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Brazilian football legend Ronaldinho came to the media attention at 13 when his team won 23-0 against a local side. He scored all 23 goals

LEGEND: Ronaldiho

LEGEND: Ronaldinho

RONALDO DE Assis Moreira, better known by the name of Ronaldinho, is a legend of football.

He has twice won the Golden Ball as the best player in the world and has won most of the prestigious titles in this sport including the World Cup of Nations with Brazil.

The Brazilian star had attracted the interest of the media at the age of 13 when he scored 23 goals in a single match against a local team, he later played with PSG, FC Barcelona and AC Milan among other teams.

Ronaldo’s football skills began to blossom at the age of eight, and he was first given the nickname “Ronaldinho” because he was often the youngest and the smallest player in youth club matches.

Ronaldinho was identified as a rising star at the 1997 U-17 World Championship in Egypt, in which he scored two goals on penalty kicks.

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