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Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima (Brazilian Portuguese: [ʁoˈnawdu ˈlwis nɐˈzaɾju dʒi ˈɫĩmɐ]; born 18 September 1976), commonly known as Ronaldo, is a Brazilian business owner, president of Segunda División 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 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ronaldo has received more than 5,192,869 page views. His biography is available in 100 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 95 in 2019). Ronaldo is the 28th most popular soccer player (up from 36th in 2019), the 16th most popular biography from Brazil (up from 22nd in 2019) and the 7th 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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Among soccer players, Ronaldo ranks 28 out of 16,923Before him are Josef Bican, Cristiano Ronaldo, Raymond Kopa, László Kubala, Sándor Kocsis, and Sócrates. After him are Vavá, Gunnar Nordahl, Francisco Gento, Rivellino, Carlos Alberto Torres, and Lionel Messi.

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Among people born in 1976, Ronaldo ranks 1After him are Reese Witherspoon, Francesco Totti, Cillian Murphy, Andriy Shevchenko, Chester Bennington, Benedict Cumberbatch, Yuval Noah Harari, Ryan Reynolds, Clarence Seedorf, Michael Ballack, and Ruud van Nistelrooy.

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Among people born in Brazil, Ronaldo ranks 16 out of 1,947Before him are Michel Temer (1940), Didi (1928), Pedro II of Brazil (1825), Jorge Amado (1912), Mário Zagallo (1931), and Sócrates (1954). After him are Vavá (1934), Antônio Carlos Jobim (1927), Rivellino (1946), Paulo Freire (1921), João Havelange (1916), and Luiz Felipe Scolari (1948).


Among soccer players born in Brazil, Ronaldo ranks 7Before him are Pelé (1940), Garrincha (1933), Zico (1953), Didi (1928), Mário Zagallo (1931), and Sócrates (1954). After him are Vavá (1934), Rivellino (1946), Carlos Alberto Torres (1944), Ronaldinho (1980), Nílton Santos (1925), and Djalma Santos (1929).

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