Ronaldinho Quotes About Soccer, Life & Motivation

These Ronaldinho quotes will give you more reasons to love soccer. Ronaldinho’s full name is Ronaldo de Assis Moreira and he was born on 21 March 1980 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. He took retirement from professional football on 16 January 2018. He mostly played as an attacking midfielder during most of his career at European clubs Barcelona, Milan & Paris Saint-Germain as well as for the Brazilian national team. Ronaldinho is considered as one of the best players of his generation and regarded by many as one of the greatest of all time. Ronaldinho skills were amazing due to his agility, pace and dribbling ability, as well as his use of tricks, overhead kicks, no-look passes and accuracy from free-kicks. In 1998, he made his senior debut for Grêmio.

At age 20, he moved to Paris Saint-Germain in France before signing for Barcelona in 2003. At international level, Ronaldinho played 97 matches for the Brazil national team, scoring 33 goals. He represented his country in two FIFA World Cups, and 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.

Best Ronaldinho Quotes

  1. “The boss knows what he’s doing.”
  2. “Nothing is won yet. This talk about favourites is something from the past. You have to get there and give it 100 percent and show that you are doing well, winning match by match.”
  3. “It is not just about the money, it is about what you achieve on the pitch.”
  4. “We knew this would happen. When a team finishes as champion something similar always occurs. Opponents work out how you play, they mark you very closely and hardly let us move.”
  5. “To be here with all those great players applauding me is a dream come true.”
  6.  “I have the chance to do for a living what I like the most in life, and that’s playing football. I can make people happy and enjoy myself at the same time.”  ,Ronaldinho quotes life
  7. “He is the man that makes the difference between a team that plays well and another that is really memorable. He alone can decide one game.”
  8. “My game is based on improvisation. Often, a forward does not have the time to think too much. You have a second, rarely more, to decide whether to dribble, shoot or pass to the right or left. It is instinct that gives the orders.”  ,Ronaldinho quotes practice
  9. “A lot of the moves I make originate from futsal. It’s played in a very small space, and the ball control is different in futsal. And to this day my ball control is pretty similar to a futsal player’s control.” , Ronaldinho quotes about futsal
  10. “Paolo Maldini and John Terry are two of the toughest men I have met on the field.”
  11. “When I got to the senior national team, there was another Ronaldo, so they started calling me Ronaldinho because I was younger.”
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  13. “I think each player has an individual style. Each is concerned with giving the best to his team, and I think my best talent is dribbling and setting up goal situations, giving an assist or deceiving one of the other team’s players.”
  14. “I feel very privileged to be asked to be featured in another FIFA Soccer release, … The game gives me the opportunity to play the matches I want to play every day of the week – even while away from the field.”
  15. “It was lovely to receive the affection from some of the supporters of our biggest rival, … It doesn’t happen to you very often in your career.”
  16. “I never saw myself outside Barca. I only listened to their offer and wasn’t interested in what other clubs were doing.”
  17. “The most important thing for us is to realize that last season is over and this one is completely different. And that if we don’t run or battle until the end we won’t win anything.”
  18. “I remember seeing Eric Cantona play for Manchester United. The way he used to control games was special to watch.”
  19. “My best has to be for Barcelona against Villarreal in 2006 – that is the one I am asked most about, and it is the one I am most proud of. Xavi chipped the ball to me, I chested it down, twisted and hit an overhead kick. It was the final goal in a 4-0 win.”
  20. “I am very happy in this side and this type of contentment doesn’t have a price. I want for nothing here and look forward to staying for many years.” ,On Barcelona
  21. “It doesn’t change much for me really and my motivation remains the same – to create a beautiful future with Barcelona, winning many titles.”
  22. “They are all excellent players, well-known everywhere and among the best in the world. It is fantastic to have the trust of the Brazilian coach.”
  23. “We put on a great show, … It was our best performance of the competition.”
  24. “I’m pleased firstly because of the win and secondly for helping the team with my goals. It’s a good result for the team and we have to keep working.”
  25. “Of course, I follow Bollywood. In fact, it’s widely followed in Brazil.”
  26. “I am passionate about music – and people think because I go to places where I can enjoy music I have to be partying. It isn’t true.”
  27. “This award is as much for my teammates at Barcelona and Brazil.”
  28. “My family is everything. I am what I am thanks to my mother, my father, my brother, my sister… because they have given me everything. The education I have is thanks to them.”
  29. “I am ugly, but what I do have is charm.”
  30. “For me soccer provides so many emotions, a different feeling every day. I’ve had the good fortune to take part in major competitions like the Olympics, and winning the World Cup was also unforgettable. We lost in the Olympics and won in the World Cup, and I’ll never forget either feeling.”
  31. “Today, Manchester United are one of the three best clubs in the world.”
  32. “I have never imagined doing anything other than football, but now, thinking about it coldly, if I hadn’t been a footballer, I would have been a musician.”
  33. “I think each player has an individual style. Each is concerned with giving the best to his team, and I think my best talent is dribbling and setting up goal situations, giving an assist or deceiving one of the other team’s players.”
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  34. “I am passionate about music – and people think because I go to places where I can enjoy music I have to be partying. It isn’t true.”
  35. “Football is a great love because I was born into a family of players and therefore born into football. I’m fortunate to have a style of play that a lot of people like. It’s a privilege to be able to do what I like best and in my own way, but I’m fortunate that people like it, and that motivates me even more.”
  36. “Brazil goes into every World Cup expecting to win – so when it is in Brazil it is expected even more. You can’t understand what the World Cup means to our country.”
  37. “I think it is an important award because no one can judge soccer better than the players themselves,”  ,Ronaldinho quotes about soccer
  38. “If you’re playing for five hours you don’t want to score goals all the time and I loved dribbling. I could score a goal, but I preferred to dribble.”
  39. “I have never imagined doing anything other than football, but now, thinking about it coldly, if I hadn’t been a footballer, I would have been a musician.”  ,Ronaldinho quotes about football
  40. “They are three very important competitions. I am trying to take each one at a time. My priority is to win the Champions League which is the top club football competition, something that any player wants to win.”
  41. “I grew up in a house that was always happy, and my family was always music, music. I started playing percussion very young, because I had some uncles who were musicians and all my aunts were singers.”  ,Ronaldinho gaucho quotes
  42. “The toughest opponents for me are the defenders who are tough in the way they play – where you can’t see a way through.”
  43. “When I was 7, I started playing with a club. The only grass on the field was in the corner. There was no grass in the middle! It was just sand.”  ,Ronaldinho quotes sayings
  44. “Ashley Cole is a fantastic defender. I have seen him keep the best players in the world quiet.”
  45. “Ever since I was a kid, I’ve dreamt about winning the Brazilian league, and I still dream about it now. I am doing everything I possibly can to make my dream come true.”
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    Ronaldinho quotes By Famous Personalities

  47. “In the first year, he didn’t win anything, but people fell in love with him. Then the trophies started coming and he made all those people happy. Barca should always be grateful for everything he did.” – Zinedine Zidane
  48. “Ronaldinho was responsible for the change in Barca. It was a bad time, and the change that came about with his arrival was amazing.” – Messi   ,Ronaldinho quotes by Messi
  49. “Ronaldinho is total class – a very, very great player.” – Nani
  50. “I’d never seen a player like that. It was my early knockings in the Champions League and seeing him play was like, ‘Wow, this player is from a different planet to the rest of us.” – Laurent Blanc
  51. “I played against him when he first came to Europe to play for Paris Saint-Germain in 2001 and even then you could tell he would one day become the best player in the world.” – Diego Maradona
  52. “He is one of the greatest players I have ever seen.” – Ray Hudson
  53. “The best player in history? Ronaldinho. Because when he was at his best nobody could compare. He always had a smile on his face as well. He had skill, scored fantastic goals and put magic into the game.” – Frank Lampard
  54. “This is not normal. He’s not normal, he never has been. He lives in the magnetic spectrum. What a goal this is. Beyond world-class. Astonishing. Cooler than a bomb disposal expert. That is amazing piece of football finishing by King Ronaldinho.” – Carlo Ancelotti
  55. “The important thing is to play with champions, and Ronaldinho without doubt is one of them. There was a period in Ronaldinho’s time at Barcelona where he was almost unplayable.” – David Beckham
  56. “I learned a lot from Ronaldinho and Robinho. Football is a tactical game and you sometimes have to be serious. But they taught me to always do it with a smile and have fun. I spent hours watching their clips on YouTube.” –  Ruud van Nistelrooy
  57. “Effortless, relaxed, always with a smile on his face, he’s a genius with the ball. I love Brazilian football and he is one of the best ever players from that country.” – Kevin-Prince Boateng
  58. “We wondered how it was possible there was so much talent in one body. It was unbelievable.” – Neymar
  59. “When you play with him and see what he does with a ball, nothing surprises me anymore. One of these days, he will make the ball talk.” – Deco
  60. “Ronaldinho was more talented than Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. When we didn’t know what to do, he would create chances to score.” – Eden Hazard
  61. “No one can compare to Ronaldinho. I remember his plays, his dribbles. I remember him winning every title at the Camp Nou. He made history at Barca, he made history with Brazil, and he’s still making history.” – Eidur Gudjohnsen
  62.  “I just can’t get enough of watching him play – he’s a delight for the eye.” – Frank Rijkaard

Amazing Ronaldinho facts:-

  • Ronaldinho won two FIFA World Player of the Year awards and a Ballon d’Or
  • In his second season with Barcelona, he won his first FIFA World Player of the Year Award, as Barcelona won La Liga
  • His Nike commercial was the first Youtube video to reach 1 million views
  • He was instrumental in Barcelona winning the UEFA Champions League, their first in fourteen years, as well as another La Liga title, giving Ronaldinho his first career double
  • After scoring two spectacular solo goals in El Clásico, Ronaldinho became the second Barcelona player, after Diego Maradona in 1983, to receive a standing ovation from Real Madrid fans at the Santiago Bernabéu
  • He was named in the UEFA Team of the Year and the FIFA World XI three times, honoured as the UEFA Club Footballer of the Year in 2006 and was named in the FIFA 100, a list of the world’s greatest living players compiled by Pelé
  • As captain, Ronaldinho led his nation to its second ever Confederations Cup title in 2005 and was named Man of the Match in a 4–1 victory over archrivals Argentina in the final
  • Ronaldinho is one of eight players to have won the FIFA World Cup, the UEFA Champions League and the Ballon d’Or
  • At the age of 13, he once scored every goal in a 23-0 win in his local youth league

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