Ten fun facts about Ronaldinho


Fact 1
His main playing position is as an attacking midfielder or forward.

Fact 2
He won the FIFA World Player of the Year award in 2004 and 2005.

Fact 3
He became a Spanish citizen in January 2007.

Fact 4
He was named to the FIFA 100, a list of the greatest footballers compiled by fellow countryman Pelé, and to the FIFPro World XI consecutively from 2004–2007.

Fact 5
Ronaldinho has played 97 matches and scored 33 goals for the Brazil national football team.

Fact 6
He was an integral part of the 2002 FIFA World Cup winning team, starring alongside Ronaldo and Rivaldo in an attacking trio, and was named in the FIFA World Cup All-Star Team.

Fact 7
Renowned for his outrageous skill, tricks, dribbling, overhead kicks, blind passes and free kicks, Ronaldinho is widely regarded to be one of the best footballers of his generation.

Fact 8
Ronaldinho's 2005 Nike advertisement went viral on YouTube, becoming the site's first video to reach one million views.

Fact 9
Ronaldinho joined forces with the United Nations to educate the public about AIDS in 2011, and on June 2013, he launched his own line of condoms named Sex Free.

Fact 10
Ronaldinho's football skills began to blossom at the age of 8, and he was first given the nickname Ronaldinho because he was often the youngest and the smallest player in youth club matches.


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