105 games, 67 goals
"The Phenomenon" is arguably the greatest finisher in the modern game. Check out the video for his trademark goal celebration with outstretched arms similar to the famous Christ the Redeemer statue in his native Rio de Janeiro. Who can also forget his famous buck-toothed smile?
At only 17, Ronaldo made the Brazilian squad that won in 1994. He did not play in the tournament, but gained valuable experience in the big-time.
He scored both goals as Brazil gunned down Germany in the final of 2002 and won the Golden Boot award as top goalscorer with eight goals. This made up for the bitter disappointment of 1998, when a clearly unfit Ronaldo was a shadow of his normal self against France in the final. It was later revealed that Ronaldo had suffered convulsions on the eve of the match in Paris.
During the 2006 World Cup, Ronaldo became the highest goalscorer in World Cup history with 15 goals, surpassing Gerd Mueller's record of 14 for West Germany.
Ronaldo racked up the goals all over Europe from 1994 to 2008. He started his adventure with PSV Eindhoven in Holland, played in Italy for both AC and Inter Milan, and also appeared for both the Spanish giants, Barcelona and Real Madrid.
The striker had battled manfully against a whole host of potentially career-ending injuries throughout his career. He finally called it a day in 2011 while at his final club Corinthians back in his homeland.
Ronaldo cuts a bit of a roly-poly figure these days and looks to be very much enjoying his retirement.
And why shouldn't he?
After all, he is one of the most famous footballers on the planet, is a World Cup ambassador and does splendid charity work. He also has numerous sponsors to satisfy and co-owns a sports marketing company.