Ronaldo Nazario aka R9 has undergone significant weight gain over the years. He mostly gained weight by eating junk food, drinking a lot of alcohol, and clubbing.
Ronaldo has been a popular name among football fans for over 4 decades now. Before Cristiano Ronaldo, the Brazilian Ronaldo aka R9 (full name: Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima) ruled football with his striking and goal-scoring ability.
In the span of almost 2 decades, he played for different prestigious clubs in the world, including Barcelona, Real Madrid, Inter Milan, and AC Milan. He even led the Brazilian national team to victory in the 2002 World Cup held in South Korea and Japan. He also was part of the World Cup-winning team in 1994, even though he was mostly benched. Many people even consider him one of the greatest of all time.
Having retired in 2011, Ronaldo's appearance has changed significantly in the span of 2 decades. Over the years, his weight gain has been a subject of concern among football enthusiasts. Well, let's discuss his transformation in detail.
Ronaldo Has Undergone Significant Weight Gain Ever Since He Retired From Football!
Ronaldo Nazario (@ronaldo) is still regarded as one of the most legendary strikers of all time, having scored 352 club goals in 518 outings, including 47 in all competitions during his sole season at Barcelona. However, his weight gain transformation has left many fans disappointed.
Ronaldo Nazario before and after weight gain.
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If you are a fan of football you might know, Ronaldo Nazario was one of the most well-known and iconic players of the 2000s. The Brazilian attacker played for famous European clubs such as FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, AC Milan, and Inter, and became a football idol. However, not everything was good after he retired.
When the striker quit playing in professional leagues, he began to struggle with weight gain. Even in his latter days as a professional footballer, when he was at Corinthians, it was clear that he was not in top shape. After seeing such photographs, many people became concerned about his health.
According to the sources, Ronaldo enjoyed eating junk food, drinking a lot of alcohol, clubbing, and not participating in any kind of sports after retiring. He weighed more than 100 kg as a result of this combo. However, the Brazil legend later realized, he was living in the wrong way. So, he started to take his health seriously.
As soon he started taking his health seriously, he decided to make a career move and begin a new life as a businessman. That profound transformation aided him in improving his physical condition and taking care of his image.
The forward quit being the overweight Ronaldo and began an eating regimen, a diet devised by the dietitian who treated him, Massimiliano Sala. He supplemented that with 2 or 3 hours of physical exercise per day, which helped him regain his form. He is now the president and owner of Real Valladolid in Spain, and he has shed a lot of weight since he was overweight.
Although he is still dealing with his weight gain he is better shape since his retirement. Well, we hope he'll surely achieve his standard body as he is one of the greatest football players. We'll be back soon if we gain more information about his transformation.
Ronaldo Was Baptized Very Recently, but He Believes Faith Has Played an Important Role in His Life!
Ronaldo Luis Nazario de Lima, better known as Ronaldo to football fans worldwide, recently announced on Instagram that he was baptized at the Church of Sao Jose in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He captioned the picture in Portuguese, "Today is a very special day," which Sports Illustrated translated.
Ronaldo Nazario got baptized at the age of 46.
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Ronaldo resigned from professional football in 2011 when he was 34 years old. He is regarded as one of the greatest football players of all time, and he was instrumental in Brazil's World Cup victory in 2002. (He was also on the team when Brazil won the World Cup in 1994.) In 2010, CNN reported,
Ronaldo will be remembered as one of the greatest footballers of all time, with a scoring rate of approaching a goal a game while plying his trade with top European club sides PSV Eindhoven, Barcelona, Real Madrid and both Internazionale and AC Milan.
During his career, Ronaldo was named FIFA Player of the Year three times. Despite the fact that Ronaldo was just recently baptized, he grew up surrounded by Catholic churches, symbols, and celebrations. He defined faith as a "fundamental part" of his life in his Instagram caption.
According to Sports Illustrated, he stated, “With the sacrament, I feel truly regenerated as a child of God — in a new, more aware, deeper way. I renew my commitment to follow the way of good, free and spontaneous will, believing in the love of Jesus, in charity love.”