Romario was the first of the Brazilian R's to come to Catalunya. Then it was Ronaldo, coming from PSV Eindhoven for a record $17 million. After a season, O Fenomeno left for Inter Milan and the gun hired to replace him was Deportivo midfielder and emerging star, Rivaldo, for $26 million. Despite of the price tag, nobody really expected Rivaldo to fill the shoes of Ronaldo. He did, and much more.