Full Name: Ronaldo de Assis Moreira but known as known as Ronaldinho Gaúcho
Profession: Football Player
Why Famous: Ronaldinho is a Brazilian global soccer icon, famous for his outstanding technical skills and footballing tricks in the midfield.
Most famous for his time at Paris Saint-Germain, FC Barcelona, AC Milan and Flamengo, Ronaldinho has claimed numerous awards most notably 2 FIFA World Player of the Year awards and a Ballon d’Or.
He was also included in the UEFA Team of the Year and FIFA World XI three times each. In his 97-game career for Brazil, Ronaldinho scored 33 goals and was part of the winning FIFA World Cup team in 2002.
Amidst some legal problems he is currently an ambassador for FC Barcelona.
- 2004-12-13 Ballon d'Or: Milan's Ukrainian striker Andriy Shevchenko is named best football player in Europe ahead of Deco (Porto/FC Barcelona) and Barcelona midfielder Ronaldinho
- 2005-11-28 Ballon d'Or: FC Barcelona's Brazilian midfielder Ronaldinho is named best football player in Europe ahead of Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard and Liverpool's Steven Gerrard