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Ronaldinho: Career in numbers

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Ronaldinho has become a free agent after tearing up his contract with Flamengo who, the Brazilian claims, owe him £12 million in unpaid wages.

The 32-year-old joined the Rio de Janeiro side from AC Milan last year and has scored 28 goals in 71 appearances for the club, but is available once again after his decision to leave the club.

In his pomp, Ronaldinho was among the finest Brazilian exports in an illustrious history of Samba football, becoming the star of the Nou Camp for pre-Pep Guardiola Barcelona.

Ronaldinho still possesses the ability to perform to distinction in one of Europe's top leagues and, as the former Paris Saint-Germain ace reviews his options, GMF takes a look back at his career in numbers...

23

Ronaldinho first shot to prominence aged only 13, when his feats for local club Porto Alegre drew attention from the wider Brazilian press.

The teenager was the star performer in an astonishing 23-0 win for his side, displaying his immense potential by laying waste to the opposition.

Not only was Ronaldinho the best player on the pitch but, even more astonishingly, he scored every single one of Porto Alegre's 23 goals.

1,000,000

During his Barcelona pomp, Ronaldinho was the king of Nike's advertisements, and none were more iconic than when he appeared to defy logic on the Nou Camp pitch.

Provided with a new pair of boots, the Brazil international proceeds to juggle the football before reportedly volleying it onto the crossbar and taking it under control again.

This video became the first video to register 1,000,000 views on YouTube, and set a precedent for future virals.

2

In the mid-2000s, no player could touch Ronaldinho, and he was often rewarded for his exploits with individual recognition.

Ronaldinho was twice named FIFA World Player of the Year, with the award coming consecutively in 2004 and 2005.

He was also presented with the Ballon d'Or in 2005.

262

In a career spanning 16 seasons, Ronaldinho has found the net 262 times in 669 appearances in club football for five different sides.

He left Gremio for Paris with 72 strikes in 145 appearances before adding a further 25 during his time at the Parc des Princes.

A century of goals followed in a five year stint in Catalonia, before 29 goals for AC Milan and a further 28 strikes back in his native Brazil.

12

Ronaldinho can claim to have won 12 honours during his time as a professional, and has achieved success with every club he has played for.

He triumphed in the Rio Grande do Sul State Championship and South Cup with Gremio before winning the now defunct Intertoto Cup with Paris Saint-Germain.

Five honours followed with Barcelona, including to La Liga titles and a Champions League triumph in 2006, while AC Milan won Serie A during his spell at the San Siro.

Ronaldinho leaves Flamengo having helped the club claim the Taça Guanabara, Taça Rio and Campeonato Carioca.

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