In the 1996/97 season the star signing of Barcelona and the League was Ronaldo Nazario. He was 20 years old and he was fully, without having suffered the injuries that also prevented him from being one of the best attackers in history. The Barca club paid the PSV 2.5 billion pesetas (15 million euros, were other times) for him. On day 7, the Brazilian scored a goal that is still remembered. 23 years have passed. It was on October 12, 1996 when Ronaldo started from the center of the field in the Multipurpose of San Lázaro and no rival was able to stop it. They tried William, Bellido, Passi, Fabiano, Jose Ramón, Mauro and Chiba, took some kick and even grabbed his shirt, but not even that way. When he scored, everyone put their hands to their heads on the Barça bench. Robson, the coach, said: "Ronaldo is like Pelé as a young man. That goal cannot be seen anywhere." The goal was used for advertising spots. Only Caneda, then president of Compostela, defined it as "crap."
The Brazilian would finish that League with 34 goals, but curiously, Barcelona did not win it. Real Madrid took it, while the Catalans conquered the Recopa and the Copa del Rey. Ronaldo would leave that summer to Inter Milan, which paid 4,000 million pesetas.
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