Ronaldinho Gaucho, the Brazilian Legend has officially announced his visit to Pakistan which will see him playing an exhibition match. This news has given Goosebumps to the football lovers residing in Pakistan. Witnessing one of the best attacking midfielder of the game; may be the best ever, would be a moment to cherish forever.
Ronaldinho Tweets Officially
The Brazilian icon is currently the ambassador of FC Barcelona since 2016. Gaucho tweeted about his visit to Pakistan yesterday as he posted a video in which he is holding on to a Pakistani Flag.
— Ronaldinho Gaúcho (@10Ronaldinho) March 12, 2017
This made the news go viral and the fans are now surely printing the magician’s name on their football jerseys.
The former FC Barcelona hero will play in an exhibition match which would be held in Karachi. A player of such an immense caliber, who achieved it all, lived it all in the top flight football would be a treat to watch from the stands. It is still a dream lived by millions across the globe to see him playing live, making the defenders dance on the field.
Leisure Leagues Made This Possible
“I can confirm that Leisure Leagues will be bringing Ronaldinho to Pakistan. More details of this will be revealed in our press conference in the next few days,” said Shahrukh Sohail, country consultant of Leisure Leagues according to Geo TV’s website. Moreover, there are seven more footballers who will come to Pakistan along with Ronaldinho. We are not sure about the names since it has not been announced so far, but they are players who have all played at the highest level.
A Great Career
At club level, Ronaldinho played the bulk of his career with European clubs Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona and Milan. He then returned to Brazil to play for Flamengo and Atlético Mineiro before moving to Mexico to play for Querétaro. Gaucho won the La Liga twice, the UEFA Champions League in 2006 and accumulated numerous individual awards. He also won the FIFA World Player of the Year in 2004 and 2005 and the Ballon d’Or in 2005. Ronaldinho was named in the FIFA 100, a list of the world’s greatest living players compiled by the veteran Pelé.
The boy from Porto Alegre had a glorious international career as well. Winning 97 caps for his national team and the memorable World cup victory in 2002 came in his prime. The trio going forward were devastating which included the likes of Rivaldo and Ronaldo along side with him.
That Free Kick
Brazil were facing a strong England side in the Quarter Finals of the 2002 World Cup. Michael Owen had put England in the lead lapsing on to a mistake by the center back Lucio.
Rivaldo equalized at the stroke of half time with Ronaldinho setting up the goal before he scored the memorable winner. The winner against England in the Quarters from a dead ball situation is a moment we do not expect to happen ever again in football.
Such is the class Ronaldinho carries that he might be the only guy ever to score each goal in a 23-0 victory during his teenage.
He was too good for the likes of media as well. A Nike commercial, he featured in was the first video on YouTube to reach the landmark of a million viewers.