Brazil and Barcelona Soccer Legend Ronaldinho Retires With Global Praise

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The Brazil and FC Barcelona legend retired from the sport on Tuesday, getting praise from all corners of the soccer world. This is former Brazilian professional footballer and ambassador for Spanish club Barcelona and nonother than Ronaldo de Assis Moreira, commonly known as Ronaldinho or Ronaldinho Gaucho. Brazil and Barcelona Soccer Legend Ronaldinho Retires With Global Praise

There may never have been a player who made the game as enjoyable as Ronaldinho, in part because he played and it was a game. “I love the ball,” he said.

One coach, he recalled, told him to change, insisting that he would never make it as a footballer, but he was wrong. It was because he played, because he enjoyed it, that he succeeded. “He changed our history,” Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez said.

With his soccer career ending at age 37, Ronaldinho’s former teams and current and former players used social media to send their thanks and best wishes to Ronaldinho. He was the 2004 and 2005 FIFA World Player of the Year.

Ronaldinho’s brother was his idol but he ended up better than him. His skills made him to ended up better than his brother.

He did things you’d never witnessed before, skills most never imagined let alone replicated, and that emotion remained. His feet are so fast he can touch the ball four times in half a second.

The legend will definitely be missed by the former clubs and national team Brazil as he gave them so much to remember.

Legend Ronaldinho Retires With Global Praise | Career Records with Clubs and National team

Legend Ronaldinho Retires
Legend Ronaldinho Retires
Senior career Records TEAM  APPS  GLS 
1998–2001
Grêmio
52 21
 2001–2003 Paris Saint-Germain 55 17
2003–2008 Barcelona 145 70
 2008–2011 Milan 76 20
P2011–2012 Flamengo 33 15
P2012–2014 Atlético Mineiro 48 16
2014–2015 Querétaro 25 08
Total Fluminense 07 0
Ronaldinho played 97 matches for the Brazil national team, scoring 33 goals. He has been represented FIFA World Cups two times.  He was the part of 2002 FIFA World Cup-winning team in Korea and Japan.
FIFA National Team Records TEAM  APPS  GLS 
1996
Brazil U17
06 02
 1999 Brazil U20 5 3
1999–2008 Brazil U23 27 18
 1999–2013 Brazil 97 33

Ronaldinho won two FIFA World Player of the Year awards and a Ballon d’Or.

Legend Ronaldinho Retires
Legend Ronaldinho Retires
FIFA Awards 
Ballon d’Or
FIFA World Player of the Year(2 times)
Golden Foot

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