There are two Ronaldo’s that are famous and currently active soccer players. One is the well known Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United and the other is the well known Ronaldo of Corinthians who spent years playing in Europe only to have his career almost ended to soon because of several severe knee injuries.
After a brief stay in Italy and AC Milan, the 33 year old Ronaldo who injured his knee while playing for the Italian club made the move back to Brazil where he joined the famous Corinthians soccer club. This was the only team who was willing to take another chance on the aging striker who was not only trying to make yet another comeback from a knee injury but also had to deal with the excess weight he gained the last few years. Ronaldo made another miraculous comeback a few weeks ago and he even scored his first goal for his new team coming in as a second half sub in the game against Palmeiras; Corinthians were down by one goal at the time and Ronaldo’s goal with a header from a well taken corner evened the score.
So what is all the fuzz about some t-shirt?
Well, Manchester United decided to market a t-shirt on behalf of Cristiano Ronaldo that says in big letters, “There is only one Ronaldo.” Needless to say, Corinthians fans didn’t take this lightly and so they printed their own t-shirt that proves indisputably that there is indeed only one Ronaldo and he is playing for their team. The second t-short reads, “There is only one Ronaldo that: scored 3 goals against Manchester United at Old Trafford; won 3 times the FIFA World Player of the Year award; won 2 FIFA World Cup titles; is the greatest scorer in FIFA World Cup history; had 3 unexpected comebacks.” You can see the two t-shirts side by side below. All I am going to say to the Manchester people and Cristiano Ronaldo is ouch!