10 Cool And Interesting Fun Facts About Ronaldo Luis Nazario de Lima’s Life

Ten Cool And Interesting facts about Ronaldo’s Life. Ronaldo Luis Nazario de Lima was born on 18 September 1976. He is most commonly and popularly known as Ronaldo. He is a retired Brazilian professional footballer who mainly played as a leading and attacking striker. On the club level, he represented number of clubs including Cruzeiro, PSV, Barcelona, Inter Milan, and Real Madrid. He has always remained an integral part of these teams with key contribution towards winning the titles. While on international arena, he played from Brazil national team. He holds the title of second highest goal scorer for his country having played 98 matches and scoring 62 goals.

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Second highest goal scorer ( Ronaldo Luis Nazario de Lima )

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Here will be throwing light on some cool and interesting facts about Ronaldo

  1. Honours and Titles at Club levelThe amazing fact about him is that he has a long list of honours and titles to his credit. On the club level while playing from Cruzeiro he won 1 Campeonato Mineiro (1994), 1 Copa do Brasil 1 (1993). While respresenting PSV Eindhoven he claimed 1 KNVB Cup 1 (1996), 1 Johan Cruijff-schaal 1 (1996). He played outstandingly for Barcelona too and held 1 Copa del Rey 1 (1997), 1 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup (1997), 1 Supercopa de España 1 (1996). From Inter Milan he has 1 UEFA Cup (1998) whereas from Real Madrid he has 2 La Liga (2002–03 and 2006–07), 1 Intercontinental Cup (2002), 1 Supercopa de España (2003). During the time he played for Corinthians he took 1 Campeonato Paulista (2009) and 1 Copa do Brasil (2009).

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  2. Honours and Titles at National level

The amazing fact about him is that he has been marvellous in all international matches he has played representing his national team, Brazil. On international arena he won 2 FIFA World Cup (1994 and 2002), 1 FIFA World Cup: Runners-up securing 2nd Place (1998), 2 Copa América (1997 and 1999), 1 Copa América: Runners-up securing 2nd Place (1995), 1 FIFA Confederations Cup (1997), 1 Summer Olympic Games: Bronze Medal occupying 3rd Place (1996).

3. Outstanding Performance in 1993

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Ronaldo Luis Nazario de Lima

An amazing fact about him is that, he had remarkable career achievements in 1993. He was declared to be the Top scorer in Supercopa Libertadores (1993–94). He helped his team to be Supercopa Libertadores Team of The Year (1993-94). Not limited to this, he became Campeonato Mineiro Top Scorer (1993–94) and also let his team to be Campeonato Mineiro Team of The Year (1994). At the end of this year he was also declared to be Eredivisie Top Scorer (1994–95).

4. Three times World Player of the Year Award
Another amazing fact about him is that, he was declared three times World Player of the Year Award for the years 1996, 1997 and 2002 by the famous magazine, World Soccer. Out of these three awards he won the first two in two consecutive years.

5. Three times winner of FIFA World Player of the Year Award

Another impressive fact about him is that, he was announced three times FIFA World Player of the Year. It is the dream of every football player to win it once but Ronaldo made it three times for this honour during the year 1996, 1997 consecutively and then later in 2002.

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6. Twice winner of Ballon d’Or

Another cool fact about him is that, he is twice winner of Ballon d’Or for the years 1997 and 2002. Ballon d’Or is one of the most prestigious awards for any footballer to win. Winning twice in different years is a sheer evidence for his greatness as a player.

7. Included in Real Madrid Team of the Century

Another interesting fact about Ronaldo is that, in recognition of his great contribution to Real Madrid he was included in Real Madrid Team of the century. Not limited to this, he was also included in Real Madrid Hall of fame for the year 2011.

8. Honours and Titles at Individual level

On individual level, he has some amazing awards, honours and titles. He won 1 Supercopa Libertadores Top Scorer (1993–94), 1 Supercopa Libertadores Team of The Year (1993-04), 1 Campeonato Mineiro Top Scorer (1993–94), 1 Campeonato Mineiro Team of The Year (1994), 1 Eredivisie Top Scorer (1994–95), 2 Trofeo EFE La Liga Ibero-American Player of the Year (1996–97 and 2002–03), 2 Pichichi Trophy (1996–1997 and 2003-2004), 1 European Golden Boot (1996–97), 1 Don Balón Award La Liga Foreign Player of the Year (1996–97), 1 Copa América Final Most Valuable Player (1997), 1 Copa América Most Valuable Player (1997), 1 FIFA Confederations Cup Bronze Boot (1997), 1 FIFA Confederations Cup All-Star Team (1997), 1 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup Final Most Valuable Player (1997), 1 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup Top Goal Scorer (1996–1997), 2 Copa América All-Star Team (1997 and 1999), 1 IFFHS World’s Top Goal Scorer of the Year (1997), 2 Bravo Award (1997 and 1998), 2 Onze d’Or (1997 and 2002), 2 European Sports Media ESM Team of the Year (1996–97 and 1997–98), 2 FIFA XI (1997 and 1998), 1 Serie A Footballer of the Year (1997–98), 1 Serie A Foreign Footballer of the Year (1997–98), 1 UEFA Cup Final Most Valuable Player (1998), 1 UEFA Club Footballer of the Year (1997–98), 1 UEFA Club Best Forward (1997–98), 1 FIFA World Cup Golden Ball (1998), 2 FIFA World Cup All-Star Team (1998 and 2002), 1 FIFA World Player of the Year – Silver award (1998), 1 Copa América Top Scorer (1999), 1 FIFA World Cup Golden Boot (2002), 1 FIFA World Cup Silver Ball (2002), 1 FIFA World Cup Final Most Valuable Player (2002), 1 Intercontinental Cup Man of the Match (2002), 1 UEFA Team of the Year (2002), 1 Laureus World Sports Awards Comeback of the Year (2002), 1 Strogaldo De Legendary Award (2002), 1 BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year (2002), 1 FIFA World Player of the Year – Bronze award (2003), FIFA 100 (2004), 1 FIFA World Cup Bronze Boot (2006), Brazil national football team Hall of Fame (2006), 1 Golden Foot award (2006), Serie A Player of the Decade (1997 and 2007), Magazine France Football: Starting eleven of all time (2007), 1 Campeonato Paulista Best Player (2009), Honor of Brazilian Football Confederation (2010), , Marca Leyenda (2011), World Soccer (magazine): The Greatest Players of the 20th Century (Published December 1999), L’Équipe’s top 50 South-American footballers in history, Italian Football Hall of Fame (2015).

Ronaldo Luis Nazario
Ronaldo Luis Nazario

9. United Nations Goodwill Ambassador

A very inspiring fact about him is that, he was picked up by United Nations for their United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to help create awareness against poverty. He has played number of fund raising matches including one intended to help recovering efforts in Philippines typhoon hit area of Haiyan.

10. Personal facts about Ronaldo Luis Nazario de Lima

Some personal facts about the player are being mentioned here. His father name is Nelio Nazario de Lima, Snr and his mother’s name is Sonia dos Santos Barata. He was the third child of the couple.

Talking about his relationships, he had a long term relationship with famous Brazilian actress and model Susana Werner after meeting on the set of Brazilian Telenovela Malhacao. The couple were acting together in three episodes. They never married though. In 1999, Ronaldo married famous Brazilian footballer Milene Domingues. The couple had their son who was born in Milan. The marriage ended after four years. Later, he got married to famous Brazilian model and MTV VJ Daniela Cicarelli in a luxurious marriage ceremony costing nearly £700,000. Unfortunately, this relationship also ended within three months. He then got engaged to Maria Beatriz Anthony. She gave birth to two daughters. He later on, performed a paternity test and his another child was confirmed from a brief relationship with Brazilian waitress Michele Umeza.

11. Brand Ambassador

A cool fact about him is that he is a brand ambassador of Nike since the early portion of his career. He has signed a lifetime endorsement contract with Nike worth $180 million. He has appeared in number Nike commercials which were liked and watched my millions across the globe.

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