4 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Ronaldinho


The pleasure and the privilege of being a Barcelona fan is huge, especially when you have players like Ronaldinho and Messi. Well, they’re not currently playing together, but they did for few years.

The point we’re trying to make is that Barcelona was always an attractive destination for golden ball nominees and winners.

Maradona, Ronaldo, Rivaldo, Ronaldinho and now Messi and Neymar. All of these players have won at least one golden ball award, except for Neymar. But he’s still young, and we’re pretty sure he will be officially the best player in the world in the next few years.

Every great player has the ability to bring something new to the game. That’s really exciting for every football fan, but especially for the young generation. 

Ronaldinho’s game VS R. Madrid in 2004/2005 was probably more discussed in the classrooms, than by experts and journalists in the newspapers.

Every single kid watching the game VS R. Madrid wanted to be Ronaldinho for at least a day. That’s the power of football. Kids all over the world are inspired to pursuit their own football careers, by great players like Ronaldinho.

He changed Barcelona

Barcelona as a club always preferred a philosophy of total football and passing, rather than physical abilities. That’s why Ronaldinho was able to fit naturally to the style. Besides skills and tricks, the Brazilian had football vision too.

He was a leader on the field, and that’s exactly what Barcelona needed to become a dominant force in the world of Football.

He helped Barcelona to win the long awaited Champions League title, and to establish as a leader in the Spanish league. R. Madrid on the other hand went after buying expensive players and building the Galáticos team.

We all know how that turned out. Ronaldinho was able to destroy R. Madrid and even receive a standing ovation at Santiago Bernabeu!

But these facts are known in the world of football. We’re about to share things that you never heard about the great Ronaldinho.

  1. He loves cars

Ronaldinho own the fastest car in the world; Bugatti Veyron. But besides this Italian beast, Ronaldinho’s car collection includes Hummer 2 and Audi Q7.

  1. He was the highest paid Brazilian player

We’re talking about his years at Barcelona. He won the golden ball award, and he was officially the best player in the world. Barcelona wasn’t going to let a player like Ronaldinho leave because of money problems. That’s why they offer him a mind-blowing deal of $25,000,000 per year ($ 2 million per month).

  1. His real name is not Ronaldinho

His real name is Ronaldo de Assis Moreira, and Ronaldinho is just a nickname. But Brazil already had a super star named Ronaldo, and Ronaldinho wanted to be completely original.

  1. He was already a star at the age of thirteen

The first time the world heard about Ronaldinho was when he scored 23 goals in a 23:0 victory against a local team. He was only thirteen then, but everybody knew he will be the greatest one day.