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Overview (4)

Born in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Birth NameRonaldo de Assis Moreira
Nicknames Ronnie
Dinho
Height 5' 11¼" (1.81 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Ronaldo de Assis Moreira, commonly known as Ronaldinho or Ronaldinho Gaúcho, is a Brazilian former professional footballer and ambassador for Spanish club Barcelona. He played mostly as an attacking midfielder, but was also deployed as a forward or a winger. He played the bulk of his career at European clubs Paris Saint-Germain, FC Barcelona and Milan as well as playing for the Brazilian national team. Often considered one of the best players of his generation and regarded by many as one of the greatest of all time, Ronaldinho won two FIFA World Player of the Year awards and a Ballon d'Or. He was renowned for his technical skills and creativity; due to his agility, pace and dribbling ability, as well as his use of tricks, overhead kicks, no-look passes and accuracy from free-kicks.

Ronaldinho made his senior debut for Grêmio, in 1998. At age 20, he moved to Paris Saint-Germain in France before signing for FC Barcelona in 2003. In his second season with Barcelona, he won his first FIFA World Player of the Year Award, as FC Barcelona won La Liga. The season that followed is considered one of the best in his career as he was instrumental in Barcelona winning the UEFA Champions League, their first in fourteen years, as well as another La Liga title, giving Ronaldinho his first career double. After scoring two spectacular solo goals in El Clásico, Ronaldinho became the second FC Barcelona player, after Diego Armando Maradona in 1983, to receive a standing ovation from Real Madrid fans at the Santiago Bernabéu. Ronaldinho also received his second FIFA World Player of the Year award, as well as the Ballon d'Or.

Following a second-place La Liga finish to rivals Real Madrid in the 2006-07 season and an injury plagued 2007-08 season, Ronaldinho departed FC Barcelona to join Milan. He then returned to Brazil to play for Flamengo in 2011 and Atlético Mineiro a year later, before moving to Mexico to play for Querétaro and then back to Brazil to play for Fluminense in 2015. Throughout his playing career, Ronaldinho accumulated numerous other individual honours. He was named in the UEFA Team of the Year and the FIFA World XI three times, honoured as the UEFA Club Footballer of the Year in 2006 and was named in the FIFA 100, a list of the world's greatest living players compiled by Pelé.

At international level, Ronaldinho played 97 matches for the Brazil national team, scoring 33 goals and representing his country in two FIFA World Cups. He was an integral part of the 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan (2002)-winning team in Korea and Japan, starring alongside Ronaldo and Rivaldo in an attacking trio, scoring two goals, including a free-kick from 40 yards out against England, registering two assists and being named in the FIFA World Cup All-Star Team. As captain, he led Brazil to their second Confederations Cup title in 2005 and was named Man of the Match in a 4-1 victory over archrivals Argentina in the final. Ronaldinho scored three goals in the tournament, taking his total to nine, making him the competition's joint all-time leading goalscorer.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: ahmetkozan

Trade Mark (2)

His smile
'Shaka sing' salute.

Trivia (16)

Has his look-alike puppet in the French show _"Guignols de l'info, Les" (1988)_.
102 appearances for Brazil National Football Team (1999-2013); scored 35 goals. Won the 1999 Copa América, 2002 FIFA World Cup and the 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup.
One of the most skillfully dominant players today. He alerted experts to his talent at the 1997 under-17 World Championship in Egypt, where he was part of the champion team and left the tournament as top scorer.
Comes from a soccer family. His father played the game and his older brother Roberto de Assis Moreira had a long and successful career with Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense.
Joins Spanish club FC Barcelona from PSG for about 33.6 million dollars on a five-year contract. [July 2003]
Has a played for Grêmio F.B.P.A. (1998-2001), Paris Saint-Germain (2001-2003), FC Barcelona (2003-2008), A.C. Milan (2008-2010), C. de R. do Flamengo (2011-2012), Atlético Mineiro (2012-2014), Querétaro FC (2014-2015) and Fluminense F.C. (2015).
Was in the 2000 Olympic Games (Sydney)in the Brazil team eliminated in the quarterfinals by Cameroon.
Chosen as the FIFA World Player of the Year (2004)
In June 2005 his international team Brazil won the Confederations Cup in Germany after the result 4-1 against Argentina (Argentina-Brazil 1-4)
Named European Footballer of the Year. (28 November 2005)
Chosen as the FIFA World Player of the Year (2005)
He has a son, João, with dancer Janaina Nattielli.
Honours with Paris Saint-Germain: UEFA Intertoto Cup (2001). Honours with FC Barcelona: La Liga (2004/05, 2005/06); Spanish Super Cup (2005, 2006); UEFA Champions League (2005/06). Honours with C. de R. do Flamengo: Serie A (2010/11). Honours with Atlético Mineiro: Libertadores Cup (2013); South American Super Cup (2014).
In 2007, Forbes Magazine estimated his earnings for the year at $31 million.
Played for Brazil in the 2002 and 2006 FIFA World Cups.
Won the bronze medal with Brazil Olympic Football Team at the 2008 Olympic Games.

Personal Quotes (2)

My game is based on improvisation. Often a forward does not have the time to think too much. You have a second, rarely more, to decide whether to dribble, shoot or pass to the right or left. It is instinct that gives the orders.
I am ugly but what I do have is charm.

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