The final price was 21.000.000e plus 4m if milan qqualify for champions league next year!
AC Milan and FC Barcelona have reached an agreement for the transfer of Ronaldinho to the Rossoneri’s club. Tomorrow the player will be in Milan for the medical and to sign the contract which will tie him to Milan until June 30th 2011.
Ronaldo de Assís Moreira (born March 21, 1980 in Porto Alegre), commonly known as Ronaldinho or Ronaldinho Gaucho, is a Brazilian footballer who plays for La Liga side FC Barcelona and the Brazil national team.
Ronaldinho, meaning “little Ronaldo,” is better known in Brazil by the nickname Ronaldinho Gaúcho, in order to distinguish him from Ronaldo, who was already called Ronaldinho in Brazil. Ronaldo simply went by his first name upon his move to Europe, thereby allowing Ronaldinho to drop the “Gaúcho” and remain simply as Ronaldinho.
Among his many achievements and accolades, Ronaldinho is a two-time winner of the FIFA World Player of the Year, European Footballer of the Year and FIFPro World Player of the Year awards.His contract with FC Barcelona runs until 2010, and he became a naturalized Spanish citizen in January 2007.
Ronaldo de Assis Moreira was born in Porto Alegre, a city in the Rio Grande do Sul region of Brazil. His mother, Miguelina, is a former salesperson who later studied to become a nurse. His father, João, was a shipyard worker and footballer for Cruzeiro, and suffered a fatal heart attack when Ronaldo was eight. After Ronaldo’s older brother, Roberto, signed with Grêmio, the family moved to a more affluent home in Porto Alegre, which was a gift from Gremio to convince Roberto to stay at the club. Roberto’s career was ultimately cut short by injury.
Ronaldo’s football skills began to blossom at an early age, and he was first given the nickname Ronaldinho because he was often the youngest and the smallest player in youth club matches. He developed an interest in futsal and beach football, which later expanded to organized football, and his first brush with the media came at the age of thirteen, when he scored all 23 goals in a 23-0 victory against a local team. Ronaldinho was identified as a rising star at the Egypt 1997 under-17 world championship, in which he scored two goals on penalty kicks.
Today, Roberto acts as Ronaldinho’s manager, while his sister, Deisi, works as his press coordinator. Ronaldinho became a father for the first time on February 25, 2005, after Brazilian dancer Janaína Nattielle Viana Mendes gave birth to their son, who was named João after Ronaldinho’s father.
individual * Pelé named Ronaldinho in his 125 Top Living Footballers in March 2004. * FIFA World Player of the Year: 2004, 2005 * World Soccer Player of the Year: 2004, 2005 * European Footballer of the Year: 2005 * FIFPro World Player of the Year 2005, 2006 * FIFPro World XI: 2005, 2006, 2007 * UEFA Club Footballer of the Year: 2005-06 * UEFA Club Best Forward: 2004-05 * UEFA Team of the Year: 2004, 2005, 2006 * Best foreign player in La Liga: 2004, 2006 * EFE Trophy: Best Ibero-American Player in La Liga: 2004 * FIFA World Cup 2002 All-Star team: 2002 * FIFA Club World Cup Bronze Ball Award: 2006 * FIFA Confederations Cup Top Scorer: 1999 * FIFA Confederations Cup Golden Ball: 1999 * Rio Grande do Sul State Championship Top Scorer: 1999
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