At the 1998 FIFA World Cup, Ronaldo received the Golden Ball as Player of the Tournament after helping Brazil reach the final, where he suffered a seizure hours before kickoff. At 17, he was the youngest member of the national team. The other players Ronaldo and Messi were brilliant teenagers, but didn’t have the same impact at that age. Ronaldo has continued his work as an ambassador for the United Nations Development Program, which he was appointed to in 2000.
Ronaldo has played 98 games for Brazil, scoring 62 goals. He is the third leading scorer for his national team.
Why did r9 retire?
The striker is leaving soccer at the age of 34, leaving behind the legacy of a brilliant but sporadic career for club and country.