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Latest Stories Tim Vickery: Ronaldinho's moment of truth is at hand in Brazilian championshipupdated: Wed May 18 2011 17:20:00

I was talking recently to an American who got into soccer as a result of watching Ronaldinho at his extraordinary best -- which seems a long time ago. Now he is not sure whether to feel angry with the player for spending so long betraying his own almost unparalleled talent, or grateful that for a few years Ronaldinho hit a peak of performance that few have ever matched. Tim Vickery: Menezes ignores Ronaldinho and Robinho in latest Brazil call-upupdated: Wed Mar 09 2011 17:08:00

RIO DE JANEIRO -- I took a wander from my apartment here on Monday and one of the first people I saw was Ronaldinho, sitting enjoying a leisurely beer in a temporary break from the revelries of Carnaval. Seated to his right was another Ronaldinho, doing the same thing. On his left, yet another ... Tim Vickery: Flamengo gambles on Ronaldinhoupdated: Thu Jan 13 2011 12:53:00

In Rio Flamengo, fans came out by the thousands to give a euphoric welcome to new signing Ronaldinho. Some pundits have tried to pour water into their beer -- such as former top class referee Jose Roberto Wright, who argued in the sports daily Lance! that Flamengo had made a bad deal.

Ronaldinho returns to Brazil after sealing Flamengo moveupdated: Tue Jan 11 2011 14:58:00

Two-time world footballer of the year Ronaldinho has joined Flamengo on a four-year contract, the Brazilian club confirmed on Tuesday.

Milan: Ronaldinho returning to Brazilupdated: Wed Jan 05 2011 16:26:00

Former world player of the year Ronaldinho will return home to Brazil, according to his Italian club AC Milan.

Blackburn chase Ronaldinho and Beckhamupdated: Tue Jan 04 2011 13:28:00

Mid-table English Premier League side Blackburn Rovers want to sign former world player of the year Ronaldinho and persuade football icon David Beckham to come to them on loan from Los Angeles Galaxy.

Top five sports virals: fact or fiction?updated: Thu Sep 09 2010 10:09:00

The ball looked real. The shot looked real. Even the fear in the eyes of the hapless assistant, standing in front of one of the most powerful right arms in the history of tennis, looked real.

Skillful or staged?updated: Thu Sep 09 2010 10:09:00

CNN World Sport takes a look at some of the greatest viral videos.

Ronaldinho left out of Brazilian squadupdated: Tue Feb 09 2010 16:34:00

Ronaldinho's participation in this summer's World Cup finals now appears in serious doubt after the AC Milan playmaker was not named in Brazil coach Carlos Dunga's 22-man squad for next month's friendly international against Ireland in London. Tim Vickery: Ronaldinho's form may well see him make Brazil returnupdated: Tue Feb 02 2010 13:32:00

In a month's time comes the lone FIFA date for international fixtures before the end of the European season -- the only time teams preparing for the World Cup have the opportunity to be at full strength, with all their players available.

Nine-man Inter win crunch city derbyupdated: Sun Jan 24 2010 18:30:00

Nine-man Inter Milan surged nine points clear of city rivals AC Milan at the top of Serie A with a dramatic 2-0 win in the San Siro on Sunday night.

Ronaldinho hat-trick sees Milan close gapupdated: Sun Jan 17 2010 17:29:00

Ronaldinho plundered a hat-trick as AC Milan crushed 10-man Siena 4-0 on Sunday to close the gap on Serie A leaders Inter Milan to just six points and with the Milan derby to come next week. World Soccer: Ronaldinho named Player of the Decadeupdated: Tue Dec 15 2009 13:01:00

Ronaldo de Assis Moreira, better known as Ronaldinho, is World Soccer's Player of the Decade. Based on the votes cast by readers in the 10 annual votes between 2000 and '09, the Brazilian -- who was our World Player of the Year in '04 and '05 -- is the outstanding performer of the past 10 years. World Soccer: Can AC Milan afford for ex-star Ronaldinho to deliver?updated: Tue Dec 15 2009 12:59:00

Is Ronaldinho finally about to deliver? When the Brazilian ace was formally "presented" to the AC Milan faithful last year, he was greeted at the San Siro like some sort of all-conquering hero, wooed by pulsating samba rhythms, a firework display and a 30,000-strong crowd.

Sampdoria only draw to lose ground on Interupdated: Sun Oct 18 2009 17:20:00

Sampdoria lost ground on Inter Milan at the top of Serie A on Sunday when they were held to a 1-1 draw at Lazio in a game where both teams finished with 10 men. Gabriele Marcotti: Is Cristiano Ronaldo one of the all-time greats yet?updated: Wed Dec 03 2008 12:39:00

So Cristiano Ronaldo has won the Ballon d'Or as European Footballer of the Year (though, in fact, it's a bit of a misnomer: Any professional in the world is now eligible). And, barring an Act of God, he'll win the FIFA World Player Award as well.

Inter six points clear as rivals Milan loseupdated: Sun Nov 30 2008 16:54:00

Italian champions Inter Milan stretched their lead in Serie A after a 2-1 win over fellow title contenders Napoli combined with a 3-1 defeat for city rivals AC Milan at Palermo in Sunday's late game.

Dunga leaves Ronaldinho on sidelines againupdated: Tue Nov 04 2008 13:31:00

AC Milan star Ronaldinho has again been left out of Brazil's squad for a friendly match against Portugal. Tim Vickery: Brazil seeks more balance in lineupupdated: Mon Oct 13 2008 11:07:00

If you want to make friends and influence people at your new club, then scoring the only goal in the big local derby is a pretty good start.

Ronaldinho goal gives Milan derby victoryupdated: Sun Sep 28 2008 17:09:00

Ronaldinho celebrated his first league start for Milan by scoring the only goal of the game to give the Rossoneri a 1-0 derby win over Inter and send the Serie A champions crashing to their first defeat of the season. Gabrielle Marcotti: Ronaldinho, Mourinho have brought buzz to Serie Aupdated: Thu Aug 28 2008 15:37:00

If there's a new feeling of buzz around the Italian Serie A this season, much of it comes down to two men who are walking, talking hype machines: Ronaldinho and José Mourinho. Gabriele Marcotti: Readers respond to valuations of game's big starsupdated: Thu Jul 31 2008 11:26:00

My last column on the valuations of Ronaldinho and Cristiano Ronaldo seemed to get a lot of people's panties in a twist. I got twice the usual haul of correspondence, some of it articulate, some of it abusive, some of it downright bizarre. Gabriele Marcotti: What are Ronaldinho, Ronaldo worth?updated: Mon Jul 21 2008 10:43:00

Many years ago, I was taught about the invisible hand and free markets and how, by definition, something was worth whatever someone was willing to pay for it. Of course, I've since learned that it's all a crock of bull. Some markets may work that way, but in fact, most of them don't.

Milan supporters flock to see Ronaldinhoupdated: Fri Jul 18 2008 04:36:00

Thousands of fans turned up at the San Siro as AC Milan unveiled new signing Ronaldinho, following the completion of his 21 million euros ($33.6 million) move from Barcelona. Greg Lalas: Big names are beginning to misuse MLS as leverageupdated: Mon Jun 23 2008 13:14:00

Last week, when I heard the news that Ronaldinho had reportedly rejected a massive offer from to join the Los Angeles Galaxy, I nearly choked on my açaí juice. One thought flashed in my head: The odds Ronaldinho is coming to MLS this year are about as good as the odds that Gisele Bündchen will knock on my front door wearing a 1996 Tampa Bay Mutiny No. 15 jersey -- and nothing else.

City step up bid to sign Ronaldinhoupdated: Sun Jun 08 2008 06:52:00

Manchester City have sent representatives to Brazil in the hope of persuading Ronaldinho to sign for them.

What makes a viral ad?updated: Tue Jun 03 2008 22:43:00

How do you create something that people want to spend more time with, and also want their groups of friends or social community to spend more time with?

Barca ready for Ronaldinho to move onupdated: Mon May 19 2008 11:44:00

Barcelona are ready for twice world player of the year Ronaldinho to move on, said club president Joan Laporta.

Rijkaard expects Ronaldinho to leave Barcaupdated: Mon Apr 28 2008 11:38:00

Barcelona coach Frank Rijkaard has confirmed that he expects AC Milan target Ronaldinho to leave the Nou Camp at the end of this season.

Ronaldinho likely to switch to Milanupdated: Sat Apr 12 2008 07:52:00

Ronaldinho is likely to play for AC Milan next season, according to the Italian club and the player's agent.

Race on to sign Ronaldinhoupdated: Wed Apr 09 2008 07:55:00

Had the news broken a week earlier, it is fair to assume that news of Manchester City's interest in Ronaldinho would have been dismissed by most football fans as a rather too obvious April Fool's Day prank. Gavin Hamilton: Ronaldinho saga blows all other transfer gossip awayupdated: Tue Apr 08 2008 17:40:00

Prepare for sightings of Roberto de Assis, the brother and agent of Ronaldinho, all over Europe in the coming weeks.

Agent: Ronaldinho exit rumors unfoundedupdated: Tue Apr 08 2008 11:28:00

Ronaldinho's agent has played down growing speculation that the Brazil forward will be leaving Barcelona at the end of this season.

Ronaldinho ruled out for six weeksupdated: Fri Apr 04 2008 12:34:00

Barcelona's Brazilian forward Ronaldinho will miss most of the rest of the season after damaging a muscle in his right leg during training on Friday.

Barca cut gap after Real suffer shock defeatupdated: Sun Feb 17 2008 04:29:00

Real Madrid saw their Spanish title lead over Barcelona cut to five points after a shock 2-1 Primera Liga defeat away to Real Betis.

Ronaldinho back to boost Barcelonaupdated: Tue Jan 29 2008 12:50:00

Barcelona forward Ronaldinho has returned to training after a month on the sidelines due to injury. Lionel Messi es el Deportista del Año 2007 de SI Latinoupdated: Tue Dec 11 2007 15:45:00

Todos los jugadores profesionales, salvo los porteros, marcan un gran gol a lo largo de sus carreras. Los grandes delanteros, si tienen suerte, marcarán un gol que pase a la historia. La diferencia entre Leo Messi y los demás es que tiene toda su carrera por delante, pero ya ha marcado tres en 2007 que perdurarán como obras de arte y serán admirados en los museos del fútbol, como hoy admiramos a Leonardo da Vinci, de aquí a quinientos años.

Ronaldinho not going say Barcelonaupdated: Mon Dec 10 2007 06:19:00

Ronaldinho will not be leaving the Nou Camp during the January transfer window, Barcelona supremo Joan Laporta has insisted.

Ten Cate blasts Ronaldinho rumorsupdated: Fri Nov 16 2007 08:56:00

Chelsea coach Henk Ten Cate has dismissed claims that he is trying to bring Brazil star Ronaldinho to the English club.

Ronaldinho double gives Barca winupdated: Sun Nov 04 2007 17:49:00

Ronaldinho scored two trademark free-kicks as Barcelona beat Real Betis 3-0 to move within a point of leaders Real Madrid at the top of the Primera Liga table.

Ronaldinho back in Barcelona squadupdated: Sun Oct 21 2007 14:51:00

Ronaldinho has been recalled to the Barcelona squad for Tuesday's Champions League match against Rangers in Glasgow. Tim Vickery: Brazil improving as South Africa '10 qualifying beginsupdated: Tue Sep 18 2007 01:07:00

Qualifying for the World Cup is no cakewalk, even for Brazil. Luiz Felipe Scolari's side struggled to make it to Japan and South Korea in 2002 -- indeed, without a couple of strokes being pulled, Brazil may well have missed out entirely on the competition it ended up winning. Jonah Freedman: Sevilla soldiers on amid Puerta death, jumps to No. 2updated: Thu Sep 06 2007 02:59:00

OK kids, let's get this over with -- we're all looking ahead to the loads of international action this weekend. The bell may be tolling for England as far as qualification for Euro 2008, and Spain and the Netherlands face uphill battles.

Ronaldinho revives Barca's spiritsupdated: Wed Sep 05 2007 01:36:00

If any doubts over Ronaldinho's commitment to Barcelona still lingered, they ought to have been put to rest in the past few days.

Ronaldinho gains dual nationality updated: Mon Aug 27 2007 01:01:00

Barcelona's Brazil forward Ronaldinho was granted dual nationality by Spain on Monday, the Primera Liga club said.

Ronaldinho goal marks Brazil win updated: Wed Aug 22 2007 04:05:00

Ronaldinho, starting as a substitute after declining to take part in last month's Copa America, came off the bench to score the second goal in Brazil's 2-0 friendly win over Algeria on Wednesday.

Two-goal Ronaldinho inspires Barcaupdated: Sat Jul 28 2007 03:38:00

Ronaldinho scored twice as Barcelona wrapped up their Scottish pre-season tour with a convincing 3-1 win over Hearts before a record 57,857 home crowd on Saturday.

Ronaldinho escapes with 1-game banupdated: Tue May 29 2007 14:40:00

Barcelona star Ronaldinho on Tuesday received a one-match suspension from the Spanish league's competition commission for the red card he received after kicking out at an opponent in Saturday's win over Getafe.

Beginning of the end for Barca?updated: Fri Apr 27 2007 06:58:00

World Sport reporter Pedro Pinto reflects on Barcelona's rise and fall, following their shock cup defeat by Getafe.

Leaders Barcelona go three aheadupdated: Sat Mar 31 2007 16:15:00

Barcelona went three points clear at the top of the Primera Liga with a 2-1 home win over Deportivo la Coruna.

Ronaldinho is top paid footballerupdated: Fri Mar 30 2007 11:54:00

Manchester United are the richest team in world football and Ronaldinho the highest-earning player, according to a survey by Forbes magazine.

Ronaldinho, Beckham to face Unitedupdated: Wed Feb 28 2007 10:08:00

Twice World Player of the Year Ronaldinho has been confirmed in a Europe squad to play Manchester United in a jubilee charity match on March 13. Empires of inkupdated: Mon Feb 26 2007 12:14:00

BARCELONA, Spain -- It took an epic journey, nearly 5,500 miles from Las Vegas to New York City to Barcelona, to realize exactly what the New York Yankees mean to the United States.

Ronaldinho defended in fitness rowupdated: Fri Feb 23 2007 10:59:00

Barcelona players have defended team mate Ronaldinho over accusations that the Brazilian forward is overweight and out of shape.

Ronaldinho puts Barca three clearupdated: Sun Feb 11 2007 15:06:00

Barcelona forward Ronaldinho recaptured his form on Sunday when he struck twice to lead his side to a 2-0 win at home to Racing Santander that put them three points clear at the top of the Primera Liga.

Ronaldinho goal keeps Barca on topupdated: Sat Dec 09 2006 16:16:00

Ronaldinho continued his superb run of recent form when he earned Barcelona a 1-0 victory over struggling Real Sociedad at the Nou Camp on Saturday with his 11th league goal of the season.

Barca turn on style to go throughupdated: Tue Dec 05 2006 16:40:00

Holders Barcelona turned on the style to secure their place in the last 16 of the Champions League with a classy 2-0 victory over Werder Bremen in their final Group A match at the Nou Camp on Tuesday.

Barca sweep board at FIFPro awardsupdated: Mon Nov 06 2006 14:07:00

Spanish and European champions Barcelona and their leading players Ronaldinho, Lionel Messi and Samuel Eto'o swept the board in the annual awards announced by the professional players union FIFPro on Monday.

Barcelona inspired by Ronaldinhoupdated: Sat Oct 28 2006 17:43:00

Ronaldinho struck twice as he steered Barcelona to a flattering 3-0 win over Recreativo Huelva at the Nou Camp in the Primera Liga on Saturday.

Barca go clear after Valencia lossupdated: Sun Oct 15 2006 15:47:00

Barcelona moved three points clear at the top of the Primera Liga after a Ronaldinho double and virtuoso solo goal from Lionel Messi earned a 3-1 home win against high-flying Sevilla.

Ronaldinho will miss Barca openerupdated: Sun Aug 27 2006 12:02:00

Ronaldinho will miss Barcelona's opening game of the Primera Liga season at Celta Vigo on Monday after being injured during the 3-0 European Super Cup defeat by Sevilla on Friday.

Paris ready for a European classicupdated: Wed May 17 2006 08:58:00

Paris was awash with English and Spanish football fans on Wednesday, all heading for the Stade de France for one of the most eagerly-anticipated Champions League finals in years.

Help us choose the World Cup Dream Teamupdated: Mon May 01 2006 12:06:00

Throughout the World Cup, CNN is compiling its own "Dream Team" of the greatest-ever players who have competed in the tournament.

Brazilupdated: Wed Apr 26 2006 10:12:00

Group F | World ranking: 1

Ronaldinhoupdated: Fri Apr 21 2006 13:38:00

Brazil | Forward

Giuly gives Barca a priceless winupdated: Tue Apr 18 2006 16:47:00

Ludovic Giuly, who tasted defeat in the 2003 Champions League final with Monaco, gave Barcelona a great chance of reaching this year's tournament climax by scoring their goal in a priceless 1-0 semifinal first leg victory away to AC Milan.

Ronaldinho and Eto'o inspire Barcaupdated: Wed Apr 05 2006 15:32:00

Ronaldinho made amends for missing a penalty to score the first goal as Barcelona beat Benfica 2-0 in their Champions League quarterfinal second leg in the Nou Camp on Wednesday.

No deal: Ronaldinho stays at Barcaupdated: Wed Mar 08 2006 14:33:00

World and European player of the year Ronaldinho says no amount of money would tempt him away from Champions League quarterfinalists Barcelona.

Ronaldinho ruled out by ankle blowupdated: Mon Feb 27 2006 09:30:00

Barcelona forward Ronaldinho will miss Brazil's friendly against Russia on Wednesday because of an ankle injury.

Ronaldinho - I would have walked updated: Sun Feb 26 2006 15:51:00

Barcelona playmaker Ronaldinho said if team mate Samuel Eto'o had walked off the pitch after being racially abused at Real Zaragoza on Saturday, he would have gone too.

Ronaldinho is crowned world No. 1updated: Mon Dec 19 2005 15:27:00

Brazil and Barcelona star Ronaldinho was named World Player of the Year for the second straight year by soccer's governing body FIFA on Monday.

Ronaldinho equals Barcelona recordupdated: Sun Dec 11 2005 17:24:00

Ronaldinho produced another dazzling piece of skill to give Barcelona a 2-1 league win at home to Sevilla.

Ronaldinho in line for FIFA doubleupdated: Wed Nov 30 2005 11:53:00

Barcelona's Ronaldinho, team-mate Samuel Eto'o and Chelsea's Frank Lampard were shortlisted for FIFA's World Player of the Year award on Wednesday.

Ronaldinho hat-trick of top awardsupdated: Mon Nov 28 2005 14:32:00

Ronaldinho completed a hat-trick of awards when he was named European Footballer of the Year in Paris on Monday ahead of Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard.

Barcelona clinch top spot in groupupdated: Tue Nov 22 2005 16:22:00

Ronaldinho turned in another brilliant display when he led Barcelona to a 3-1 win over Werder Bremen at the Nou Camp to clinch top spot in Champions League Group C.

Superb Ronaldinho hits hat-trick updated: Tue Sep 27 2005 15:17:00

Ronaldinho led Barcelona to a scintillating 4-1 win over Udinese with a stunning hat-trick in his side's Champions League Group C match at the Nou Camp on Tuesday.

Barca on brink of Spanish triumphupdated: Sun May 08 2005 15:42:00

Barcelona are within touching distance of their first league title in six years after a storming 2-0 victory over last season's champions Valencia at the Mestalla on Sunday.

Fraud police probe Ronaldinho dealupdated: Wed Mar 16 2005 06:41:00

French fraud squad detectives are investigating how television channel Canal Plus put 15 million euros ($19.97 million) into the Swiss bank account of Brazil star Ronaldinho.

World stars in $10m tsunami boostupdated: Tue Feb 15 2005 17:00:00

World Player of the Year Ronaldinho turned on the style as his side beat Andriy Shevchenko's XI 6-3 on Tuesday in a tsunami relief benefit match expected to raise $10.38 million.

Ronaldinho too hot for Hong Kongupdated: Wed Feb 09 2005 11:18:00

World player of the year Ronaldinho gave a dazzling display as Brazil thrashed minnows Hong Kong 7-1 in a one-sided friendly on Wednesday.

Ronaldinho wins world player awardupdated: Mon Dec 20 2004 04:48:00

Barcelona and Brazil star Ronaldinho was crowned FIFA World Footballer of the Year on Monday at a gala evening at the Zurich opera house.

Three vying for world player awardupdated: Mon Nov 29 2004 08:56:00

Ukrainian striker Andriy Shevchenko of AC Milan, Thierry Henry of Arsenal and Barcelona's Ronaldinho are finalists for FIFA's 2004 World Player of the Year award.

Barcelona celebrate 'magical' win updated: Wed Nov 03 2004 05:08:00

Ronaldinho's brilliant late strike to give Barcelona a 2-1 win over AC Milan has given the Catalan giants real hope that they can lift the Champions League for a second time.

Milan beaten by Ronaldinho strikeupdated: Tue Nov 02 2004 17:27:00

A brilliant late strike from Ronaldinho gave dominant Barcelona a 2-1 win over AC Milan in an epic Champions League contest at the Nou Camp.

Ronaldinho deal delights Barcelonaupdated: Wed Jun 09 2004 11:44:00

Brazilian World Cup winning striker Ronaldinho has been given a major contract improvement by Spanish league runners-up Barcelona, the club has confirmed.

Ronaldinho fires Barcelona to winupdated: Sun May 16 2004 16:08:00

Barcelona stepped up the pressure on Real Madrid in the race for the runners-up place in the Primera Liga after they claimed a 1-0 win at home to Racing Santander.

Ronaldinho sent off after scoringupdated: Sat Apr 10 2004 14:08:00

Ronaldinho scored a 31st minute goal but was later sent off as Barcelona won 3-1 at lowly Valladolid.

Ronaldinho's TV ad proves a smashupdated: Tue Mar 02 2004 06:57:00

Brazilian forward Ronaldinho may have scored in the weekend win at Deportivo, but the Barcelona forward was sadly off target when filming a TV advert in an ancient cathedral.

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