These Ronaldinho PSG Highlights Show Why Barcelona Had To Have Him
The five years Ronaldinho spent at FC Barcelona were undoubtedly the pinnacle of his career. That’s where he led his club to the UEFA Champions League title and was twice named the FIFA World Player of the Year. Although he spent two seasons at Paris Saint-Germain, a single UEFA Intertoto Cup is the only piece of hardware he earned with the Parisian side, perhaps going someway towards explaining why his highlight reel in France is hugely under appreciated.
Not that Barcelona felt that way. They did, after all, come calling in 2003 with an accepted bid of nearly $40 million, a figure that Manchester United failed to match.
Having made his international debut with Brazil at the age of 19 after excelling at every youth level for the Seleção, Ronaldinho’s talent was never a secret, but even Barca couldn’t have envisioned the effect he’d have at the club.
Regardless, as these Ronaldinho PSG highlights show, the Catalan club knew they were getting someone special.
Here’s Ronaldinho between the ages of 21 and 23, absolutely obliterating Ligue 1 with his freakish blend of skill, creativity, acceleration, balance and essentially every quality known on the pitch.
Ronaldinho en el PSG pic.twitter.com/w5Cqh7NPyW— 90s Futbol (@90s_Futbol) February 9, 2018
Ronaldinho would score 25 goals in 86 matches for PSG before heading to the Camp Nou, and we all know what happened next.