Ronaldinho

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Ronaldinho

(Ronaldo Assis de Moreira), 1980–, Brazilian soccer player. Also nicknamed "El Gaucho," the agile attacking forward has been a footballer since childhood. Known almost as much for his sunny personality and unfailing smile as for his superb soccer skills, he has a rare combination of technique and speed. He joined the pros in his teens, becoming (1997) a member of Gremio de Porto Alegro. He moved on to European play with Paris St.-Germain in 2001 and in 2003 joined FC Barcelona, where he led the team to the Catalonia Cup (2003–4), the Spanish League championship (2004–5), the Spanish Super Cup (2005), and the Champions League (2006). He also won the prestigious Ballon d'Or (2005) and was named European footballer of the year (2005) and world player of the year (2004–5). He has played for Brazil in international matches since 1999 and was instrumental in his team's 2002 World Cup victory.
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Brazilian soccer club Fluminense's newly signed player Ronaldinho Gaucho greets fans during his first training session with the club in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 27, 2015 -- REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes CAIRO -- 6 December 2017: Brazilian Football legend and former Barcelona star, Ronaldinho, decides to put an end to his football career and retire next year after a long time spent in stadiums wearing a number of the top football teams' jersies, like that of Barcelona, AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain.
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Leading Barcelona, or the "Blaugrana," was former two-time World Player of the Year Ronaldinho Gaucho while "Los Blancos" were led by a number of notable legends including Fernando Morientes.
Muchos panistas suelen pontificar en relacion con la familia: los valores cristianos, su oposicion al aborto y al matrimonio entre personas del mismo sexo se elevan a calidad de dogmas inmutables, pero enseguida asoma la hipocresia y multiplicacion de fariseos: fueron panistas los que atacaron a una mujer en Brasil y golpearon despiadadamente al marido que se opuso al desenfreno lujurioso de los agresores, un panista hace gala de su racismo primitivo para llamar simio al futbolista Ronaldinho Gaucho, un mozalbete del mismo partido desea ser un clon de Adolfo Hitler; legisladores del PAN pasan una noche loca con prostitutas y un gobernador de Sonora tiene su propia presa en el colmo de la
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Precocious 21-year-old striker Robinho scored his first goal for the senior team, and World Player of the Year Ronaldinho Gaucho, also got on the scoresheet.
Rivaldo opened the scoring for Brazil from the penalty spot after AC Milan midfielder Kaka - who came on for the injured Ronaldinho Gaucho early in the first half - was brought down in the 20th minute.
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Ronaldo, playing his third match for Brazil since recovering from two-and-a-half years of injury frustration, said the trio he formed with Rivaldo and Ronaldinho Gaucho promised lots of goals.
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