Ronaldo: Brazilian legend once scored a goal that Sir Bobby Robson couldn't believe


Ronaldo Nazario will always be one of football's greats 'What if's'.

The Brazilian supremo is easily one of the most talented strikers to have ever kicked a ball and will surely haunt the nightmares of defenders from his era for years to come.

Ronaldo, who played his game right at the centre of a beautiful fusion between grace and relentless swagger, was simply unstoppable when he decided to turn it on.

From obscurity in Brazil, Ronaldo took the world by storm when he moved to Europe and began to turn heads at the biggest superpowers in the game.

He began in the Netherlands at PSV Eindhoven before making a dream move to Barcelona while at the height of his powers.

There, he teamed up with a certain Sir Bobby Robson, who was manager of the Catalan club at the time.


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Curiously, Ronaldo would spend only a year at the club as Inter Milan swooped to snap up on of the globe's hottest properties.

However, while a year feels like far too short a time for one of the greatest ever to have adorned the famous colours of Catalonia, it simply can't be said that it was an uneventful time.

Ronaldo scored a staggering 47 goals in 49 appearances for the famous club, while also notching up seven assists - an absolutely bonkers return.

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While it would be nigh-on impossible to nail our colours to the mast when picking his best goal while at the Camp Nou, there is one in particular that deserves special mention.

It has been 25 years to the day since Barca travelled to SD Compostela and simply ran riot, steamrolling their hapless opponents.

Ronaldo, in particular, had a field day, but his first goal of a brace was so good it even left Sir Bobby in complete and utter disbelief.

Picking up the ball in his own half, Ronaldo rode a number of robust challenges, turned on the afterburners, slalomed his way with frightful ease into the box and slammed home at the near post.

Just unreal. Where words fail, Sir Bobby's reaction says everything we need it to.

To illicit that sort of reaction out of one of the sport's true legends can only mean that the goal was other worldly.

Sadly, Ronaldo's career would hit the skids after a devastating injury that saw him fail to fulfil his meteoric potential.

Still, why you can't help but feel there is so much we missed because of that injury, Ronaldo gave us some pretty special moments before it as well. 

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