Ronaldinho is retired Brazilian Footballer, back in the day of his active career, many football lovers around the world love him so much, Ronaldinho is best noted for his overhead kicks, free kicks pass, and his dribbling style. Many football lovers around the world believe that Ronaldinho was one of the best who ever played the game, in fact, many of them believe he is one of the best players of All Time.
His full name Ronaldo de Assis Moreira was born on 21 March 1980 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. At the age of eight, Ronaldo football skills have been blossom, and he gets the nickname Ronaldinho – “inho” meaning small because he was often the youngest and the smallest player in youth club matches.
Ronaldinho first club is Grêmio (a football club in his hometown), he joined the Grêmio youth squad and made his senior debut in 1999. he stayed in the club until 2001, wherein the middle of the year Paris Saint-German brings him to Europe.
Ronaldinho European Football
Paris Saint-German is Ronaldinho first European club, he joined the club in 2001 and signed a five-year contract with the French club. Ronaldinho’s performance with the club was fantastic, he even receives a standing ovation by the Parisian supporters. he leaves the club at the end of the 2002–03 season after Paris Saint-German failed to qualify for any European competition.
On 2003, Ronaldinho joined Barcelona, the club that made him more shining than before, With the club his performance even better than his performance with PSG, on 19 November, in Barcelona match against Real Madrid which they won 3-0, Madrid fans paid homage to his performance by applauding. With Barcelona, he won 2004-05 La Liga and 2006 UEFA Champions League. Ronaldinho spent five years with the club, once in an interview he said that he regretted leaving without playing long enough with Messi.
In July 2008, Ronaldinho moved to A.C Milan, Milan is the last European club, where after his contract end with the club he prefers to return to his country Brazil. In Brazil, on his return to Brazil, Ronaldinho joined Flamengo on 11 January 2011 with a contract ending in 2014, but everything doesn’t goe well both for the club and for him, on 31 May 2012, after being absent for a few days, he sued the club claiming lack of payment for four months and canceled his contract with Flamengo.
After leaving Flamingo Ronaldinho Joined Atlético Mineiro on 4 June 2012, Ronaldinho played an important role in bringing the club to the next level, Ronaldinho helped Atlético win the Campeonato Mineiro and led the club to its first Copa Libertadores title. After leaving Atletico Mineiro Ronaldinho to join a Mexican club Querétaro, once again in Querétaro, the opposite fans gave a standing ovation to Ronaldinho after his goals had brought him to tears.
Fluminense is the last club that Ronaldinho played football, in his late-career, he switches to futsal, and joined India futsal club, he joined Goa 5′s on July 2016, and become a Delhi Dragons player October 2017.
Ronaldinho International Career
Ronaldinho has represented Brazil at all International Level, he was a member of Brazil under 17, under 18, under 21, and Brazil National Team. Ronaldinho’s biggest achievement with the Brazilian National Team is the 2002 World cup trophy, he won the trophy after defeated England in the final match. On 16 January 2018, Ronaldinho announced his retirement.
|Full Name:||Ronaldo de Assis Moreira|
|Born:||21 March 1980|
|Age:||39 Years Old|
|Net Worth:||$90 Million|
|Children:||1 (a son named João de Assis Moreira)|
|Source of Wealth:||Professional Footballer (Soccer)|
|Ronaldinho’s Awards:||FIFA Confederations Cup Golden Ball (1999)FIFA Confederations Cup Golden Shoe (1999)Bola de Prata (2000, 2011, 2012)La Liga Best Foreign Player: (2003, 2005)Trofeo EFE (2003)FIFA World Player of the Year: (2004, 2005)World Soccer Magazine World Player of The Year (2004, 2005)UEFA Club Forward of the Year: (2004)FIFA Confederations Cup Bronze Ball (2005)Ballon d’Or: (2005)FIFPro World Player of the Year (2005, 2006)FIFPro World XI (2005, 2006, 2007)UEFA Club Footballer of the Year (2005)FIFA Club World Cup Bronze Ball (2006)FIFA World Player of the Year Bronze award (2006)Golden Foot (2009)Sports Illustrated Team of the Decade (2009)Campeonato Brasileiro Série A Best Fan’s Player (2012)Campeonato Brasileiro Série A top assist provider: (2012)Bola de Ouro (2012)Copa Libertadores top assist provider (2012, 2013)South American Footballer of the Year (2013)Brazilian Football Museum Hall of FameA.C. Milan Hall of Fame|
In his prime, Ronaldinho always get a huge salary from the club that he played for, he also made a lot of money through his endorsement. As this article published Ronaldinho’s total net worth estimated around $90 Million.
Outside the football, Ronaldinho famous because of his party living, As a famous footballer back then, Ronaldinho has many relationships with various women, from a model, actress, and dancer. Ronaldo unmarried but he had a son named João de Assis Moreira from his previous relationship with Brazilian dancer, Janaína Mendes.
Ronaldinho Famous Quotes
“My family is everything. I am what I am thanks to my mother, my father, my brother, my sister. Because they have given me everything. The education I have is thanks to them”. – Ronaldinho
“Football is about joy. It’s about dribbling. I favor every idea that makes the game beautiful. Every good idea has to last.” – Ronaldinho
“Football is a great love because I was born into a family of players and therefore born into football. I’m fortunate to have a style of play that a lot of people like. It’s a privilege to be able to do what I like best and in my own way, but I’m fortunate that people like it, and that motivates me even more.” – Ronaldinho