Nothing, nothing said “striker” growing up like Ronaldo. And, for this writer, no one claimed the identity of the canary Brazil jersey like the great #9.
And there was one curt word that described his play, “devastating.”
Teams would work so hard just to prevent him from getting the ball knowing what was coming next.
Reports say the great Brazilian Ronaldo is set to hang up the studs today.
For me, I’ll best remember Ronaldo’s international career as Brazil’s monumental place in World Cup and global football afforded more watching opportunities growing up.
The catastrophic 1998 seizure news, followed up by arguably his best World Cup performance–though not at his physical peak–in 2002 when he willed Brazil all the way.