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Ronaldinho's Famous 'Joga Bonito' Advert When He Was A Kid Will Always Be A Classic

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Ronaldinho's Famous 'Joga Bonito' Advert When He Was A Kid Will Always Be A Classic

Who remembers when Nike brought the beautiful game to our screens with Joga Bonito? It was a series of TV adverts designed to inspire a generation...and it certainly did that.

One of the main men behind this wonderful campaign was, of course, the great Ronaldinho - a man who encapsulated what it means to really love this beautiful game.

They documented a number of timelines in his career, including his glory days with Brazil, but perhaps the most famous is filmed when R10 was a young boy, destroying his opponents on the Futsal court.

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The former Barcelona forward recreated a number of scenes in that famous gold tank top and well, it's just the perfect nostalgia trip on his 41st birthday.

Sit back, relax and enjoy one of the greatest TV commercials of all time. Just listen to the music for starters.

Ronaldinho actually returned to the Futsal court back in 2017, joining a number of former players in the 'Premier Futsal' tournament, with six teams having one star player in their ranks.

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Ryan Giggs, Deco, Hernan Crespo and Michel Salgado all took part, and in perhaps the most memorable moment, Ronaldinho's Delhi Dragons mounted an extraordinary comeback to draw 5-5 with Scholes and the Bengaluru Royals.

R10's side were 4-0 and 5-1 down during the game, but inspired by the Samba star himself, who netted a hat-trick, they fought to earn a share of the spoils.

Just check these highlights out.

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To make the scores 5-4 and bag his third, the 2005 Ballon d'Or winner rinsed the onrushing goalkeeper with the naughtiest nutmeg you'll ever have the pleasure of watching before applying a no-look finish when the 'keeper did his best to get back to deny him.

What a player. Is he one of the greatest of all time?

Let us know in the comments.

Featured Image Credit: Nike

Topics: Ronaldinho, Football, Nike, Brazil

Jack Kenmare
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