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Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima (Brazilian Portuguese: [ʁoˈnawdu ˈlwiz nɐˈzaɾju dʒi ˈlimɐ]; born 18 September 1976), commonly known as Ronaldo or Ronaldo Nazário, is a Brazilian business owner and president of La Liga club Real Valladolid, owner of Brasileiro Série A club Cruzeiro, and a former professional footballer who played as a striker. Nicknamed O Fenômeno ('The Phenomenon') and 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 an 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 5,408,856 page views. His biography is available in 104 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 100 in 2019). Ronaldo is the 45th most popular soccer player (down from 28th in 2019), the 30th most popular biography from Brazil (down from 16th in 2019) and the 11th 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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  • 104

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 8.79

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.96

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among soccer players, Ronaldo ranks 45 out of 16,880Before him are László Kubala, Zlatan Ibrahimović, Lothar Matthäus, Roberto Baggio, Antonín Panenka, and Paolo Maldini. After him are Flórián Albert, Ruud Gullit, Omar Sívori, Ricardo Zamora, Romário, and Roger Milla.

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

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Among people born in Brazil, Ronaldo ranks 30 out of 2,067Before him are Luiz Felipe Scolari (1948), Antônio Carlos Jobim (1927), Getúlio Vargas (1882), Maria II of Portugal (1819), Carlos Alberto Parreira (1943), and Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887). After him are Romário (1966), Roberto Carlos (1973), João Gilberto (1931), Djalma Santos (1929), Jairzinho (1944), and Sebastião Salgado (1944).


Among soccer players born in Brazil, Ronaldo ranks 11Before him are Mário Zagallo (1931), Sócrates (1954), Didi (1928), Carlos Alberto Torres (1944), Vavá (1934), and Ronaldinho (1980). After him are Romário (1966), Roberto Carlos (1973), Djalma Santos (1929), Jairzinho (1944), Nílton Santos (1925), and Arthur Friedenreich (1892).

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