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5 reasons why we love Ronaldinho

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Ronaldinho- one of the best players of all time
Modified 23 Nov 2017
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So here it begins. I always wanted to start a series of articles that listed out the points as to why we loved a certain footballer and I chose to start with Ronaldinho.

There are some players in this world who just can’t be hated for many reasons and Ronaldinho is one of them.

This is a man who got a standing ovation from the fans of eternal rivals, Los Merengues, at the Bernabeu for desecrating the Whites. On that day, he was unstoppable and the Madridistas could do nothing but applaud the genius of the Brazilian.

A lot of players will come and go, but there won’t be another like Ronaldinho – and here are 5 reasons why I love Ronaldinho as much as I love pasta...

Also read: Ronaldinho: Football, Love, and the Discovery of Joy

#5 He was an entertainer

Scoring goals is the prime objective football, much like earning money is the main objective for many in life. However, for Ronaldinho, happiness was much more important than just scoring goals and winning a game.

To him, playing the way that he loves to was always the prime focus. That is why whenever one watched him play, they not only witnessed a supreme level of brilliance but also found a smile-inducing happiness on their faces.

He didn’t really dribble, he danced with the ball and made the opponent players dance with him-- almost like taking a girl who can’t dance to prom but you make her dance anyway – and that too, just the way you want because you are that good a dancer.

If I was a defender who was made to dance by Ronnie, I would be happy for the rest of my life. Sergio Ramos, thou art blessed.

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Published 23 Nov 2017, 13:16 IST
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