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'Utterly Unbelievable': Fans React As Ronaldinho Highlight Reel Goes Viral

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'Utterly Unbelievable': Fans React As Ronaldinho Highlight Reel Goes Viral

A compilation video of Ronaldinho at his dazzling best has gone viral on Twitter, with fans taking time to remember the former Ballon d'Or winner when he was at his unstoppable best.

The Brazilian was a special footballer, one blessed with flair, trickery and a penchant for the spectacular.

His joyful, almost care-free style made the former Barcelona great a cult hero to millions throughout the mid-2000s.

However, for all of the skill and showboating on display, Ronaldinho did also win his fair share of silverware.

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After helping Brazil to lift the 2002 World Cup, the midfielder then left PSG for Catalonia, where he would link up with Frank Rijkaard at FC Barcelona.

Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA

Two La Liga triumphs and a Champions League title in 2006 would follow, with the man himself picking up the 2005 Ballon d'Or award for good measure.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi may be the undisputed kings of the modern era, but as many fans were keen to point out on social media, with Ronaldinho, it was never about the numbers.

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Watch the video of the great man in full flow right here.



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As you can imagine, the replies were full of admiration for Ronaldinho, who did things no other footballer was capable of.

The 41-year-old captured the imagination of fans around the world, not just those of FC Barcelona.


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His star may have only burned bright for a very short period of time, but those who did witness his prime years tell of his magnificence on the ball.

One of Ronaldinho's biggest fans is the man who replaced him as Barcelona's star man, Lionel Messi.

The Argentine once said of his former teammate: "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."

In so many ways, Ronaldinho helped lay the foundations for the Barcelona sides that would dominate world football in the decade to come.

Topics: Ronaldinho, Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona, Lionel Messi, 2002 World Cup, Champions League, La Liga, Ballon d’Or

Tom Fenton
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