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Ronaldinho

Footballer
Male
Born Mar 21, 1980
Hometown Porto Alegre
Died Apr 28, 2011
Team Brazil national u...
Position Attacking midfiel...
Other Names Moreira, Ronaldo ...

Ronaldo de Assis Moreira, commonly known as Ronaldinho or Ronaldinho Ga%C3%BAcho, is a Brazilian footballer who currently plays for Brazilian club Atl%C3%A9tico Mineiro and for the Brazilian national team as an attacking midfielder or forward. He is a two-time winner of the FIFA World Player of the Year, awarded to the best player over the year. He won the award in both 2004 and 2005.… Read More

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Ronaldinho
Ronaldinho
d.2011

parents

  • João
    João
    Father
  • Miguelina
    Miguelina
    Mother

siblings

  • Roberto
    Roberto
    Brother
  • Deisi
    Deisi
    Brother

children

  • João
    João
    Son

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CHILDHOOD

1980 Birth Born on March 21, 1980.

TEENAGE

1997 17 Years Old 1 More Event
Ronaldinho was identified as a rising star at the 1997 U-17 World Championship in Egypt, in which he scored two goals on penalty kicks.
1998 18 Years Old Ronaldinho's career began with the Grêmio youth squad. He made his senior side debut during the 1998 Copa Libertadores.

TWENTIES

In 2001, Arsenal expressed interest in signing Ronaldinho, but the move collapsed after he could not obtain a work permit because he was a non-EU player who had not played enough international matches. … Read More
2002 22 Years Old 1 More Event
Despite repeated rifts with Fernández, Ronaldinho returned to the team for the 2002–03 season with the player switching to the number 10 shirt. … Read More
2004 24 Years Old Ronaldinho won his first league title in 2004–05, and was named FIFA World Player of the Year on 20 December 2004.
Today, Roberto acts as Ronaldinho's manager, while his sister Deisi works as his press coordinator. Ronaldinho became a father for the first time on 25 February 2005, after Brazilian dancer Janaína Mendes gave birth to their son, who was named João after Ronaldinho's late father. … Read More
Prior to his move to Flamengo, he played for Paris Saint-Germain F.C., FC Barcelona and A.C. Milan. With the Spanish club, he won his first Champions League in 2006 and the Ballon d'Or in 2005. … Read More
2007 27 Years Old 1 More Event
Ronaldinho was named among the UEFA Team of the Year for the third straight time in January 2007, receiving the highest number of votes with over 290,000 nominations. … Read More
In July 2008, Ronaldinho turned down a £25.5 million offer from Manchester City to join Italian Serie A giants Milan on a three-year contract thought to be worth around £5.1 million (EUR6.5 million) a year, for €22.05M plus €1.05M bonus each season (€24.15M in 2010). … Read More

THIRTIES

On 10 January 2010, Ronaldinho scored two goals against Juventus in an away match, sealing a 3–0 victory for the Rossoneri.
After being heavily linked with a move back to his childhood club Grêmio, Ronaldinho joined Flamengo on 11 January 2011 with a contract ending in 2014. … Read More
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