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Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima (Brazilian Portuguese: [ʁoˈnawdu ˈlwiz nɐˈzaɾju dʒi ˈlimɐ]; born 18 September 1976), known as Ronaldo or Ronaldo Nazário, is a Brazilian former professional footballer who played as a striker. He is the owner of Brasileiro Série A club Cruzeiro and owner and president of Segunda División club Real Valladolid. Nicknamed O Fenômeno ('The Phenomenon') and R9, he is considered one of the greatest players of all time. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ronaldo has received more than 5,582,827 page views. His biography is available in 104 different languages on Wikipedia. Ronaldo is the 14th most popular soccer player (up from 45th in 2019), the 6th most popular biography from Brazil (up from 30th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Brazilian Soccer Player.

Ronaldo is most famous for his amazing soccer skills. He has won many awards and is one of the best soccer players in the world.

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  • 17.98

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  • 2.73

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among soccer players, Ronaldo ranks 14 out of 21,273Before him are Alfredo Di Stéfano, Garrincha, Gerd Müller, Eusébio, Mário Zagallo, and Zinedine Zidane. After him are Zico, Santiago Bernabéu Yeste, Bobby Charlton, Giuseppe Meazza, Michel Platini, and George Best.

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Among people born in 1976, Ronaldo ranks 1After him are Reese Witherspoon, Alexei Navalny, Francesco Totti, Andriy Shevchenko, Cillian Murphy, Ramzan Kadyrov, Clarence Seedorf, Chester Bennington, Michael Ballack, Judit Polgár, and Ruud van Nistelrooy.

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In Brazil

Among people born in Brazil, Ronaldo ranks 6 out of 2,236Before him are Pelé (1940), Garrincha (1933), Paulo Coelho (1947), Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (1945), and Mário Zagallo (1931). After him are Oscar Niemeyer (1907), Zico (1953), Ayrton Senna (1960), Dilma Rousseff (1947), Jair Bolsonaro (1955), and Jairzinho (1944).


Among soccer players born in Brazil, Ronaldo ranks 4Before him are Pelé (1940), Garrincha (1933), and Mário Zagallo (1931). After him are Zico (1953), Jairzinho (1944), Rivellino (1946), Carlos Alberto Torres (1944), Sócrates (1954), Didi (1928), Vavá (1934), and Ronaldinho (1980).