Jul 19, 2006

Ronaldinho playing with Barcelona until 2010?

Did you know that Ronaldinho has contract with Barcelona until 2010?. That's a fact, however, in recent days there have been rumors that he will extend his contract a few years ahead of 2010, it seems Ronaldinho will finish his succesfull career in Barcelona.
There are some highlights and intereting facts on Ronaldinho playing with Barcelona that I would like to share with you. Ronaldinho signed for Barca in the 2003-04 season following in the footsteps of a number of great brazilian soccer players: Evaristo, Ronaldo, Romario and Rivaldo. Ronaldinho began his soccer career with Gremio de Porto Alegre, where his amazing talent soon brought him to the attention of the international soccer world. During the four seasons he spent there, from 1997 to 2001, Ronaldinho also started to claim a place in the Brazilian international side. He won the Copa America in 1999 scoring six goals. In 2001, Ronaldinho decided to try his luck in European football and signed for French league outfit PSG though his debut was delayed due to a financial dispute between the two clubs. Although his time with PSG was not as successful as he would have hoped, Ronaldinho continue to prosper with the international team, winning a World Cup winners' medal at the 2002 Japan-Korea championships. Right from his very first match in a Barca shirt, the fans were seduced by Ronaldinho's spectacular brand of soccer magic. His ability to change the course of a match with a brilliant solo effort made him the reference point of the Barca attack and one of the truly great soccer icons of the opening decade of the new millennium. In his first season, the team strung together a sensation run of seventeen consecutive matches without defeat and finished in second place in La Liga, thereby achieving direct qualification for the Champions League. This impetus carried on to the 2004-05 season and Ronaldinho and the rest of the Barca squad soon established a lead at the top of the table that would take them to the league title. In addition, the Brazilian's tremendous talent has received public recognition with individual awards such as the FIFA World Player 2004 and 2005 and the Ballon d'Or 2005. Since then, Ronaldinho has become the leader of the mighty Brazil side, with which he won a Confederations Cup winners' medal in Germany 2005.

This is a briefing and quick overview of Ronaldinho's career in Barcelona, I guess we still will be watching him for several years playing great soccer as usual, wearing Barcelona's shirt, and hopefully he can make a great World Cup in 2010 with Brazil.


  1. you are on ac milan not barca

  2. Anonymous5:47 PM

    yeah ronaldinho is on AC Milan now