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IN Sports ON 11 May, 2016
Ronaldo de Assis Moreira aka Ronaldinho was born on March 21, 1980. We all know that no player can ever match his creative play and mindblowing ball-controlling skills. He has played for clubs in Brazil, France, Spain and Italy and has also won the FIFA player of the year twice. It's a treat to watch him play and juggle as he does it with utmost ease and simplicity. All of us can't play like him but we surely love football as much as he does. Football is not just a game it's a feeling, an emotion and you can learn a lot with a ball at your feet.It teaches you to be united, compassionate and loving towards others. You don't need any specific sports equipments to play it. All you need is a football and the earth is your field. At the age of 13 Ronaldinho scored 23 goals in a single match which resulted in a 23-0 score in the end. He also has own football academy which teaches football the Ronaldinho way .Football brings us all together.
Let's talk about the sport and its greatest ambassador- RONALDINHO.
Football has always been a source of uniting people all over the world. Ronaldinho recently launched his academy in Singapore. His Academy is looking forward to providing world class facilities to young players as well as adding creativity. Football is a sport which crosses all boundaries and brings everyone together. Do you know The Federation Internationale De Football Association (FIFA) has 209 member associate nations which are more than the United Nations(UN) which has 193 member states? FIFA, the governing body of football has more influence on this world than any other strongest country or organization.
Ronaldinho supports UNICEF as Barcelona does. Ronaldinho has always been supporting charity work and causes. Ronaldinho's support for UNICEF and charity shows a gesture beyond advertising and his love for underprivileged children. Football is a way to spread peace. It can be seen from the fact that world's 80% footballs are made in Pakistan which is a highly unstable country.
Zinedin Zidane: "Ronaldinho is a very,very great player. He is a true champion. He has the vision to score and make goals."
Lionel Messi: "I learned a lot from him". Messi remembers that he was very young when he started playing football at Barcelona and also recalls that Ronaldinho helped him a lot to adjust there.
David Beckham: "The Brazilian is a "genius" with the football at his feet."
Neymar Jr. :"You cannot compare anyone with Ronaldinho. He made history at Barcelona. He made history in the Brazil national team and he continues to make history."
Frank Rijkaard: " He is the man that makes a difference between a team that plays well and another that is really memorable. He alone can decide one game."
Carlo Ancelloti: "The important thing is to have champions and Ronaldinho without a doubt is one of them".
Football has always been and will always be a means for spreading the message of love, peace and humanity across countries. When you play football your whole world revolves around the ball. It's a game of compassion, pride, unity and brotherhood and there can be no other way of spreading the message of peace across boundaries. It doesn't matter wheather you win or loose but what matters is you play and you play with passion.
We love you Ronaldinho and we love Football.
Ronaldinho not only surprises us with his game but also with his breathtaking skills which look almost impossible for the first time. It looks as if the ball is completely inseparable from him. He moves with the ball swiftly and with a look like a curious child on his face. Ronaldinho is also good at doing the dance with and without the ball. While many of us can't even dance, Ronaldinho dances with a ball on top of his head!!
The image you see above is the trademark celebration style of Ronaldinho which he does every time after scoring a goal. What does it mean? Well,I think it's just his way of celebrating his goals and the joy he gets after scoring.
With all most all the awards in his bag let's have a look at the total of his awards.
FIFA player of the year 2004 and 2005
Ballon d'Or 2005
Bola de Ouro 2012
UEFA club footballer of the year 2006
FIFA 100 in year 2004
Trofeo EFE 2004
Golden Foot 2009............and many more