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Ronaldinho Bio by Denise I Smithson

Brazils' Ronaldo de Assis Moreira, who came into the world on March 21st, 1980 in Porto Alegre, has become simply one of the best soccer players in the world and perhaps ever in his less-than-30-years in the world. At 5'11" and 177-lbs, "Ronaldinho" started thrilling spectators all the way back in 1999 as he dazzled players and spectators with his mastery of playing forward. Before that, he was following in the cleat-steps of his father Joao by playing in amateur league beach and indoor soccer, or "futball".

Ronaldinho's mother Miguelina had to raise her son afer Joao died when Ronaldinho was only eight years old; she was helped by his brother and sisters. Ronaldinho earned his first cap It was with Gremio's senior team coached by Celso Roth that Ronaldinho won his first cap in 1999. Then in 2001, Arsenal FC got Ronaldinho in their sights, but he couldn't obtain a work permit and so no deal was struck. But Paris Saint-Germain FC got him signed to a five-year contract. But, an unhappy Ronaldinho returned to Barcelona in 2004 after playing for Paris under allegations that he put more time into the nightlife than he did into soccer practice.

Major success came to Ronaldinho at the Copa America held in Paraguay where he mesmerized audiences playing alongside teammates Ronald and Rivaldo scoring Brazil's fifth goal in a 7-0 wipeout of Venezuela. Now known as the "wonder goal," in 2002 during the FIFA World Cup in Japan, Ronaldinho scored the game-winning goal through an amazing 30-yard free kick that surprised the English's unaware goalkeeper, David Seaman. His team would win this quarterfinal and go on to win the World Cup where Ronaldinho achieved soccer greatness by being named to the all-tournament team.

Ronaldinho has won a great array of soccer's greatest prizes. Among these are the FIFA World Player of the Year for 2004 and 2005, as well as the UEFA's Champion League Award in 2006 in Barcelona (he scored seven goals in only 12 matches in that year). "Sports Illustrated" magazine named Ronaldinho the fifth wealthiest athlete of 2008 for his earnings of $37.5 million that year (salary, bonuses, product endorsements, and live appearances). This put the 28-year-old soccer star in group that included Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, David Beckham, and Kimi Raikkonen.

Soccer fans and enthusiasts were saddened in the early summer of 2008 where, in his 200th match, Ronaldinho injured a muscle in his right leg that would bench him for the rest of the 2007-2008 season. Further complicating his injury situation, Ronaldinho's player situation looked bleak when he and his club fought over his choice to play in Bejing's Olympic games. After much squabble, Ronaldinho did strike a deal with the Italian Club AC Milan-a deal that would allow him to play in the Olympics alongside his countrymen.

Manchester City offered Ronaldinho a contract for over $25 million to play for them at a time when he was getting paid $21 million in Barcelona; however, he turned down this offer but instead when with AC Milan on a three-year deal. However, he gave up his #10 because it had been retired for Italian AC Milan player Clarence Seedorf. He replaced it with #80 for the year of his birth. Milan quickly saw the wisdom of their new player selection when Ronaldinho scored the only goal in a 1-0 victory over Internazionale in September of 2008.

As the 2008 soccer season continued, Ronaldinho pushed Milan to a 2-2 draw (they were 2-0 at the time) by scoring a 93rd minute match-winner against Sporting Braga in the UEFA Cup in November. His brother Roberto has been quite the force as Ronaldinho's agent fetching him more and more endorsements that will continue until the year 2014. Residing in Milan, Italy, Ronaldinho seems happy these days.

In 2005 Ronaldinho named his and Brazilian dancer Janaina Mendes' newborn son Joao was born. Only the soccer star and his brother the agent know where Ronaldinho is going to wind up next. However, many are already thinking, "If Beckham can go to the United States, why not Ronaldinho?

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Arsenal with Arsenal Jersey 2011 also wants another Germany star by lynnlee1230

Arsenal club announced through their official website, in order to undertake activities part of the London Olympic Games competitions next year, Emirates Stadium in the summer of 2012 will pause hold "Emirates Cup", which in 2007 founded the tournament in the summer of 2013 back on track. The same day, arsenal official website announced the selection of fans voted player of the November results on November 5 balls of Robin van Persie to 63.3% votes uncontested election, Alexander-the song (13%) and kesiqieerni (7.1%) ranked 2-3. Elected player of the Club for the second consecutive month of Robin van Persie, arsenal with Arsenal Jersey is undoubtedly the brightest stars this season. As we all know the fact is that in order to retain the leading star, winter transfer window arsenal need to do something, to prove the team's ambitions. Given Morocco national team captain Cha Make you want to participate in the African Nations Cup (January 21), limited Park Chu-young, arsenal needs to be on strike for Van Persie acquired strong alternate partner or fly, is to play for Bundesliga Cologne Germany international Lukas Podolski is a suitable candidate. Lukas Podolski of Cologne, and also left 18 months expired, due to the kelongdui record worst this season, only Reed of integral 12th only degraded areas by more than 3 minutes, and there is no European war to kick in, "Prince of Polti" time ago also began frequently hinted that he may move to a bigger Club.
Alone in the League over the weekend after two Yuan, has hacked into Podolski 11 tablets of Bundesliga goal this season, said in a ZDF television interview after the match: "prior to contact with any other Club, Cologne, I will first say a few words to see if they have something to say. Of course, now I did receive several quotes, I look forward to over the next few weeks will have more quotes to my hands, my agent, my club. But I would like to reiterate is that Cologne, I will first of all, and discussions. For these things (contract and transfer), my mind has become more relaxed, have nothing to worry, I just need to sit down, and a good discussion of Cologne, and then we'll see what happens. "The mirror newspaper said Lukas Podolski receives a copy of the quote should be included in Arsenal's purchase of 20 million pounds. In addition to Lukas Podolski, arsenal with Arsenal Jersey 2011 also wants another Germany star †just get "The Gold-Children of Europe Award" Dortmund genius frontal waist tape Mario curated-the age of 19, but Gertze geluosikeluoyici in the clubs close team-mate in the picture newspaper interview recently said confidently: "he (the policy) will not go away from me, because we were always together. Gertze and I'll stay here until 2014 (contract). "Arsenal with Arsenal FC Soccer Uniform to sign caress in Dortmund to get the whole team strategy, it seems that no small difficulty. However, arsenal in the introduction of frontal waist tape this reasons is not only an option, Arsene Wenger of France, and Professor of law of Lyon by Yoann Gourcuff was also rather enjoy and long-term concern of a player. According to the mirror newspaper revealed that due to Yoann Gourcuff this summer after a knee injury, is in a marked decline in form, Lyon has been willing to accept the price will be the 25-year old for 12 million pounds France name sale; and Yoann Gourcuff, I also intend to go into under Wenger accounts, to get back in good condition, increasing their winning France list of 2012 European Cup hopes.
Flair for Wenger in the frontcourt players have been filled with longing. According to the Sun newspaper reported, Wenger admitted in an interview, he dreams to be worth up to 40 million pounds of Brazil 19 Supernova neimaer, Wenger said: "if I have a lot of money, I will take them to purchase neimaer. You can't say neimaer is Bailey, Bailey, at the age of 17 when he won the World Cup, but neimaer with Jersey Soccer does have one of the greatest striker of the future potential. However, in Brazil between the League and European leagues, there are great differences. Although Real Madrid, Chelsea, team competition, has been sold is not rich arsenal's Board is unlikely to provide funds to purchase neimaer for Wenger, but also has some extraordinary qualification of young talent under Professor. Lumbar discitis kekuilin lumbar discitis Asamoah FRIMPONG 19 years and 20 years old is arsenal youth training camp two outstanding achievements, the two young gunmen last week in the arsenal against Manchester City have a very good play in the Carling Cup. According to the daily mail reported that Wolverhampton W Coach McCarthy both of his favor and hope leased the Gemini, McCarthy said, "If renting this feasible, we will do the same. â€

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Article Source: http://www.earticlesonline.com/Article/Arsenal-with-Arsenal-Jersey-2011-also-wants-another-Germany-star/1281176

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World Cup 2006 Preview - Argentina by David Walker

Outright Odds: 9/1
Group C Winners: 5/4

Following a dismal World Cup four years ago which saw first round elimination, Argentina will look to make a serious impact at this year's finals. Again, they enter as one of the favourites to win the tournament but there are still doubts as to whether they can compete with great rivals Brazil when it really matters.

Argentina were the first side to qualify from the pool of South American teams vying for a place in Germany, although a defeat to Uruguay in the final match saw them finish second on goal difference to Brazil. Argentina managed to beat Brazil 3-1 at home but lost by the same score earlier on in qualifying.

However, a single win against the Brazilians does not cover up the fact they were beaten in consecutive summers in the Copa America and were soundly thrashed 4-1 in last year's Confederations Cup. They are a side with plenty to prove if they are to emerge from the shadow of their more successful South America neighbours.

Manager Jose Pekerman, a former taxi-driver after his own playing career finished, has made plenty of changes following old boss Marcelo Bielsa's departure and has slowly introduced new faces to replace the dismal failures of 2002.

Argentina, while they do not possess a Ronaldo or Ronaldinho, have an extraordinary strength in depth to make most opposition sick with envy. In attack there is an abundance of talent with Hernan Crespo, Carlos Tevez, Luciano Figueroa, Javier Saviola and teen sensation Lionel Messi all fighting for a place.

Such is the abundance of available players in midfield, Pekerman can even afford to drop Juan Sebastian Veron without any serious ramifications. Juan Roman Riquelme, at his peak at 28 years old in Germany, looks set to take over Veron's mantle after a sensational qualifying campaign. Supported by Juan Pablo Sorin and veteran Javier Zanetti down the flanks, Argentina could be devastating in attack if they are in the mood.

However, that could be their downfall. Despite a rich selection of midfield and attacking talent, the side is still over-reliant on Riquelme who has a tendency to blow hot and cold. It can also be argued whether or not Pekerman has found an ideal starting line-up.

Pekerman has a magnificent record at developing young players and has enjoyed success with Argentina by winning World Youth Cups in 1995, 1997 and 2001. He has made progress with the senior side but can he take it one step further and win Argentina's first trophy in 12 years?

Recommended Bet:

Despite an obvious abundance of attacking talent and strength in depth, Argentina are like to fall short again when it really matters. They should improve on their last World Cup campaign and qualify from the group stage.

Holland vs Argentina draw @ 2/1

David Walker runs a free World Cup bets website and written World Cup previews. A free 45-page World Cup guide is available from the website and features a "free World Cup football shirt" offer.

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