Goodbye Ronaldo

The name Ronaldo has become synonym of great football in the past few years. Today, it is mostly associated with unfortunately Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo. The real legend behind the name, however, is Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima – the real Ronaldo. Ronaldo’s list of accomplishments is absurd: two World Cups, two Copa Americas, one…

About Ronaldo… yes, the original one.

Great article by Tim Vickery…. as always… Can Ronaldo prove us wrong again? It is one of the ancient battles of sport, the struggle between talent and the ravages of time. And it’s being fought out as the Brazilian Championship reaches a thrilling finale. With eight rounds to go – and at least four clubs…

Ronaldo to retire in 2011

Ronaldo, the orginal one, announced today he will retire on December 31st 2011. One of the best players to ever play the game of football, Ronaldo will definitely be missed by everyone. The forward just renewed his contract with Brazil’s Corinthians for another year and the plan after that is to become an international ambassador…

Brasileiro: 2 Rounds Left; 4 Clubs Still Can Win It

When Palmeiras lost for Gremio on Wednesday, it seemed only Sao Paulo and Flamengo still fought for the title, right? Wrong! The two sides dropped important points, and Inter won. The result? 4 teams still have the chance to lift the title on December 6th. Sao Paulo visited Botafogo, which found itself in a very…

Brasileiro: Sao Paulo Reaches the Top for the First Time

Without even stepping into the pitch on the weekend, Sao Paulo did something that has been very common for the club lately: It reached the top of Campeonato Brasileiro. In the 34th round of the tournament, the club, who fights for its 4th Brazilian title in a row, benefited from the defeats of Palmeiras and…

Brasileiro: Palmeiras and Sao Paulo Share the Top

The 33rd round of Brasileirao put on the top Palmeiras and Sao Paulo, creator (Muricy Ramalho) versus creation (Sao Paulo). Palmeiras leads because of the goal difference, three more than Sao Paulo. On the weekend, Palmeiras played the derby against Corinthians whereas Sao Paulo played Barueri. In both games, Corinthians and Barueri could’ve done something…

Brasileiro: The Tournament No One Wants to Win

After the 29th round of Brasileiro, it seems no one wants to take the title home. Like in the last round, when only one club on the top won, the leaders collectively failed again. Palmeiras, Sao Paulo and Atletico-MG lost. Inter and Goias tied at home. And, in this way, Flamengo, the 6th side on…

Photo: Fats of the World, Unite!

On Sunday, a Brazilian (and Corinthians) fan invaded the pitch of the match Bolivia 2 – 1 Brazil. The man had a sign in his hands that basically asked Dunga to take the “fatty” to the World Cup. As you may guess, the fatty is Ronaldo. The irony is the size of the fan, which…

Luis Fabiano: Better Than Ronaldo

PVC, the great football researcher, proves with numbers in his blog that Luis Fabiano is better than Ronaldo. When it comes to the national team, the Fabuloso has a better goal average than the Corinthians forward. More than that, he is already the 15th top scorer in the history of the national team (true that…