Ronaldo de Assis Moreira made 97 appearances for Brazil and scored 33 goals, making him the eighth-highest goalscorer in Selecao’s history. He has made 145 appearances for his club and recorded 70 goals.
Ronaldinho, the iconic football star, was born in Porto Alegre, Brazil, on March 21, 1980.
His wild freestyle stunts have made him a Brazilian football phenomenon. He quickly rose through the ranks of the Brazilian National Football Team, which won the FIFA World Cup in 2002. He also assisted FC Barcelona in winning the Champions League. Ronaldinho’s playing career came to an end after a poor showing with Fluminense FC.
The Brazilian was rumored to be born to be a playmaker in football history, which he showed by winning FIFA Player of the Year in 2004 and 2005. He is regarded as one of the greatest playwrights of all time.
Ronaldinho was the youngest of three brothers from a poor household. When he was just eight years old, his father drowned in a pool crash. Later, he was known for his Brazilian flair and deception. Following Ronaldinho’s World Cup success in 2002, several clubs vied for his services. Barcelona, regarded as one of the most powerful clubs in the world, was crowned champion. Ronaldinho was transferred for a fee of 2.25 million euros.
Ronaldinho returned to Brazil in 2011 and played for Flamengo and Atlético Mineiro before a brief stint in Mexico with Querétaro. The interesting thing is that he scored 23 goals in a 23-0 victory for his team when he was just 13 years old. This incident drew the attention of the press.
The Brazilian went on to play for Gremio’s youth team before representing Brazil at the Under-17 World Cup. Although he never attained the same success in his sporting career, he can be proud of his achievements, having scored numerous hat-tricks for both club and country.
Ronaldinho is the first player in football history to have won all nine major titles. His professional career took off when he was called up to Brazil’s FIFA Under-17 national team. In 1997, he was instrumental in the team’s World Cup victory. The main event took place in Egypt, where he was named the best player in the tournament.
With FC Barcelona, Ronaldinho won the World Cup in 2002 and the Champions League in 2006.