Ronaldinho

Date of birth21 March 1980
Place of birthPorto Alegre
NationalityBrazilian
Weight71 kg
Height1.76 m
PositionMidfielder

Full name is: Ronaldo de Assis Moreira Ronaldinho Gaucho

HONOURS (upto and inc 2002) - World Cup Winner 2002. Copa America Winner 1999.

Ronaldinho shot to world prominence in 1999 when his goal in the Copa America was likened to Pele's famous goal in the 1958 World Cup Final.

He had already established his reputation in Brazil with Gremio, attracting the attention of top European clubs. It was Paris St Germain who finally secured his signature but only after a protracted transfer wrangle. The on-going arguments clearly affected his early form in Le Championnat but he later settled down.

Arguably the most exciting Brazilian player to emerge since France '98, Ronaldinho has a proven goalscoring record from midfield or when he is used further forward. As well as tremendous ball control and dribbling skills, he will be a serious threat from free-kicks.

He converted Brazil's penalty in their 4-0 Group C win against China. He also netted the freak winner in the quarter final meeting with England but minutes later became only the fourth player in World Cup finals history to score then be sent-off in the same game.

He returned from the subsequent suspension to play in the Final victory against Germany.

He was selected for FIFA's All-Star squad.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Grêmio Porto Alegre 01 Jul 2001
Paris St Germain 01 Jul 2001 19 Jul 2003
Barcelona 19 Jul 2003

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2001-02 Paris St Germain French Championnat 19
9
9
8
2001-02 Paris St Germain UEFA Cup 5
1
2
1
2002-03 Paris St Germain French Championnat 20
7
8
3
1
2002-03 Paris St Germain UEFA Cup 4
1
2003-04 Barcelona Primera Liga 32
15
8
1
2003-04 Barcelona UEFA Cup 7
4
2
2004-05 Barcelona Primera Liga 35
9
5
2004-05 Barcelona UEFA Champions League 4
2
2005-06 Barcelona UEFA Champions League 3
1
2006-07 Barcelona UEFA Champions League 4
2006-07 Barcelona UEFA Super Cup 1
2008-09 AC Milan UEFA Cup
1
1
2009-10 AC Milan UEFA Champions League 2
1
2


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
04 Aug 2001 Auxerre v Paris St Germain D 0-0 French Championnat 2
11 Aug 2001 Paris St Germain v FC Sochaux Montbeliard D 0-0 French Championnat 3
18 Aug 2001 AS Monaco v Paris St Germain D 0-0 French Championnat 4
25 Aug 2001 Paris St Germain v Rennes D 0-0 French Championnat 5
08 Sep 2001 Paris St Germain v RC Lens D 0-0 French Championnat 6
15 Sep 2001 Lorient v Paris St Germain D 0-0 French Championnat 7
18 Sep 2001 Paris St Germain v Rapid Bucuresti D 0-0 UEFA Cup 1st round 1st leg
21 Sep 2001 Paris St Germain v Montpellier D 0-0 French Championnat 8
25 Sep 2001 Rapid Bucuresti v Paris St Germain D 0-0
Agg: 0-0
UEFA Cup 1st round 2nd leg
14 Oct 2001 Paris St Germain v Olympique Lyonnais D 0-0 French Championnat 10
18 Oct 2001 Paris St Germain v Rapid Wien D 0-0 UEFA Cup 2nd round 1st leg
21 Oct 2001 Sedan v Paris St Germain D 0-0 French Championnat 11
27 Oct 2001 Paris St Germain v Bastia D 0-0 French Championnat 12
01 Nov 2001 Rapid Wien v Paris St Germain D 0-0
Agg: 0-0
UEFA Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
04 Nov 2001 Troyes v Paris St Germain D 0-0 French Championnat 13
17 Nov 2001 Paris St Germain v Guingamp D 0-0 French Championnat 14
22 Nov 2001 Rangers v Paris St Germain D 0-0 UEFA Cup 3rd round 1st leg
25 Nov 2001 Nantes v Paris St Germain D 0-0 French Championnat 15
29 Nov 2001 Paris St Germain v Olympique Marseille D 0-0 French Championnat 16
06 Dec 2001 Paris St Germain v Rangers D 0-0
Agg: 0-0
UEFA Cup 3rd round 2nd leg
05 Jan 2002 Paris St Germain v AS Monaco D 0-0 French Championnat 20
12 Jan 2002 Rennes v Paris St Germain D 0-0 French Championnat 21
24 Jan 2002 RC Lens v Paris St Germain D 0-0 French Championnat 22
30 Jan 2002 Paris St Germain v Lorient D 0-0 French Championnat 23
02 Feb 2002 Montpellier v Paris St Germain D 0-0 French Championnat 24
07 Feb 2002 Paris St Germain v Bordeaux D 0-0 French Championnat 25
17 Feb 2002 Olympique Lyonnais v Paris St Germain D 0-0 French Championnat 26
06 Mar 2002 Bastia v Paris St Germain D 0-0 French Championnat 28
16 Mar 2002 Paris St Germain v Troyes D 0-0 French Championnat 29
23 Mar 2002 Guingamp v Paris St Germain D 0-0 French Championnat 30
06 Apr 2002 Paris St Germain v Nantes D 0-0 French Championnat 31
12 Apr 2002 Olympique Marseille v Paris St Germain D 0-0 French Championnat 32
27 Apr 2002 Paris St Germain v Metz D 0-0 French Championnat 33
04 May 2002 Lille v Paris St Germain D 0-0 French Championnat 34
17 Aug 2002 Paris St Germain v Ajaccio AC D 0-0 French Championnat 3
31 Aug 2002 Paris St Germain v Nice D 0-0 French Championnat 5
11 Sep 2002 Lille v Paris St Germain D 0-0 French Championnat 6
14 Sep 2002 Paris St Germain v Strasbourg D 0-0 French Championnat 7
19 Sep 2002 Paris St Germain v Ujpest Dozsa W 3-0 UEFA Cup 1st round 1st leg
22 Sep 2002 Paris St Germain v Bastia D 0-0 French Championnat 8
28 Sep 2002 Montpellier v Paris St Germain D 0-0 French Championnat 9
19 Oct 2002 Troyes v Paris St Germain D 0-0 French Championnat 11
26 Oct 2002 Paris St Germain v Olympique Marseille D 0-0 French Championnat 12
02 Nov 2002 Sedan v Paris St Germain D 0-0 French Championnat 13
14 Nov 2002 Paris St Germain v National Bucharest D 0-0
Agg: 0-0
UEFA Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
16 Nov 2002 RC Lens v Paris St Germain D 0-0 French Championnat 15
23 Nov 2002 Paris St Germain v Nantes D 0-0 French Championnat 16
26 Nov 2002 Paris St Germain v Boavista D 0-0 UEFA Cup 3rd round 1st leg
30 Nov 2002 AS Monaco v Paris St Germain D 0-0 French Championnat 17
04 Dec 2002 Paris St Germain v Olympique Lyonnais D 0-0 French Championnat 18
12 Dec 2002 Boavista v Paris St Germain D 0-0
Agg: 0-0
UEFA Cup 3rd round 2nd leg
20 Dec 2002 Paris St Germain v Bordeaux D 0-0 French Championnat 20
29 Jan 2003 Paris St Germain v Lille D 0-0 French Championnat 24
01 Feb 2003 Strasbourg v Paris St Germain D 0-0 French Championnat 25
05 Feb 2003 Bastia v Paris St Germain D 0-0 French Championnat 26
22 Feb 2003 Guingamp v Paris St Germain D 0-0 French Championnat 28
01 Mar 2003 Paris St Germain v Troyes D 0-0 French Championnat 29
08 Mar 2003 Olympique Marseille v Paris St Germain D 0-0 French Championnat 30
22 Mar 2003 Paris St Germain v Sedan D 0-0 French Championnat 31
05 Apr 2003 FC Sochaux Montbeliard v Paris St Germain D 0-0 French Championnat 32
12 Apr 2003 Paris St Germain v RC Lens D 0-0 French Championnat 33
19 Apr 2003 Nantes v Paris St Germain D 0-0 French Championnat 34
03 May 2003 Paris St Germain v AS Monaco D 0-0 French Championnat 35
10 May 2003 Olympique Lyonnais v Paris St Germain D 0-0 French Championnat 36
20 May 2003 Paris St Germain v Rennes D 0-0 French Championnat 37


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1998-99 Brazil Copa America
4
1
1998-99 Brazil International Friendly 1
1998-99 Brazil World Youth Cup 14
6
1999-00 Brazil FIFA Confederations Cup 4
1
6
1999-00 Brazil FIFA World Cup 1
1
1
1999-00 Brazil International Friendly 3
2
1999-00 Brazil Kings Cup 2
2
1999-00 Brazil Olympics 6
8
2000-01 Brazil FIFA World Cup 3
2
2000-01 Brazil International Friendly 2
1
2000-01 Brazil Olympics 4
1
1
2001-02 Brazil FIFA World Cup 5
1
2
1
1
2001-02 Brazil International Friendly 4
3
2002-03 Brazil FIFA Confederations Cup 3
1
2002-03 Brazil International Friendly 6
2
1
2003-04 Brazil FIFA Centenary International 1
2003-04 Brazil FIFA World Cup 2
1
2003-04 Brazil International Friendly 2
1
2004-05 Brazil Carlsberg Cup 1
1
2004-05 Brazil FIFA Confederations Cup 5
3
1
2004-05 Brazil FIFA World Cup 8
3
1
2004-05 Brazil International Friendly 2
4
2005-06 Brazil FIFA World Cup 6
1
2005-06 Brazil International Friendly 2
2006-07 Brazil International Friendly 5
3
2
2007-08 Brazil A v OT 2
1
2007-08 Brazil FIFA World Cup 4
1
2007-08 Brazil International Friendly 2
1
2
1
2007-08 Brazil Olympics 3
1
2008-09 Brazil FIFA World Cup 3
1
2008-09 Brazil International Friendly 1
2010-11 Brazil International Friendly 1
2011-12 Brazil International Friendly 4
1
2011-12 Brazil Superclasico de las Americas 2
2012-13 Brazil International Friendly 3
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
06 Jan 1999 Bolivia v Brazil W 0-4 World Youth Cup CONMEBOL Under 20 qualifying
08 Jan 1999 Brazil v Colombia W 3-1 World Youth Cup CONMEBOL Under 20 qualifying
10 Jan 1999 Paraguay v Brazil D 1-1 World Youth Cup CONMEBOL Under 20 qualifying
14 Jan 1999 Brazil v Uruguay D 0-0 World Youth Cup CONMEBOL Under 20 qualifying
17 Jan 1999 Brazil v Chile L 2-3 World Youth Cup CONMEBOL Under 20 qualifying
19 Jan 1999 Paraguay v Brazil W 1-3 World Youth Cup CONMEBOL Under 20 qualifying
21 Jan 1999 Argentina v Brazil L 2-1 World Youth Cup CONMEBOL Under 20 qualifying
23 Jan 1999 Brazil v Peru W 6-0 World Youth Cup CONMEBOL Under 20 qualifying
25 Jan 1999 Uruguay v Brazil D 2-2 World Youth Cup CONMEBOL Under 20 qualifying
05 Apr 1999 Spain v Brazil L 2-0 World Youth Cup Finals group F
08 Apr 1999 Honduras v Brazil W 0-3 World Youth Cup Finals group F
11 Apr 1999 Zambia v Brazil W 1-5 World Youth Cup Finals group F
14 Apr 1999 Brazil v Croatia W 4-0 World Youth Cup 2nd round
18 Apr 1999 Uruguay v Brazil L 2-1 World Youth Cup Quarter-final
26 Jun 1999 Brazil v Latvia W 3-0 International Friendly
30 Jun 1999 Brazil v Venezuela W 7-0 Copa America Group B
03 Jul 1999 Brazil v Mexico W 2-1 Copa America Group B
06 Jul 1999 Brazil v Chile W 1-0 Copa America Group B
14 Jul 1999 Mexico v Brazil W 0-2 Copa America Semi-final
24 Jul 1999 Brazil v Germany W 4-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B
28 Jul 1999 Brazil v USA W 1-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B
30 Jul 1999 New Zealand v Brazil W 0-2 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B
01 Aug 1999 Brazil v Saudi Arabia W 8-2 FIFA Confederations Cup Semi-final
04 Aug 1999 Mexico v Brazil L 4-3 FIFA Confederations Cup Final
04 Sep 1999 Argentina v Brazil L 2-0 International Friendly
07 Sep 1999 Brazil v Argentina W 4-2 International Friendly
09 Oct 1999 Netherlands v Brazil D 2-2 International Friendly
14 Nov 1999 Australia v Brazil W 0-2 A v OT
17 Nov 1999 Australia v Brazil D 2-2 A v OT
19 Jan 2000 Brazil v Chile D 1-1 Olympics South America group A
26 Jan 2000 Brazil v Venezuela W 3-0 Olympics South America group A
30 Jan 2000 Brazil v Colombia W 9-0 Olympics South America group A
02 Feb 2000 Brazil v Argentina W 4-2 Olympics South America final group
04 Feb 2000 Brazil v Chile W 3-1 Olympics South America final group
06 Feb 2000 Brazil v Uruguay D 2-2 Olympics South America final group
23 Feb 2000 Thailand v Brazil W 0-7 Kings Cup
28 Mar 2000 Colombia v Brazil D 0-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
28 Jun 2000 Brazil v Uruguay D 1-1 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
26 Jul 2000 Brazil v Argentina W 3-1 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
03 Sep 2000 Brazil v Bolivia W 5-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
14 Sep 2000 Brazil v Slovakia W 3-1 Olympics Finals Group D
17 Sep 2000 Brazil v South Africa L 1-3 Olympics Finals Group D
20 Sep 2000 Brazil v Japan W 1-0 Olympics Finals Group D
23 Sep 2000 Brazil v Cameroon L 1-2 Olympics Quarter-final
03 Mar 2001 USA v Brazil W 1-2 International Friendly
07 Mar 2001 Mexico v Brazil D 3-3 International Friendly
28 Mar 2001 Ecuador v Brazil L 1-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
14 Nov 2001 Brazil v Venezuela W 3-0 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL South American qualifier
27 Mar 2002 Brazil v Yugoslavia W 1-0 International Friendly
17 Apr 2002 Portugal v Brazil D 1-1 International Friendly
18 May 2002 Catalonia v Brazil W 1-3 Unofficial
25 May 2002 Malaysia v Brazil W 0-4 International Friendly
03 Jun 2002 Brazil v Turkey W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
08 Jun 2002 Brazil v China PR W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
17 Jun 2002 Brazil v Belgium W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
21 Jun 2002 England v Brazil W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Finals quarter-final
30 Jun 2002 Brazil v Germany W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Final
21 Aug 2002 Brazil v Paraguay L 0-1 International Friendly
20 Nov 2002 Korea Republic v Brazil W 2-3 International Friendly
12 Feb 2003 China PR v Brazil D 0-0 International Friendly
29 Mar 2003 Portugal v Brazil L 2-1 International Friendly
30 Apr 2003 Mexico v Brazil D 0-0 International Friendly
11 Jun 2003 Nigeria v Brazil W 0-3 International Friendly
19 Jun 2003 Brazil v Cameroon L 0-1 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B
21 Jun 2003 Brazil v USA W 1-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B
23 Jun 2003 Brazil v Turkey D 2-2 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B
10 Sep 2003 Brazil v Ecuador W 1-0 FIFA World Cup South America
18 Feb 2004 Republic of Ireland v Brazil D 0-0 International Friendly
31 Mar 2004 Paraguay v Brazil D 0-0 FIFA World Cup South America
28 Apr 2004 Hungary v Brazil W 1-4 International Friendly
20 May 2004 France v Brazil D 0-0 FIFA Centenary International
18 Aug 2004 Haiti v Brazil W 0-6 International Friendly
05 Sep 2004 Brazil v Bolivia W 3-1 FIFA World Cup South America
07 Sep 2004 Germany v Brazil D 1-1 International Friendly
09 Oct 2004 Venezuela v Brazil W 2-5 FIFA World Cup South America
13 Oct 2004 Brazil v Colombia D 0-0 FIFA World Cup South America
17 Nov 2004 Ecuador v Brazil L 1-0 FIFA World Cup South America
09 Feb 2005 Hong Kong v Brazil W 1-7 CARLSBERG CUP
27 Mar 2005 Brazil v Peru W 1-0 FIFA World Cup South America
30 Mar 2005 Uruguay v Brazil D 1-1 FIFA World Cup South America
05 Jun 2005 Brazil v Paraguay W 4-1 FIFA World Cup South America
08 Jun 2005 Argentina v Brazil L 3-1 FIFA World Cup South America
16 Jun 2005 Brazil v Greece W 3-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B
19 Jun 2005 Mexico v Brazil L 1-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B
22 Jun 2005 Japan v Brazil D 2-2 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B
25 Jun 2005 Germany v Brazil W 2-3 FIFA Confederations Cup Semi-final
29 Jun 2005 Brazil v Argentina W 4-1 FIFA Confederations Cup Final
12 Oct 2005 Brazil v Venezuela W 3-0 FIFA World Cup South America
12 Nov 2005 United Arab Emirates v Brazil W 0-8 International Friendly
04 Jun 2006 Brazil v New Zealand W 4-0 International Friendly
13 Jun 2006 Brazil v Croatia W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
18 Jun 2006 Brazil v Australia W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
22 Jun 2006 Japan v Brazil W 1-4 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
27 Jun 2006 Brazil v Ghana W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Finals - Round of 16
01 Jul 2006 Brazil v France L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Quarter-final
05 Sep 2006 Brazil v Wales W 2-0 International Friendly
07 Oct 2006 Kuwait SC v Brazil W 0-4 International Friendly
10 Oct 2006 Ecuador v Brazil W 1-2 International Friendly
15 Nov 2006 Switzerland v Brazil W 1-2 International Friendly
24 Mar 2007 Brazil v Chile W 4-0 International Friendly
27 Mar 2007 Brazil v Ghana W 1-0 International Friendly
01 Jun 2007 England v Brazil D 1-1 International Friendly
05 Jun 2007 Brazil v Turkey D 0-0 International Friendly
22 Aug 2007 Brazil v Algeria W 2-0 International Friendly
09 Sep 2007 USA v Brazil W 2-4 International Friendly
12 Sep 2007 Brazil v Mexico W 3-1 International Friendly
14 Oct 2007 Colombia v Brazil D 0-0 FIFA World Cup South America qualifying
17 Oct 2007 Brazil v Ecuador W 5-0 FIFA World Cup South America qualifying
18 Nov 2007 Peru v Brazil D 1-1 FIFA World Cup South America qualifying
21 Nov 2007 Brazil v Uruguay W 2-1 FIFA World Cup South America qualifying
28 Jul 2008 Singapore v Brazil W 0-3 A v OT
01 Aug 2008 Vietnam v Brazil W 0-2 A v OT
16 Aug 2008 Brazil v Cameroon W 2-0 Olympics Quarter-final
19 Aug 2008 Argentina v Brazil L 3-0 Olympics Semi-final
22 Aug 2008 Belgium v Brazil W 0-3 Olympics 3rd place
07 Sep 2008 Chile v Brazil W 0-3 FIFA World Cup South America qualifying
10 Sep 2008 Brazil v Bolivia D 0-0 FIFA World Cup South America qualifying
10 Feb 2009 Brazil v Italy W 2-0 International Friendly
29 Mar 2009 Ecuador v Brazil D 1-1 FIFA World Cup South America qualifying
01 Apr 2009 Brazil v Peru W 3-0 FIFA World Cup South America qualifying
17 Nov 2010 Argentina v Brazil L 1-0 International Friendly
05 Sep 2011 Brazil v Ghana W 1-0 International Friendly
14 Sep 2011 Argentina v Brazil D 0-0 Superclasico de las Americas 1st leg
28 Sep 2011 Brazil v Argentina W 2-0 Superclasico de las Americas 2nd leg
07 Oct 2011 Costa Rica v Brazil W 0-1 International Friendly
11 Oct 2011 Mexico v Brazil W 1-2 International Friendly
28 Feb 2012 Bosnia and Herzegovina v Brazil W 1-2 International Friendly
06 Feb 2013 England v Brazil L 2-1 International Friendly
06 Apr 2013 Bolivia v Brazil W 0-4 International Friendly
24 Apr 2013 Brazil v Chile D 2-2 International Friendly


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.