The phenomenon Ronaldo is not meant to be the Portuguese star Cristiano but the former Brazilian star Ronaldo Nazario, who was plagued with a knee injury turned into a big problem that destroyed his football career.
The player, whom Messi has described as "the best striker he has ever seen," missed 54 months with a knee injury:
1996 - PSV Eindhoven: missed four months
1998: Inter missed 17 months
2000: Inter missed 18 months
2006 - Milan: missed two months
- 2007 (Milan): missed four months
2008: Milan missed nine months
The Brazilian star has a great history at the level of clubs and teams, where he participated in more than five hundred games with various clubs scoring 352 goals, and crowned in the Spanish and Brazilian league as well as the European Cup of Clubs Cup Winners and UEFA Cup in addition to the domestic cups in Spain, Italy, the Netherlands and Brazil.
At the international level, he has a history of winning the World Cup twice in 1994 and 2002, the Copa America twice in 1997 and 1999, as well as the Confederations Cup in 1997.
During his career in the world of the round witch, Ronaldo phenomenon won the Golden Ball award for the best player in the world twice in 1997 and 2002, and the award for the player of the International Federation of Football (FIFA) on three occasions in 1996, 1997 and 2002.