Sunday, January 2, 2011

AC Milan striker Ronaldinho


Ronaldo de Assis Moreira better known as Ronaldinho was born on March 21, 1980 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Brazilian players, occupy the position of attacking midfielder.

Ronaldinho, Ronaldo is Portuguese for Small. He is known in Brazil known as the Gaucho, to distinguish it with Ronaldo, who has been called with Ronaldinho in Brazil. Ronaldo Ronaldo finally over using the name in Europe, which makes unnecessary wear Ronaldinho Gaucho Ronaldinho and remain alone.

The ability to play soccer Ronaldinho began to be seen since childhood, and he was given the nickname Ronaldinho because he was often the youngest and smallest player in the match between a young team. His ability to attract media first, when he scored all 23 goals in a 23-0 victory against their local team. He is regarded as a potential star after shining in the Champions U-17 World Championship 1997 in Egypt, where he scored 2 goals.


Ronaldinho started his career with the youth team Gremio in the direction of coach Liam Higgins. Senior team debut in place in 1998 in the Copa Libertadores. In 2001, Arsenal nearly recruited him, but the move failed because the permit did not work out because he was not a European Union player and the number of international matches is not enough. He plans to join the Scottish club, St. Mirren, on loan. But failed because he was involved in a fake passport case in Brazil. Finally in 2001 he also joined the Paris Saint-Germain.

During the 2001-2002 season, PSG manager Luis Fernandez criticize Ronaldinho preferring to spend time in nightclubs than football. In 2003, he decided to leave as PSG fail to get into European-level competition.

Initially Barcelona president, Joan Laporta, promising to buy David Beckham. But since he already bought Real Madrid, Barcelona finally turned to Ronaldinho. Debut occurred during a friendly match against Milan and scored 1 goal. Ronaldinho got his first league title in 2004-05 season and became the best player of FIFA on 20 December 2004.

Ronaldinho played his 200th game with Barcelona when against Osasuna on February 3, 2008. However, the 2007-08 season with plenty of time for him through injury. On May 19, 2008, Laporta says Ronaldinho needs a new challenge.

Ronaldinho finally refused to £ 25.5 million bid from Manchester City to join Milan, who bought it for 21 million Euros. Because the costume number 10 has been used Clarence Seedorf, he finally chose the number 80 as a symbol of his birth year. Ronaldinho scored his first goal with the Milan derby against Inter on September 28, 2008.

On June 26, 1999, 3 days before the start of the Copa America 1999 he debuted his first Brazilian national team when against Latvia.

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