Ronaldo de Assis Moreira (born March 21, 1980 in Porto Alegre) is a Brazilian former national footballer who played in offensive midfielder or striker positions.

Ronaldinho means “Little Ronaldo” in Portuguese. The reason for this nickname was Ronaldinho’s admiration for Ronaldo who was playing at FC Internazionale Milano at an early age.

Gaûcho is another nickname in the Rio Grande do Sul region in southern Brazil.

Club career
He was born in Porto Alegre, Brazil on March 21, 1980. He is the youngest of three children of a poor family. Ronaldinho was 7-8 years old when his father Joao Da Silva Moreira died in a pool accident.

The family provided their livelihood with what Ronaldinho’s brother Assis won from football. More than half of the country’s poverty in Brazil, which is seen as the path of salvation for almost every child football was also a goal for Ronaldinho. His first idol and teacher was Assis.

During the 2000-2001 season, Ronaldinho attracted the attention of many European clubs and managers. Gremio turned down every astronomical offer he received. It was claimed that the bids were up to 75 million Euros. Unable to remain indifferent to this football, Luis Fernandez insisted on bringing Ronaldinho to Paris Saint-Germain FC.

Assis, who was the manager, finally said yes to the PSG and signed a five-year agreement in 2001. As a result of the dispute over the cost of the testimony between the two teams moved to the legal area and Ronaldinho 6 months away from football. Finally, $ 4.5 million transfer fee was determined and Ronaldinho returned to football.

Joan Laporta, who was the president with the promise that he would bring Beckham to Barcelona, ​​was unsuccessful in this transfer attempt, and he was lost to Beckham rival Real Madrid. Barcelona, ​​on July 19, 2003 instead of this player, 21,250 million Euros completed the transfer fee.

He made his debut in Barcelona on 27 July 2003. From his first match, unlike the days of the PSG, he was very enthusiastic, very challenging and had a very successful football, and every day he developed his football. In his first year, Barcelona finished second in La Liga. Ronaldinho had scored 15 goals in 32 games.

National team career
Ronaldinho at the 2006 FIFA World Cup while using a corner.
In 1998, Ronaldinho, who was called by the Wanderley Luxemburgo for the National Cup for the American Cup, played his first national game against Latvia on 26 June 1999 at this tournament.

The first goal scored under the national jersey in Venezuela in the same tournament is the gold. Ronaldinho was number 11 on the National Team of Brazil. Ronaldinho was not called to the 2010 FIFA World Cup Brazil squad by Dunga. He was called for 2013 Confederacy Cup squad.

Ronaldinho, Brazil National Team FIFA Confederations Cup 1999 Mexico Second 2005 German champion, Copa América 1999 Paraguay champion, FIFA World Cup 2002 South Korea-Japan champion and Summer Olympic Games 2008 Beijing ‘ also took part in the championship teams.

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