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Ronaldinho

Ronaldinho is considered to be one of the best footballers to don the Blaugrana strip. Here’s a look back at Ronnie's most significant accomplishments during his FC Barcelona career:

• The Brazilian with the magical smile was Barça’s marquee player from the 2003/04 season through the 2007/08 season. During this time he won 2 Ligas (2004/05), 1 Champions League (2005/06), 2 Spanish Super Cups (2005/06, 2006/07) and 3 Catalan Cups (2003/04, 2004/05, 2006/07).

• Ronaldinho signed for FC Barcelona on 20 July of 2003, from Paris Saint-Germain.

• He made his debut for the team on 27 July of 2003 in Boston against Juventus (2-2), during Barça’s USA Tour. Ronnie made his debut in La Liga on 1 September 2003 against Athletic Club Bilbao at the San Mamés (0-1).

• His first official goal for Barça was scored a couple of days later against Sevilla at the CampNou, in a match that started at 0:05 on 3 September. A shot from 25 meters left the fans in the stands in awe as the ball rocketed into the back of the net.

• He scored 22 goals in 45 matches in his first season with Barça. The team was managed by Frank Rikjaard at the time.

• In the 2005/06 season Ronaldinho led Barça to the league title and the Champions League crown. He scored 26 goals in 46 matches.

• On 19 November of 2005, the Brazilian put in a sublime performance at the Santiago Bernabéu. He netted twice in Barça’s 0-3 victory over Real Madrid and he was given a standing ovation from the home fans.

• The Brazilian won his first Champions League with Barça against Arsenal at Saint-Denis Stadium in Paris on 17 May of 2006. He was named the best player of the Champions League by UEFA.

• In his five seasons with FC Barcelona, Ronaldinho nearly scored a total of 100 official goals for the Club. He netted 94 times as a Blaugrana.

• He also won prestigious international awards like the FIFA World Player (2004 and 2005) and the Ballon d’Or (2005).

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