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The Player Who Won 2 Ballon d 'Or Awards After Leaving Barcelona

Ronaldo Nazario has been phenomenal throughout his career for both club and country. The player enjoyed an illustrious career with multiple accolades to his name. He won the Ballon d'Or twice, which is considered as the top prize at an individual level for any footballer.

He joined Barcelona in 1996 for a then world record transfer fee, and at 20 years old he was named the 1996 FIFA World Player of the Year, making him the youngest recipient of the award. In 1997, Inter Milan broke the world record fee to sign Ronaldo, making him the first player since Diego Maradona to break the world transfer record twice.

At 21 he received the 1997 Ballon d'Or, and he remains the youngest recipient of the award. Ronaldo won his second Ballon d'Or award on 12 December 2002 at Real Madrid. The Brazilian received his first Ballon d'Or at Inter Milan.

Ronaldo Nazario boasts off a prolific club career. He played for most of the top teams in the world. During his professional footballing career, he played for the likes of Barcelona, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and AC Milan. He won many accolades including the Intercontinental Cup in 2002.

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