Bandeira soccer cartoon of the week #3: Ronaldinho
Remember the first time that you saw Ronaldinho play? For me it was during a qualifying match against Uruguay in 1999, when the then teenager spun on the ball in the box to evade four defenders. Ronaldinho singlehandedly raised the level of footskills expected of professional players with his dazzling moves, tricky passing, and raw power. He went on to win the World Cup (2002), the UEFA Champions League (2006), the Ballon d’Or, and World Footballer of the Year. Pundits believe his off-field partying led to the loss of his form, yet the 32 year-old Ronaldino is still good enough to dazzle. When did you first see Ronaldinho play?