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Ronaldinho
Personal information
Full name Ronaldo de Assís Moreira
Date of birth March 21, 1980 (1980-03-21) (age 28)
Place of birth    Porto Alegre, Brazil
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11+12 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder,Second Striker, Winger
Club information
Current club FC Barcelona
Number 10
Youth clubs
1997–1998 Grêmio
Senior clubs1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1998–2001
2001–2003
2003–
Grêmio
Paris Saint-Germain
FC Barcelona
035 (14)
055 (17)
145 (70)[1]   
National team2
1999– Brazil 080 (32)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of June 18, 2007.
2 National team caps and goals correct
as of March 28, 2007.
* Appearances (Goals) The name Ronaldinho, is a deriviative of the name Ronaldo, and can refer to various Brazilian footballers who have taken the name at various times: Ronaldo de Assis Moreira, the most common current worldwide use, also known as Ronaldinho Gaucho by Brazilians to distinguish him from Ronaldo Luís Naz... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1200x1600, 938 KB) Category:Soccer players from Brazil File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Ronaldinho ... is the 80th day of the year (81st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about Porto Alegre, Brazil. ... For the Australian Rules position, see Midfielder (Australian Rules). ... This article is about association football players. ... Winger is an American Hard Rock/Glam Metal band from New York City. ... Futbol Club Barcelona (Spanish IPA: , Catalan IPA: ), known familiarly as Barça (Spanish IPA: , Catalan IPA: ), is a sports club based in Barcelona, Spain. ... Gremio redirects here. ... Gremio redirects here. ... This article is about the football (soccer) club. ... Futbol Club Barcelona (Spanish IPA: , Catalan IPA: ), known familiarly as Barça (Spanish IPA: , Catalan IPA: ), is a sports club based in Barcelona, Spain. ... is the 169th day of the year (170th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 87th day of the year (88th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...

Ronaldo de Assís Moreira (born March 21, 1980 in Porto Alegre), commonly known as Ronaldinho, is a football player from Brazil, best known for his years at Spanish football club FC Barcelona. He became a naturalized Spanish citizen in January 2007.[2] is the 80th day of the year (81st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about Porto Alegre, Brazil. ... “Soccer” redirects here. ... Futbol Club Barcelona (Spanish IPA: , Catalan IPA: ), known familiarly as Barça (Spanish IPA: , Catalan IPA: ), is a sports club based in Barcelona, Spain. ...


Ronaldinho, meaning "little Ronaldo", is better known in Brazil by the nickname Ronaldinho Gaúcho, in order to distinguish him from Ronaldo (already called Ronaldinho in Brazil). However, upon Ronaldo's move to Europe, he began to be known simply as 'Ronaldo', thereby allowing Ronaldinho to drop Gaúcho and remain simply as 'Ronaldinho'. Gauchos fight dramatization A gaucho is a South American cattle herder, the equivalent to the North American cowboy in Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and (with the spelling gaúcho) southern Brazil, and formerly the Falkland Islands. ... Ronaldo Luis Nazário de Lima (born September 22, 1976), is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Brazil and the Italian Serie A club AC Milan. ...


Among his many achievements and accolades, Ronaldinho has been awarded the FIFA World Player of the Year award twice (2004, 2005), as well as the European Footballer of the Year award and the FIFPro World Player of the Year award twice (2005, 2006).[3] He has downplayed suggestions that he is the best footballer in the world, telling FourFourTwo magazine, "I don't even feel I'm the best at Barça." [4] Currently, he plays for FC Barcelona with a contract ending in 2010.[5] The FIFA World Player of the Year is an Association football award given annually to the male and female player who are thought to be the best in the world, based on votes by coaches and captains of international teams. ... The Ballon dOr trophy, as awarded to Hristo Stoichkov in 1994. ... The Fédération International de Footballeurs Professionels, usually known by the abbreviation FIFPro, is a worldwide representative organization for professional football players. ... FourFourTwo is a football (soccer) magazine published by Haymarket. ... Futbol Club Barcelona (Spanish IPA: , Catalan IPA: ), known familiarly as Barça (Spanish IPA: , Catalan IPA: ), is a sports club based in Barcelona, Spain. ... Futbol Club Barcelona (Spanish IPA: , Catalan IPA: ), known familiarly as Barça (Spanish IPA: , Catalan IPA: ), is a sports club based in Barcelona, Spain. ...

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Early life

Ronaldinho was born in Porto Alegre, a city in the Rio Grande do Sul region of Brazil. Ronaldinho's mother Miguelina is a former salesperson who later studied to become a nurse. His father João was a shipyard worker and footballer for Cruzeiro. The family moved to a more affluent home in Porto Alegre when Ronaldinho's older brother Roberto signed to play professional football for Grêmio. João died when Ronaldinho was eight, after suffering a heart attack while swimming in the family's pool. This house was given to Roberto Assis as a present from Gremio to convince him to stay at the club. At the time, Torino were interested in him. Injuries ended Roberto's career prematurely, and he now manages Ronaldinho. Ronaldinho's sister Deisi works as his press coordinator.[6][7] Ronaldinho's son, named João after his father, was born on February 25, 2005. João's mother is Janaína Nattielle Viana Mendes, a former dancer on the Brazilian television show Domingão do Faustão.[8] This article is about Porto Alegre, Brazil. ... This article is about the football (soccer) team. ... Gremio redirects here. ... is the 56th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In his childhood, Ronaldinho's skill in football began to blossom due to his particular interest in futsal and beach football, which later developed into a fondness for more standardised football. His first brush with the media came after he scored all 23 goals in a 23-0 victory against a local team, at just 13 years of age.[4] His reputation as a footballer was built up through his childhood, particularly since he was identified as a rising star at the Egypt 1997 under-17 world championship.[9] He scored two goals in the tournament, both penalty kicks.[10] Futsal in Germany Futsal is an indoor version of football (soccer). ... The FIFA U-17 World Championship is the world championship of football for male players under the age of 17 and is organized by Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). ... Bonaventure Kalou of the Ivory Coast takes a penalty against Dragoslav Jevrić of S&M during the 2006 World Cup. ...


Club career

Grêmio

Ronaldinho's career began in the youth team at Porto Alegre club Grêmio, under head coach Celso Roth, who only played him due to immense pressure from the Gremio supporters. His first senior appearance came in the 1998 Libertadores Cup,[11] and his penchant for goalscoring was quickly displayed, his career soon began generating interest due to his phenomenal ball control and ability to score. This was followed by his introduction into the Brazilian national team in 1999. This article is about Porto Alegre, Brazil. ... Gremio redirects here. ... The Copa Libertadores de América (Liberators of the Americas Cup) is an international football cup competition played annually by the top clubs of South America. ...


Towards the end of his career at Grêmio, in 2001, many clubs from all over the world, particularly Premiership teams in England such as Manchester United, were eager to sign him as an attempt to attain a player who was both a "big name" and was also performing well. Despite several generous bids from Premiership teams,[12] and several requests from Grêmio (they offered £7000, or $13,825 USD a week),[citation needed] Ronaldinho signed a five-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain FC, to whom he moved at the beginning of the 2001-2002 season. For the Scottish equivalent see Scottish Premier League The FA Premier League (often referred to as the Barclays Premiership in England and the Barclays English Premier League or just simply The EPL internationally) is a league competition for football clubs located at the top of the English football league system... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Manchester Uniteds emblem Manchester United F.C. (often abbreviated to Man United or just Man U, pronounced man-yoo) is an English football club based at Old Trafford in Greater Manchester. ... This article is about the football (soccer) club. ...


Between leaving Grêmio and starting his contract at PSG, Ronaldinho had expressed an interest in a temporary spell with Scottish Premier League side St Mirren F.C., though this ultimately fell through owing to his involvement in a fake passport scandal in his homeland.[13] The Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier League commonly known as the Scottish Premier League, Premier League or SPL is a professional league competition for football clubs located at the top level of the Scottish football league system - above the Scottish Football League. ... Saint Mirren Football Club (usually referred to simply as St Mirren, or by the nicknames The Buddies or The Saints) are a Scottish football club based in the town of Paisley, Renfrewshire. ... For other meanings, see Passport (disambiguation). ...


Paris Saint-Germain

During his time at PSG, the manager, Luis Fernandez, claimed that Ronaldinho was too focused on the Parisian nightlife rather than on his football, and complained that his holidays in Brazil would always drag on and never end at the scheduled times.[11] He developed a reputation for performing brilliantly against the bigger teams, but against the smaller teams he seemed to drift in and out of the games. Luis Fernandez (born on October 2, 1959 in Tarifa, Spain) is a former French football (soccer) defensive midfielder who retired in 1993 to become a manager. ... This article is about the capital of France. ...


After the 2002 World Cup, having shown his worth on the international scene, there was no shortage of interest from bigger clubs. In 2003, Ronaldinho made it clear he wanted to leave PSG after they failed to qualify for any European competitions. Ronaldinho's desire to leave set off a bidding war among the top European clubs (Manchester United and FC Barcelona the notable examples) for his services.[11] The club that ended up winning the battle for his services was FC Barcelona. Manchester United also wanted him, but due to the constraints of being a PLC, could not come to an agreement with PSG. 2002 World Cup redirects here. ... MUFC redirects here. ... Futbol Club Barcelona (Spanish IPA: , Catalan IPA: ), known familiarly as Barça (Spanish IPA: , Catalan IPA: ), is a sports club based in Barcelona, Spain. ... Manchester Uniteds emblem Manchester United F.C. (often abbreviated to Man United or just Man U, pronounced man-yoo) is an English football club based at Old Trafford in Greater Manchester. ... The initials PLC after a UK or Irish company name indicate that it is a public limited company, a type of limited company whose shares may be offered for sale to the public. ...


Barcelona

Ronaldinho in 2004.
Ronaldinho in 2004.

On July 19, 2003, FC Barcelona acquired Ronaldinho for £21 million.[14] Originally, Barcelona President Joan Laporta had promised to bring David Beckham to the club, but following his transfer to Real Madrid, Barcelona entered the running for Ronaldinho and beat Manchester United to his signature. It was thought that a failure on the part of the English and French clubs to agree on a fee was the reason Manchester United's deal fell through. Ronaldinho is also said to have signed with Barcelona instead of Manchester United because of his friendship with former Nike executive in Brazil and Barcelona's then vice-president in charge of sports, Sandro Rosell.[15] Ronaldinho's signing with Barcelona follows in the footsteps of a number of illustrious fellow countrymen who enjoyed successful careers with the club, including Romário, Ronaldo and Rivaldo. Football superstar Ronaldinho File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Football superstar Ronaldinho File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... is the 200th day of the year (201st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Futbol Club Barcelona (Spanish IPA: , Catalan IPA: ), known familiarly as Barça (Spanish IPA: , Catalan IPA: ), is a sports club based in Barcelona, Spain. ... For other uses, see President (disambiguation). ... Joan Laporta i Estruch (born June 29, 1962 in Barcelona, Spain) is the president of Futbol Club Barcelona since 2003. ... David Beckham David Robert Joseph Beckham OBE (born May 2, 1975) is an English footballer born in Leytonstone, London. ... Real Madrid redirects here. ... MUFC redirects here. ... Nike, Inc. ... Romário de Souza Faria (born January 29, 1966), better known simply as Romário, is a Brazilian legendary football center forward who helped the Brazil national team win the 1994 FIFA World Cup and has been one of the most prolific strikers in the world since the 1990s, having... Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima (b. ... Vítor Borba Ferreira (born April 19, 1972 in Paulista, Pernambuco), commonly known as Rivaldo, is regarded as one of the best Brazilian professional football players of all time, currently playing for AEK Athens in the Super League Greece. ...


2003-04 season

Barcelona quickly showcased the talents of their new striker in an exhibition match against A.C. Milan. The match took place in front of a crowd of 45,000 at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. Barcelona had a 1-0 lead through most of the first half, and they increased their lead to 2-0 when Ronaldinho scored in the 51st minute. Having received a short pass from Xavi, Ronaldinho fired a shot that spun around Fernando Redondo and into the net, landing him his first goal for the club. Associazione Calcio Milan, commonly referred to by the abbreviation AC Milan or simply Milan, is an Italian professional football club based in Milan, Lombardy. ... Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, informally known as RFK Stadium, is a sports stadium that opened in 1961. ... ... Xavier Hernandez Creus (born January 25, 1980, Terrassa, Catalonia), normally known as Xavi is a Catalan footballer who plays in central midfield for Barcelona. ... Fernando Carlos Redondo Neri (born July 6, 1969 in Adrogué, Buenos Aires) is a former Argentine professional football player. ...


After returning from injury in the first half of the campaign, Ronaldinho continued to justify his price tag by leading Barcelona to a second-place finish in La Liga during the 2003/2004 season. (Professional Football League), commonly known as the Primera División or simply La Liga, is the top professional football league in Spain. ... The La Liga Season 2003/04 was won by Valencia CF. La Liga seasons 1991/92 | 1992/93 | 1993/94 | 1994/95 | 1995/96 | 1996/97 | 1997/98 | 1998/99 1999/00 | 2000/01 | 2001/02 | 2002/03 | 2003/04 | 2004/05 | 2005/06 | 2006/07 Categories: | | | | | ...


2004-05 season

Along with Samuel Eto'o, Deco, Xavi, Ludovic Giuly and Henrik Larsson, Ronaldinho comprised part of a strike force which helped bring the 2004-05 La Liga title for FC Barcelona. On December 20, 2004, Ronaldinho was named FIFA World Player of the Year ahead of Arsenal's Thierry Henry and A.C. Milan's Andriy Shevchenko. It was then that Barcelona rejected a £60 million bid made for him by Chelsea F.C., according to Sandro Rosell.[11] Samuel Etoo Fils (born March 10, 1981 in Douala) is a Cameroonian football striker who currently plays for F.C. Barcelona. ... Anderson Luis de Souza, OIH (born August 27, 1977 in São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil) is a professional Portuguese Brazilian footballer widely known as Deco [Portuguese]. He plays internationally for Portugal and for FC Barcelona at club level. ... Xavier Hernandez Creus (born January 25, 1980, Terrassa, Catalonia), normally known as Xavi is a Catalan footballer who plays in central midfield for Barcelona. ... Ludovic Giuly (born July 10, 1976 in Lyon) is a French footballer who plays as a winger for A.S. Roma. ... This article is about the Swedish footballer. ... // Classification 2004/05 FC Barcelona -- UEFA Champions League Directly Real Madrid -- UEFA Champions League Directly Villarreal CF -- UEFA Champions League Preliminary Round Betis -- UEFA Champions League Preliminary Round RCD Espanyol -- UEFA Cup Sevilla FC -- UEFA Cup CA Osasuna -- UEFA Cup Runners-Up of Kings Cup Valencia CF -- Intertoto Cup... (Professional Football League), commonly known as the Primera División or simply La Liga, is the top professional football league in Spain. ... Futbol Club Barcelona (Spanish IPA: , Catalan IPA: ), known familiarly as Barça (Spanish IPA: , Catalan IPA: ), is a sports club based in Barcelona, Spain. ... is the 354th day of the year (355th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The FIFA World Player of the Year is an Association football award given annually to the male and female player who are thought to be the best in the world, based on votes by coaches and captains of international teams. ... Arsenal Football Club (also known as Arsenal, The Arsenal or The Gunners) are an English professional football club based in Holloway, north London. ... Thierry Daniel Henry (pronounced , born 17 August 1977) is a French football player. ... Associazione Calcio Milan, commonly referred to by the abbreviation AC Milan or simply Milan, is an Italian professional football club based in Milan, Lombardy. ... Andriy Mykolayovych Shevchenko (Ukrainian: , born 29 September 1976, Dvirkivschyna, Kiev Oblast) is a Ukrainian football striker who plays for Chelsea in the Premier League. ... Chelsea Football Club (also known as The Blues or previously The Pensioners) are an English professional football club based in west London. ...


In March 2005, Barcelona were knocked out of the Champions League by Chelsea in the first knockout round. Ronaldinho scored a penalty kick and an impressive solo goal in the 4-2 defeat at Stamford Bridge.[16] After the match, he was involved in a physical altercation with Chelsea stewards following allegations that the stewards had behaved in a racist and provocative manner.[17] Neither team was punished by UEFA, who downplayed the incident as "a very minor scuffle" and lacked firm evidence about the alleged racism.[18] The 2004-05 UEFA Champions League was the 50th season of UEFAs premier European club football tournament, and the 13th since it was rebranded as the UEFA Champions League in 1992. ... The 2004-05 UEFA Champions League was the 50th season of UEFAs premier European club football tournament, and the 13th since it was rebranded as the UEFA Champions League in 1992. ... Stamford Bridge is a football stadium on the border of Fulham and Chelsea, in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham that is home to Chelsea Football Club. ...


In June 2005, Rosell resigned from the Barcelona administration following a bust-up with Joan Laporta, and it was feared that his resignation would spell the end for Ronaldinho and Barcelona's association as well. With Ronaldinho's contract running only into 2008, he was offered a contract until 2014 that would net him £85 million over those 9 years,[15] which he rejected. Later that year in September, he signed a two-year extension of his original contract on with FC Barcelona. The new contract contains a minimum fee release clause that allows him to leave should a club make an offer to Barcelona of at least £85 million for him.[19] Joan Laporta i Estruch (born June 29, 1962 in Barcelona, Spain) is the president of Futbol Club Barcelona since 2003. ...


2005-06 season

On November 19, 2005, Ronaldinho scored two solo goals to help FC Barcelona to a 3–0 win over arch-rivals Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabéu in Madrid. After he scored his second goal of the night, his team's third, a large part of the Madrid followers gave him a standing ovation, a rare feat which had not occurred since Diego Maradona played for Barcelona in 1982. Prose is writing distinguished from poetry by its greater variety of rhythm and its closer resemblance to everyday speech. ... is the 323rd day of the year (324th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Real Madrid redirects here. ... The Santiago Bernabéu is a football stadium in Madrid, Spain. ... This article is about the Spanish capital. ... Diego Armando Maradona (born October 30, 1960) is a former Argentine football player. ... Futbol Club Barcelona (Spanish IPA: , Catalan IPA: ), known familiarly as Barça (Spanish IPA: , Catalan IPA: ), is a sports club based in Barcelona, Spain. ...


In September 2005, Ronaldinho was crowned FIFPro World Player of the Year, an award voted for by his fellow professionals. He was also named in the FIFPro team of the year alongside the likes of Zidane and Maldini. In November 2005 Ronaldinho was named as both the European Footballer of the Year and the best striker in the 2004-05 Champions League. In 2005, Ronaldinho became the third Brazilian to win the Ballon d'Or. On December 19, 2005, he was again named FIFA World Player of the Year with 956 points, more than three times the 306 points of Chelsea's Frank Lampard, who finished second in the poll, and the 190 points of Barcelona team mate Samuel Eto'o who finished third. He was chosen for the UEFA team of 2005 for the third time running in January 2006. The Fédération International de Footballeurs Professionels, usually known by the abbreviation FIFPro, is a worldwide representative organization for professional football players. ... The Fédération International de Footballeurs Professionels, usually known by the abbreviation FIFPro, is a worldwide representative organization for professional football players. ... Zidane can refer to: Zinedine Zidane, Real Madrid and French footballer Zidane Tribal, protagonist of the video game Final Fantasy IX This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... Paolo Maldini (born June 26, 1968, Milan) is an Italian football player. ... The Ballon dOr trophy, as awarded to Hristo Stoichkov in 1994. ... The 2004-05 UEFA Champions League was the 50th season of UEFAs premier European club football tournament, and the 13th since it was rebranded as the UEFA Champions League in 1992. ... Andriy Shevchenko with Golden Ball The Ballon dor (from French, English translation is Golden Ball) is a football award, created in 1956 by the French football magazine France Football. ... is the 353rd day of the year (354th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The FIFA World Player of the Year is an Association football award given annually to the male and female player who are thought to be the best in the world, based on votes by coaches and captains of international teams. ... Chelsea Football Club (also known as The Blues or previously The Pensioners) are an English professional football club based in west London. ... For Frank Lampard Jr. ... The Union Européenne de Football Association or Union of European Football Associations in English, almost always referred to by the acronym UEFA (pronounced (you-AY-fuh) or (oo-Ay-fuh) or ), is the administrative and controlling body for European football. ...


On March 7, 2006, in the 2nd leg of the Champions League first knockout round at Nou Camp, Ronaldinho avenged Barcelona's defeat to Chelsea in the same competition the previous year, running past the Chelsea defence to score. Although the game ended 1-1 with Chelsea equalling through a dubious penalty in the second half stoppage time,[20][21] Barcelona progressed to the Champions League quarter-final on aggregate (3-2), in which they beat SL Benfica 2-0 at Nou Camp (Ronaldinho having scored the first goal after missing an early penalty kick) after a goalless draw at the Estádio da Luz. In the first semi-final leg, against AC Milan in the San Siro, Ronaldinho once again proved his worth with a superb pass for the goal volleyed in by Ludovic Giuly, which brought Barcelona a 1-0 victory. The second leg game ended in a goalless draw despite a disallowed goal from Andriy Shevchenko in the 70th minute. The 0-0 result with AC Milan brought Barcelona to the 2006 Champions League Final in Paris against Arsenal F.C., who had not conceded a goal in ten Champions League matches, a competition record. is the 66th day of the year (67th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... FC Barcelona playing against Real Madrid the 6th of December 2003 The Camp Nou is a football stadium in Barcelona, Spain. ... Chelsea Football Club (also known as The Blues or previously The Pensioners) are an English professional football club based in west London. ... Benfica redirects here. ... The emblem of Benfica at the entrance to the stadium The Estádio da Luz (pron. ... The Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, also known as the San Siro, is a football stadium in Milan, Italy. ... Ludovic Giuly (born July 10, 1976 in Lyon) is a French footballer who plays as a winger for A.S. Roma. ... Andriy Mykolayovych Shevchenko (Ukrainian: , born 29 September 1976, Dvirkivschyna, Kiev Oblast) is a Ukrainian football striker who plays for Chelsea in the Premier League. ... AC Milan is an Italian football club. ... The 2006 UEFA Champions League Final was a football match between FC Barcelona of Spain and Arsenal F.C. of England. ... This article is about the capital of France. ... Arsenal Football Club (also known as Arsenal, The Arsenal or The Gunners) are an English professional football club based in Holloway, north London. ...


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On May 17, 2006, Barcelona became European champions after defeating Arsenal 2-1 in the Champions League final. In this match Ronaldinho was kept relatively subdued and the goals came from Samuel Eto'o and Juliano Belletti, who were both assisted by Henrik Larsson. Ronaldinho finished the season with 26 goals in all competitions, his best goalscoring tally ever. It was rumoured on 3 August that Ronaldinho might move to AC Milan, but Ronaldinho denied it. On August 24, 2006, Ronaldinho was named Champions League player of the year for the 2005-06 season. is the 137th day of the year (138th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Arsenal Football Club (also known as Arsenal, The Arsenal or The Gunners) are an English professional football club based in Holloway, north London. ... The 2006 UEFA Champions League Final was a football match between FC Barcelona of Spain and Arsenal F.C. of England. ... Samuel Etoo Fils (born March 10, 1981 in Douala) is a Cameroonian football striker who currently plays for F.C. Barcelona. ... He started his career playing for Cruzeiro in 1993. ... This article is about the Swedish footballer. ... is the 215th day of the year (216th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 236th day of the year (237th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


2006-07 season

Ronaldinho celebrates a goal with Belletti and Giuly.
Ronaldinho celebrates a goal with Belletti and Giuly.

On September 12, 2006, Ronaldinho gave a stellar display as the defending champions Barcelona beat PFC Levski Sofia 5-0 in the Champions League. He was involved in two of the goals before wrapping up the win with a stunning strike in the final minute.[1] Prose is writing distinguished from poetry by its greater variety of rhythm and its closer resemblance to everyday speech. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (922x1229, 298 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Ronaldinho ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (922x1229, 298 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Ronaldinho ... He started his career playing for Cruzeiro in 1993. ... Ludovic Giuly (born July 10, 1976 in Lyon) is a French footballer who plays as a winger for A.S. Roma. ... is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Futbol Club Barcelona (Spanish IPA: , Catalan IPA: ), known familiarly as Barça (Spanish IPA: , Catalan IPA: ), is a sports club based in Barcelona, Spain. ... Levski Sofia redirects here. ... The UEFA Champions League 2006-07 was the 52nd edition of the European championship football club tournament and 15th edition under the current UEFA Champions League format. ...


On November 25, 2006, Ronaldinho scored his 50th league goal against Villarreal during a Spanish League match at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona. In that same match he scored a second goal by an over head bicycle kick, after controlling the ball with his chest. He later said that it was a goal he had dreamed of scoring since he was a boy.[22] is the 329th day of the year (330th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Villarreal Club de Fútbol SAD, usually abbreviated to Villarreal, is a Spanish Primera División football club based in Vila-real, a small town in the province of Castellon. ... (Professional Football League), commonly known as the Primera División or simply La Liga, is the top professional football league in Spain. ... A bicycle kick, scissors kick, or overhead kick is a move in football, which is made by throwing the body up into the air, making a shearing movement with the legs to get one leg high overhead to reach the ball (in original head height), which gets kicked backward over...


On December 5, 2006, Ronaldinho scored a low free kick against Werder Bremen in the first round of the Champions League to help Barcelona to a 2-0 win and send them through to the next round. He tricked the Bremen defenders by sending his free-kick under the wall, when his trademark is to bend it high, for Barcelona’s first goal and then picked out team mate Ludovic Giuly who passed to Eidur Gudjohnsen for the second.[23] is the 339th day of the year (340th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Werder Bremen is a German football club playing in Bremen in the northwest German federal state of the same name. ... The UEFA Champions League 2006-07 was the 52nd edition of the European championship football club tournament and 15th edition under the current UEFA Champions League format. ...


On December 14, 2006, Ronaldinho inspired Barcelona to beat Mexico's Club America 4-0 by scoring one and setting up two other goals to book a spot in the final of the Club World Cup at Yokohama, Japan where Brazil lifted their fifth World Cup trophy in 2002.[24] is the 348th day of the year (349th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Club de Futbol Am rica, also known as Club Am rica or simply Am rica, is a Mexican professional football club. ... The FIFA Club World Cup 2006 was a football tournament held in Japan between 10 and 17 December 2006. ...


On December 17, 2006, at the same Yokohama Stadium, Ronaldinho's efforts were not enough to beat his ex-rival team, the Sport Club Internacional, from Brazil. Barcelona lost 1-0 in the final. Ronaldinho won the Bronze ball award for the tournament. December 17 is the 351st day of the year (352nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Template:Minidesambiguação {{DadosClubeFutebol image = [[Image:SC internacional. ...


The next day Ronaldinho appeared at the World Player of the Year Gala in Zurich to claim third place in the 2006 FIFA World Player of the Year poll, behind the Italian World Cup winning captain Fabio Cannavaro and Zinedine Zidane.[25] The FIFA World Player of the Year is an Association football award given annually to the male and female player who are thought to be the best in the world, based on votes by coaches and captains of international teams. ... The 2006 FIFA World Cup was the 18th staging of the FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international association football world championship tournament. ... Fabio Cannavaro, Cavaliere Ufficiale OMRI[1][2] (born September 13, 1973 in Naples, Italy) is an Italian World Cup-winning footballer. ... Zidane redirects here. ...


In January, 2007, Ronaldinho was named among the UEFA Team of the Year for the third time in a row, receiving the highest number of votes in almost 292,000 nominations.[2] The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ...


On January 28, 2007, Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti announced his intention to bid for Ronaldinho in response to AC Milan's acquisition of Ronaldo just days before.[26] is the 28th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Football Club Internazionale Milano, commonly referred to as simply Internazionale, Inter or Inter Milan[1], is an Italian professional football club based in Milan, Lombardy, founded in 1908. ... Massimo Moratti (born May 16, 1945 in Bosco Chiesanuova) is an Italian oil tycoon. ... AC Milan is an Italian football club. ... Ronaldo Luis Nazário de Lima (born September 22, 1976), is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Brazil and the Italian Serie A club AC Milan. ...


On March 13, 2007, the FC Barcelona playmaker was scheduled to play for Marcello Lippi's European XI, but he withdrew because of an injury he picked up during the 3-3 draw with Real Madrid on Saturday evening. Lippi's squad lost to Sir Alex Ferguson's premiership leading Manchester United side by a 4-3 score line.[27][3] is the 72nd day of the year (73rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Futbol Club Barcelona (Spanish IPA: , Catalan IPA: ), known familiarly as Barça (Spanish IPA: , Catalan IPA: ), is a sports club based in Barcelona, Spain. ... Marcello Lippi, Commendatore OMRI[1], (born April 11, 1948) is an Italian World Cup-winning football coach and former player. ... Real Madrid redirects here. ... Sir Alex Ferguson (born Alexander Chapman Ferguson, December 31, 1941 in Govan, Glasgow) is a Scottish football manager, currently managing Manchester United F.C.. He has won more trophies than any other manager in the history of English football and been in charge of Manchester United for over 1000 matches. ... Manchester Uniteds emblem Manchester United F.C. (often abbreviated to Man United or just Man U, pronounced man-yoo) is an English football club based at Old Trafford in Greater Manchester. ...


2007-08 season

On 3 February 2008 Ronaldinho played his 200th match for Barcelona (against Osasuna at Camp Nou). His 2007-2008 season was plagued by injuries, and missed the remainder of Barcelona's season after tearing a muscle in his right leg in training on 3 April 2008. [28] is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini/Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... The Camp Nou (IPA: , Catalan for new field, often called the Nou Camp in both Spanish and English, sometimes erroneously spelt newcamp in English) is an association football stadium in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. ... is the 93rd day of the year (94th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini/Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...


On May 19, 2008, Barcelona president Joan Laporta stated that Ronaldinho needed a 'new challenge' and must join a new club if he were to revive his career.[29] Subsequently, he has been linked with a move to Manchester City whose owner, Thaksin Shinawatra, confirmed on 6 June that he is trying to bring Ronaldinho to the City of Manchester Stadium.[30] is the 139th day of the year (140th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini/Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Joan Laporta i Estruch (born June 29, 1962 in Barcelona, Spain) is the president of Futbol Club Barcelona since 2003. ... Manchester City Football Club is an English professional football club based in the city of Manchester. ... Thaksin redirects here. ... is the 157th day of the year (158th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The City of Manchester Stadium (also known as COMS or Eastlands) is a sports venue in Manchester, England. ...


International career

Ronaldinho with Brazilian President Lula
Ronaldinho with Brazilian President Lula

Ronaldinho is one of few players to have played for Brazil at every footballing level, as he has played at under 15, under 17, under 20, under 23, and senior level. He made his first ever appearance for Brazil playing against Scotland on 7 March 1995 in an under 15s match, Brazil lost the game 1-0. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (3506 × 2337 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (3506 × 2337 pixel, file size: 1. ... Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (pronounced ), born Luiz Inácio da Silva on 27 October 1945, popularly known as Lula, is the current President of Brazil and a founding member of its Workers Party (Partido dos Trabalhadores). ... First international Scotland 0–0 England  (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Biggest win Scotland 11–0 Ireland  (Glasgow, Scotland; 23 February 1901) Biggest defeat  Uruguay 7–0 Scotland (Basel, Switzerland; 19 June 1954) World Cup Appearances 8 (First in 1954) Best result Round 1, all European Championship Appearances 2 (First... is the 66th day of the year (67th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday. ...


1997 FIFA Under-17 World Championship

Ronaldinho was part of the first ever Brazilian team to win the FIFA U-17 World Championship, in Egypt, 1997. His first goal was scored from a penalty against Austria in the first group match, which Brazil won 7-0, and eventually went on to finish top of their group. In the quarter-finals Brazil beat Argentina 2-0, in which Ronaldinho was named the Man of the Match after setting up his teammate Fabio Pinto and creating numerous scoring chances. In the semi-finals Brazil had their first game against a European team, they had to play Germany, Brazil won the match 4-0 and Ronaldinho scored the fourth goal with a penalty. In the final Brazil had to play reigning champions Ghana, the game went 1-0 up for Ghana just before the half time break, only for Brazil to win the game 2-1 with the second goal being scored in the 87th minute. During the six matches of the tournament Brazil conceded only 2 goals and scored 21. Ronaldinho was named one of the best players of the tournament, receiving the Bronze Ball award. After the under 17's championship, he debuted for the Brazilian national team on June 26, 1999 against Latvia in a game which Brazil won 3-0. The FIFA U-17 World Championship 1997 was held in the cities of Cairo, Ismailia, Alexandria, and Port Said in Egypt between 4 September and 21 September 1997. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... First international Argentina 3 - 0 Brazil (Buenos Aires, Argentina; September 20, 1914)[1] Biggest win Brazil 14 - 0 Nicaragua (Mexico; October 17, 1975) Biggest defeat Uruguay 6 - 0 Brazil (Viña del Mar, Chile; 18 September 1920) World Cup Appearances 18 (First in 1930) Best result Winners, 1958, 1962, 1970... is the 177th day of the year (178th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ...


1999 FIFA World Youth Championship

Ronaldinho also took part in the 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship which took place in Nigeria. As usual, Brazil was favorite to win the trophy. However, they lost their opening match against Spain 2-0. But Brazil managed to finish the group at second place following their victories over Honduras and Zambia, 3-0 and 5-1 respectively. Ronaldinho scored his first goal in Brazil's last group match and in the round of 16, Ronaldinho helped his team to beat Croatia 4-0 by scoring two first half goals. However, Brazil lost to their old rivals Uruguay 2-1 in the quarter finals. The 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship took place in Nigeria between April 3 and April 24, 1999. ...

Ronaldinho playing against Switzerland
Ronaldinho playing against Switzerland

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Copa America 1999

Ronaldinho first tournament participation with the Brazilian national team came in when he was included in the Brazilian squad that won the 1999 Copa América. He scored a goal against Venezuela in the 1999 Copa América, a game that the Brazilian team won 7-0. First international Argentina 3 - 0 Brazil (Buenos Aires, Argentina; September 20, 1914)[1] Biggest win Brazil 14 - 0 Nicaragua (Mexico; October 17, 1975) Biggest defeat Uruguay 6 - 0 Brazil (Viña del Mar, Chile; 18 September 1920) World Cup Appearances 18 (First in 1930) Best result Winners, 1958, 1962, 1970... The Copa América 1999 was held in Paraguay, from June 29 to July 18, 1999. ... The Copa América 1999 was held in Paraguay, from June 29 to July 18, 1999. ...


1999 FIFA Confederations Cup

Ronaldinho was both top player and scorer in the 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup. He scored in all of the games of the tournament including a hat-trick against Saudi Arabia in the semi-finals to give Brazil an 8-2 win. Although Brazil lost to Mexico 4-3 in the final in which Ronaldinho did not participate due to injury. The 1999 Confederations Cup tournament was hosted by Mexico in July 25 and August 4 of 1999. ...


2002 World Cup

Ronaldinho played a part in Brazil's successful 2002 campaign to win the World Cup, forming the famed "3 R's" with Ronaldo and Rivaldo. He scored two goals in the tournament. One of the highlights was an unconventional 30-yard free kick he scored against England in the quarter-finals in Shizuoka. The ball lobbed over the English keeper David Seaman, who was out of position as he expected a pass into the penalty area, to make it 2-1 for Brazil. Soon after, he was sent off for a foul on Danny Mills. Following the sending-off, he was suspended for the semifinal, but returned to Brazil's starting line-up for the 2-0 victory over Germany in the final. 2002 World Cup redirects here. ... Ronaldo Luis Nazário de Lima (born September 22, 1976), is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Brazil and the Italian Serie A club AC Milan. ... Vítor Borba Ferreira (born April 19, 1972 in Paulista, Pernambuco), commonly known as Rivaldo, is regarded as one of the best Brazilian professional football players of all time, currently playing for AEK Athens in the Super League Greece. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Ecopa Stadium exterior from the north, August 2006 Shizuoka Ecopa Stadium ) is a sports stadium used primarily for football. ... For the DJ, see Dave Seaman. ... This article is about the footballer. ...


2005 Confederations Cup

On June 29, 2005, he played a pivotal role as the captain of the Brazilian squad that won its second FIFA Confederations Cup title, and was named Man of the Match in a 4–1 victory over Argentina in the final. is the 180th day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The team captain of a football team, sometimes known as the skipper, is a team member chosen to be the on-pitch leader of the team: it is often one of the older or more experienced members of the squad, or a player that can heavily influence a game. ... Final kick-off The 2005 Confederations Cup football tournament was held in Germany, between June 15 and June 29, 2005. ...

Ronaldinho on the road with the national squad.
Ronaldinho on the road with the national squad.

2006 World Cup

In the 2006 FIFA World Cup, Ronaldinho was a starting player for all of Brazil's five matches, but his performances were considered disappointing by both fans and commentators. He scored no goals and made only one assist (for Gilberto's goal in a 4-1 victory over Japan). When Brazil were eliminated by France 1-0 in the quarterfinal, he failed to make an impression.[31] 2006 World Cup redirects here. ... Gilberto, real name Gilberto da Silva Melo, (born April 25, 1976 in Rio de Janeiro) is a football) player from Brazil. ...


Immediately after the World Cup disappointment, the team was criticized by many Brazilians, and vandals immolated and destroyed a 7.5-meter (23 ft) tall fiberglass and resin statue of Ronaldinho in the Brazilian city of Chapecó.[32] The statue had been erected in 2004 to celebrate his first election as FIFA World Player of the Year. Two days after the loss, Ronaldinho, joined by Adriano, returned to Barcelona and held a party at his home, which was continued into the early morning hours at a nightclub. This increased the feeling of Brazilian fans that they were betrayed by the lack of effort from their national team.[33] This reaction contrasted with other players such as Rogerio Ceni, who was ashamed of the game and said "some defeats are marked by struggle, but we lost in an infelicitous way, that wasn't what we had hoped for"[34] and Zé Roberto, who cried and said that "the unity that we had outside the pitch, lacked inside it".[35] Bundle of fiberglass Fiberglass (also called fibreglass and glass fibre) is material made from extremely fine fibers of glass. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Chapecó is a major city in the western area of the state of Santa Catarina, Brazil, located 630 km west of Florianópolis, the capital of the state. ... The FIFA World Player of the Year is an Association football award given annually to the male and female player who are thought to be the best in the world, based on votes by coaches and captains of international teams. ... Adriano Leite Ribeiro (born February 17, 1982 in Rio de Janeiro), known simply as Adriano, is a Brazilian striker who plays for Campeonato Brasileiro Série A club São Paulo on loan from Italian Serie A club Internazionale. ... Rogério Ceni (born January 22, 1973 in Pato Branco, Paraná (state), Brazil) is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a goalkeeper. ... Zé Roberto, real name José Roberto da Silva Júnior, (born July 6, 1974 in Ipiranga, Brazil) is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a midfielder. ...


After the World Cup

After the World Cup, he has played in three of five official matches under Dunga's command (one start and two substitute appearances). After coming off the bench against Ecuador, Ronaldinho excelled, creating the winning goal for Kaká and hitting the post twice. 2006 World Cup redirects here. ... Dunga (born Carlos Caetano Bledorn Verri on October 31, 1963 in Ijuí, Rio Grande do Sul) is a Brazilian former football defensive midfielder, of Italian and German descent, and a World Champion for Brazil in the 1994 World Cup. ... This article is about the Brazilian footballer. ...


On March 24, 2007, Ronaldinho made his first start for Brazil since September 2006 and scored twice in Brazil's 4-0 win against Chile, putting an end to a scoreless streak that lasted nearly two years.[4] is the 83rd day of the year (84th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


Statistics

FC Barcelona:
First match: FC Barcelona - Athletic Bilbao 1-0 (30-08-2003)
207 matches - 93 goals(La Liga: 145/69, European Cups: 42/18 (UEFA Cup:7/4, UEFA Champions League:35/14), Copa del Rey: 13/4, Supercopa de España: 4/1, UEFA Super Cup: 1/0, FIFA Club World Cup: 2/1 Futbol Club Barcelona (Spanish IPA: , Catalan IPA: ), known familiarly as Barça (Spanish IPA: , Catalan IPA: ), is a sports club based in Barcelona, Spain. ... Athletic Club is a Spanish football club from Bilbao in Biscay, Basque Country, Spain. ... (Professional Football League), commonly known as the Primera División or simply La Liga, is the top professional football league in Spain. ... The UEFA Cup (also known as European Cup 3, CE3 or C3) is a football competition for European club teams, organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). ... UEFA Champions League, which replaced the European Champions Cup, is a seasonal club football competition organised by UEFA since 1992 for the most successful football clubs in Europe. ... Copa del Rey won by FC Barcelona in 1978. ... The Supercopa de España is a Spanish football championship contested by the winners of the La Liga and the Copa del Rey. ... The European Super Cup (UEFA Super Cup) is at stake in an annual football game between the reigning champions of the UEFA Cup and the Champions League. ... The FIFA Club World Cup, formerly known as the FIFA Club World Championship, is a football competition contested between the champion clubs from all 6 continental confederations, although since 2007 the champions of Oceania must play a qualifying play-off against the champion club of the host country. ...


National team: First international Argentina 3 - 0 Brazil (Buenos Aires, Argentina; September 20, 1914)[1] Biggest win Brazil 14 - 0 Nicaragua (Mexico; October 17, 1975) Biggest defeat Uruguay 6 - 0 Brazil (Viña del Mar, Chile; 18 September 1920) World Cup Appearances 18 (First in 1930) Best result Winners, 1958, 1962, 1970...


First cap: Brazil - Latvia 3 - 0 (26.06.1999)
Last cap: Brazil - Uruguay 2 - 1 (21.11.2007)


82 caps - 32 goals


Club career statistics

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Club Performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Brazil League Copa do Brasil South America Total
1998 Grêmio Série A 5 0 - 5 0
1999 19 6 - 19 6
2000 11 8 - 11 8
France League Coupe de France Europe Total
2001-02 Paris Saint-Germain Division 1 25 8 3 2 28 10
2002-03 Ligue 1 28 9 4 1 32 10
Spain League Copa del Rey Europe Total
2003-04 Barcelona La Liga 33 15 6 3 7 4 40 19
2004-05 35 9 0 0 7 4 42 13
2005-06 29 17 2 1 12 7 42 24
2006-07 35 21 4 0 8 2 47 23
2007-08 17 8 1 0 8 1 14 9
Total Brazil 35 14 - 35 14
France 53 17 7 3 60 20
Spain 149 70 13 4 42 18 185 92
Career Total 237 101 13 4 49 21 280 126

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Honors

Club

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Individual The FIFA U-17 World Cup, formerly the FIFA U-17 World Championship and before the FIFA U-16 World Championship, is the world championship of football for male players under the age of 17 and is organized by Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). ... The Copa América is the main national football competition of the CONMEBOL nations. ... The FIFA World Cup, sometimes called the Football World Cup or the Soccer World Cup, but usually referred to simply as the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the mens national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the... The Confederations Cup The FIFA Confederations Cup is a football (soccer) tournament for national teams, held every four years (previously every two years) by FIFA. It is contested by the winners of each of the six FIFA confederation championships (CAF, CONMEBOL, UEFA, AFC, OFC, CONCACAF), along with the FIFA World...

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NAME Gaucho, Ronaldinho
ALTERNATIVE NAMES de Assis Moreira, Ronaldo
SHORT DESCRIPTION Footballer
DATE OF BIRTH 21 March 1980
PLACE OF BIRTH Porto Alegre, Brazil
DATE OF DEATH
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