"Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima" commonly known as "Ronaldo", is a retired Brazilian Association football/footballer. Popularly dubbed "the phenomenon", he is considered by experts and fans to be one of the greatest football players of all time. He is one of only four men to have won the FIFA World Player of the Year award three times or more, along with Zinedine Zidane, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. He also won the Ballon d'Or (1956–2009)/Ballon d'Or twice, in Ballon d'Or 1997/1997 and again in Ballon d'Or 2002/2002.

Considered by many one of the best strikers of all time, in 2007 he was named in the greatest ever starting eleven by France Football magazine and in 2004 was named in the FIFA 100 list of the greatest living players compiled by Pelé. He was inducted Into the Brazil national football team#Brazilian Football Museum – Hall of Fame/Brazilian Football Museum Hall of Fame in 2006. In February 2011, Ronaldo announced his retirement from football.

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I've never timed myself over 100m, but I have done a test over shorter distances, 20m or 30m, with and without the ball. What's strange is that I'm faster with the ball than without it. Some people are born for distance running and others for sprint.

Of course I'm flattered to be compared to Pele, but Pele only left the playing fields after scoring 1,000 goals and I'm just getting started.

Goals are always in demand. There will always be a market for a striker who is fast, scores goals regularly and is strong. I've scored more than 100 goals and people know what they are buying.

I don't consider myself as the best player in the world. I'm not obsessed with individual titles. I'm much more interested in being part of a team which wins trophies.

I will celebrate, but I know new goals and objectives will come and I am ready to take them.

My life has always been a series of challenges and I'm psychologically-prepared but this is the biggest challenge of my life.

I am very ambitious. I want to enjoy this and then really go for it.

It will take time for us all to understand what has happened to us, but it is a joy to be surrounded by such happiness.

There is room for individuality, but without the strength of this Brazil group it is nothing.