Fans around the world miss Ronaldinho and his magic. Not just Barcelona fans, but every football fan who enjoyed watching the Brazilian and his style of play.
There was something special about him. He always played with a smile, and he made difficult things look extremely easy.
It’s one thing to do skills on training, but it’s a whole different story to use those skills against top players. Ronaldinho in his prime was the worst nightmare for every defender.
He was capable of destroying defenses with a few moves. He only won the golden ball award once, but he will be remembered as one of the best player who ever played the game.
He was the player that transformed Barcelona into a team that’s now dominating the world of football.
The only thing Barcelona fans are regretting is his early departure. Messi was there to continue what Ronaldinho started, but we all wanted to see these players together for a longer period.
Besides the success with Barcelona, Ronaldinho was a key player for Brazil in the 2002 World Cup.
The whole Brazilian team was amazing. Ronaldo, Roberto Carlos and Cafu, but Ronaldinho was the playmaker. He organized every attack, and players were passing the ball to him when it was time to create a chance.
In his prime, Ronaldinho was an inspiration to everyone.
“I learned a lot from Ronaldinho and Robinho. Football is a tactical game and you sometimes have to be serious. But they taught me to always do it with a smile and have fun. I spent hours watching their clips on youtube.” – Eden Hazard
Quotes on Ronaldinho
Ronaldinho was more talented than Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. When we didn’t know what to do, he would create chances to score.” – Deco.
“Ronaldinho was responsible for the change in Barça. It was a bad time and the change that came about with his arrival was amazing. In the first year, he didn’t win anything but people fell in love with him. Then the trophies started coming and he made all those people happy. Barça should always be grateful for everything he did.” – Messi.
“When I was at Barcelona, he was at the height of his career. Absolutely fantastic, the things he could do with the ball, and also the passing game he had was fantastic.” – Henrick Larsson.
“He is the man that makes the difference between a team that plays well and another that is really memorable. He alone can decide one game.” – Frank Rijkaard.
“Magic feet, but was not just about tricks – he created and scored the goals to match his ability.” – Roberto Carlos.
“There was a period in Ronaldinho’s time at Barcelona where he was almost unplayable. Effortless, relaxed, always with a smile on his face, he’s a genius with the ball. I love Brazilian football and he is one of the best ever players from that country.” – David Beckham.
“Ronaldinho is total class – a very, very great player. He is quick, powerful, and has extraordinary technical qualities. He is a dribbler but is also a player who can make the play for his teammates. He’s not really a No.10, a true organizer. He’s more a second attacker who can score goals and has the vision to make them.” – Zinedine Zidane.