Ronaldo Luis Nazario de Lima (born September 22, 1976), simply known as Ronaldo, is a Brazilian professional footballer who is widely regarded as one of the greatest players to have played the game. He plays as a striker for Brazil and the Italian Serie A club AC Milan. He has been nicknamed “The Phenomenon” (Portuguese: O Fenomeno, Spanish: El Fenomeno). He was named by Pele as one of the 125 greatest footballers in March 2004.
Ronaldo has enjoyed success at the international level, winning the 1994 and 2002 FIFA World Cups with Brazil. Ronaldo has won three FIFA World Player of the Year awards (1996, 1997, 2002). He and former Real Madrid teammate Zinedine Zidane are the only two players to have won the award three times.