Ronaldinho Career and Achievements
Ronaldinho, who started his professional career with his country’s team Gremio in 1998, took the road to Europe after playing there for 3 years. Ronaldinho’s career and achievements are truly dazzling. The star player, who was first transferred to PSG in Europe, was transferred to Barcelona, where he would soon become a legend.
He scored 205 goals in 511 games for the club. Ronaldinho, who played 97 matches in his national team career, aired the nets 33 times in these matches. Ronaldinho, who won the World Cup with Brazil in 2002, won the Ballon d’OR award in 2005.
Ronaldinho’s Early and Personal Life
Born on March 21, 1980 in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Ronaldo de Assis Moreira was interested in football from an early age. In the matches he played, it was seen that the suffix ‘-inho’ was added to his name. Because this suffix meant ‘small’. In matches played in Ronaldinho’s early life, he was often seen as the youngest.
He had a keen interest in both futsal and beach soccer. Already in his professional career, it is possible to see the ball control skills provided by futsal. In 1997, his performance with Brazil at the U-17 World Championship caught the attention of the media.
Ronaldinho’s Barcelona Years
Joan Laporta, who was elected president of Barcelona in 2003, told fans that they would sign a star player. This player was none other than Ronaldinho. The Catalan team added the Brazilian star to its roster for 30 million Euros. Thus began Ronaldinho’s Barcelona years.
He made a throne in the hearts of the fans with his performance in Barcelona between 2003-2008. Barcelona had a great advantage over their opponents with Ronaldinho, who was shown as the maestro of the team. Ronaldinho won the Spanish League trophy twice with Barcelona, and once won the Champions League trophy.