Ronaldo Nazário, during a party with the Barça twenty years ago


Ronaldo Nazario: To 25 years of the start of his era culé

Published:17/07/2021 - 19:13h

Updated:17/07/2021 - 19:37h

This 17 July 2021 fulfil 25 years of the historical signature of the star Ronaldo Nazario by the FC Barcelona, in full concentration of Brazil for the JJOO

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Ronaldo Nazario, also known like Ronaldo 'the Fat' or like Ronaldo 'the Well', stamped his signature like player of the FC Barcelona on 17 July 1996, does exactly 25 years. Sucedió In plans concentration of Brazil in Miami to contest the Olympic games of Atlanta, whose competition of football went to begin to the cape of three days.

The signature of the Brazilian star supposed the end of a long serial that had an extra day of length when forbidding tajantemente the day 16 Mario Zagalo, seleccionador Brazilian, that his forward crashes fulfilled with the medical review with the delegation of the Barcelona club displaced to Miami with the aim to effect the signing, headed by Joan Gaspart. A day after the refusal, sucedió the miracle that the Brazilian technician accessed to that Ronaldo happened review.

The contracting of Ronaldo, of course hampered to last hour by the hardening of the pretences of his agents, the sadly famous Pita, Martins and Branchini, that a year afterwards would carry it to him to Milan, went the denouement of a long throws and slackens to three bands (Barça, PSV and player) that already had initiated two months before.

With said statement of intentions of the forward, the script of the signing went in of full in a climbing of negotiations between the club culé and the PSV, that of entrance declared to Ronaldo untransferable. The forward exerted more pressure on 2 June with a controversial sentence: "I do not want to go back to Holland". Like this of clear planted it on the table. Ronaldo, that months backwards had operated of the knee, did not feel very treated by Advocaat, the one who there was him recriminado that it went back late of his recovery in Brazil. The legend wished to leave.

Consolidation of the negotiation

The agreement between both clubs reached finally on 10 July, by 2.550 million pesetas, in that moment meant a world-wide record. Núñez could present to the Assembly of the day 18 with the enclosed signing. Ronaldo went with Brazil to USA to prepare the Olympic games and, after the agreement Barça-PSV, was question to expect his oficialización.

The Tuesday 16 had broken the negotiations by the intransigencia of the CBF, but the Wednesday 17 restarted and the doctor Borrell inspected the knee of Ronaldo in the hotel of concentration of the olympic selection of Brazil. It gave green light to a year of dream in the Barça, only one of the eight foreseen initially.

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