In terms of pure footballing talent, Ronaldinho rivals any player in the history of the game.
The Brazilian was a magician with the ball at his feet, capable of embarrassing any defender on the planet.
Ronaldinho gave joy to millions of football fans around the world during his playing career, particularly during his extraordinary five-year spell with Barcelona in the mid-2000s.
Some players are remembered for the trophies they win, others for the number of goals they scored, but Ronaldinho is remembered more fondly than most because he was a pure entertainer.
The South American possessed every trick in the book inside his locker and made football incredibly fun to watch whenever he played.
A sensational two-minute compilation video of Ronaldinho at his unstoppable best has gone viral on Twitter in recent days.
Words can’t do the footage justice, to be honest – just sit back and watch a true maestro at work:
The guy was out of this world. We might not see another player quite like him again.
Let’s check out some of the best reaction to the video:
What are the best quotes about Ronaldinho?
We’ll end with a handful of the best quotes about the Brazilian forward.
“Ronaldinho was responsible for the change in Barca. It was a bad time, and the change that came about with his arrival was amazing.
“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.”
“He is one of the greatest players I have ever seen.”
“Ronaldinho is total class – a very, very great player.”
“No one can compare to Ronaldinho. I remember his plays, his dribbles. I remember him winning every title at Camp Nou. He made history at Barca, he made history with Brazil, and he’s still making history.”
“There was a period in Ronaldinho’s time at Barcelona where he was almost unplayable.
“Effortless, relaxed, always with a smile on his face, he’s a genius with the ball. I love Brazilian football and he is one of the best ever players from that country.”
“I learned a lot from Ronaldinho and Robinho. Football is a tactical game and you sometimes have to be serious. But they taught me to always do it with a smile and have fun. I spent hours watching their clips on YouTube.”
“This is not normal. He’s not normal, he never has been. He lives in the magnetic spectrum.
“What a goal this is. Beyond world-class. Astonishing. Cooler than a bomb disposal expert. That is an amazing piece of football finishing by King Ronaldinho.”
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