Compilation Of 41-Year-Old Ronaldinho Vs Real Madrid Legends Proves He's Football's Greatest Entertainer
Ronaldinho rolled back the years with a wonderful performance for Barcelona against Real Madrid legends in Tel Aviv on Tuesday.
The 41-year-old, one of two Brazilian legends wearing the No.10 shirt for the Blaugrana alongside Rivaldo, dazzled in the 'Peace Clasico' at the Bloomfield Stadium.
Greats such as Luis Figo, Roberto Carlos and Deco all featured in the fixture but it was Ronaldinho who proved to be the star of the show in a five-goal thriller.
There's something about watching Ronaldinho play that will always make me smile :heart_eyes:- SPORTbible (@sportbible) July 20, 2021
The 2005 Ballon d'Or winner wasn't quite in peak physical condition but still continues to be an entertainer in every sense of the world.
He had the 29,400 in awe with a slew of fancy flicks, tricks and reverse passes and his outing was so impressive that YouTuber SVMM went and made a compilation of his best bits.
'R10' looked like he really enjoyed playing in Barca legends' first game for over a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He opened the scoring with an emphatic first-half penalty and busted out an iconic celebration.
17 years apart, Ronaldinho's celebration hasn't changed- ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) July 20, 2021
(via @FCBarcelona) pic.twitter.com/vVvdgJkS2y
Showing that he's most definitely still got it, the former AC Milan star hit the woodwork following a mazy run - while he also wasn't far off scoring a sublime long-rang lobbed effort when he spotted the goalkeeper off his line.
No other player has ever played with such swagger and joy and it's brilliant to see Ronaldinho with a smile on his face, doing what he loves - particularly after a challenging period.
He had a torrid 2020 as he and his brother spent time in a Paraguayan prison after a fake passport ordeal and then earlier this year, Ronaldinho's mother Dona passed away due to COVID-19.
A series of commercial deals have seen him earn a healthy pay packet following a tough spell financially and a film about his life and career titled 'The Happiest Man In The World' is slated for a release.
Topics: Ronaldinho, Football, Rivaldo, Barcelona, Luis Figo, Roberto Carlos, Real Madrid