Cristiano Ronaldo is a very popular name in football but when we speak of Ronaldo, it means the original Ronaldo. The Brazilian Phenomenon. Officially, he is known as Ronaldo Luis Nazario de Lima. He passed a very colorful professional career. And still considered as one of the greatest of all time. The Phenomenon spent one season at the Catalan club and later, he had to leave the club. But after many years, he revealed something about his Barca career. According to the former Brazilian striker, Ronaldo Nazario de Lima reveals that he never wanted to leave Barcelona.
Wearing the shirt of Barcelona, his short career was very colorful. After passing so a wonderful season at Camp Nou, this legend had to leave the club. The Phenomenon has claimed that he had no intention of leaving the Catalan club back then but the World Cup-winning player had a dream of playing at the Santiago Bernabeu also.
After leaving the Catalan club, Ronaldo De Lima moved to the Italian side Inter Milan. At the San Siro, he spent five seasons. Then he was brought at the Santiago Bernabeu and became the part of the Galacticos. As one of the very few players, Ronaldo de Lima got the taste of playing the top two clubs in Spain. The taste of playing the two big Spanish clubs was fully different, in his recent interview, the former Barca star revealed.
💭 Ronaldo Nazario (ex-Barça) “I signed a contract renewal at Barça at the end of the 1997 season and I went away with the national team. Five days later, they called me to tell me I couldn’t continue with the renewal. It was never in my hands. I wanted to stay.” [dazn italy] pic.twitter.com/JP8ZcYoTsT
— FC Barcelona Fl (@FCBarcelonaFl) February 11, 2020
In his professional club career, Ronaldo played a total of 518 matches and scored 352 goals. It has been told by many that the Brazilian striker spent his best season at the Catalan club. In the season of 1996/97, wearing Barca’s shirt, considering all the competitions, he made 49 appearances and scored 47 goals. After presenting such brilliant performance, he could not stay at the Camp Nou. By making a record transfer agreement, Ronaldo moved to the Italian club Inter Milan. But moving at the San Siro was not his intention, the former Real Madrid player demanded.
🎙️ ¦ DAZN via MARCA ¦ Ronaldo: I never wanted to leave Barcelona, but the decision wasn’t in my hands.”
— Barça Turf™ (@BarcaTurf) February 12, 2020
After the season, he renewed his agreement and went to the Brazil national team for some international matches. After five days, he was informed that through the new deal, he could not keep continuing his playing at the Nou Camp. It was not in his hand. He wanted to stay. When he filled up their expectation but was not evaluated properly. He would be happy if he could stay at the club. It was not planned. In the year of 2002, the Phenomenon moved to the most successful Spanish club Real Madrid. It was his dream to play for the most successful club, the 43 years old Ronaldo stated. he moved to Madrid because he wanted to.