Date of birth
18 February 1974
Place of birth
1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Atlético Mineiro 40
Brazil U23 6
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (goals)
Ronaldo Guiaro (born 18 February 1974), known as Ronaldo, is a Brazilian retired footballer who played as a central defender.
Club career [ edit ]
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 Primeira Liga club 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 Süper Lig match, as the Istanbul-based team 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 whilst helping it qualify three times to the UEFA Cup/ UEFA Europa League.
International career [ edit ]
Brazil at the 1996 Summer Olympics, playing in all the games for the bronze medal-winning squad. [1 ]
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