Ronaldo

Ronaldo

About Ronaldo

Ronaldo Lus Nazrio de Lima (born 18 September 1976) is a retired Brazilian footballer. He is considered by experts and fans as one of the greatest football players of all time. In 2011, he was voted Goal.com's 'Player of the Decades' in an online poll of the Spanish version of the website, 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. He is one of only three men to have won the FIFA Player of the Year award three times, along with Zinedine Zidane and Lionel Messi. Considered by many as the most complete striker in the past 30 years, in 2007, he was named as one of the best starting 11 of all-time by France Football and was named to the FIFA 100, a list of the greatest footballers compiled by Pel. In 2010, he was voted Goal.com's 'Player of the Decade' in an online poll, gathering 43.

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