Ronaldinho Biography

Ronaldo Assis de Moreira (born in Porto Alegre, Brazil, March 21, 1980, age 31 years) or better known as Ronaldinho is a Brazilian footballer who played for Flamengo and the Brazilian national team. He can play as an attacking midfielder or striker.
Ronaldinho played for Gremio, Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona, ​​and AC Milan before joining Flamengo in January 2011. While in Barcelona, ​​he won the UEFA Champions League title and the title of the Ballon d'Or in 2005.

Ronaldinho earned twice FIFA World Player, which in 2004 and 2005. He never became the player with the highest income, surpassed David Beckham from LA Galaxy.
"Ronaldinho" is the name calling and the calls of affection from his first name "Ronaldo." Prior to playing in Europe, the Brazilian people call him "Ronaldo Gaucho", to distinguish it from Ronaldo, the Brazilian national team colleagues. After Ronaldo's move to Europe, he no longer uses the name "Gaucho" but chose the name Ronaldinho who is better known until now.

Ronaldo has dual citizenship of Brazil and Spain. It gets Spanish passport in January 2007.


Ronaldinho was born in the city of Porto Alegre, the state capital of Rio Grande do Sul. His mother, Dona Miguelina Elói Assis dos Santos (daughter of Enviro Assis), is a former salesperson who studied to become a nurse. His father, João de Assis Moreira, was a shipyard worker and footballer for local club Esporte Clube Cruzeiro (not to be confused with Cruzeiro).He suffered a fatal heart attack in the family swimming pool when Ronaldinho was eight. After Ronaldinho's older brother, Roberto, signed with Grêmio, the family moved to a home in the more affluent Guarujá section of Porto Alegre, which was a gift from Grêmio to convince Roberto to stay at the club. Roberto's career was ultimately cut short by injury.

Ronaldinho's football skills began to blossom at the of age 8, and he was first given the nickname Ronaldinho because he was often the youngest and the smallest player in youth club matches.He developed an interest in futsal and beach football, which later expanded to organized football. His first brush with the media came at the age of thirteen, when he scored all 23 goals in a 23–0 victory against a local team. 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.
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.

Ronaldinho's 2005 Nike advertisement, where he is given a new pair of boots and then proceeds to juggle a football and repeatedly volley it against the crossbar of a goal and recover it without the ball touching the ground, went viral on YouTube, becoming the site's first video to reach one million views.


Copa Sul: 1999
Rio Grande do Sul State Championship: 1999
Paris Saint-Germain
UEFA Intertoto Cup: 2001
La Liga: 2004-05, 2005-06
Supercopa de España: 2005, 2006
UEFA Champions League: 2005-06

AC Milan
Serie A: 2010-11

Taça Guanabara: 2011
Taça Rio: 2011
Campeonato Carioca: 2011

Copa América: 1999
FIFA World Cup: 2002
FIFA Confederations Cup: 2005
Superclásico de las Américas: 2011


FIFA Confederations Cup Golden Ball: 1999
FIFA Confederations Cup Golden Shoe :: 1999
Top Score Rio Grande do Sul State Championship: 1999
FIFA World Cup All-Star Team: 2002
FIFA 100
Don Balon Award: 2003-04, 2005-06
EFE Trophy: 2004
FIFA World Player of the Year: 2004, 2005
UEFA Club Best attacker: 2004-05
Europe's top players: 2005
FIFPro World Player of the Year: 2005, 2006
UEFA Club Player of the Year: 2005-06
UEFA Best Team: 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06
FIFPro World XI: 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07
Golden Foot: 2009

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