Friday, January 25, 2008

A Tribute for RONALDO

Ronaldo Luis Nazário de Lima is a great football player.

He was born in September 18th, 1976 in Bento Ribeiro, a poor neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Ronaldo was born like many of his friends, he began to play football in the streets of his neighborhood.

The Brazilian currently plays as a striker for the Italian Serie A club AC Milan until today (January 25th, 2008). He has been nicknamed "The Phenomenon" (Portuguese: O Fenômeno, Spanish: El Fenómeno). Pelé named him one of the 125 greatest living footballers in March 2004. In 2007 France Football named him in their best starting 11 of all time.
Ronaldo has enjoyed success at the international level, winning the 1994 and 2002 FIFA World Cups with Brazil. Ronaldo has won three FIFA World Player of the Year awards (1996, 1997, 2002). He and former Real Madrid teammate Zinedine Zidane are the only two men to have won the award three times.

On June 27, 2006, he broke the all-time World Cup Finals scoring record of 14, held by Gerd Müller after scoring his 15th World Cup goal against Ghana in the 2006 FIFA World Cup Round of 16. He also equaled a much less talked about mark: with his third goal of the 2006 World Cup, Ronaldo became only the second player ever (Jürgen Klinsmann being the other) to score at least three goals in each of three World Cups. Ronaldo is currently the third highest all-time scorer of the Brazil national football team, with 62 goals. He trails second place Zico, 66, and first place Pele, 77.

This program attempts to apreciate his achievements and contribution for world football. It shows his actions during Germany world cup 2006. Viva Ronaldo..!!!

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