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This day in history of Ronaldo

1999

Сколари радуется за Роналдо и думает о его карьере в сборной

2001

Сколари радуется за Роналдо и думает о его карьере в сборной

2003

O artilheiro

Lokomotiv sigue en la Liga de Campeones!

CINCO MILLONES DE GANANCIAS EN EUROPA

“PARA HENRY LO MEJOR ES EL MADRID”

DOS EQUIPOS DE ENSUEÑO

"CUANDO VES DESNUDO A RONIE NO VES GRASA"

RONIE&FRIENDS VERSUS ZIZOU&FRIENDS

Pichichi destacado

Comida y visita a los hospitales

Marca отправляет ван Нистелроя в "Реал"

"Эспаньол" предложил контракт Ривалдо

Реал - Порту: обзор матча

ЛЧ. Все участники 1/8 финала

Лучший бомбардир

Рождественский завтрак и посещение детей в больницах

Arsenal, Lokomotiv Moskva through; Inter Milan and Dynamo Kyiv make other plans

Rivaldo to decide between England and Brazil

Top scorer

Christmas lunch and hospital visit

2004

Ronaldo faz autocrítica sobre desempenho no ano

Héctor Cúper: "RONALDO ES UN GRAN JUGADOR Y AQUÍ ME PARO"

France Football: "EL FERRARI DEL MADRID ES AHORA UN DOS CABALLOS"

Entrenamiento: Una única obsesión, el gol

Convocatoria: Regresan Figo, Zidane y Guti

Ronaldo y Roberto Carlos: ''Good job, David, good job!''

Ronaldo: ''Tengo una espinita clavada con la Real Sociedad''

УЕФА оштрафовала "Реал Мадрид" на 9 780 евро

Статистика матчей «Реал Мадрид» - «Реал Сосьедад» в Чемпионате Испании

Заявка на игру против "Реал Сосьедада"

Роналдо и Роберто Карлос: "Good job, David, good job!"

Роналдо: "Реал Сосьедад для меня, как кость в горле''

2005

Malaga 0:2 Real Madrid. Full time!

Luxemburgo pode comandar Arábia Saudita na Copa

Ronaldinho Gaúcho oferece prêmio Bola de Ouro ao Camp Nou

Com gol de Robinho, Real vence 2ª seguida

Roberto Carlos é agredido após jogo do Real

RONALDO: "SUPERARÉ A PELÉ COMO MÁXIMO GOLEADOR"

FICHA TÉCNICA

LA JUVENTUD TOMA EL MANDO

López Caro: "ESTA VICTORIA ES LA MAYOR SATISFACCIÓN PERSONAL"

0-2: Convincente y autoritario triunfo en La Rosaleda

Теперь перед каждой игрой футболисты будут молиться

Роналдо мечтает о Нобелевской премии мира

Статистики матча

В туннеле Роберто Карлос подрался с Моралесом

STATISTICS

0-2: A convincing and authoritative triumph at La Rosaleda

2006

CAPELLO BUSCA FÓRMULAS CON EL DOBLE PIVOTE Y EL 9 DOBLE

В Севилье прервалась беспроигрышная серия "Реала", длившаяся семь матчей

2007

Photos: Ronaldo at the practice session

CAFU: "Ronaldo? Vejo-o bem"

Milan se prepara entre atos publicitários e esportivos

RONALDO ESTÁ DE VOLTA

Ronaldo faz primeiro treino com o Milan no Japão

De volta aos treinos, Ronaldo se prepara para "final"

Ronaldo entrena por primera vez en Japón y sueña con jugar

CAFU: "Ronie? Lo vedo bene"

RIECCO RONIE

Mondiale club: Ronaldo si allena

IL TEST DI RONALDO

Определились полуфиналисты клубного Чемпионата мира по футболу

Роналдо может покинуть "Милан" уже в январе

Роналдо возвращается

Роналдо приступил к тренировкам

Роналдо мечтает о финале

CAFU: "Ronie? I see him doing well"

RONIE IS BACK

Ronaldo trains for first time in Japan

2008

Ronaldo diz que tem as portas abertas no Milan

Ronaldo diz que objetivo é 'arrebentar' no Corinthians

Ronaldo não tem medo de sentir lesão e enaltece parceria

Miss Fiel reforça o clima de festa para receber Ronaldo

Corinthians tenta amistoso com Boca na estréia de Ronaldo

Ronaldo diz que vai comemorar gol contra o Flamengo

Apresentação de Ronaldo terá mais de 5 mil corintianos

Ronaldo: 'Meu filho também é corintiano'

Ronaldo dice que pretende quedarse en Brasil y que no volverá a Europa

Ronaldo, orgulloso tras fichar por el Corinthians

Corinthians busca un rival internacional para un amistoso en el que debutará Ronaldo

El presidente del Corinthians dice que el club gana mucho con la llegada de Ronaldo

Ronaldo, orgoglioso di me stesso

"Милан" расширяет свою бразильскую колонию

Роналдо: "Хотелось бы вернуться в сборную Бразилии"

Роналдо: "Моя жизнь - футбол"

Роналдо будет получать 174 тыс в месяц

Роналдо: "Моя жизнь - это и есть футбол"

Ronaldo denies plan back to Europe

Ronaldo looking to excel at new club Corinthians

2010

Campeonato Brasileiro 2010 - Os Golaços | Суперголы чемпионата Бразилии 2010 года

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15/11/2006
Ronaldo may be coming to MLS sooner than you think

 
The drums are still pounding here as Brazil won the Beach Soccer World Cup, and there are plenty of things to talk about. The 330-pound guy behind me banging a drum. Bikini-clad women on Copacabana beach. Carnaval. Even Barry Manilow, who just performed here.

But I was among a bunch of journalists who were chatting with French legend Eric Cantona, who coached France to the beach title last year, the first time FIFA oversaw this tournament. The topic of conversation? Ronaldo.

"Oh, le petit Ronaldo," Cantona said. "One day Rio, the next Holland. A star in Catalonia, an idol in Italy and a god in Spain. And he is ready to discover l'Amerique!"

I have to take Cantona at his word. The man knows too much; he lights up when he's talking about Ronaldo. And the final chapter for one of Brazil's most famous players of all-time is set to be written. New York awaits him.

The next step, after being called a "non-athlete" by his coach and having almost certainly lost his place on the Brazilian national team, seems to be America. "The one and only place I feel normal, common, me," he said to me after the 2002 World Cup in one of the many private talks I've had with him. "Where I can walk and be myself, doing what I want."

Knowing Ronaldo as a man, not as a player, there is no doubt in my mind that America is the place he dreams about, ever since he first visited. It's New York he loves most, the first U.S. city where he felt a connection. And it's the city where doors are opening for him to come to Major League Soccer.

No, at 30, he's not the same player he once was. People have already written him off, saying he can no longer play at the top level. Do not fool yourself. Ronaldo is not finished yet. And MLS is definitely not an "elephant cemetery," where old, tired players go to end their footballing days.

Ronaldo has bounced back before, and has what it takes to do it again. Days after Brazil failed at the World Cup last summer, where he became the all-time leading scorer in the world's biggest sporting event, Ronaldo was back in New York. As the United Nations and a Brazilian bank planned a Ronaldo-endorsed credit card, he found solace in the back streets of Greenwich Village. No angry, screaming Brazilians. Only peace.

New York is where Ronaldo can escape his own personal nightmare. And the gears are turning. Talks with the New York Red Bulls have taken place and continue after an earlier deal reportedly collapsed. Many believe a preliminary agreement has already been reached. Another person close to Ronaldo has said that Red Bulls management has already agreed to acquire him and has allocated the budget needed to attract him. It's just a question of timing.

Now that the so-called "Beckham Rule" has been enacted by MLS owners, where one player on each team won't count against the salary cap, the final stumbling block is out of the way.

And as if that weren't enough, recently retired Red Bull Youri Djorkaeff said in Germany (and repeated it elsewhere) that Ronaldo has "promised him to come to the Bulls soon." People close to Ronaldo say "the U.S. would open a new frontier for him." He'd be closer to Nike, for whom he's been an endorser for years. And he'd have no trouble finding more endorsements in the United States.

More importantly, Ronaldo wants to follow in the footsteps of Pelé. But doesn't want to do it the way the King did, moving to the U.S. when his career was finished. He wants to go to America while he's still got plenty left in the tank.

He's already halfway there, making business contacts all over the Big Apple. He's part of a new business collective that has invested $150 million in soccer, much of it in America. He's even scheduled to appear in an episode of The Simpsons next May, in which he'll teach Bart some tricks with the ball. His family would be happy, too: His girlfriend, Brazilian supermodel Raíca de Oliveira, and his sister, Ione, often shop and enjoy Manhattan as well.

On the other side of the fence, Ronaldo is on the mind of Red Bull CEO Dietrich Mateschitz, who dreams of making the striker part of his plan to be a superpower in soccer, as Red Bull already is in Formula 1 racing. The Austrian company says Ronaldo is "just the beginning," and is planning a $100 million marketing campaign that might even involve Franz Beckenbauer in a management role and possibly a return to New York for Pelé in a role to be determined, Ronaldo's assistants say.

Now to some immediate realities. Ronaldo has a new knee injury, and won't play again until next year. He won't leave Real Madrid until at least the end of the Spanish season, which wraps up next June. And he'll do all he can to re-conquer his place with the team.

Then the future becomes unwritten. He has also long dreamed of playing in England, but no top club will take a chance on him and he won't waste time with smaller teams. After that, there is a new factor: Flamengo. The most popular team in Brazil wants Ronaldo back in Rio de Janeiro, and he has said he'd love to play in his hometown again.

But millions of dollars are needed for that dream. Flamengo has contacted MSI -- the investment collective that took control of Corinthians and is trying to buy England's West Ham (and is under investigation for money-laundering) -- to try to raise money.

That makes the MLS picture a little clearer. As one of his family members said recently on Brazilian TV, "Nothing like a couple of years with some time out hanging around in New York."

Consider yourself warned, America. Ronaldo may take Manhattan, and it's closer to happening than you think.
 


16.11.2006 07:25 +0300
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Роналдо - 41 лет. Гражданство: Бразилия. - Двукратный чемпион мира - 1994, 2002; - Двукратный чемпион Испании - 2003, 2006.
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