Ronaldinho or Ronaldo de Assis Moreira by birth was born on the 21st of March, 1980 in Brazil. He was a former Brazilian football player. He had the position of attacking midfielder or forward player in the Brazilian national team.
He is presently playing for a Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro. He has won the award of FIFA World Player of the Year twice in 2004 and 2005. In January 2007, he applied for Spanish citizenship. He was also added to FIFA 100 which is a list of greatest footballers and has been compiled by Pele. He also had the FIFPro World XI title for 4 consecutive years from 2004 to 2007.
His career-high performances include his appearance in the Brazilian team when it won the FIFA U-17 World Championship in the year 1997. In this game, his first game came out to be a penalty against Austria which was later on won by Brazil.
The player scored two goals and was awarded the Bronze Ball. In 1999, Ronaldinho was quite busy playing international cricket. His first appearance was in the South American Youth Championship where his extraordinary performance led the team to secure third place.
He also participated in the same year’s FIFA World Youth Championship but, the team was defeated by Uruguay in the quarter-finals. Three days before the Copa America of 1999, Ronaldinho earned his first ca for the team by winning 3-0 against Latvia.
He was also included in the FIFA Confederations Cup in 1999 in which made hat-trick goals in the semi-final round against Saudi Arabia. He won the Golden ball award to be the best player in the tournament along with the Golden Boot award for being the top scorer of the game.