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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Barcelona's coach Pep Guardiola (L) greets AC Milan's player Ronaldinho after his substitution during a friendly match at Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona August 25, 2010.
K], Jan 17 (ANI): Brazilian football superstar Ronaldinho, who was part of the triumphant Brazil 2002 World Cup squad, has bid adieu to his illustrious career at the age of 37.
STEVEN PRESSLEY has revealed how a simple phone call led to him being ripped to shreds by former Brazil superstar Ronaldinho.
New Delhi: India is hosting the 17th edition of the FIFA U-17 World Cup and the legendary Brazilian footballer Ronaldinho says that the tournament can be crucial for many young players as it has given him "a wonderful start" to his glittering career when he won it for the first in 1997.
LAHORE -- Ronaldinho VII outpaced Giggs VII 2-0 in the second and last exhibition football match to win the series 2-0 here on Sunday at the Fortress stadium.
Download Brazilian football player Ronaldinho visits Baabda palace
Former FIFA world player of the year Ronaldinho has quit Mexico's Queretaro - bowing out with a letter on his Facebook page.
Liverpool youngster Philippe Coutinho has revealed he feels privileged to wear the number 10 shirt for the club because his hero Ronaldinho wore the same for Brazil as the playmaker goes from strength to strength on Merseyside.
Dubai: Al Shabab have confirmed they are in talks over a shock move for two-time Fifa World Player of the Year Ronaldinho.
SAO PAULO -- Ronaldinho seems to be thriving again just at the right time.
Summary: Brazilian side Flamengo have confirmed the signing of World Cup winner Ronaldinho from AC Milan.