Ronaldo Guiaro

Ronaldo Guiaro (born 18 February 1974) is a Brazilian manager and retired footballer who played as a central defender.[1]

Ronaldo Guiaro
Personal information
Full name Ronaldo Guiaro
Date of birth (1974-02-18) 18 February 1974 (age 48)
Place of birth Piracicaba, Brazil
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Position(s) Centre back
Club information
Current team
XV de Piracicaba (coach)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1994 Guarani
1994–1996 Atlético Mineiro 8 (0)
1996–2001 Benfica 111 (4)
2001–2005 Beşiktaş 110 (8)
2005–2007 Santos 42 (0)
2007–2011 Aris 84 (3)
Total 387 (15)
National team
1996 Brazil Olympic 14 (1)
Teams managed
2017 XV de Piracicaba
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Club careerEdit

Born in Piracicaba, São Paulo, Ronaldo started playing with Guarani FC, moving to Clube Atlético Mineiro shortly after. In 1996, aged 22, he joined S.L. Benfica in Portugal, backing up Jorge Bermúdez and Hélder Cristóvão in his first season but became the club's first-choice afterwards as they failed to win any silverware.

After five seasons with Benfica, Ronaldo signed for Beşiktaş J.K. in Turkey. There, he was also an undisputed starter for the majority of his spell. In the 2002–03 season, he only missed one match in the Süper Lig as the Istanbul team won the title after eight years.

Aged 31, Ronaldo returned to his native Brazil. But two years later, he moved abroad again to join Aris Thessaloniki F.C. in the Superleague Greece as a defensive mainstay. He played for the Greek club for several seasons, helping them qualify three times to the UEFA Cup, now known as the UEFA Europa League.

International careerEdit

Ronaldo represented the bronze medal-winning Brazil squad at the 1996 Summer Olympics, playing in all matches.[2] Another Ronaldo was also present in the squad, but he wore "Ronaldinho" (meaning "little Ronaldo") on the back of his shirt since Ronaldo was two years older than him.



Atlético Mineiro


  • Beşiktaş J.K. Squads of Century (Silver Team)[3]




  1. ^ Ronaldo: as memórias do Benfica dos vinte reforços por época
  2. ^ Ronaldo GuiaroFIFA competition record (archived)
  3. ^ "Beşiktaş J.K. Squads of Century (Golden Team)".

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