Brazil Legend Ronaldinho Celebrates Twentieth Anniversary of 2002 World Cup Final Victory Over Germany

Brazil Legend Ronaldinho Celebrates Twentieth Anniversary of 2002 World Cup Final Victory Over Germany

Lukman Mumuni
June 30, 2022 at 9:01 PM
  • Ronaldinho has labelled Brazil's 2002 World Cup triumph over Germany as one of the happiest days of his life
  • The Barcelona legend is celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the fifth World Cup success of the South American country
  • Ronaldo was a revelation at the tournament as Brazil were crowned champions for the fifth time in their history

Ronaldinho has taken to social media to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of Brazil's World Cup triumph against Germany.

A 22-year-old Ronaldinho starred as the South American giants eased their way to winning the World Cup in Japan/Korea 2002.

In a touching post on social media, Ronaldinho described the moment as one of his happiest days as he shared photos from the final against Germany.

Ronaldinho, World Cup, Brazil, Germany
Ronaldinho has celebrated the 20th anniversary of Brazil's fifth World Cup triumph. Credit: @10Ronaldinho
Source: Twitter
"30/06/2002 the day of the penta!!! Definitely one of the happiest days of my life... Endless happiness to be world champion with my country, the country I love… I will never forget the emotion and happiness I felt at the final whistle!!!," he posted.

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It was Ronaldinho's first World Cup and the youngster produced amazing performances, endearing him to fans at the world stage.

He scored the goal of the tournament in the quarter-final against England.

Brazil beat Germany 2-0 in the final, courtesy a brace from the legendary Ronaldo.

Ronaldinho opens up on his wonder goal against England at 2002 World Cup

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Ronaldinho has opened up about the infamous goal that saw his Brazil side knock out England in the 2002 World Cup.

Arguably one of his most famous goals, the Brazilian attacker chipped England goalie David Seaman from a free kick, when it looked like he would cross into the box.

At the time, England boasted a fabulous attack comprising the likes of Paul Scholes, Rio Ferdinand, David Beckham and Michael Owen.

Ronaldinho sends heartwarming message to Messi on 35th birthday

Brazilian football icon, Ronaldinho has sent a heartwarming message to Paris Saint Germain forward Lionel Messi on his 35th birthday.

The Argentina forward, widely regarded as the best to ever play the game, turned 35 on June 24, 2022.

In a message posted on social media, Ronaldinho is looking forward to meeting his former teammate again as he wished him a happy birthday.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.
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