Happy Birthday Ronaldo
Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima commonly known as Ronaldo was born on September 18, 1976, in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Ronaldo is the third child of Nélio Nazário de Lima, Sr. and Sônia dos Santos Barata and has a brother, Nélio Jr.
During 1997, Ronaldo met the Brazilian model and actress Susana Werner when they acted together in three episodes. Although they never married, they began a long-term relationship and lived together in Milan until the beginning of 1999.
In April 1999, Ronaldo married Milene Domingues, who gave birth to their son, Ronald in Milan, on 6 April 2000. The marriage lasted four years. In 2005, Ronaldo again got engaged to Daniela Cicarelli their relationship lasted only three months after their luxurious wedding at the Château de Chantilly.
In December 2010, Ronaldo and his family moved to a new mansion in Sao Paulo. Also in December, Ronaldo performed a paternity test and confirmed to be the father of a boy named Alexander (born in April 2005) after he had a brief relationship with Michele Umezu (a Brazilian waitress).
In 1993, Ronaldo began his football career playing for Cruzeiro and, made his professional debut on 25 May 1993 against Caldense in the Minas Gerais State Championship. However, Ronaldo came to public attention on 7 November 1993, when he scored five goals in the game against Bahia. In 1994, he became a part of PSV on the advice of Romerio.
Ronaldo has played for Brazil in 98 matches, scoring 62 goals, and is the second highest goalscorer for his national team. Aged 17, he was a part of the Brazilian squad that won the 1994 FIFA World Cup. At the 1998 World Cup, he received the Golden Ball for player of the tournament and, suffered a convulsive fit hours before the defeat to France.
A Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme, Ronaldo played in the 11th Match against Poverty on 4 March 2014 against a Zidane XI in Bern, Switzerland, with proceeds raised helping the recovery efforts in the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.
He is one of only four players to have won the FIFA World Player of the Year award three times or more, along with Zinedine Zidane, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. He also won the Ballon d’Or twice, in 1997 and again in 2002. He was inducted Into the Brazilian Football Museum Hall of Fame in 2006.