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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By: Egypt Today staff CAIRO -- 28 June 2017: The former President of Barcelona Joan Laporta spoke to the Spanish newspaper Marca on June 23 about how he bought Ronaldo de Assis Moreira, commonly known as Ronaldinho as a replacement for David Beckham.
The famous stars to play against Kuwaitis on Jaber Stadium will include Brazilian Ronaldo de Assis Moreira (Ronaldinho), Spanish defender Carles Puyol, Manchester United's Paul Scholes, Juventus's Alessandro Del Piero and his compatriot Gianluca Zambrotta, and French Robert PirأA s, the committee said in a statement.
Un tal Ronaldo de Assis Moreira recogio el diminutivo que su tocayo habia tirado a la basura y acepto triunfar como "Ronaldinho".
Ronaldo de Assis Moreira aka Ronaldinho <p>"Ronaldinho can become our biggest weapon for 2010," Lula told La Gazzetta dello Sport.
He plays left midfield or striker and, not surprisingly, his footballing heroes are all front men - Lionel Messi at Barcelona, Didier Drogba at Chelsea and Ronaldo de Assis Moreira, better known as Ronaldinho, from Brazil.
Even if the price-tag is pounds 40million-plus, nobody is more exceptional than Ronaldo de Assis Moreira, the bucktoothed Brazilian who encapsulates Abramovich's vision of what he wants in SW6.
His young life was far from easy and his father died when the boy named Ronaldo De Assis Moreira was just eight.
His young life was far from easy, and his father died when Ronaldinho - full name Ronaldo De Assis Moreira - was eight years old.
Ronaldo de Assis Moreira of Brazil-more commonly known by his nickname "Ronaldinho Gaucho.
The 24-year-old - christened Ronaldo de Assis Moreira - scored 22 goals in a stunning first season in Catalonia after Barca beat Manchester United in prising him away from Paris Saint Germain.
Ronaldinho - full name Ronaldo de Assis Moreira - opened the door and said Hello, then grabbed Rachael's hand and led her in.
BARCELONA, Spain -- Lenovo Group Limited today announced a cooperation with FC Barcelona and its superstar, Ronaldo de Assis Moreira, otherwise known as Ronaldinho Gaucho.