Tag: ronaldinho

Barcelona

From Cruyff and Guardiola to Ronaldinho and Messi, Barcelona is a club that has shaped modern football as we know it. We celebrate it in stunning print

Ronaldinho and the eternal journey to joy

IN THE LONG ANNALS OF FOOTBALL, two Ronaldos stand out. The first – the original to many – was O Fenômeno, the Brazilian striker capable of the most audacious burst of pace at his…

In celebration of the greatest number 10s in history

When it comes to pure football romance, the number 10 position is in a class of its own. With the greatest names having worn the shirt, we discuss the position, what makes…

Why the Premier League is still waiting for a Brazilian icon

THE SIGHT OF A BRAZIL TEAM in full samba flow invokes something in football supporters that can’t be replicated by any other team. People marvel over Spain’s fluid passing and Germany’s ruthless dynamism…

Ronaldinho and Messi: a relationship born out of genius

“We are a nation of 200 million Germans,” wrote Brazilian journalist Fernando Duarte, days before the 2014 World Cup final. ‘Brasil, decime que se siente, tener en casa a tu papá’ (Brazil, tell me…

The faded but everlasting brilliance of Ronaldinho

Applause ringing around the cauldron that is the Santiago Bernabéu; all you could hear was a generous din of applause from the grateful home fans, littered with adoring whistles. The date was 19 November…