Ronaldinho: «When I won the Ballon d’Or, it was not out of joy that I cried. My father told me to play barefoot so that I would be better with the ball — he didn’t really have the money for football boots».

Ronaldinho is a legend of Brazilian and world soccer. He was born on March 21, 1980 in the city of Porto Alegre, Brazil. Since childhood he showed interest in soccer and started playing in the local team «Gremio». In 1998, he moved to PSG and started his professional career.

Ronaldinho achieved his first success in 2002, when he became a world champion with the Brazilian national team. He was recognized as the best player of the tournament and scored two goals in the final match against Germany.

In 2003, Ronaldinho moved to Barcelona and became one of the key players of the team. He won two Spanish championships, the Champions League and many other titles. In 2004, he was recognized as the best player in the world by FIFA.

Ronaldinho was known for his technicality, ability to keep the ball on his foot and score beautiful goals. He was not only a great player but also a celebrity, his name became a brand and his face appeared on billboards all over the world.

Ronaldinho once told a story about his father.

«When I was young, my father told me that it was better to practice playing barefoot to learn to control the ball better.

But in reality, he just didn’t have the money to buy me boots and clothes. He cried with regret.

But I didn’t feel that he couldn’t fulfill my needs. When I won the Golden Ball, I didn’t cry with joy … I cried because my father didn’t see that moment.»

Now Ronaldinho has finished his career, but his name will remain in the memory of soccer fans forever. He was one of the most talented and brightest players of his time, who made a great contribution to the development of world soccer.

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