There was a Ronaldo who once played for Barcelona. Of course not Cristiano. The Brazilian one. The number 9. The forward with the amazing speed who’d cut through defenses like a bullet.
Talk about change of pace, acceleration, Ronaldo picked up speed with the soccer ball and glided past defenders, leaving them in his wake. Imagine having Ronaldo charging at you with the soccer ball at his foot? What would you do? Concede. Give up. Might just be the smart thing to do and not waste your energy trying to stop him.
Like Diego Maradona, it’s often forgotten that Ronaldo even played at the Camp Nou for FC Barcelona. What’s amazing is Barcelona sold R9, the Phenomenon, after just one football season with the club.
Don’t miss all Ronaldo’s goals with Barcelona during the 1996-97 season. In total, Ronaldo scored 47 goals in 49 games!