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South America

Ronaldinho: Lost Pitch Invader Rescued By His Idol During Costa Rican Legends Exhibition Match (Video)

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Without a club at the moment, Ronaldinho is currently on a mini-tour of Central America where he's picking up cheques for taking part in a string of exhibition games in Honduras, El Salvador and Costa Rica.

The Costa Rican friendly took place at the Nacional stadium in San Jose, where Ron and his guest XI enjoyed a spirited kickabout against a team of local 'Leyendas'.

Football Tat: Ronaldinho Launches His Own Line Of ‘Limited Edition’ Fidget Spinners (Photo)

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Already boasting his very own line of own-brand luxury condoms, it's perhaps only natural that Ronaldinho has now moved into the fidget spinner racket.

For the uninitiated, fidget spinners are basically faddy little gyroscopic-type gizmos that you spin, watch spinning, stop, then spin some more.

‘Sozinho’ – Ronaldinho Releases First Self-Penned Solo Single On His 37th Birthday (Video)

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Having not made a professional competitive appearance since 2015, Ronaldinho is certainly doing a fine impression of a retired footballer despite having never formerly announced his decision to call it quits.

Over the past few years, the ex-Barcelona starhas involved himself in a number of musical projects, appearing as a guest artiste on several lively Brazilian numbers.

Retro Football: Ronaldinho Scores First Ever Goal For Brazil (Assisted By Cafu) Against Venezuela, 1999 (Video)

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Ronaldinho is turning 37 years young today, so we thought we'd offer a simple tribute by traipsing right back to the far end of the Brazilian virtuoso's career.

The year was 1999, and theSelecao were playing Venezuela in their opening matchof the Copa America.

With Brazil already 4-0 up, a scrawny young bag of bones entered the fray in the 70th minute and promptly opened his international goal-scoring account just four minutes later.

Reports: Ronaldinho And Juan Roman Riquelme ‘Offer To Come Out Of Retirement’ To Play For Chapecoense

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It's being reported that Ronaldinho and Juan Roman Riquelme are considering coming out of retirement in order lend a helping hand to Chapecoense, the Brazilian club that lost 19 senior players in a tragic plane crash on Tuesday morning.

The Sun claim to have heard tell that both Ronaldinho and Riquelme have offered to muck inand help make up the numbers for Chapecoense, who have been asked by the Brazilian Football Confederation, albeit in a sensitive manner,to fulfil their next competitive fixtureagainst Atletico Mineiro.

FC Barcelona

Before Neymar: Five players who played for Barcelona and PSG

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Barcelona launch major football academy in China

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Beijing (AFP) – Ronaldinho launched a Barcelona academy for about 1,000 students in China on Friday as the world’s most populous nation pursues its grand ambitions in the world’s most popular sport.

The Barcelona and Brazil great and club president Josep Maria Bartomeu met children and toured the site at the Mission Hills golf complex on Hainan island, which will have seven pitches when it opens later this year.

Ronaldinho returns for 10-year Barca ambassador deal

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Barcelona (AFP) Spanish giants Barcelona announced a 10-year deal for legendary former player Ronaldinho to act as an ambassador for the club on Thursday.

The Brazilian, who won the World Player of the Year twice as well as two La Liga titles and the 2005/06 Champions League with Barca in five years at the Camp Nou, has not played since a short spell at Fluminense came to an end in September 2015.

Andres Iniesta Recalls The Time Ronaldinho Tricked The Entire Barcelona Team Into Winning The Clasico

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There's a fantastic little passage in Andres Iniesta's new autobiography, 'The Move of My Life', wherein the Barcelona stalwart recalls the time Ronaldinho pulled a mass ruse on the entire squad in the interest of stoking team morale.

We join the story in 2005, shortly before Barca were set to take on Real Madrid in the Clasico having trailed their table-topping rivals for the first few months of the season.

How Ronaldinho rescued Barcelona from its forgotten nightmare

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With 24 major trophies over the last decade (not including several more likely to be added in 2016), it's almost impossible to imagine a world where Barcelona is considered anything other than the gold standard in world soccer. And yet, as recently as 2003, the club's situation was not only starkly different, but downright perilous.

How Ronaldinho rescued Barcelona from its forgotten nightmare

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With 24 major trophies over the last decade (not including several more likely to be added in 2016), it's almost impossible to imagine a world where Barcelona is considered anything other than the gold standard in world soccer. And yet, as recently as 2003, the club's situation was not only starkly different, but downright perilous.

Ecuadorian Referee Asks Ronaldinho To Sign His Yellow Card In The Middle Of A Match (Video)

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As Ronaldinho continues to gad about hither and thither on his extended semi-retirement tour, the circus rolled in toGuayaquil on Friday evening the 35-year-old star having signed up to make a one-off appearance for Ecuadorian top flight side Barcelona in a friendly against Argentinian opponents San Martin.

Barcelona’s best starting XI of all-time

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FC Barcelonahave been truly blessed with some quality, quality players in their history. Rivaldo, Romario, Ronaldinho, Michael Laudrup, Hristo Stoichkov, Miguel Nadal, Sergio Busquets, Andoni Zubizarreta ... and these are just some of the names who DID NOT make XI!

This side has players from different eras of Barcelona's illustrious history, from the side that dominated La Liga in the post-war years to Johan Cruyff's dream team and Guardiola's all-conquering stars.

Barcelona’s best starting XI of all-time

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FC Barcelonahave been truly blessed with some quality, quality players in their history. Rivaldo, Romario, Ronaldinho, Michael Laudrup, Hristo Stoichkov, Miguel Nadal, Sergio Busquets, Andoni Zubizarreta ... and these are just some of the names who DID NOT make XI!

This side has players from different eras of Barcelona's illustrious history, from the side that dominated La Liga in the post-war years to Johan Cruyff's dream team and Guardiola's all-conquering stars.

D.C. United

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MLS

After a circuitous journey back to MLS, former Colorado Rapid Deshorn Brown is taking full advantage of the Gold Cup break to get fully acquainted with his new club D.

MLS Ticker: Ronaldinho, Doyle, NYCFC and more

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One of Brazil's most exciting players of the past decade is considering a move to MLS, while the Colorado Rapids could be without one of their key attackers after a gruesome injury.

Former Barcelona star Ronaldinho is reportedly considering MLS or the Chinese Super League for his next move, according to his brother and agent Roberto Assis.

Pakistan

Ronaldhino and friends boost Pakistan football

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Karachi (AFP) – Brazil’s Ronaldinho and a host of other former top footballers played an exhibition match in Pakistan on Saturday in a push to encourage people in the cricket-mad nation to take up the game.

Recently-retired Ronaldinho, who graced the Barcelona shirt in his prime, told reporters he wanted to “provide a good show” in the country, which is looking to entice more international stars as security improves.

Ronaldhino and friends boost Pakistan football

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Karachi (AFP) – Brazil’s Ronaldinho and a host of other former top footballers played an exhibition match in Pakistan on Saturday in a push to encourage people in the cricket-mad nation to take up the game.

Recently-retired Ronaldinho, who graced the Barcelona shirt in his prime, told reporters he wanted to “provide a good show” in the country, which is looking to entice more international stars as security improves.

Ronaldinho, James to play exhibition games in Pakistan

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Karachi (AFP) – Brazil’s Ronaldinho, England’s David James and Dutch star George Boateng will be among seven top former players to feature in exhibition games in Pakistan in July, organizers said Thursday.

The games are part of plans to build on the “comfort zone” from the successful staging of the Pakistan Super League cricket final in Lahore earlier this month.

Ronaldinho, James to play exhibition games in Pakistan

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Karachi (AFP) – Brazil’s Ronaldinho, England’s David James and Dutch star George Boateng will be among seven top former players to feature in exhibition games in Pakistan in July, organizers said Thursday.

The games are part of plans to build on the “comfort zone” from the successful staging of the Pakistan Super League cricket final in Lahore earlier this month.

Brazil football legend Ronaldinho to visit Pakistan

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Karachi (AFP) – Brazilian football legend Ronaldinho is set to visit Pakistan as part of a goodwill mission to promote the game in the cricket-mad country.

The recently retired 36-year-old, who won the World Player of the Year twice and was part of the 2002 World Cup winning team, issued a short video message on Twitter saying simply “Pakistan, I am coming” as he unfurled a Pakistani flag.

Sepp Blatter

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Ronaldinho hopes for better days after FIFA elections

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Brazilian soccer star Ronaldinho said Thursday he hopes the scandal-hit sport will learn lessons from the multi-million dollar corruption crisis engulfing governing body FIFA after a fresh wave of indictments last month. The deepening scandal has tainted FIFA's image, with suspended president Sepp Blatter and his would-be successor, Michel Platini, both facing corruption allegations by Swiss prosecutors.

Ronaldinho hopes for better days after FIFA elections

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Brazilian soccer star Ronaldinho said Thursday he hopes the scandal-hit sport will learn lessons from the multi-million dollar corruption crisis engulfing governing body FIFA after a fresh wave of indictments last month. The deepening scandal has tainted FIFA's image, with suspended president Sepp Blatter and his would-be successor, Michel Platini, both facing corruption allegations by Swiss prosecutors.

European Soccer

Wednesday Kickoff: Toure, Mourinho, Ronaldinho and more

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The highly-publicized feud between a player and his manager continued, while Jose Mourinho continues to struggle to piece together Manchester United.

After Pep Guardiola said Yaya Toure won't play until his agent apologizes for comments about the club, Toure's agent,Dimitri Seluk, responded by stating, "I can say whatever I like".

Thursday Kickoff: Ronaldinho, Ronaldo, Neymar and more

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One of the game's biggest stars is set to retire, while several elite players look to make their first league starts over the weekend.

Ronaldinho says he will soon retire from professional soccer to begin new projects involving both the sport and music. (REPORT)

Cristiano Ronaldo says he will return to action Saturday against Osasuna after recovering from a leg injury suffered during the Euro 2016 final.

Thursday Kickoff: Bale, Bayern, Ronaldinho and more

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Leaked contract details of the world's most high-profile players are emerging on the internet, and one Welsh international has been thrust into the spotlight this morning.

According to the official transfer agreement, which was recovered and published by Football Leaks, between Tottenham and Real Madrid for Gareth Bale, the Spanish club spent a total 100 millionEuros to complete the transaction.

Videos

Ronaldinho Runs Riot, Scores Hat-Trick Before Half-Time In Indian Futsal League Game (Video)

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With mortgages and 'leckybills to pay, the likes of Ronaldinho, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, Michel Salgado and Hernan Crespo are all out in Chennai at the moment to take part in the inaugural Indian Futsal League tournament.

Old Man Giggs flexedhis silky skillsin Mumbai colours a few days ago, but Sunday saw Ronaldinho go up against Scholes as the former's Goa team took on the latter'sBengaluru side.

Video: Ronaldinho showcases his flicks and tricks at David Beckham charity match

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Fazendo o que amo e ajudando essa linda causa! #matchforchildren #unicef A video posted by Ronaldo de Assis Moreira (@ronaldinhooficial) on Nov 16,...

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On This Day In 2002: David Seaman Calls Time On 14-Year England Career In Unfitting Style

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It wasn't the way he would have wanted it to end – in fact, David Seaman will be very disappointed about the manner in which his long and largely unblemished internationalcareer came to an end.

After 75 caps won between the sticks for his country, the Arsenal and England goalkeeper bowed out by letting a goal in straight from a corner against Macedonia.

Andrea Pirlo

Competition: WIN! A T-Shirt Or Print From Art Of Football’s Brand Spanking New ‘Artists’ Collection

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Since the last time we ran a competition in conjunction with them, the chaps over at Art of Football have been busy putting together a brand new collection, inspired by the players that truly made the beautiful game...well, beautiful!

Launched this very day, The Artists range containsa batch of lovely new prints and t-shirts featuring the sainted likes of Johan Cruyff, Diego Maradona, Pele, George Best, Bobby Moore, Eusebio and Ronaldinho all captured in Art of Football's signature splotchy collage style.

Pires, Ronaldinho & Scholes Heading To Kuwait

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KUWAIT: The Higher Organizing Committee of the Jaber International Stadium activities has revealed the names of the first six star legends who will play with Kuwait soccer stars Dec 18th. The committee said in a press statement that Brazilian Ronaldinho De Assis Moreira, Spanish Carles Puyol, UK's Paul Scholes, Italy's Andrea Pirlo, Gianluca Zambrotta and France's Robert Pires will be present at the event.

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MLS Ticker: Ronaldinho mulling MLS move; NYCFC won't loan Pirlo; and more

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Ronaldinho has been flirting with a move to the MLS for years now, and speculation regarding his transfer to the U.S. has swirled up once again.

The 35-year-old Brazilian legend is considering options to play in MLS and Dubai, per an ESPN Deportes report. Ronaldinho apparently meet with people in Miami to discuss potential offers.

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Tampines Rovers

Brazilian great Ronaldinho set to open youth academy in Singapore

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Brazilian legend Ronaldinho will arrive in Singapore next week to establish a youth academy in the soccer-mad city-state, a local club said Friday.

The World Cup winner will partner with local club Tampines Rovers and the International Football Group to jointly establish the Ronaldinho Football Academy, a Tampines Rovers statement said.

Brazilian great Ronaldinho set to open youth academy in Singapore

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Brazilian legend Ronaldinho will arrive in Singapore next week to establish a youth academy in the soccer-mad city-state, a local club said Friday.

The World Cup winner will partner with local club Tampines Rovers and the International Football Group to jointly establish the Ronaldinho Football Academy, a Tampines Rovers statement said.

The Rest

Ronaldinho en la Premier League de Futsal India.

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Sigue y se multiplica el fútbol business. Ahora comenzó la Premier League de Futsal india. Con Luis Figo como principal impulsor, el certamen reúne a ocho franquicias potenciadas por diferentes ex figuras del fútbol mundial. La principal, sin dudas, es Ronaldinho, N°10 del equipo Goa que venció 7-2 a Bengaluru con 5 goles del brasileño.

Ronaldinho Lands Starring Role In Jean-Claude Van Damme’s Latest ‘Kickboxer’ Movie

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Glory be! Yer man Ronaldinhohas only gone and landed himself a starring role in a new blockbuster(ish) movie.

Following Carlo Ancelotti's lead by leaping headlong into the world of cinema, Ronaldinho has signed up to featurealongside Jean-Claude Van Damme in the latest entrant to the 'Kickboxer' canon.

UNION HULK: IT RIGHT TIME FOR RONALDINHO

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A Brotherly Game exclusive with the the one and only Union Hulk as told to our Matt Albaugh.

Hidy ho fans, it's Union Bruce Banner here, the Union pulled off a draw last week, one point and a week off which is splendidly splendid as the team will rest and...hmm...is it getting warm?