The forgotten greatness of Juan Pablo Sorin – skilfully versatile, eccentric and so stereotypically Argentinian

By Gerra Deegan 

Perhaps one Friday afternoon, a decade from now, when you’re sitting in your office bored and wishfully counting down the clock on your computer screen until it’s time to go home for the weekend, you decide to take one of the many thousands of quizzes on Sporcle. The question reads: ‘Name the South American Player who played for these clubs; Lazio, Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona, River Plate, and Juventus?’

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Advent Day 9 – Ronaldo and the nine moments that make him the most iconic #9

By Lewis Steele

Ronaldo. Fat Ronaldo. O Fenômeno. Bald Ronaldo. R9.

Whatever you call him, he was bloody good, and he is the most iconic number 9 of all time. Whether it be his trademark specialities such as the hair, the nicknames or the skill moves, or the fleeting fraternities of spells at various European giants, or his iconic tournaments for Brazil, Ronaldo etched the memories of football fans across the globe no matter who they support.

In most of these Advent Calendar pieces we have looked the career of an individual in whole, or a certain aspect that makes them so iconic. For Ronaldo, there is too much ground to cover. Thus…

Let’s have a look at NINE pivotal moments of his career that have made Ronaldo the most iconic #9 of all time…

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