Definition of El Fenomeno

What is the meaning and significance of the term 'El Fenomeno' when it comes to the sport of football?

'El Fenomeno' is a nickname of the Brazilian professional footballer of the past, Ronaldo Luis Nazario de Lima, who is considered to be one of the greatest players of all time. The nickname was given to him by the Italian press as a symbol of admiration for his qualities on the pitch.

El Fenomeno - Ronaldo Nazario - One of the biggest football stars of the modern era.The English translation of the term is 'phenomenon' and it is used to describe an extraordinary person.

While playing for PSV, Barcelona, Inter, Real Madrid and Milan, Ronaldo was a powerhouse in European club football for well over a decade. He was a complete centre-forward and his style can be best described as a combination of power and poetry. His touch was amazing. He was the biggest nightmare for defenders and goalkeepers. When it comes to talent and skill, Ronaldo was in a league of his own.

Among many titles, Ronaldo has won two World Cups with Brazil and was named the world's best footballer in 1996, 1997 and 2003 by FIFA. He also won the Ballon d'Or twice in 1997 and 2002.