredivisie1995-199612

PSV EindhovenGoalsDutch KNVB Cup1995-19961

PSV EindhovenGoalsUEFA Cup1995-19966

PSV EindhovenMins PlayedDutch Eredivisie1995-1996917

PSV EindhovenMins PlayedDutch KNVB Cup1995-1996131

PSV EindhovenMins PlayedUEFA Cup1995-1996432


BrazilAppearancesCopa America19951

BrazilAppearancesInternational Friendlies19955

BrazilGoalsInternational Friendlies19953

BrazilMins PlayedCopa America19955

BrazilMins PlayedInternational Friendlies1995392


PSV EindhovenAppearancesDutch Eredivisie1994-199533

PSV EindhovenAppearancesDutch KNVB Cup1994-19951

PSV EindhovenAppearancesUEFA Cup1994-19952

PSV EindhovenAssistsDutch Eredivisie1994-19951

PSV EindhovenGoalsDutch Eredivisie1994-199530

PSV EindhovenGoalsDutch KNVB Cup1994-19952

PSV EindhovenGoalsUEFA Cup1994-19953

PSV EindhovenMins PlayedDutch Eredivisie1994-19952,921

PSV EindhovenMins PlayedDutch KNVB Cup1994-1995120

PSV EindhovenMins PlayedUEFA Cup1994-1995170


BrazilAppearancesInternational Friendlies19943

CruzeiroAppearancesCopa Libertadores19948

BrazilGoalsInternational Friendlies19941

CruzeiroGoalsCopa Libertadores19942

BrazilMins PlayedInternational Friendlies1994169

CruzeiroMins PlayedCopa Libertadores1994710



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