On his 46th birthday, there is no better time to look back on the career of Ronaldo Nazario.
Prior to 2003, when the name Ronaldo was mentioned, there was only one player that came to the mind of football fans across the world. The Brazil striker scored goals no matter where he played, lining up for the likes of PSV, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Real Madrid, and AC Milan.
To play for so many rival clubs and be respected by so many across the world shows how appreciated he was by football fans. Not many opposition players receive a standing ovation from Old Trafford, especially after scoring a hat-trick against Manchester United.
📆 OTD in 2003...
Ronaldo's stunning hat-trick 🎩
Beckham's free-kick pearler 🎯
A seven-goal thriller ⚽️
Champions League fireworks at Old Trafford! 🎇 pic.twitter.com/0TrEGWOdIV
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) April 23, 2020
In a documentary set to be released on DAZN, the story follows the incredible career of ‘the original Ronaldo’, and includes interviews with big names that played with and against Ronaldo, such as Zinedine Zidane and Diego Simeone.
Ronaldo, The Greatest Striker Of All Time?
A documentary on the career of Ronaldo Nazario will be released next month! Talk about a star studded cast 🔥pic.twitter.com/oSneOuFAOX
— Balls.ie (@ballsdotie) September 22, 2022
The youngest player to ever win the Ballon D'or, Ronaldo became one of the greatest players the world has ever seen.
His talents and achievements in the game are truly remarkable. A two-time Ballon D’or winner, three time FIFA World Player of the Year winner, World Cup winner, he will forever be considered as one of the greats.
Despite his achievements, there is still so many answered questions when it comes to his career. Persistent knee injuries saw him miss large parts of the early 2000s, which would have seen him enter his prime.
Had it not been for injuries and scandals that emerged, Ronaldo would have been seen in the same light as Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
There is also the question of what happened in the night before the 1998 World Cup Final, a question that fans across the world will tune into the documentary to find out the truth 24 years later.
Now the owner of Real Valladolid, the documentary set to be released next month is a must watch for all football fans.