Ronaldinho - one of the greatest football artists

Brazilian Ronaldo de Assis Moreira, or better known as Ronaldinho (or Ronaldinho Gaúcho) is one of the greatest artists of modern football history. His god-blessed feet entertained and impressed everyone during the first decade of the 21st century. Despite all the spectacular goals and entertaining football, Ronaldinho never became the top scorer in any season, mainly because he primarily played as an offensive midfielder instead of pure striker, although he sometimes played as a forward.

His time in Barcelona is what we remember most

At club level we remember him primarily as entertainer in the Barcelona where for a few years he formed a dreaded offensive together with Lionel Messi and Samuel Eto'o for a few seasons. However, his career began in Brazilian Grêmio before moving to Europe where the Paris Saint-Germain became his first club. Although he did not make himself known as a big goalscorer in Paris (17 goals in 55 games), he did so well that Barcelona picked him for 30 million Euro (which at that time was a huge sum for a player).

After five very successful seasons in Barcelona, he moved to Milan for the 2009-2010 season. The move was preceded by the fact that Ronaldinho, after injuries during the 2007-2008 season, found it difficult to get back into his old shape (according to the "rumors" due to partying and mismanagement of rehabilitation) and when he moved to Milan he had lost much of his magic and joyful playing. Although he did very well in Milan at times, he never reached the levels when he was at his best in Barcelona. In 2011, he moved back to Brazil and the club Flamengo and he also played for Atlético Mineiro and Mexican Querétaro before ending his career with an unsuccessful second appearance in Flamengo.

He also represented Brazilian national team a total of 97 times and scored 33 goals for Brazil.

Ronaldinho won a lot of other things

Although Ronaldinho never became a top scorer, he won a lot more. In 2002 he won the World Cup with Brazil in South Korea-Japan and two years in a row (in 2004 and 2005) he won the FIFA World Player of the Year and in 2005 he also won the prestigious Ballon d'Or.

In this YouTube video you can see a lot of Ronaldinho's magic over the years and many of his most spectacular goals. YouTube also has more similar videos with him for you who want to see even more.