And so Ronaldinho continues on in semi-retired career limbo. This weekend, the former Brazilian phenom laced up his boots for a one-off friendly with Ecuador’s Barcelona Sporting Club (no relation). Rather than suffering through some of the more harrowing moments we’ve seen from present day Ronaldinho on the pitch, we…
Life is hard, man.
Watching Ronaldinho in his prime—nipping the ball around defenders with moves you’d either never seen someone pull off in real life or at least never, say, against some of the world’s best defenders, in the middle of the sport’s fiercest rivalry, in front of 80,000 opposing fans, with supporters so moved that they…
In most ways that matter, Brazilian legend Ronaldinho doesn’t have it anymore. He’s 35, chubby, and besides brief, ephemeral moments of inspiration, has neither the talent nor inclination to dazzle fans on the soccer pitch the way he used to.
Ronaldinho seems pretty chill. He's always seemed pretty chill, and so it's no surprise that he was chill yesterday in his second game for Mexican side Querétaro, when a fan stormed the pitch.
This couldn't be how Ronaldinho imagined his time in Mexico starting. Barely one week into his tenure as Liga MX club Querétaro's new superstar, he has already been the subject of racist statements, and by a local politician at that.
Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is charged with paying for sex with an underage stripper, and that's just about the least interesting aspect of his trial. Consider: stripper nuns (one of whom is now a politician, of course.) But there's a sports angle here, and it's gross.
We grab your attention with this, Neymar's first of two scores on the night, a one-of-a-kind run through the Flamengo defense. But we really wanted to highlight the entirety of one of the more thrilling games in recent memory. (If you've got 90 minutes to kill, the whole match is on YouTube).
On Friday, Ronaldinho's agent realized that the Flamengo star's personal website had been hacked, and that probably all eight visitors to the site that day had seen the offensive adjustments: Ronaldinho, paired with photos of Jar Jar Binks and Osama bin Laden. The hacker, "TeRoRisTe_Mc," is apparently inspired both by…
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The consensus seems to be that FC Barcelona's Ronaldinho is a beautiful athlete to watch ... as long as you don't allow your gaze to venture above his neck. It's great to watch him, but you might not want to really look at him. Sort of the opposite of Sue Bird.
This is pretty much what you think it is: A "full-size" sculpture of Brazilian soccer star Ronaldinho ... as a regal white horse. It's currently up for bid on eBay, and the price is right too: Only $25,000! (With $2,500 more to ship.)
Josh Robertson is an editor at Playboy, so, as you'd probably expect, he spends a lot of time looking at pictures of naked women. This discerning eye, and a journalist's skepticism, has brought him to a conclusion: soccer star Ronaldinho's "girlfriend" appears to be a complete fake.
Want to know why alleged Brazilian superstar Ronaldinho struggled so much during the World Cup? It wasn't the world-class competition, the pressure of the international stage or being hypnotized by teammate Ronaldo's gut. It was orgasms and video games.