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WATCH: Ronaldo lifts lid on Real Madrid, Barcelona and big Valladolid ambitions

Former Real Madrid and Barcelona star Ronaldo Nazario admits he has big ambitions for Real Valladolid.

The Brazilian bought the LaLiga club last year and says he wants to establish Valladolid as an "international" entity.

As part of the "90 Years of Stories programme" to mark LaLiga's 90th anniversary, Ronaldo also discussed playing for Barca, Real Madrid and being at the heart of the Galacticos era.


Ronaldo on joining Real Madrid:

“I played with Roberto Carlos in the national team and he would always talk to me about what it meant to play for Real Madrid. That really stayed with me.

"Years later, I wanted to see that for myself. I came to Real Madrid, and I found that it was a much bigger club than even what Roberto Carlos told me and what I had imagined!"


Ronaldo on the Galacticos:

“The expectations on the 'galacticos' was huge. We provided a lot of flair. We were a winning generation, a generation that changed the way of doing business in football.“


Ronaldo on leaving Barcelona:

“I had signed a contract renewal at the end of the season. I went away on international duty with Brazil and five days later they called me to say that the renewal was off.

"It was never in my hands. I wanted to stay but the club didn't value me as I felt they should so it was ultimately out of my hands."


Ronaldo is the majority owner at LaLiga club Real Valladolid, and he spoke about what he has learned from Florentino Perez:

“Here at Real Valladolid, we shouldn't be a regional club. We should first be a national club, then an international club.

"From Florentino I learned a lot. I was a key part of his 'galacticos' project. I try to apply his ideas here too. They're still innovative, even today."


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