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Last Updated: Thursday, 14 February 2008, 17:56 GMT
Ronaldo's career in photos

Ronaldo in action for PSV

Ronaldo Luis Nazario de Lima hit the headlines as a 17-year-old in 1994, scoring 55 goals in 57 games for PSV Eindhoven

Ronaldo celebrates with team-mate Viola and the World Cup

The teenager becomes a World Cup winner in 1994, although he does not play in a single match in the USA

Ronaldo sneaks ahead of England left-back Stuart Pearce

He scores his first international goal for Brazil in their 3-1 win over England in the Umbro Cup at Wembley in 1995

Ronaldo celebrates winning the Cup Winners Cup final with Fernando Couto, Vitor Baia and Luis Figo

In June 1996, Ronaldo moves to Barcelona, where he scores the winning goal in the Cup Winners' Cup final in 1997

Ronaldo holds aloft the 1997 Golden Boot trophy

After scoring an incredible 34 goals in 37 games in one season at the Nou Camp, Inter shell out 18m for his services in 1997

Ronaldo in action at the 1998 World Cup

The striker is in prolific form at the 1998 World Cup, scoring four goals as Brazil march to the final against France

Ronaldo suffers the pain of defeat in the 1998 World Cup final

But he suffers a convulsive fit the night before the final, a match Brazil lose 3-0, and conspiracy theories begin to fly

Ronaldo screams in pain for Inter

Injuries blight Ronaldo's five-year stay at Inter, including a knee problem which forces him to miss the 2000/01 season

Ronaldo holds aloft the World Cup

However, all is forgotten as a rehabilitated Ronaldo scores eight goals in Brazil's 2002 World Cup triumph

Ronaldo poses with the Real shirt in 2002

And just a month later, Ronaldo becomes a Real Madrid Galactico for a whopping 20m

Ronaldo at the 2006 World Cup in Germany

At the 2006 World Cup Ronaldo's goal against Ghana sees him become the top goalscorer in competition history with 15

Ronaldo poses with the AC Milan shirt

After four-and-a-half years at the Bernabeu, Ronaldo returns to Italy with AC Milan for 5m

Ronaldo feels the burn doing sit-ups

However, Ronaldo's weight becomes an issue as the striker piles on the pounds in Italy

Ronaldo is stretchered off against Livorno

But his glittering career could be over after rupturing a tendon against Livorno on Wednesday

Milan fear for Ronaldo's career
14 Feb 08 |  Europe
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