end of an era

The Real Ronaldo says farewell with a cameo and a couple of misses

Tchau, big man

We said our goodbyes to The Real Ronaldo a few months ago when he officially announced he would be calling an end to his jaw-droppingly brilliant career.

The Brazil football team decided to wait a little while though and give him a 15 minute cameo in their friendly game against Romania last night.

He may be overweight and may have missed some pretty easy (by his standards) chances, but he did it all with a smile on his face and a samba beat in his heart.

The sitters come after about 2.40ish (a hearty ‘ta’ to DT for the video heads-up), but we don’t want to leave things on a sour note.

So, after the jump, you’ll find a couple of videos that show why Ronaldo was one of the best players The Spoiler has ever seen and why he inspired us to run out and spend our savings on a Brazil shirt during France 1998.

Great stuff…

The World Cup Goals…

 The Best of…

2 responses so far
  • Josie // June 8, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    I don’t know … this is just a gut feeling, but I don’t get the impression Ronaldo will have a long life. He looks quite unhealthy to me and looks like he is 15 years older than he is.

  • Adelgazar // July 19, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    Ronaldo was a fantastic football player, it’s a pity that he does not play more.

    Good luck Ronaldo! ;-)

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