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43 Ronaldinho Quotes About Life (FOOTBALL)

Top 10 Most Famous Ronaldinho Quotes (BEST)

No matter who you are it's the simple things in life that lead you to believe that you can achieve anything.
No matter who you are it’s the simple things in life that lead you to believe that you can achieve anything.
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.
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.
Football is about joy. It's about dribbling. I favour every idea that makes the game beautiful. Every good idea has to last.
Football is about joy. It’s about dribbling. I favour every idea that makes the game beautiful. Every good idea has to last.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It is not just about the money, it is about what you achieve on the pitch.
It is not just about the money, it is about what you achieve on the pitch.
Our confidence comes from our preparation.
Our confidence comes from our preparation.
I learned all about life with a ball at my feet.
I learned all about life with a ball at my feet.
I am ugly, but what I do have is charm.
I am ugly, but what I do have is charm.
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.
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.

9 Ronaldinho Quotes About Football

“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.”

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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.
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.
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.

“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.”

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“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.”

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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.
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.

“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.”

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My heroes were always soccer players.
My heroes were always soccer players.
To be here with all those great players applauding me is a dream come true.
To be here with all those great players applauding me is a dream come true.

9 Ronaldinho Quotes on Other Soccer Players

“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.”

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I helped Messi and I know he will do the same with Neymar.
I helped Messi and I know he will do the same with Neymar.
The toughest opponents for me are the defenders who are tough in the way they play - where you can't see a way through.
The toughest opponents for me are the defenders who are tough in the way they play – where you can’t see a way through.
Paolo Maldini and John Terry are two of the toughest men I have met on the field.
Paolo Maldini and John Terry are two of the toughest men I have met on the field.
Ashley Cole is a fantastic defender. I have seen him keep the best players in the world quiet.
Ashley Cole is a fantastic defender. I have seen him keep the best players in the world quiet.

“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.”

Ronaldinho
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.
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.
I remember seeing Eric Cantona play for Manchester United. The way he used to control games was special to watch.
I remember seeing Eric Cantona play for Manchester United. The way he used to control games was special to watch.
When I got to the senior national team, there was another Ronaldo, so they started calling me Ronaldinho because I was younger.
When I got to the senior national team, there was another Ronaldo, so they started calling me Ronaldinho because I was younger.

4 Ronaldinho Quotes on Winning

“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.”

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

4 Ronaldinho Quotes on Barcelona FC

“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. Xavi 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.”

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It doesn’t change much for me really and my motivation remains the same – to create a beautiful future with Barcelona, winning many titles.
It doesn’t change much for me really and my motivation remains the same – to create a beautiful future with Barcelona, winning many titles.
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 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 never saw myself outside Barca. I only listened to their offer and wasn’t interested in what other clubs were doing.
I never saw myself outside Barca. I only listened to their offer and wasn’t interested in what other clubs were doing.

4 Ronaldinho Quotes on Life and Family

“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.”

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I come from a family where soccer has always been very present. My uncles, my father and my brother were all players.
I come from a family where soccer has always been very present. My uncles, my father and my brother were all players.
I would like my Dad to be alive so he could see what I am.
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.
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.

3 Ronaldinho Quotes on His Passion for Music

“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.”

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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.
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.
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 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.

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