Condition: 7/10 Good. Some light wear. Few small light shadow marks
Size: Adults Large
Chest Measurement: 42-44 Inches / 106-112 CM
Colour: Yellow, green trim
Seasons: 1998/1999 & 1999/2000
Official Nike Brazil home football shirt from the 1998/99 international season. Complete with Ronaldo #9 on the front and back of the shirt in original lettering.
Condition of this original football shirt is 7/10 - Good. Some light wear. Few small light shadow marks (see photos).
Ronaldo entered the 1998 FIFA World Cup and was billed by reporters and experts as the world's greatest footballer. He scored four goals and made three assists. The night before the final, he suffered a convulsive fit. At first, Ronaldo was removed from the starting lineup 72 minutes before the match, but he requested to play and was later reinstated by coach Mario Zagallo. Ronaldo's performance was below par and he was injured in a collision with French goalkeeper Fabien Barthez.
Brazil lost the final to hosts France 3–0. Adrian Williams, professor of clinical neurology at Birmingham University, said that Ronaldo should not have played, saying that he would have been feeling the after effects of the seizure and that "there is no way that he would have been able to perform to the best of his ability within 24 hours of his first fit – if it was his first fit."
Ronaldo has played for Brazil in 98 international matches, scoring 62 goals. He was a part of the Brazilian squad that won the 1994 and 2002 World Cups. During the 2006 FIFA World Cup, Ronaldo became the highest goalscorer in the history of the World Cup with his fifteenth goal, surpassing Gerd Müller's previous record of 14. He is the only player to have won the World Cup Golden Ball and Golden Boot in separate tournaments.
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