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Some Facts About Ronaldinho

Who is Ronaldinho?

Ronaldinho is arguably one of the best football players in the world, currently playing for FC Barcelona as a midfielder, where he has amazed everybody with his amazing footwork. He is the latest miracle from Brazil, scoring wonderful goals and “dancing the samba” while doing so. He was also named FIFA World Player of the Year in 2004, the most prestigious award a player can receive, following his Brazilian team mates Ronaldo, Rivaldo and Rom├írio.

Where did he come from?

Born in the southern city of Potro Alegre, Brazil, Ronaldinho worked his way out of the slums to become the worlds most recognized and coveted player. His love for football blossomed when his father, Joao da Silva Moreira, joined an amateur club. Roberto Moreira, Ronaldinho's brother, was a rising start in the Gremio Club, but when is knee shattered he was relegated to a substitute player.

The World Cup

Ronaldinho dazzled fans in the 2002 World Cup where he played so gracefully that he was almost unstoppable. Scoring 27 goals in 57 matches he helping Brazil become World Cup winners for the 5th time. He is considered to be one of the most inventive football players, treating the football like his lover, flirting and teasing it before taking control.

When asked if he had a girlfriend during a press conference, he took out a football and said, “This is her.”

His unquenchable thirst for football and his love for life will surely make him a player to be rivaled with for years to come. In fact, Ronaldinho said "I still have a video of my father, which I watch before every game I play for Brazil. It gives me strength, makes me determined."

Quick Statistics

Full Name: Ronaldo de Assis Moreira

Born: March 21 1980

Place of Birth: Vila Nova, Brazil

Club: Ac Milan

Height: 181cm

Weight: 80kg

Random Fact: Ronaldinho's name is Portuguese for “Little Ronaldo”.

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