It’s fair to say Ronny had a strange career. In total he played just 179 games in 13 years in the game before hanging up his boots at the ripe old age of 31. After 13 years in the game he is best remembered almost entirely and singularly for one thing and one thing alone, his ability to kick the ball harder than anyone in football. ⠀
Ronny first became a viral sensation in 2006 when grainy footage emerged of a free kick he hit when playing for Sporting that was allegedly clocked at 211 km/h. It was almost certainly arbitrary number made up to inflate views, but the clip was still captivating and the myth had been born.