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February 19, 2011 | By Grahame L. Jones
The final whistle has sounded. The last goal has been scored. The game is over. And so, in the aftermath of a truly dizzying, 18-year roller-coaster ride of a career, one that soared to unimaginable heights and plunged to staggeringly bizarre depths, what are we to make of Ronaldo Luis Nazario de Lima? What will we remember now that his playing days are done? Surely it will not be every one of those more than 600 games, although some stand out like pages torn from the scrapbook of the soccer gods.
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February 19, 2011 | By Grahame L. Jones
The final whistle has sounded. The last goal has been scored. The game is over. And so, in the aftermath of a truly dizzying, 18-year roller-coaster ride of a career, one that soared to unimaginable heights and plunged to staggeringly bizarre depths, what are we to make of Ronaldo Luis Nazario de Lima? What will we remember now that his playing days are done? Surely it will not be every one of those more than 600 games, although some stand out like pages torn from the scrapbook of the soccer gods.
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June 5, 1998 | GRAHAME L. JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In Spain, they called him "the Extraterrestrial." In Italy, he is known simply as "Il Fenomeno"--"the Phenomenon." But to find out who Ronaldo Luis Nazario de Lima really is, you have to leave Europe and travel across the Atlantic to Brazil. And you have to travel back in time a little too. Set the dials for Rio de Janeiro's downtrodden Bento Ribeiro district, circa 1982.
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June 5, 1998 | GRAHAME L. JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In Spain, they called him "the Extraterrestrial." In Italy, he is known simply as "Il Fenomeno"--"the Phenomenon." But to find out who Ronaldo Luis Nazario de Lima really is, you have to leave Europe and travel across the Atlantic to Brazil. And you have to travel back in time a little too. Set the dials for Rio de Janeiro's downtrodden Bento Ribeiro district, circa 1982.
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