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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Without identity papers, I couldn't play even if I was Ronaldhino.
Una muestra de ello es la campana internacional de Pepsi "Foot battle" (2004) (3), que protagonizaban los jugadores de futbol David Beckham, Roberto Carlos, Raul, Ronaldhino y Totti, y en la que transformados en heroes medievales, liberaban a las aldeas de los saqueadores de los mercados.
He disciplined the players and sacked primadonnas like Ronaldhino, Deco, and Eto'o who refused to toe the line.
Il est bien vrai que le Raja concede deja plus de 220 minutes de jeu, avec tout ce que cela entraine de stress et d'epuisement, comparativement a leurs adversaires qui, jusqu'ici, sont en fraicheur, a l'image de Ronaldhino qui se remet, progressivement de ses contractions anterieures, fort confortes par des soins tout particuliers, a la veille des demie-finales.
That includes Neymar, but also Ronaldhino who has emerged from the wilderness to be the leader of this young Brazil side.
The 22-year-old has starred in TV adverts for the Champions League and the World Cup alongside players such as Ronaldhino, Cristiano Ronaldo and Didier Drogba.
Below, from left, David Beckham, Ronaldhino, David Luiz and Jason Steele Main picture by PETER REIMANN YOUNG LION: Everton star Jack Rodwell in his Great Britain kit
Fadile spoke of another occasion at the villa when showgirl Iris Berardi performed a striptease dance masquerading as the footballer Ronaldhino, wearing an AC Milan football shirt and mask of the player, while she stripped down to her G-string.
We wilted in fierce Japanese heat and lost to 10-man Brazil after Ronaldhino lobbed a leaden-footed David Seaman from 40 yards in Japan.
Like Brazil had Pele, which means sooper dooper footballer; Ronaldo, which means little Ronald or, to us, Ron; Ronaldhino, which means even littler Ronald or Mr Corbett; and Kaka.
Por sus actuaciones en Espana lo consideraron el sucesor de Ronaldhino.
NO FEAR: Celtic's Gary Caldwell is not scared of Barcelona star men Ronaldhino (left) and Thierry Henry.