Monday, February 14, 2011

Ronaldo retires...

..and I am not talking about that diving wanker Cristiano Ronaldo. I am talking about the real Ronaldo - Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima, a man who once inspired so many with his talent. 


I came across this article Today and felt nostalgic seeing one of the most prolific goal scorers of the modern football history retire. I will never forget his hat-trick at Old Trafford back in 02/03, his performances during 1998 and 2002 World Cups. It is sad that he sustained that horrible knee injury - think how far he could have gone had that never happened. It is true that he had his ups and downs during those 18 years of his career but when he was at his peak, he was the best footballer in the world.




If you haven't heard about Ronaldo, because you are American (or for whatever other reason), here is a tribute video that I found on YouTube. Watch, enjoy and get educated about one of the most important figures of the footballing history.

27 comments:

  1. American here! I would like to confirm that yes, most of us are not familiar with Ronald. =)

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  2. I would have to concur with Chris' statement.

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  3. wow he was an icon its sad to see someone of his legendary status vanish from the game

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  4. What a great player he was, he should have stopped when he was becoming fat.

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  5. ALL have heard about ronaldo - he is ****ing ledgendary...

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  6. Yep, he sure got some great soccer skills.

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  7. Everyone dives every once in a while haha.

    Can't believe he's retiring. I guess it's best since he hasn't been performing as of lately.

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  8. they were finally tired of mocking him for being fat uh?

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  9. Awww.. At least he deserves it. Playing soccer gives the body a real beating.

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  10. +1 American who doesn't know who he is :P

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  11. You know there are some Americans that do know this stuff right? But he was a great player.

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  12. That is insane...

    http://shepnuff.blogspot.com/

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  13. There are some dang good memories of that man! Haha and yes it would have been awesome without the injury!

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  14. cant help but love him, if you dont love him your not human

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  15. that's too bad for him! but yeah, being an american, he's not really a household name.

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  16. you had me there for second haha,
    even though i dont care that much for soccer

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  17. I still think of him when i hear ronaldo, not that other cocky tantastic plonker. Epic player.

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  18. He's played for long enough. Respect.

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