Ronald Domingues Nazário de Lima: Ronaldo Celebrates His Son’s Achievements

Ronald Domingues Nazário de Lima, born on April 6, 2000, in Milan, Italy, is best known as the son of Ronaldo, a successful Brazilian businessman and former professional striker.

Quick Fact

Full name Ronald Domingues Nazário de Lima
Date of birth April 6, 2000
Age 23 years old
Place of birth Milan, Italy
Sex Female
Profession Celebrity child
Parent Ronaldo, Milene Domingues
Grandparent Sônia dos Santos Barata, Nélio Nazário de Lima, Snr, Lucia Domingues
uncles   Nélio Nazário de Lima Jr.
Aunt Ione Lima
Siblings Alexander Nazário de Lima, Maria Sophia, Maria Alice

Who is Ronald Domingues Nazário de Lima?

Ronaldo is also the president of La Liga team Real Valladolid and owner of Brasileiro Série A club Cruzeiro. Ronald’s mother is Milene Domingues, and he is currently 23 years old as of 2022.

Ronaldo’s son is preparing to carry on his father’s legacy thanks to his Brazilian heritage and great football skills.


Brazilian football legend Ronald Nazario de Lima has passed his legacy onto his son, who has been selected to represent Brazil in this year’s Maccabiah Games. The former Real Madrid star’s first child will compete for Brazil at the Maccabiah Games, also known as the Jewish Olympics. This event is the world’s third-largest sports competition, with around 10,000 athletes from 85 countries participating.

Born in Milan in 2000 while his father played for Inter, the 22-year-old has strong football roots. His mother, Milene Domingues, was also an international footballer for Brazil.

Ronaldo congratulates his son Ronald Domingues Nazário de Lima

As his son prepared to head to Jerusalem to represent Brazil in the Maccabiah Games, Ronaldo shared a photo of the team, saying, “This is the Brazilian team representing the people at the World Maccabiah 2017. A special shoutout to my son Ronald Lima, who is on the Under-18 soccer team. Good luck, guys! Go, Brazil! With pride, Ronaldo seems to have passed on his legacy, and who knows? In a few years, Ronald Nazario might shine for Brazil. 

Ronald Domingues Nazário de Lima’s father is not Jewish

Though Ronald is not Jewish, he often visits Hebraica in Sao Paulo, a club that blends a Jewish community center and a country club. His mother is a women’s football player at Sao Paulo Hebraica, who, at the age of 17, broke the world record for the most keep-ups with an impressive 55,187 touches.

Summary of his father’s career

Ronald Domingues Nazário de Lima

Major soccer clubs quickly took notice of Ronaldo’s talent, and his representatives declined offers from Botafogo and São Paulo. Flamengo was his favorite team, but the club turned him down when he skipped practice because he couldn’t afford the expensive bus ride. Jairzinho helped Ronaldo join Cruzeiro because he recognized his potential. 

Following an agreement between Ronaldo’s representatives and the young team over a €50,000 contract, Ronaldo scored four goals on his debut.

Ronaldo played his debut professional game against Caldense in the Minas Gerais State Championship on May 25, 1993, three months after joining Cruzeiro. On November 7, 1993, he scored five goals against Bahia to garner widespread notice.

His first senior goal was during a tour of Portugal, where he scored against Belenenses and impressed new coach Carlos Alberto Silva enough to secure a position in the main squad.

His performance versus Porto on the trip led to a $500,000 offer, which club president César Masci declined. Upon returning, he netted 20 goals, eight of them in the Supercopa Libertadores. He scored a hat-trick against Chile’s Colo-Colo in the first and two more in the second. He then added three more goals against Uruguay’s Nacional, becoming the competition’s top scorer. Ronaldo scored 44 goals in 47 games to lead Cruzeiro to win their first Copa do Brasil in 1993 and the Minas Gerais State Championship in 1994.

What is Ronald Domingues Nazário de Lima net worth?

While it is unknown how much money he is worth, Ronaldo, his father, is worth $160 million. 

International Career

While it is unknown how much money he is worth, Ronaldo, his father, is worth $160 million. Ronaldo made his debut for Brazil at the 1994 FIFA World Cup. Brazil won the competition even though he didn’t participate in any of the games. In the 46th minute of the 1998 World Cup match against the Netherlands and again in the penalty shootout, he scored his first goal for his country.

As a member of the Brazilian team that advanced to the 1998 World Cup final in France, Ronaldo excelled. Despite Brazil losing 3-0 and Ronaldo receiving criticism for his play, he scored four goals during the tournament, including two against France in the championship match.

Ronaldo was essential to Brazil’s win in the 2002 World Cup in South Korea and Japan. He was the leading scorer with eight goals, including two against Germany in the championship game, winning the Golden Boot. His performance cemented his status as a football hero in Brazil.

Additionally, Ronaldo won the FIFA Confederations Cup in 1997 and two Copa America championships in 1997 and 1999. Prior to his retirement from international competition on June 11, 2011, during a friendly match against Romania in Brazil, he made 98 appearances and scored 62 goals.


  • Ronaldo netted 8 goals in the 2002 World Cup hosted by South Korea and Japan, tying for the most goals scored in a single tournament.


  • With 4 goals in the World Cup finals, Ronaldo shares the record for most goals alongside Brazilian legend Pelé and England’s Geoff Hurst.


  • Ronaldo holds the record for the most goals in World Cup knockout games, with a total of 10.


  • During the 1996-1997 season, Ronaldo scored 34 goals for FC Barcelona, setting the record for most goals by a foreign player in a single season.


  • In the 1997-1998 Europa League season, Ronaldo scored 12 goals for Inter Milan, a record that still stands.


  • Ronaldo’s 47 goals for Real Madrid during the 1996-1997 season remain the highest total by any player in the club’s history.

Awards and Achievements

Cruzeiro Campeonato Mineiro: 1994
PSV Eindhoven KNVB Cup: 1995–96
Barcelona Copa del Rey: 1996–97
Supercopa de España: 1996
UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup: 1996–97
Inter Milan UEFA Cup: 1997–98
Real Madrid La Liga: 2002–03, 2006–07 Supercopa de España: 2003
Intercontinental Cup: 2002
Corinthians Campeonato Paulista: 2009
Copa do Brasil: 2009
Brazil FIFA World Cup: 1994, 2002
Copa América: 1997, 1999
FIFA Confederations Cup: 1997
Summer Olympic Games Bronze Medal: 1996
Individual Supercopa Libertadores top scorer: 1993–94
Supercopa Libertadores Team of the Year: 1993–94
Campeonato Mineiro top scorer: 1993–94
Campeonato Mineiro Team of the Year: 1994
Eredivisie top scorer: 1994–95
FIFA World Player of the Year: 1996, 1997, 2002
Trofeo EFE La Liga Ibero-American Player of the Year: 1996–97, 2002–03
Pichichi Trophy: 1996–97, 2003–04
European Golden Shoe: 1996–97
Don Balón Award La Liga Foreign Player of the Year: 1996–97
Copa América Final Most Valuable Player: 1997
Copa América Most Valuable Player: 1997
FIFA Confederations Cup Bronze Boot: 1997
FIFA Confederations Cup All-Star Team: 1997
UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup Final Most Valuable Player: 1997
Copa América All-Star Team: 1997, 1999
Bravo Award: 1997, 1998
Ballon d’Or: 1997, 2002
UNICEF European Footballer of the Season: 1996–97
European Sports Media ESM Team of the Year: 1996–97, 1997–98
FIFA XI: 1997, 1998
Serie A Footballer of the Year: 1998
UEFA Cup Final Most Valuable Player: 1998
UEFA Club Footballer of the Year: 1997–98
FIFA World Cup Golden Ball: 1998
FIFA World Cup All-Star Team: 1998, 2002
FIFA World Cup top assist provider: 1998
Inter Milan Player of the Year: 1998
FIFA World Cup Golden Shoe: 2002
FIFA World Cup Silver Ball: 2002
FIFA World Cup Final Most Valuable Player: 2002
Intercontinental Cup Most Valuable Player: 2002
UEFA Team of the Year: 2002
FIFA 100 (2004)
FIFA World Cup Bronze Boot: 2006
Sports Illustrated Team of the Decade: 2009
Real Madrid Hall of Fame
Italian Football Hall of Fame: 2015
Inter Milan Hall of Fame: 2018
Ballon d’Or Dream Team: 2020
Globe Soccer Awards Player Career Award: 2018
Marca Leyenda: 2011


Ronaldo’s most famous residence is his magnificent mansion in Sao Paulo, Brazil, called Casa Grande & Senzala. Situated in the upscale Jardim Europa neighborhood, the mansion is valued at around $6.2 million. The property boasts a large swimming pool, a private gym, and a movie theater, among other amenities.

In addition, Ronaldo owns a luxurious apartment in Sao Paulo, situated in the prestigious Fasano Hotel building. The three-bedroom apartment offers stunning views of the city.

In 2015, Ronaldo bought a lavish apartment in New York City’s Trump Tower for an estimated $18.5 million. The apartment features three bedrooms, a private elevator, and views of Central Park.


Ronaldo has won two World Cups

Ronaldo has won two World Cups in his career…

Ronaldo Luis Nazario de Lima was among the most outstanding forwards to wear Brazil’s famous yellow jersey. He debuted internationally on March 23, 1994, against Argentina in Recife. Though he was part of Brazil’s team for the 1994 World Cup in the United States, he didn’t play any minutes.

In the 1998 World Cup, Ronaldo was a key player for Brazil. He scored and assisted in Brazil’s 3-0 victory over Morocco and netted a crucial goal against the Netherlands in the semifinals. However, a convulsive fit just hours before the final forced Brazil to initially exclude him from the starting lineup. He was later added back at his request but couldn’t make an impact as Brazil lost 3-0 to France.

The 2002 World Cup was challenging for Ronaldo, who had missed the entire qualification campaign due to a knee injury. Despite this, he scored in the opening match against Turkey and performed well throughout the tournament. He scored twice in the final against Germany, helping Brazil win the World Cup.

Ronaldo entered the 2006 World Cup in top form, scoring 15 goals in 10 qualifying matches. After a slow start, he scored a brace against Japan, becoming the 20th player in three World Cups. He also broke Gerd Muller’s record with his 15th World Cup goal against Ghana. However, Brazil’s campaign ended in the quarterfinals with a 1-0 loss to France.


Year Matches Goals Assists
1998 7 4 3
2002 7 8 1
2006 5 3 1
Total 19 15 5


Ronaldo’s 17-Year-Old Son Receives First Brazil Call-Up

Ronaldo's 17-Year-Old Son Receives First Brazil Call-Up

Ronaldo took to social media to celebrate his son’s selection for the Brazil under-18 team. Ronald Nazario de Lima has been chosen to represent Brazil in this year’s Maccabiah games. The Maccabiah Games, sometimes called the Jewish Olympics, is an international event featuring over 10,000 athletes from as many as 85 countries.

As one of the largest sporting events, just behind the Summer Olympics and Commonwealth Games, it’s no surprise that the former Inter Milan and Barcelona star was excited about his son’s selection. He shared a message and a photo of the Brazil under-18 team on social media, saying, “This is the Brazilian team representing the people in the World Maccabiah 2017. A special hug for my son Ronald Lima who is in the Under-18 soccer team. Good luck, guys! Go for it, Brazil!”

Ronaldo’s instagram world cup post

The 17-year-old talent was born in Milan, Italy, in 1999 while his father played for Inter Milan.

His son inherited football skills from both his parents, as his mother, Milene Domingues, was also a professional footballer for Brazil. Ronaldo joined Inter Milan from Barcelona in 1997, spending five seasons there, with his most successful year being his first.

Ronaldo instagram world cup post

 In 2002, he moved to Real Madrid, becoming a ‘Galactico’. Although he never won the Champions League, Ronaldo achieved greatness with his national team, winning two World Cups in 1994 and 2002. 

His son has big shoes to fill if he wants to match his father’s accomplishments on the international stage. However, the Maccabiah games will be his first step into competitive sports. 

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