Rare Photo of Brazilian Legend Ronaldinho and His ‘Biggest Football Mentor’ Roberto De Assis Emerges

Rare Photo of Brazilian Legend Ronaldinho and His ‘Biggest Football Mentor’ Roberto De Assis Emerges

  • A photo of Brazilian siblings Ronaldinho and Roberto de Assis Moreira which was shared on social media has gone viral
  • The pair honed their football talent at Brazilian club, Gremio however it was the younger of the Moreira brothers, Ronaldinho who shot to global fame
  • Despite not making giant strides on the field while playing active football, Roberto played a major role in Ronaldinho's career

A rare picture of two-time World Footballer of the Year, Ronaldinho and his elder brother Roberto de Assis Moreira has surfaced on the internet.

The duo never shared the same pitch together as teammates however they share an incredible bond which transcends beyond a big-brother-and-younger-sibling relationship.

In photos shared on Twitter, seen by Sports Brief, Ronaldinho and Roberto spotted in a Gremio jersey took a picture together during the latter's active playing days.

Roberto de Assis, Ronaldinho, Gremio, Brazil, FC Barcelona, 2002 FIFA World Cup
Brazilian Legend Ronaldinho (right) and his 'biggest football idol' Roberto de Assis (left) both played for Gremio with the latter rising to global stardom. Photo credit: @hardfootypix
Source: Twitter

Although Roberto did not attain the same heights as his younger sibling, he is credited for dragging his family away from poverty while playing an instrumental role in ensuring Ronaldinho became a world-beater.

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Who is Roberto de Assis?

Roberto de Assis Moreira is a former footballer and the elder brother of 2002 FIFA World Cup winner, Ronaldinho.

The 51-year-old, who owns Brazilian outfit Porto Alegre Futebol Clube, served as Ronaldinho's manager, agent and adviser during the Barcelona icon's glittering football career.

Assis was an inspiration for his brother, Ronaldinho, who later became a global phenomenon - winning the Ballon d'Or award on two occasions.

Brazilian icon Ronaldinho reacts to Kai Havertz's admiration for him

Football legend Ronaldinho took time to respond to Kai Havertz's confession of having admired the Brazilian great as a child.

Havertz was conducting an online interview where he was fielding questions from his Twitter followers.

One fan asked him to name his football hero and the German international said Ronaldinho while displaying a jersey of the former Barcelona man.

Ronaldinho celebrates the 20th anniversary of Brazil's 2002 World Cup triumph

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that 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.

Source: SportsBrief.com