Ronaldo De Assis Moreira was born on 21 March, 1980 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Popularly known as Ronaldinhio Gaucho he is regarded as best footballer of this era. Ronaldinho began his football career with Germia De Porto Alegre where his escalating talent soon brought him to the attention of international football world. During the four seasons he spent from 1997 to 2001. Ronaldinhio also started to claim a place in the Brazilian International side. He was the copa America in 1999, scoring six goals including a memorable effort against Venezuela. A couple of seasons ago when the Spanish giants Barcelona bought the Brazilian showman for a fee of around 21 million pounds, he was expected to do wonders for the Catalan club. He is a type of player that every manager wishes to have in his team. On December 19, 2005 he was named Fifa world player with 956 points, more than three hundred points of Chelsea''s Frank Lampard and 190 points of Barca team mate Samuel. He was chosen for the UEFA team of 2005 for the third time running in January 2006. Among his many achievements and accolades, Ronaldinho has been awarded the Fifa world player of the year twice as well as both the European footballer of the year award and the Fif Bro world player of year.
Ronladinhio has redefined the word charisma. He is capable of showing his unlimited skills in every match he plays. the ball seems to stick to his feet even he is bursting through the heart of defenses through La Liga. Bamboozling the markets within the space of few seconds, dancing over the ball and then passing it so cleverly all of a sudden is not quite unusual for Ronaldinho. During the last world cup held in Korea and Japan in 2002, Ronaldinhio made a name for himself when in a knock out game against England , he scored a goal. Brazil went on to win the world cup, thanks mainly to Ronaldinho''s unforgettable contribution. Subsequently, the name of Ronaldinhio Gaucha entered the footballing folk ore. Inevitably, an intense battle to sign the magician began between the giant European clubs such as Barcelona, Manchester, United and Reald Madrid . Manchester united was on the verge of signing him but an agreement could not be reached. Barcelona eventually bought him from the French out-fit Paris''s German.