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Best Ronaldinho quotes, a complete collection

A look back at the Best Ronaldinho quotes including his quotes on Barcelona and his own playing style as well his famous comments about Messi, Ronaldo and other famous football stars.

From facing extreme poverty in childhood to sitting on top of the world as a footballer, Ronaldinho never stopped smiling. The joy he transmitted to the fans all around the globe was out of worldly. Even Real Madrid fans couldn't help to stand and applaud the Brazilian Magician when he absolutely terrorized Madrid's defense as Barcelona won 3-0 in Santiago Bernabeu. 

Ronaldinho won La Liga and Uefa Champions League and the Ballon D'or with


as well as the 2002 World Cup with Brazil. He played football with such eagerness and childlike enthusiasm that fans nicknamed him rightly "The Poet of Football". No wonder why he is considered one of the

most loved football players of all time


The Poet of Football was an excellent playmaker for Barcelona and Brazil. He is among the few players in the history of the game to win all the prestigious awards in football including the Champions League, the World Cup and the Ballon d'Or.

His best club game was perhaps the 2004-5 el Clasico in which he terrorized Ramos and cos. In a 3-0 win for Barcelona in the Santiago Bernabeu.  His performance as a winger-playmaker was so complete that even Real Madrid fans couldn't help but to stand and applaud the Brazilian Magician. Ronaldinho played 543 games as a playmaker, scoring a total of 197 goals and providing 162 assists along the way.

He is indeed one of the most enigmatic personalities in the history of football. In the following article we present you with a complete collection of the

best Ronaldinho quotes


A complete collection of the Best Ronaldinho quotes

A complete collection of the Best Ronaldinho quotes including Ronaldinho football quotes,

Inspirational Ronaldinho quotes

as well as his comments on Messi, Ronaldo and other great football stars.

Best Ronaldinho quotes on Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo Rivalry

In every generation, young football fans argue endlessly about who is the best player of the history of football. In this generation the debate is mostly between

Lionel Messi


Cristiano Ronaldo

fans. Ronaldinho has praised both Messi and Ronaldo many times. He played alongside Messi at Barcelona and has always backed-up the Argentine in the never-ending topic of who is the GOAT in the history of football. The followings are the

best Ronaldinho quotes

about Messi and Ronaldo:

Messi. I would have loved to continue playing alongside him.

"I didn't get enough time with him, he was very young. I'd love to take to the pitch with him one more time.

He's the best in history, no doubt. Nobody has done what Messi's done. The other one [Ronaldo] is complete, he has it all.

So does Messi, but it's a question of taste and I prefer Messi's style.

"He [Messi] is out of this world. Cristiano, too, but I see Leo as more complete," Ronaldo said.

He's great. I like him much more than any other player. Everything he does is spectacular.

I helped Messi and I know he will do the same with Neymar.

Even from when Lionel Messi was very young I could see that he was a great player. A lot of people spoke about him, and then when I saw him myself for the first time I could see the amazing quality that he had. I didn't teach him anything - he had enough quality himself.

Best Ronaldinho quotes on football, Barcelona and Brazil national team

Ronaldinho was a great football player. Truly one of the best in the history of football. He was one of those players who demonstrate their creativity and character on the field with a level close to perfection. The followings are

Ronaldinho football quotes

as well as his comments on Barcelona and

Brazil national team


Brazil go into every World Cup expecting to win - so when it is in Brazil, it is expected even more. You can't understand what the World Cup means to our country. Not just the fans and players, but everybody in Brazil lets us know that they expect it. Our president, people in politics, all tell us to come back with the World Cup.

My best has to be for Barcelona against Villarreal in 2006 - that is the one I am asked most about, and it is the one I am most proud of. Ronaldinho chipped the ball to me, I chested it down, twisted and hit an overhead kick. It was the final goal in a 4-0 win.

I think each player has an individual style. Each is concerned with giving the best to his team, and I think my best talent is dribbling and setting up goal situations, giving an assist or deceiving one of the other team's players.

When I got to the senior national team, there was another Ronaldo, so they started calling me Ronaldinho because I was younger.

No matter who you are it's the simple things in life that lead you to believe that you can achieve anything.

Our confidence comes from our preparation.

The toughest opponents for me are the defenders who are tough in the way they play - where you can't see a way through.

I was at Barcelona for many years where I won a lot of things and achieved a lot of dreams. For these reasons it holds a special place in my life.

I feel very privileged to be asked to be featured in another FIFA Soccer release, ... The game gives me the opportunity to play the matches I want to play every day of the week -- even while away from the field.

It doesnt change much for me really and my motivation remains the same - to create a beautiful future with Barcelona, winning many titles.

I had the chance to play for a lot of different teams in the Premier League, but I think all the choices I made were the right ones. I could name a lot - with Gremio, PSG, Barcelona, Milan, Flemengo Mineiro. I was lucky enough to score a few goals, and they were all beautiful.

We knew this would happen. When a team finishes as champion something similar always occurs. Opponents work out how you play, they mark you very closely and hardly let us move.

I never saw myself outside Barca. I only listened to their offer and wasn’t interested in what other clubs were doing.

The most important thing for us is to realize that last season is over and this one is completely different. And that if we don’t run or battle until the end we won’t win anything.

I am very happy in this side and this type of contentment doesn’t have a price. I want for nothing here and look forward to staying for many years.

Ronaldinho quotes about life, His family and his playing style

In this part we will have a look at the

best Ronaldinho quotes

about himself, his life and his careers.

Ronaldinho quotes about life, himself and His family

My family is everything. I am what I am thanks to my mother, my father, my brother, my sister... because they have given me everything. The education I have is thanks to them.

I am ugly, but what I do have is charm.

I am passionate about music - and people think because I go to places where I can enjoy music I have to be partying. It isn't true.

Of course, I follow Bollywood. In fact, it's widely followed in Brazil.

My heroes were always soccer players.

I come from a family where soccer has always been very present. My uncles, my father and my brother were all players.

I grew up in a house that was always happy, and my family was always music, music. I started playing percussion very young, because I had some uncles who were musicians and all my aunts were singers.

When I was 7, I started playing with a club. The only grass on the field was in the corner. There was no grass in the middle! It was just sand.

Football is a great love because I was born into a family of players and therefore born into football. I'm fortunate to have a style of play that a lot of people like. It's a privilege to be able to do what I like best and in my own way, but I'm fortunate that people like it, and that motivates me even more.

My only concern is playing. Everything else, my family looks after. In our house, everyone has a job, and my job in our house is to play football.

I have never imagined doing anything other than football, but now, thinking about it coldly, if I hadn't been a footballer, I would have been a musician.

I learned all about life with a ball at my feet

God gives gifts to everyone, some can write, some can dance. He gave me the skill to play football and I am making the most of it.

I would like my Dad to be alive so he could see what I am.

I still have a video of my father, which I watch before every game I play for Brazil. It gives me strength, makes me determined.

No one has nicer teeth than me. Why would anyone laugh at my lovely teeth?

Inspirational Ronaldinho quotes about his own playing style

Football is about joy. It's about dribbling. I favour every idea that makes the game beautiful. Every good idea has to last.

If you're playing for five hours you don't want to score goals all the time and I loved dribbling. I could score a goal, but I preferred to dribble.

My game is based on improvisation. Often, a forward does not have the time to think too much. You have a second, rarely more, to decide whether to dribble, shoot or pass to the right or left. It is instinct that gives the orders.

For me soccer provides so many emotions, a different feeling every day. I've had the good fortune to take part in major competitions like the Olympics, and winning the World Cup was also unforgettable. We lost in the Olympics and won in the World Cup, and I'll never forget either feeling.

The toughest opponents for me are the defenders who are tough in the way they play - where you can't see a way through.

Ever since I was a kid, I've dreamt about winning the Brazilian league, and I still dream about it now. I am doing everything I possibly can to make my dream come true.

A lot of the moves I make originate from futsal. It's played in a very small space, and the ball control is different in futsal. And to this day my ball control is pretty similar to a futsal player's control.

Football is about joy. It's about dribbling. I favour every idea that makes the game beautiful. Every good idea has to last.

It is not just about the money, it is about what you achieve on the pitch.

I have the chance to do for a living what I like the most in life, and that's playing football. I can make people happy and enjoy myself at the same time.

If you're playing for five hours you don't want to score goals all the time and I loved dribbling. I could score a goal, but I preferred to dribble.

It was lovely to receive the affection from some of the supporters of our biggest rival, ... It doesn't happen to you very often in your career.

I had the chance to play for a lot of different teams in the Premier League, but I think all the choices I made were the right ones. I could name a lot - with Gremio, PSG, Barcelona, Milan, Flemengo Mineiro. I was lucky enough to score a few goals, and they were all beautiful.

They are three very important competitions. I am trying to take each one at a time. My priority is to win the Champions League which is the top club football competition, something that any player wants to win.

Best Ronaldinho quotes about football figures

In this part of our article on

Ronaldinho quotes on Football

we will have a look at his comments on his former clubs, teammates and rivals. Ronaldinho has worked with many of the world's best coaches. The followings are the best Ronaldinho quotes about football figures and his time at different clubs, including his quotes on Eric Cantona and Thierry Henry.

On Ashley Cole:

Ashley Cole is a fantastic defender. I have seen him keep the best players in the world quiet.

On Paolo Maldini and John Terry:

Paolo Maldini and John Terry are two of the toughest men I have met on the field.

On Eric Cantona:

I remember seeing Eric Cantona play for Manchester United. The way he used to control games was special to watch.

On Thierry Henry:

Henry is a beautiful player and has got complete technique, I adore watching him. I respect him very much as a man and as a footballer. He reminds me of myself.

On Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant:

The best players are always in the thick of the action. (Michael) Jordan did it with the Bulls, (Kobe) Bryant does it with the Lakers and Leo does it here. We want him to stay with us because he's the best and we wouldn't swap him for anyone.

On Manchester United:

Manchester United are one of the three best clubs in the world.

Best quotes on Ronaldinho

We wrap up our article on the

Ronaldinho greatest quotes

with the best quotes on Ronaldinho himself from other football great stars.

“In the first year, he didn’t win anything, but people fell in love with him. Then the trophies started coming and he made all those people happy. Barca should always be grateful for everything he did.”

“Ronaldinho was responsible for the change in Barca. It was a bad time, and the change that came about with his arrival was amazing.” (Messi)

 “The best player in history? Ronaldinho. Because when he was at his best nobody could compare. He always had a smile on his face as well. He had skill, scored fantastic goals and put magic into the game.” (Frank Lampard)

This is not normal. He’s not normal, he never has been. He lives in the magnetic spectrum. What a goal this is. Beyond world-class. Astonishing. Cooler than a bomb disposal expert. That is amazing piece of football finishing by King Ronaldinho.” (Carlo Ancelotti)

“The important thing is to play with champions, and Ronaldinho without doubt is one of them. There was a period in Ronaldinho’s time at Barcelona where he was almost unplayable.” (David Beckham)

“I’d never seen a player like that. It was my early knockings in the Champions League and seeing him play was like, ‘Wow, this player is from a different planet to the rest of us.'”

“He transmits a lot of joy and pleasure playing the game, and he has individual skills that are of such a high level that everybody in the world adores him.”

“I just can’t get enough of watching him play – he’s a delight for the eye.” (Frank Rijkaard)

“Ronaldinho was more talented than Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. When we didn’t know what to do, he would create chances to score.” (Eden Hazard)

“When you play with him and see what he does with a ball, nothing surprises me anymore. One of these days, he will make the ball talk.” (Deco)

“No one can compare to Ronaldinho. I remember his plays, his dribbles. I remember him winning every title at the Camp Nou. He made history at Barca, he made history with Brazil, and he’s still making history.”

“We wondered how it was possible there was so much talent in one body. It was unbelievable.” (Neymar)

“I learned a lot from Ronaldinho and Robinho. Football is a tactical game and you sometimes have to be serious. But they taught me to always do it with a smile and have fun. I spent hours watching their clips on YouTube.” (Ruud van Nistelrooy)

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