BRAZILIAN legend Ronaldo has claimed his former team-mate Romario once took him out partying until 5am to tire him out and take his place.
And while both were in the 1994 World Cup-winning squad together, Ronaldo admits there were negatives in the Brazil on the same team as Romario.
Speaking on Bobo TV on Twitch, he asserted: “I learned a lot from Romario and Bebeto.
“They are an inspiration to me even when Romario is a mother*** Well because he makes the young players clean his shoes or bring him coffee.
“A few years later, in 1997, I was already an important player.
“I won the Ballon d’Or and during training for the Copa America, Romario suddenly said to me: ‘Get ready, we’re going out tonight, don’t worry.”
“He had a ladder ready to climb over the hotel wall and there was a taxi waiting for us on the other side.
“We got back at 5am and I was exhausted the next day in training.
“I understand that Romario did it on purpose to tire me out and take my place in the starting XI.”
Despite being one of the all-time great strikers, Ronaldo is notorious for partying in his career.
Last year, former Real Madrid team-mate Ivan Helguera opened up about Ronaldo’s antics.
The Spaniard said in an Instagram Live interview with Spanish journalist Mister Chip: “Beckham, Zidane and Figo are great professionals.
“On the other hand, Ronaldo and Roberto Carlos like to go out a little bit more. But they certainly don’t do it every night.
“That happens if we play on Saturday and if we win, we all go to celebrate. But it’s completely irrelevant for us to go out on Friday or Saturday before important games. correct.
“I remember a birthday party at Ronaldo’s house, which he later sold to Sergio Ramos, where buses full of girls started arriving. I was with my wife and we decided to leave. Go, Figo too.”
Ronaldo has scored 352 goals in 518 appearances during his club career.
He has won a host of titles including the LaLiga title, the Copa del Rey, the Uefa Cup and the Uefa Cup Winners’ Cup.
Meanwhile with Brazil, Ronaldo was ranked in the typical team for both 1994 and 2002 titles.
He didn’t play in 1994, but was the league’s top scorer eight years later.
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