Every time he was involved in an attack it was like a starter pistol went off: on your marks, get set, goal.
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Even before Cristiano, there were two Ronaldos: the male escort athens one that returned after long-term injury in 2002 was a great goalscorer, but the 1990s version was a great everything.Nothing in sport excites like the emergence of a brilliant young player, such is the seductive infinity of potential.There are still plenty of people who remember him as the one: Il Fenomeno or if youre into the whole Edson Arantes de Nascimento thing Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima.Ronaldos agent, Fabiano Farah, said in an e-mailed statement sent Friday: He has committed no crime, he has broken no law.When he stripped, he looked like a boxer, said Robson.
Ronaldo suffered a similar injury in his right knee when playing for Inter Milan in 2000.
Now, his image as a legendary womanizer has been clouded by his apparent confusion, however momentary, over whether the prostitutes were even women.
A year after that, Ronaldo married and had a son, then divorced after four years.
Now his image as a legendary womanizer has been clouded by his apparent confusion, however momentary, over whether the prostitutes were even women.
Bruno said, The recent events involving the athlete Ronaldo are of a personal nature.
"My guess is behind closed doors a lot happened between Ronaldo and those three transvestites said Santos, 45, drinking a beer Thursday after playing a pickup soccer game.He was later briefly engaged to a Brazilian model and MTV personality, Daniela Cicarelli, and later dated the Brazilian model Raica Oliveira.Determined to fit into the soccer-crazed culture, they were believed to be the world's only all-transvestite team, said Alex Bellos, author of "Futebol: Soccer the Brazilian Way." "They were saying, 'We can play football, too " Bellos said.Two of the prostitutes accepted payment of about 600,."It was a way for them to try to win acceptance."The New York Times.Fans here arent shocked by footballers going with prostitutes, said Roberto da Matta, an anthropologist.In a statement, Ronaldo said he was a victim of extortion and would take all possible steps to clear his name.His plan is to head back to Milan soon, said Felipe Bruno, Ronaldos spokesman.The knee injuries suffered at Internazionale took away the explosiveness that made him possibly the greatest young footballer of all time, a futuristic fusion of speed, strength and skill.If I compare Cristiano with the fat one, the old one, Cristiano is better.Nogueira also said Albertino claimed Ronaldo threatened to hurt him, which Bruno, the player's spokesman, denied.That was because Ronaldo played like a winger but he did so in the centre of the pitch, which made him infinitely more dangerous.Photograph: Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images.
But for the most part Ronaldo left a great generation of centre-backs at their wits end, their brains melting with the demands of concentrating against him for 90 minutes.