Ronaldinho Related Content
On the 6th of February, a revamped Brazilian side will face 6th ranked England in a friendly tie which is likely to feature veteran forward and former Ballon D'Or winner Ronaldinho.
Following a disappointing World Cup campaign in 2010, then Brazil manager Mano Menezes was forced to axe many of his star players opting to refurbish his side with young legs. Only 4 players including Daniel Alves, Robinho, Ramires and Thiago Silva were able to maintain their places in the squad.
The Samba side has been less than convincing since then and failed to perform in competitions. In 2011 the Brazilian side was knocked out of the Copa America Quarter Final by runners up Paraguay. A strong Brazilian side also failed to win the gold medal in Olympics denied by Mexico in the Final. Following a series of disappointing performances, Menezes decided to call back senior players such as Ronaldinho. However, he was not given much time to make amends and was sacked towards the end of 2012.
Wembley Stadium will welcome some of football's most talented players in today's game as England hosts Brazil.
In celebration of the FA's 150th anniversary, England will get a chance to square up against Brazil at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday night.
Brazil, five time World Champions will get a chance to show the world their abilities under Luis Felipe Scolari who just recently returned for his second stint with the Selecao.
The former Portugal manager is back at the helm in his native country where he led the Brazilian side to their fifth World Cup title. Along the way, Brazil managed to win all their matches including their three Group Stage matches.
Since their costly spending spree, Atletico Mineiro have become one of the main candidates to fight for the Brasileiro this season.
Brazilian league leaders Atletico Mineiro will rate their chances of consolidating their position atop the Brazilian championship in their Round 8 fixture at home to top-flight newcomers Portuguesa on Sunday.
Atletico, who have been in stunning form since signing Ronaldinho from Flamengo, lead the competition with 16 points from seven games, but they are well aware of the fact that if they fail to overcome Portuguesa, whose most lucrative signing this season was former Brazilian national team goalkeeper Dida, they could be overtaken by Vasco da Gama or Fluminense.
Vasco, who finished in second place of the Brasileiro last season behind champions Corinthians, will farewell key midfielder Diego Souza in their clash against lowly Figueirense. Diego Souza, who was Vasco's best player in their impressive Copa Libertadores campaign, will be hoping to put on a memorable show before departing to Egyptian side Al-Ahly.
The Brazilian giants will not only have to beat Lanus, but will have to rely on another result going their way in order to progress to the following round of the competition.
Apr 12, 2012: Flamengo vs Lanus
Ronaldinho and co. face what could be labelled 'mission impossible' to advance to the round of 16 stage of the Copa Libertadores, because not only do Flamengo need to beat Group 2 leaders Lanus in Rio de Janeiro, but they have to hope Olimpia and Emelec share the spoils…
The Brazilian international has no intention of leaving Flamengo any time soon.
Former World Player of the Year, Ronaldinho, has affirmed that he has no intentions of leaving Brazilian giants Flamengo at the end of the season, after speculation linking him with a possible return to European soccer.
Ronaldinho, who starred for European clubs Paris Saint Germain, Barcelona and AC Milan, has been in brilliant form for Flamengo this season, and his displays earned him a return to the Brazilian national team, even if he didn't participate in the 2011 Copa America in Argentina.
According to reports, Ronaldinho was in doubt over his stay at Flamengo due to unpaid wages, however, the 31-year-old denied this by claiming that he is at ease at the Rio de Janeiro giants.
Brazil’s Summer Olympics jinx remains to be broken. The nation’s U-23 team hasn’t managed to equal achievements set by the U-20 or the seniors. When will Brazil clinch gold medals at the Olympics?
Earlier this week, Ronaldinho was in London to help the Seleçao face Ghana in a friendly. The 31-year-old was making his return to the national team; it turned out to be quite positive. At a few occasions, Ronaldinho came close to scoring through free-kicks.
If it wasn’t for Kwarasey’s heroics, the former FIFA Player of the Year Award winner would have wowed the crowd even more. Ronaldinho’s promising performance against Ghana left Brazil coach Mano Menezes stating the following:
“Ronaldinho is now in better shape physically. And because of this improvement, he is making the most out of his obvious talent. He left a great impression at the end and that is what we expected of him.”
Brazil and Ghana will test their potential in a clash entitled as a “friendly” at Craven Cottage. It’s time for the South American giants and the West African forces to renew their rivalry…
Brazil are poised to top Ghana at the end of the day as history recalls an interesting fact: the Seleçao haven’t lost a match in the United Kingdom since 1991. The Brazilians have also won each of their last 5 encounters in Britain.
But why would Ghana restrain themselves from trying to impose their game over Brazil? Mano Menezes’ boys are going through a bad run as the world could witness during the 2011 Copa America.
The 5-time World Cup champions are yet to considerably improve; last month’s 3-2 defeat to Germany can prove this point. Could the return of the “Great Ronaldinho” down the Black Stars and become Brazil’s solution?
The highly-anticipated Real Madrid vs Barcelona clash in La Liga is getting closer and closer, and in this article, Live Soccer TV brings you video highlights of the last 5 Clasicos at the Bernabeu Stadium.
Real Madrid vs Barcelona: El Clasico Head-To-Head & Stats In La Liga – Brief Look
Before entering directly into the subject and reliving what can be referred to as “glorious” or “dramatic” Clasico moments, it is important to look back at the entire run of both clubs in their rivalry contest and assess their weight through historical facts. Since the creation of the Spanish Primera Division, Real Madrid and Barcelona have met on 161 occasions. Despite the recent 100% record established by Pep Guardiola for the Catalans against Los Blancos, the Castellans still hold the overall advantage with 5 victories more than their archrivals.
Both sides have drawn a total of 30 times, while 68 games ended at the delight of Real. Jose Mourinho’s current side can also boast of being the most efficient and attacking side in El Clasico’s league history, having netted 262 goals in all—11 more than Barca.
Scotland vs Brazil presents a fresh opportunity for Brazil’s next generation of superstars to develop even more. The spotlights will be on Neymar, David Luiz, Ganso, Ramires and Lucas.
Gone are the days where Ronaldinho, Kaka, Robinho and Ronaldo were the driving forces behind Brazil’s machine gun. Ronaldo has retired whereas the international career of Ronaldinho, Kaka and Robinho is mysteriously becoming a story of the past – although these three players are yet to draw a line between their football for Brazil and retirement.
Call-ups have been rare in recent times for the players that used to be regular faces in Brazil’s senior national team. After the country’s unconvincing showing during the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, the cry for new blood in the Brazilian team grew up louder. The Canarinho feel they can’t waste more time leaning on the big names only, when new talent is being produced in the country every year.
Its’ all over! Flamengo have captured Ronaldinho and his €3M transfer from AC Milan was made official at 23:15 local time on Monday. Hard luck to Gremio (Ronaldinho’s childhood heroes), Corinthians and Palmeiras!
Flamengo Complete Transfer Of Ronaldinho
Ronaldinho’s contract at Flamengo is said to be a three-and-a-half year deal through which he will be receiving €130,000 per week. Reports say that Traffic and Olympikus (who are both investors) will be responsible for paying a part of the 30-year-old’s salary.
Last weekend, actually, AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani gave followers of the Ronaldinho transfer saga a clue concerning which of the 4 clubs in contention would most likely land the midfielder. At first, Gremio seemed to be winning the race but later on Flamengo always looked as the favourites to sign the former Ballon d'Or winner. In a short statement while talking to TV Globo, Galliani declared:
“I believe [that Ronaldinho] is 99.99% sure of joining Flamengo.”
The Ronaldinho transfer saga has been impacted by the player’s indecision over which club he must join. Gremio, Palmeiras, Corinthians or Flamengo? Ronaldinho remains hesitant at the disgust of living legend Pele.
“If he really loves Gremio, he should play there for free!” Pele told Globoesporte as he discussed about Ronaldinho’s transfer stories.
“He is set up for life already, right? That’s my opinion. I played a whole season [at Santos] for nothing,” the Brazilian superstar continued as he cited his 1974 season as an example.
“Santos were in financial ruins, and I gave them my salary to help the club.”
Pele is apparently extremely opposed to the current situation involving the ex-Barcelona play maker. Gremio are actually known to be the player’s boyhood idols as he is from Porto Alegre.
Former World Player of the Year Ronaldinho has reached an agreement with Italian club AC Milan to terminate his contract and move to Brazil, but the star has yet to decide in which club he will land.
Earlier this week, Ronaldinho seemed to be an inch away from joining Brazilian giants Gremio. The Imortal’s president Paulo Odone made a public statement Wednesday, in which he revealed how close the former Barcelona attacker was from being a member of his club.
"Ronaldinho only needs to complete the part where he rescinds his (AC) Milan contract," he said. "As for the rest, we have agreed on everything with him.
"We have a drafted contract with which we have agreed upon, and the respective lawyers (of both clubs) are currently working on finalizing it. Within the next 24-48 hours, we will have Ronaldinho’s signature, as we are doing everything we can to bring him here.
"I am here in front of the media because I am very optimistic about the negotiation (which is still going on). Ronaldinho wants to return to Brazil and play in the 2014 World Cup; he feels the best chance to do so is to overcome this (transfer) obstacle and join Gremio.
Transfer news about Ronaldinho’s departure from AC Milan just broke out on Thursday afternoon. The Brazilian star is set to go back to his home country during the January transfer window, Milan have confirmed.
Ronaldinho has been having a rather unpleasant time with the Rossoneri since moving from Barcelona where he had set high standards in football. Inevitably, he has transformed into a top transfer news topic as Adriano Galliani and the rest of the Rossoneri’s chiefs have decided to part company with the player.
Following a meeting with Ronaldinho’s agent and brother Roberto de Assis, AC Milan have confirmed that time is up for the midfielder at the San Siro. Sky Sports reported Milan’s vice-president Adriano Galliani as saying:
“We mutually agreed that Ronaldinho will leave Milan in January. Now, he had no desire to train because he no longer felt that he was part of a the project [in the club].”
Brazilian club Gremio and current AC Milan star Ronaldinho have agreed terms, RBS TV confirmed on Wednesday evening. A transfer for Ronaldinho from Italy to Gremio will see his 2-year spell with the Rossoneri come to an end.
It is believed that the Brazilian star, formerly the world’s best player, has been struggling to cope with the presence of newcomers Ibrahimovic and Robinho. Now, as Sampdoria’s Antonio Cassano looks well on his way to join AC Milan, the alert for Ronaldinho to quit the San Siro is ringing higher.
On Wednesday, Gremio President Paulo Odone spoke to RBS TV about the deal involving the Brazilian club and the 30-year-old star player. Odone declared:
“Concerning Gremio and Ronaldinho, everything is already set. The only thing that remains now is for [Ronaldinho’s agent] Roberto de Assis to negotiate the release of the player from AC Milan.
Diego Maradona and Dunga have made way for Sergio Batista and Mano Menezes respectively. Is Argentina ready to defy Brazil for South American leadership?
Things have worked out pretty well for Sergio Batista under a classic 4-3-3 formation in the few friendly matches he's played so far. Javier Pastore's excellent form has earned Palermo midfielder an opportunity in the starting squad, responsible for feeding Argentina's Trio of Doom (Angel Di Maria, Gonzalo Higuain and Lio Messi).
Sergio Batista's scheme resembles the one that lead Argentina to claim Olympic gold six years ago.
Brazil prepares for what could be an early Copa America final. Ronaldinho returns to the National Football Team after over 500 days and will be joining his fellow team mates Robinho and Thiago Silva against Albiceleste Gauchos.
"We won't centre our strategy in Ronaldinho, he'll have to play along. The crowds love the things he can do.. I do too, but I'll demand him to feed the strikers and build powerful offenses just like any other player." Said Dunga when asked about Dinho.
He never confirmed his presence on the starting eleven neither which role he'd occupy.
"We've only been together for a few days so far.. It'd be unfair for me to anticipate anything yet", he added.
Argentina misses many important players due to injuries: Carlos Tevez, Sergio Aguero, Walter Samuel, Fernando Gago and Gabriel and Diego Milito are all ruled out of the game.
Milan travel to Ajax in the hope of recording a second win in Group G.
Milan travel to Amsterdam to take on Ajax amidst uncertainty over who exactly is going to start the match. Many expect Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri to drop Ronaldinho and opt for a 4-4-2, which would see Clarence Seedorf behind Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Robinho. Filippo Inzaghi may also come on to play a role, but what is almost certain is that midfielder Kevin Boateng will get a rest after his committed outings for the club.
Though Milan defeated Genoa 1-0 over the weekend, the sceptics are still suspicious of the effectiveness of the team. The same old problems of lapses in concentration at Milan persist, as the Lazio game exemplified. After taking the lead against Lazio, Milan relaxed and allowed the equalizer, which had an air of inevitability about it.
Despite being invisible for the first half, Zlatan Ibrahimovic sprang to life in the second, scoring twice as Milan saw off Auxerre 2-0.
Milan were abysmal for the first half of their Group G encounter against Auxerre, but they eventually won on the virtue of two goals by Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The Swede barely managed a touch in the first 45 minutes, but after the restart he combined well with Ronaldinho and Milan's best player on the night, midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng.
Despite heavy investment, Milan still need to find a tactical balance.
Still smarting from a surprise 2-0 loss to Cesena, Milan host Auxerre at the San Siro in a compelling Group G encounter. Compelling not because of the parity between the two teams, but more because the game will offer another glimpse into how Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri will attempt to configure a star-studded team.
With just the addition of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Robinho, Milan have gone from also-rans to Champions League contenders. Were such a reputation premised on results and a comprehensive team assessment, many would be forgiven for harbouring such high hope. However, Milan resemble a lopsided team that can offer the likes of Pato and Ibrahimovic in attack, but only Mario Yepes and Luca Antonini in defence. True, the defensive duo are not exactly dismal options, but when comparing them to the class of the attack one gets the feeling that Milan privileged spectacle over substance this summer.
Nike’s World Cup video advert titled “WRITE THE FUTURE” seems to be the fans’ best football commercial at the moment, with over 6 millions views on YouTube despite its recent release on May 21. The video shows great stars among which are Didier Drogba, Cristiano Ronaldo, Fabio Cannavaro, Ronaldinho, Wayne Rooney, Frank Ribery, Andres Iniesta, Landon Donovan, Cesc Fabregas, Theo Walcott, Kobe Bryant, and it even has cameo appearances of the Simpsons. Nevertheless, it also presents relevant images with hidden facts and memories ahead of the 2010 World Cup.
Nike Video Description
First, we start by seeing the video, describing its scenes, and then analyzing its pictures as we advance in this post. It certainly makes sense to believe that Nike's main purpose through this commercial was to give away vital but brief revelations upon football's future, while fooling viewers with a mix of creativity and humor.
Although the advert's eye-openers might not be visible at first glance, they might be clear at second glance. The key to discovering the hidden messages inserted in the commercial, is to closely follow each and every moment of it, whilst leaving behind any doubt over Nike's audacity to bypass the attention of spectators in such a "smart way".
I have added the full version of the "WRITE THE FUTURE" ad below, as I challenge you readers to grab the tiniests details out of it which could lead you to the truth, and therefore enable you to make your notices and discoveries. Can you catch anything?
The former FIFA World Player of the Year will remain in Italy next season.
Speculation has been mounting over the future of Milan’s star man Ronaldinho recently; as it has been suggested a return to South America, to link up with Adriano at Flamengo, is a genuine possibility for next season.
The former Barcelona number 10 looks set to be snubbed by Dunga for the Brazilian squad to travel to the upcoming…