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Source: Knight Ridder/Tribune
 Full name: Ronaldo Luis Nazario de Lima
 Born: Aug. 22, 1976, in Rio de Janeiro
 Birthplace: Bento Ribero, Brazil
 Nicknames: Dadado, "The Extraterrestrial," "The Next Pele"
 Book: Biography "O Rey del 2000," or "King of Year 2000" in English
 Height: 6 foot 1
 Weight: 170 pounds
 Family: Raised primarily by mother Sonia; father Nelio was an alcoholic who left family when Ronaldo was young
 Traits: Exceptionally fast, strong runner; has scored a record 233 goals in six years; outstanding dribbling ability
 Teams: Italy's Inter Milan and Brazilian World Cup team


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