Ronaldinho – footballer, was born on March 21, 1980 in the city of Porto Alegre in Brazil. The most famous is the curly Brazilian midfielder “Barcelona”. At birth in the biography of Ronaldinho was given the name of Ronaldo de Assis Moreira.
Brazilian footballer was named a player of the world by FIFA in 2004, and also in 2005. Due to the receipt of this title, Ronaldinho took the place among the most talented athletes. A special smile, curly hair, brilliant skill in handling the ball helped make him a star not only on the field.
The first team of Ronaldinho – the Brazilian club “Gremio”. It was in his lineup that Ronaldinho first took up professional sports in 1998. In 2001, the athlete moved to the French team “Paris Saint-Germain”. Then in 2003 he began to play for the club “Barcelona”, signing an agreement for 30 million euros. It was here that Ronaldinho thoroughly developed his qualities as a midfielder, having received the title of the world player of the year, as well as breaking the mood of the team.
In 2006, “Barcelona” won the league title, meeting with “Arsenal”. In addition, in his biography Ronaldinho played for the national Brazilian national team. His goal in the quarterfinals of the World Cup, when the ball under the 40-yard blow swept over the defender of England David Simen and got into the corner of the goal, helped Brazil win the championship for the fifth time.
Additional information: Ronaldinho is often called the Gaucho. The nickname “Gaucho” is given to natives of the South Brazilian region of Rio Grande do Sul.
Sometimes Ronaldinho is confused with another outstanding Brazilian football player – Ronaldo, who at the beginning of his career was also called Ronaldinho. For Brazilians it is typical to use a name from one word. And in Portugal, the suffix “ino” means “small.”