• Ronaldinho claims he never lacked competitiveness

    Ronaldinho claims he never lacked competitiveness

    Having earned a reputation for partying late into the night during his hugely successful career, Ronaldinho has defended critics who suggest he lacked focus.

    The Barcelona legend pointed to the numerous trophies he won both individually and as a member of clubs ranging from AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain and Atletico Mineiro as evidence for his competitiveness.

    While his flashy play made him a fan favourite and household name, his all-around game was deemed good enough to win the FIFA World Player of […]

  • Ronaldinho better than Zidane, Pele and Maradona

    Ronaldinho better than Zidane, Pele and Maradona

    Kevin-Prince Boateng has described Ronaldinho as the best footballer he ever played with, hailing the Brazilian as even better than Zinedine Zidane, Diego Maradona and Pele.

    The Las Palmas midfielder, who played with Ronaldinho at AC Milan, said the 36-year-old was past his best when he first signed for the Serie A club.

    But despite his advanced age, Boateng insisted Ronaldinho still had so much quality it placed him above other legends of the sport.

    “Who’s the best player I’ve ever played with? […]

  • Who are Guardiola’s biggest victims? As Hart faces exit, here’s the stars who have been booted out… including mighty Ronaldinho!

    Who are Guardiola’s biggest victims? As Hart faces exit, here’s the stars who have been booted out… including mighty Ronaldinho!

    Pep Guardiola has wasted little time in shaking things up at Manchester City, with his decision to drop stalwarts Joe Hart and Yaya Toure clearly demonstrating the new manager’s ruthlessness.

    The England goalkeeper was replaced by Willy Caballero for City’s Premier League opener against Sunderland and remained on the bench in Tuesday night’s Champions League qualifier with Steaua Bucharest, putting his future in question.

    Toure, meanwhile, has been told he hasn’t yet reached the standards of fitness Guardiola demands of his players […]

  • Ronaldinho open to Indian Super League transfer

    Ronaldinho open to Indian Super League transfer

    Former Barcelona forward Ronaldinho has not ruled out playing in the Indian Super League.

    Ronaldinho, 36, is currently without a club following a two-month loan spell at Brazilian side Fluminense last year.

    The two-time FIFA World Player of the Year plays in India’s Premier Futsal League for Goa, and he is open to joining an Indian Super League outfit.

    “I am uncertain but I will go to a place where I feel very comfortable and will consider this possibility [the Indian Super League],” […]

  • Ronaldinho: Neymar thriving at Barcelona because of Messi’s help

    Ronaldinho: Neymar thriving at Barcelona because of Messi’s help

    The Brazil legend believes the 24-year-old is thriving at Camp Nou because of the support he has received from his Argentine team-mate.

    Ronaldinho believes Neymar is flourishing at Barcelona because of the guidance he is receiving from Lionel Messi.

    The 24-year-old moved to Camp Nou in 2013 and has starred in Barca’s attack alongside the Argentine, winning two La Liga titles, the Champions League, the Club World Cup and the Copa del Rey twice in just three seasons.

    Messi has credited Ronaldinho with […]

  • Ronaldinho was more gifted than Messi or Ronaldo – Deco

    Ronaldinho was more gifted than Messi or Ronaldo – Deco

    Former Barcelona midfielder Deco believes Ronaldinho was far more naturally gifted with a football than either Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo.

    Ex-Portugal international Deco played alongside Ronaldinho during his time at Camp Nou before both left the club in 2008 having won two Liga titles and the Champions League in 2006.

    And Deco feels the Brazilian World Cup winner’s ability with the ball at his feet surpasses that of the modern greats, though he concedes both Messi and Ronaldo have used their […]