2002 World Cup Winner Ronaldinho Shares Memories of Debut Tournament to Celebrate Twentieth Anniversary

2002 World Cup Winner Ronaldinho Shares Memories of Debut Tournament to Celebrate Twentieth Anniversary

  • Ronaldinho has shared a clip of his debut FIFA World Cup as he celebrates the 20th anniversary of his first tournament
  • The legendary Brazilian was a revelation at the World Cup in 2002, where the South Americans emerged champions
  • Ronaldinho played for the Brazilian national team between 1999 to 2013 before retiring from international football

Legendary Brazilian footballer, Ronaldinho, has taken to social media to share memories of his debut FIFA World Cup as he celebrates the 20th anniversary of his maiden tournament.

Ronaldinho played his first World Cup game against Turkey in 2002, at the tournament hosted by Japan and Korea.

In a video posted on Twitter, the 42-year-old shared his excitement as he reminisced his achievement with the Brazilian national team.

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Ronaldinho has shared a video celebrating the 20th anniversary of his debut World Cup. Credit: Getty Images
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Ronaldinho, who was 22 at that time, was one of the stars of the World Cup, endearing himself to fans with his beaming smiles.

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The highlight of his tournament was his outrageous goal for Brazil in the quarter final against England. The former Barcelona star caught England goalkeeper David Seaman off guard with one of the greatest goals in World Cup history.

He ended up lifting the World Cup with Brazil, starring in the 2-0 win in the final against Germany.

Ronaldinho played 97 times for Brazil, scoring 33 Goals.

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Salah guided Liverpool to FA Cup and Carabao Cup glory already this season - all while notching 23 goals in the Premier League finish as the top-joint top goalscorer.

The Egyptian king could also potentially help Jurgen Klopp's side win the Champions League when they face Real Madrid on Saturday.

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Brazil legend Ronaldinho relives favourite UEFA Champions League goal

Brazilian football legend, Ronaldinho shared one of his favourite goals in his career with fans on social media as he reflected his playing days.

The former Barcelona star scored one of UEFA Champions League's best goals seventeen years ago, when he danced in front of a sea of Chelsea defender before poking home at Stamford Bridge.

To observe his throwback Thursday on Twitter, Ronaldinho posted the video of his stunner as fans celebrated him.

Source: SportsBrief.com