5 of the best moments in Ronaldo's career

Ronaldo is number 7 in the 90 minutes of the 50 best footballers of all time

Imagine you are so good at football that you break the transfer world record not just once but twice.

Only two players have ever done that. The first? Diego Maradona. And the second one? Ronaldo. Not the sociopathic Portuguese copycat. no, the original Ronaldo.

Ronaldo's teenage sensation. Ronaldo the legendary scorer and unfortunately Ronaldo the injury-prone genius.

Choosing just five moments from his illustrious career was no easy task, but we tried anyway. So … sit back, relax and prepare to enjoy the warm splendor of a bonafid football god.

Ridiculous season at Camp Nou

Ronaldo's one-year stay in Barcelona was canonized in football folklore.

This was El Fenomeno at its peak. Slim, powerful and technically effortless, the Brazilian glided past the defenders of La Liga throughout the season and scored hardly any credible 47 goals in all competitions.

Although he would do many other things in his career, it would never be as good as this magic in the Catalan sun. If you want to understand what Ronaldo is all about, you should use this as a starting point for your brilliance.

World Cup redemption

Ronaldo, Gilberto Silva

On the day of the 1998 World Cup final, Ronaldo suffered a kind of medical episode, the precise details of which preserve the interest of conspiracy theorists everywhere.

Whatever happened, it affected the performance of the Brazilian star when France won 3-0.

Four years later, Ronaldo would return to the greatest stage of all with all his might. He scored eight goals – two in the final against Germany – and helped Selecao win the fifth World Cup.

And he did everything while wearing the worst haircut in football history. Great respect for Ronaldo's hairdresser for being paid for this monstrosity.

Real Madrid debut

The first game for your new club can be nerve-wracking. Just ask Robbie Keane, he has seen it countless times.

Ronaldo's Real Madrid debut didn't seem to worry him at all. The Brazilian, who was substituted in the 64th minute to replace Alaves, received a thundering response from the participants from Santiago Bernabeu.

Just a minute later he had pulled his man off, knocked down a cross and whipped the ball into the back of the net. Not a bad start.

There should be more. Ronaldo ran to the left and was released by Steve McManaman. The Brazilian made no mistake and pushed the ball into the lower corner. A debut and the first of many goals for Los Blancos.

Old Trafford has trick

Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrates after s

You have to be damn good at football to do a hat trick at Old Trafford. You have to do it even better to do it as a visiting player and you have to be a good football freak to make it to the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

Step forward said freak, Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima.

Goal number one: The ball was bobbing, but it didn't bother him – he still managed to hit it from outside the box.

Goal number two: A poacher enters from a distance of eight meters.

Goal number three: a 25 yard screamer.

Ronaldo received a standing ovation when he was rightly replaced. That night the world was his, we only lived in it.

Perfect farewell at Corinthians

Ronaldo von Korinther celebrates on 1s

The final act in Ronaldo's complex and meandering career was to help Corinthians – previously home to Brazilian legends Socrates and Rivellino – win the 2009 Sao Paulo State Championship.

On the way to the title, he scored 10 goals in 14 games, proving that the magic he used to have in his football life was still bubbling.

Eventually, the injuries overwhelmed him and he announced his retirement from the game in 2011.

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