Ronaldinho Biography

Ronaldinho

Quick Facts Of Ronaldinho

Celebrated Name Ronaldinho
Age 40 Years
Nick Name Ronaldinho, Ronaldinho Gaúcho
Birth Name Ronaldo de Assis Moreira
Birth Date 1980-03-21
Gender Male
Profession Footballer
Birth Nation Brazil
Place Of Birth Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul
Nationality Brazilian
Ethnicity Black
Father João de Assis Moreira
Mother Dona Miguelina Elói Assis dos Santos
Height 5 Feet 11 Inch
Weight 80 kg
Net Worth $ 100 million
Salary 9.6 million BRL
Spouse Janaina Mendes
Siblings 2; Roberto
Education Colegio Santa Teresa de Jesus
Marital Status Married
Sexual Orientation Straight
Body Measurement Will Add Soon
Body Build/Type Athletic
Wife 2; Priscilla and Beatriz Souza
Chest Size 38 in
Waist Size 32 in
Bicep Size 12 in
Shoe Size 12 US
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Black

Ronaldinho is a Brazilian former football player and the ambassador for Barcelona. He is best known for being a member of the Brazilian team that won the 2002 FIFA World Cup. He has also won the champions league with FC Barcelona. He has won the FIFA Player of the Year in 2004 and 2005. He made his career debut for Gremio, in 1998. He is regarded as one of the best playmakers in history. He won two FIFA World Player of the Year awards and a Ballon d'Or. He had spent time in jail along with his brother after being arrested on 6 March, accused of using fake passports. He has been released from prison and he is currently in Paraguay. Scroll down to know more about his biography, news, career stats, contract, retirement, age and many more.

Famous For

  • Ronaldinho is famous for his innovative passes and dribbling skills on the pitch. 
  • His most notable asset is his accuracy with set pieces (free kicks). 
  • He is an inspiration for the new generation of Brazilian footballers like Neymar Jr. 
  • He is famous for his highly successful stint with the Catalan giants Barcelona FC during which he managed to win La Liga as well as UEFA Champions League. On a personal level, he managed to win highly coveted Ballon d’Or as well as FIFA World Player of the Year.
  • For being one of the most skillful and exciting attacking players in the world of soccer.
  • Having played for some of the prestigious soccer clubs such as AC Milan, Gremio, and Paris Saint-Germain.

What Had Happened in Jail?

Ronaldinho and His Brother Being Roberto Arrested

Source: @rte.ie

The 2005 Ballon d'Or winner had spent time in jail along with his brother after being arrested on 6 March, accused of using fake passports. The pair had previously been denied bail but posted $800,000 (£648,000) each and must now stay in a four-star hotel in Asuncion while awaiting trial. Both Ronaldinho, 40, and his brother Roberto Assis deny any wrongdoing. Their lawyer has called their imprisonment "arbitrary, abusive and illegal." In allowing the pair to leave prison, Judge Gustavo Amarilla said the size of the bail paid was "significant" and would "guarantee they will not flee". Ronaldinho had initially visited Paraguay to promote a book and a campaign for underprivileged children. He has been granted house arrest in Paraguay after allegedly entering the country with false documents. 

Where is Ronaldinho now?

As of now, Ronaldinho has been released from prison and he is currently in Paraguay. 

What is Ronaldinho Doing Now?

Ronaldinho visited Paraguay to promote a book and a campaign for underprivileged children. Moreover, he is the Ambassador of FC Barcelona. 

What is the birthplace of Ronaldinho?

Ronaldinho was born on March 21, 1980, in the Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. His real name is Ronaldo de Assis Moreira. He is known as Ronaldinho because of his Brazilian teammate Ronaldo Lima. His first brust with the media came at the age of thirteen when he scored all 23 goals in a 23-0 victory against a local team. He has played for a lot of clubs in Europe and Brazil. His most notable stints came with FC Barcelona and AC Milan. He has also played for Paris Saint Germain, Athletico Minero, Gremio, and Flamengo. He has scored 33 goals for Brazil in international matches. His father’s name is Joao De Assis Moreira who was a shipyard worker who also played football for a local club and his mother’s name is Dona Miguelina Elói Assis Dos Santos who worked as a salesperson who later became a nurse. He has two siblings namely, Deisi De Assis Moreira, Roberto De Assis Moreira (was also a professional soccer player). He holds Brazilian- Spanish nationality and mixed (Brazilian- African) ethnicity. His birth sign is Aries. Talking about Ronaldinho’s education history, he attended Colegio Santa Teresa de Jesus. As of 2020, he celebrated his 40th birthday. 

HHow Ronaldinho pursue his football career?

  • Ronaldinho was selected for Brazil’s Under-17 national team.
  • He also helped his squad win the FIFA Under-17 World Championship in Egypt. After that, he signed his first professional contract to play for Grêmio and made his senior side debut during the 1998 Copa Libertadores. 
  • He achieved considerable success playing for the team and helped them win the inaugural Copa Sul-Minas.
  • He was a part of Brazil’s football team that won the FIFA World Cup in the year 2002. 
  • H then joined the FC Barcelona of the Spanish league in 2003 and won his first league title in 2004-2005. 
  • He scored his 50th career league goal against Villarreal in November 2006.
  • He played his 200th career match for the team in a league match against Osasuna on 3rd February 2008. 
  • His stint with Milan was not very successful and he joined Flamengo in 2011. 
  • In September 2014, he signed a two-year contract with the Mexican club Queretaro.
  • On 11th July 2015, he announced his return to Brazil and signed an 18-month contract with Fluminense, but on 28 September, Ronaldinho reached a mutual agreement with the club to terminate the deal.
  • From September to early October 2017, he joined the Delhi Dragons from Delhi in the Premier Futsal League. 
  • He scored 16 goals in eight games.
  • On 16th January 2018, Ronaldinho confirmed his retirement from football through his brother/agent: "He has stopped, it is ended. Let's do something pretty big and nice after the Russia World Cup, probably in August."
  • He appeared at the closing ceremony of the 2018 FIFA World Cup at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on 15 July, performing a few bars of the Russian folk song "Kalinka" (sung by opera singer Aida Garifullina) on an African drum.
  • At the international level, he played 97 matches for the Brazil national team, scoring 33 goals and representing his country in two FIFA World Cups. 
  • He was an integral part of the 2002 FIFA World Cup-winning team in Korea and Japan, starring alongside Ronaldo and Rivaldo in an attacking trio, scoring two goals, including a free-kick from 40 yards out against England, registering two assists and being named in the FIFA World Cup All-Star Team. 
  • As captain, he led Brazil to their second Confederations Cup title in 2005 and was named Man of the Match in the final.
  • He scored three goals in the tournament, taking his total to nine, making him the competition's joint all-time leading goalscorer.

When did Ronaldinho Retire?

Ronaldinho confirmed his retirement from football through his brother/agent: "He has stopped, it is ended. Let's do something pretty big and nice after the Russia World Cup, probably in August" on 16th January 2018. He retired as one of just seven players to have won the FIFA World Cup, the UEFA Champions League and the Ballon d'Or. Moreover, he appeared at the closing ceremony of the 2018 FIFA World Cup at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on 15 July, performing a few bars of the Russian folk song "Kalinka" (sung by opera singer Aida Garifullina) on an African drum.

Awards of Ronaldinho

Regarding his awards, nomination, he won two back-to-back FIFA World Player of the Year award in 2004 and 2005. Likewise, he won the inaugural FIFPro World Player of the Year in September 2005. He also featured in the ‘FIFA 100’, a list of the world’s greatest living players compiled by Pelé. He also won a Ballon d'Or. He was included in the UEFA Team of the Year and the FIFA World XI three times, named UEFA Club Footballer of the Year in 2006 and the South American Footballer of the Year in 2013.

Who is Ronaldinho Dating?

Ronaldinho is a married person. Firstly, he dated Russian model, Irina Shayk in the past. In July 2002, it was reported that the Brazilian wizard had a fling with the English exotic dancer Lisa Collins. It was claimed that they had met during his visit to the Parisian club, where she used to work. He also dated Argentine model Ximena Capristo. They were dating for quite some time and in her interview with the press, she claimed that they chated all the time, which was seen as a confirmation of their relationship. After that, he started dating dancer Janaina Mendes in 2002. He had first met her at Domingao do Faustao in Brazil. They got married on May 2004. In February 2005, she gave birth to their son, Joao, who was named after Ronaldinho’s late father. But their marriage didn’t last long as he would later claim that marriage wasn’t for him. In 2010, the Italian media linked Ronaldinho with Italian actress and TV personality, Sara Tommasi. She herself gave an interview in December 2010 to confirm that they had been dating for about two months. But their relationship also didn’t last long. After breaking up with Sara, he dated Vanessa Tasquetto, a disc jockey in the year 2013. His sexual orientation is straight.

What is the Net Worth of Ronaldinho?

The net worth of this famous former footballer is estimated to have $100 Million as of 2020. He has built his net worth mostly through his football career earnings and endorsements. At his peak, he is estimated to have an annual income at $37 million to $13 million coming from Barcelona and the rest from sponsors such as Pepsi and Nike as well as listed Ronaldinho as 38th in Forbes Celebrity 100 in 2008. He reportedly earned over $19 million from endorsements in 2006. Retired at the age of 37, he played his last professional match in 2015 for Fluminense earning $190,000 per annum as salary. He also had endorsements with many companies, including Nike, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Gatorade, EA Sports, and Danone. In 2011, Ronaldinho signed a contract with Coca-Cola after having endorsed Pepsi for much of his career and appeared in commercials with Thierry Henry, David Beckham, and Lionel Messi. However, his contract was canceled in July 2012 after he was captured drinking Pepsi in a news conference. Regarding his house and cars, he purchased a $9.7 million mansions in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (BR) in 2011. He owns a house in Barcelona worth around £1.66 million. Additionally, he has another house in Curitiba with a personal cinema hall and a swimming pool. He is a car enthusiast and his $1,800,000 Bugatti Veyron absolutely talks of that. He also has a Hummer H2, Audi Q7and Mercedes Benz E Class. The Ferrari 458 worth $230,000 and Lamborghini Aventador worth $393,695 also joins to his collection. 

How tall is Ronaldinho?

Ronaldinho is a handsome hunk with an athletic body build. He has a height of 5 feet 11 inches and he weighs is 80Kg. Ronaldinho’s hair color is dark brown and his eyes color is dark brown. His other body details will be added soon. Overall, he has got a healthy body with a charming smile.