Brazilian national team won in farewell match of Ronaldo

8th June, 2011 | Posted by Football Info

Brazilian national team won in a friendly match against Romania with a score of 1:0. This game was a farewell to the double world champion, record holder for his number of goals in the world’s championships – Ronaldo. He spent 15 minutes on the field, and the only goal scored by striker Fred.
Fred scored in the 21th minute. At the end of an hour Fred was replaced by the 34-year-old Ronaldo. At the beginning of the second half the latter was replaced by 26-year-old Nilmar.
The match with Romania became the 98th for Ronaldo in the national team of Brazil. The striker scored 62 goals for the national team.
Ronaldo played for several clubs in Brazil and Europe. Moreover, the forward played in FC Barcelona, Inter Milan and Real Madrid. He was top scorer of 2002 World Cup and the best player of 1998 World Cup. In 1996, 1997 and 2002, FIFA chose him as the best footballer of the year. In the final stages of the World Championships Ronaldo scored 15 goals. He became world champion striker in 1994 and 2002.
The last club in Ronaldo’s career was Brazilian “Corinthians”, for which he has performed since 2009. In February 2011, the forward announced his retirement. Ronaldo explained his decision by saying that he can’t cope with the excessive weight and keep in shape.

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