Ronaldinho

  • Brazil's Ronaldinho puts mansion up for World Cup rent May 25, 2014

    Brazilian soccer midfielder Ronaldinho is putting his Rio de Janeiro mansion on the rental market during the last half of the World Cup. The two-time FIFA player of the year and 2002 World Cup winner, says on his Facebook page, "I am placing my house in Rio up for rent" and...
  • Kaka, Ronaldinho, Coutinho miss out on Brazil's 23-man football WC squad May 20, 2014

    Sao Paulo: Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari announced his World Cup squad on Wednesday without any major surprises, choosing most of the players who won last year's Confederations Cup. Scolari's 23-name list includes 16 players who were in the team that won last year's warm-up tournament by beating world champion Spain...
  • Former Barcelona star Ronaldinho admits form slump April 18, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: Ronaldinho has admitted to performing below expectations as he strives to earn a Brazil recall for this year's World Cup. The 34-year-old has not played for the Selecao since April last year and is considered a rank outsider to make Luiz Felipe Scolari's 23-man World Cup squad...
  • Ronaldinho snubs Besiktas to stay with Atletico, say club January 10, 2014

    Brazilian striker Ronaldinho has signed a new contract with Atletico Mineiro after turning down a move to Turkish side Besiktas, the club said in a statement on Thursday. "He's re-signed!" Atletico's president Alexandre Kalil announced on Twitter. Besiktas said at the end of last month that they were keen to sign...
  • Ronaldinho recovering fast, on course for Club World Cup November 9, 2013

    Sao Paulo: Ronaldinho's thigh injury has improved quicker than expected and his club Atletico Mineiro now say he is likely to play in the Club World Cup in Morocco in December. The former Barcelona midfielder trained on Friday and coach Cuca told reporters he could return to action against Fluminense in...
  • Ronaldinho hopeful of World Cup recall November 2, 2013

    Rio de Janeiro: Ronaldinho has not given up hope of earning an international recall by Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari for next year's World Cup. The 33-year-old has not played since September after rupturing his left adductor while training with Brazilian side Atletico Mineiro. A video posted Friday by Ronaldinho on...
  • Injured Ronaldinho could miss Club World Cup September 28, 2013

    London: Ronaldinho is in a race against time to be fit for the Club World Cup in December after suffering a serious groin injury, South American champions Atletico Mineiro said on Friday. The Brazilian team's doctor Rodrigo Lasmar said the former Barcelona and AC Milan playmaker had felt pain in his...
  • Schalke to bid for Ronaldinho: reports August 30, 2013

    Rio de Janeiro: Brazilian footballer Ronaldinho is reportedly being pursued by German club Schalke 04 ahead of Monday's European transfer deadline. The Bundesliga club have turned their attention to the two-time FIFA World Player of the Year after their first choice target Samuel Eto'o joined Chelsea, reports Xinhua. "Schalke is looking for...
  • Ronaldinho bids for rare continental double July 22, 2013

    Although his World Cup dream looks distant, Ronaldinho is only one match away from joining a select group of players who have won the European Champions League and the Libertadores Cup, its South American equivalent. The gifted 33-year-old returned to Brazil in January 2011 after a slump in his European...
  • Atletico Mineiro's Ronaldinho ready for Libertadores Cup semi-final July 3, 2013

    Belo Horizonte, Brazil: With Confederations Cup outcast Ronaldinho itching for action and forwards Jo and Bernard back after Brazil's success, Atletico Mineiro play Newell's Old Boys on Wednesday with a Libertadores Cup final on their minds. Atletico travel to the Argentine city of Rosario for the first leg of the semi-final...
  • Ronaldinho, Kaka left out of Brazil's Confederations Cup team May 14, 2013

    Sao Paulo: Ronaldinho and Kaka have been left out of Brazil's team for the Confederations Cup in June. Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari on Tuesday also overlooked Alexandre Pato and Ramires for the World Cup warm-up tournament that Brazil will host. The team does include Santos' Neymar, Chelsea's Oscar, Real...
  • Brazil booed by own fans in 2-2 draw with Chile April 25, 2013

    Brazil were booed by their own fans after stumbling to a 2-2 draw with Chile in their first friendly at a 2014 World Cup stadium on Wednesday. The match at the newly refurbished Mineirao in Belo Horizonte was coach Luiz Felipe Scolari's last test before naming his squad on May...
  • Ronaldinho named Brazil captain against Chile April 24, 2013

    Sao Paulo: Ronaldinho will captain Brazil in their friendly against Chile on Wednesday, moving into a strong position to confirm his spot in the Confederations Cup squad. Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari reiterated his confidence in the two-time FIFA player of the year on Tuesday, picking him to lead the team...
  • It's either Kaka or Ronaldinho for Brazil, insists Scolari April 23, 2013

    Sao Paulo: Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari will likely choose between Ronaldinho and Kaka for his squad at the Confederations Cup in June. The coach said in an interview with Folha de S. Paulo newspaper published Monday that he almost certainly won't pick both players when Brazil host the World...
  • Ronaldinho in Brazil squad to play friendly against Chile April 17, 2013

    Rio de Janeiro: Two-time FIFA World Player of the Year Ronaldinho has been named in Brazil's squad for next week's friendly against Chile. His inclusion comes after an impressive display in Brazil's 4-0 win over Bolivia earlier this month, a match that marked the 33-year-old's return to the team after being...
  • Ronaldinho still in my World Cup plans: Scolari March 6, 2013

    Rio de Janeiro: Brazil's national football coach Luiz Felipe Scolari insists that former star Ronaldinho remains in his World Cup plans despite leaving the two-time FIFA World Player of the Year out of a 22-man squad to face Italy and Russia. Speaking during a press conference here on Tuesday, Scolari...
  • Ronaldinho told he must justify his Brazil inclusion February 5, 2013

    London: Ronaldinho has been told by coach Luiz Felipe Scolari that he must justify his surprise inclusion for Brazil after a one-year absence. The 32-year-old has been in and out of the Brazil squad over the last few years and missed the 2010 World Cup as his career went steadily...
  • Ronaldinho returns to Brazil squad after a year January 23, 2013

    Rio De Janeiro: Mercurial forward Ronaldinho was given another chance by Brazil as Luiz Felipe Scolari named his first squad since returning for a second stint as coach on Tuesday. Scolari, who led Brazil to their fifth world title in 2002 and was called back in November to lead their...
  • Ronaldinho overwhelmed with India welcome January 9, 2013

    Former Brazil football star Ronaldinho relates his India experience in an interview with CNN-IBN in Pune. ...
  • Neymar will surpass Messi as world's best: Ronaldinho December 10, 2012

    Rio de Janeiro: Ronaldinho says his former Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi will one day be overtaken as the world's best player by Brazil's promising star Neymar. Ronaldinho said he expected Messi to win the Ballon d'Or for a record fourth consecutive time in January ahead of Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo...
  • Kaka in Brazil squad for friendly against Colombia October 30, 2012

    Rio de Janeiro: Kaka has kept his place in the Brazil squad after his impressive return last month but Shakhtar Donetsk players were again overlooked by coach Mano Menezes. Menezes, naming his squad for next month's friendly against Colombia in the United States, also declined to give Ronaldinho another chance...
  • 'India should follow Japan model for improvement' October 22, 2012

    Kolkata: Brazilian World Cup winner Dunga on Monday urged India should take a cue from Japan to develop their standard of football. "One can learn from the way Japan did it. They brought in talented coaches from outside like Brazil to train them. The youngsters should also be given training...
  • Ronaldinho loses Coke deal for drinking Pepsi July 11, 2012

    Rio de Janeiro: Former Brazilian star midfielder's decision to have a sip of Pepsi at a press conference cost him dearly as rivals Coke pulled the plug on his endorsement deal. The former Barcelona man had himself to blame for his pocket being $760,000 lighter. Coke released Ronaldinho for giving Pepsi...
  • I didn't party before Inter match: Ronaldinho February 5, 2010

    Ronaldinho has said he did not have a party before Milan's match against Inter, claiming the allegations are an invention. Reports alleged Milan lost the game 2-0 because he had thrown a party for his friends just days before kick off - a story that has been met with opposition. "I was...
  • Ronaldinho not to retire, wants Brazil recall: Agent September 22, 2009

    New Delhi: There have been reports emanating from the Spanish media that AC Milan's Ronaldinho was considering retiring from the game, but his brother, who also serves as his agent, has moved to dismiss the rumours. "My brother is not thinking about retirement at all," Roberto de Assis explained in...
  • Ronaldinho, Ronaldo out of Brazil's Confederations Cup team May 23, 2009

    New Delhi: Dunga has not included Ronaldinho or Ronaldo in his Brazil squad for next month's World Cup Qualifiers or the Confederations Cup this summer. The AC Milan midfielder has been out of form for club and country lately and earlier this year he was only amongst the substitutes in the...
  • Brazil regains confidence after win over Peru April 2, 2009

    Sao Paolo: Brazil regained some of its confidence after a convincing win over Peru in World Cup qualifying. Brazil rebounded from its lackluster draw against Ecuador by defeating Peru 3-0 Wednesday, returning to second place in South American qualifying. “We had a lot of problems coming into this match,” Brazil coach Dunga...
  • Ronaldinho back in Manchester City sight: Reports February 4, 2009

    New Delhi: The Brazilian superstar is becoming unsettled due to a lack of playing time at AC Milan and Manchester City may benefit as a result. After a great start to the season for summer signing Ronaldinho, the star player finds himself constantly sitting on the bench at Milan, taking a...
  • Ronaldinho receives three match Coppa ban January 17, 2009

    New Delhi: AC Milan star Ronaldinho has been banned for three Coppa Italia matches after an incident that occurred when the Rossoneri took on Lazio last month. The Italian Sports Court has ruled to suspend Milan attacker Ronaldinho for an incident that occurred in the Coppa Italia match against Lazio on...
  • If Beckham does well he should stay longer: Ronaldinho December 30, 2008

    New Delhi: AC Milan star Ronaldinho thinks that if David Beckham performs well in his brief stint with the club, he should be kept on for more than just a few months. David Beckham's loan deal with Milan has sparked a lot of debate in Italy, which isn't likely to end...