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Ronaldinho

(Ronaldo Assis de Moreira), 1980–, Brazilian soccer player. Also nicknamed "El Gaucho," the agile attacking forward was a footballer from childhood. Known almost as much for his sunny personality and unfailing smile as for his superb soccer skills, he had a rare combination of technique and speed. He joined the pros in his teens, becoming (1997) a member of Grêmio in Porto Alegre. 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 played for A.C. Milan from 2008 to 2011, then for four teams in Brazil and Mexico, having most success with Atlético Mineiro, which won its first Copa Libertadores de América in 2013. He played for Brazil in international matches from 1999 to 2013 and was instrumental in its 2002 World Cup victory. He retired in 2015.
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Recently, the amateur tournament received thumbs up from a special guest all the way from Brazil in the frame of former Ballon d'Or winner Ronaldinho Gaucho. In a historic visit, Ronaldinho graced the Super Eight Champions League final and watched Jericho AllStars defeat Technical University of Kenya 2-1.Brazil legend Ronaldinho Gaucho (left) hands over the Super 8 Champions League trophy to Jericho All Stars FC captain Dismas Buggy (centre) as Betika CEO Rupen Samani looks on at Camp Toyoyo Grounds on November 11, 2018.
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.
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KARACHI -- French footballer and former Arsenal winger Robert Pires will be coming to Pakistan in July and joining Brazilian legend Ronaldinho Gaucho in a Leisure Leagues event that will take place that month.
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* Ronaldo de Assis Moreira of Brazil-more commonly known by his nickname "Ronaldinho Gaucho." He was named the FIFA World Player of the Year in 2005.