Ronaldo Guiaro

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Personal information
Full name Ronaldo Guiaro
Date of birth (1974-02-18) 18 February 1974 (age 41)
Place of birth Piracicaba, Brazil
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1994 Guarani
1995–1996 Atlético-MG 40 (0)
1996–2001 Benfica 111 (4)
2001–2005 Beşiktaş 113 (8)
2006–2007 Santos 20 (0)
2007–2011 Aris 114 (5)
National team
1996 Brazil U23 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Olympic medal record
Competitor for  Brazil
Men's Football
Bronze medal – third place 1996 Atlanta Team Competition

Ronaldo Guiaro (born 18 February 1974), known as Ronaldo, is a Brazilian retired footballer who played as a central defender.

Club career[edit]

Born in Piracicaba, São Paulo, Ronaldo started playing with Guarani Futebol Clube, moving to Clube Atlético Mineiro shortly after. In 1996, aged 22, he joined S.L. Benfica in Portugal, backing up Jorge Bermúdez and Hélder Cristóvão in his first season but being first-choice afterwards, as the Lisbon and top division powerhouse failed to win any silverware.

After five seasons with Benfica, Ronaldo signed for Beşiktaş J.K. in Turkey, also being an undisputed starter for the majority of his spell. In the 2002–03 campaign he only missed one league match, as the Istanbul outfit was crowned national champions after an eight-year wait.

Aged 31, Ronaldo returned to his country but, two years later, moved abroad again, going on to be a defensive mainstay with Aris Thessaloniki F.C. in the Superleague Greece for several seasons, helping it qualify three times to the UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League.

International career[edit]

Ronaldo represented Brazil at the 1996 Summer Olympics, playing in all the games for the bronze medal-winning squad.[1]



Atlético Mineiro



  1. ^ Ronaldo GuiaroFIFA competition record

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