Profile: Ronaldinho

full name: Ronaldinho de Assis Moreira
bio: Ronaldinho made such a huge impact as a teenager that Paris Saint- Germain broke the world record transfer fee for a teenager (signed for fee of $4.5 million) to bring him to the club. He is a regular for Brazil and was one of their stars during the 2002 World Cup win.
also known as: little Ronaldo, Ronaldinho Gaucho ('little' Ronaldinho)
born: 21 March 1980, in Porto Alegre, Brazil
nationality: Brazilian
physical: Height: 180-2cm
Weight: 76-80Kg
(depending on sources)
sport: Football or Soccer
teams / clubs:
  • current club: F.C. Barcelona. Spain - la Liga Primera Division
  • previous clubs:
    • 1999 - 2001: Gremio de Porto Alegre, Brazil
    • 2001 - 2003: Paris St. Germain, France Ligue 1.
position: Forward, Attacking Midfielder
jersey number: Squad number 10
achievements:
  • 1997: U-17 FIFA World Cup Winner. Voted MVP of Tournament
  • 1999: Copa America Winner
  • 1999: Debut for Brazil against Venezuela June 26,
  • 1999.
  • 2000: FIFA Confederations Cup. Golden Boot Award - six goals
  • 2002: FIFA World Cup Winner
  • 2004: FIFA World Player of The Year
    Season 2004-2005: Primera Division Champion with F.C. Barcelona.
  • 2005: FIFpro World Player of The Year.
  • 2005: European Footballer of The Year - 'Ballon d'Or' Winner
  • 2005: FIFA World Player of The Year
what you may not know: First professional match was Auxerre - Paris-SG : 1-1 on 04/08/2001

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