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New Ronaldinho video on YouTube [May. 18th, 2007|06:44 pm]
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Ronaldinho Too Tired to Play in Copa [May. 16th, 2007|01:52 pm]
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RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) -- Brazil forward Ronaldinho has asked to be left out of the squad for the Copa America because he is tired, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said on Tuesday.

"Ronaldinho, of Barcelona, asked the technical staff of the Brazilian national team to be excused the Copa America, on the grounds of tiredness and the need for a holiday," said the CBF in a statement.

Ronaldinho's request came three days after midfielder Kaka also asked to be left out of the competition and in spite of comments from coach Dunga that he wanted to take a full-strength squad.

Brazilian media had been speculating for some time that Ronaldinho wanted a rest and his request will heighten speculation that his relationship with Dunga is under strain.

Dunga has left Ronaldinho out of the starting line-up on several occasions and said that the former World Player of the Year will not be given special treatment.

Ronaldinho has often been criticised for saving his best for Barcelona. He went nearly two years without scoring for Brazil until hitting the target twice in the 4-0 win over Chile in March.

PROFESSIONAL COMMITMENTS

The Copa America, in which Brazil are defending champions, will provide Dunga with his first competitive matches since he took over following their lacklustre performance at the last World Cup.

Ronaldinho's letter bore a striking resemblance to the one written by Kaka.

"It is well known to you that during the last few years I have been subjected to intense and uninterrupted physical activity," he said.

"I have been unable to take the recommended and necessary periods of rest which may, on occasion, have an influence on the high level of performance demanded by my professional commitments with my club and, principally, the Brazilian national team.

"I have always shown satisfaction and a sense of responsibility in serving Brazil during my career. Wearing the yellow shirt is, for me, a motive of pride and love for my country," he said.

"I'm grateful for the respect and the attention which the organisation (CBF) has always shown towards me and, thanks to the excellent and open relationship that we share, I ask for your understanding in my request.

"I hope that I will soon be able to serve Brazil with the pride and satisfaction I have always shown and I'm certain that the future will bring me marvellous moments with Brazil.

Brazil face Mexico, Ecuador and Chile in their first-round group.

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Betis Match Results & Picspam [May. 16th, 2007|01:21 pm]
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Real Betis 1 - 1 FC Barcelona

Ronnie scored Barça's goal on a penalty kick.



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Getafe Match Results [May. 11th, 2007|06:33 pm]
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Sociedad Match Results [May. 7th, 2007|09:09 pm]
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Real Sociedad 0 - 2 FC Barcelona

The two goals were scored during the second half of the match by Iniesta and Eto'o. And it was Ronnie's creative passes that made both goals happen. The highlight of the match for me was when Andy Grey called Iniesta twinkle toes... LOL


Barça is now standing at the top of La Liga with 65 points. Real Madrid follows with 63 points and Sevilla is third with 61 points.



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Same Mod, Different LJ [May. 4th, 2007|03:24 pm]
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This is your friendly ronaldinho10 moderator. I've moved from winterplum_24 to cinzie_224 .



In other news, 2 picspams are coming up in the near future.

Also, please take the time to vote in this poll. Thanks :)

Poll #978128 Match Results

Would you like me to post match results or are you ok with finding out on your own?

Post the resutls, please!
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You don't have to post the results, I'm ok.
1(12.5%)


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(no subject) [Apr. 14th, 2007|09:53 pm]
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Not much is new in Barça these days. Except for the fact that Ronnie will be missing the next 2 matches due to tonsilitis.

Let's all send him good vibes so he gets better as soon as possible.



Here's a poll for all of those interested in the Milan rumours. Go ahead... vote.

Poll #966701 Ronaldinho & AC Milan

Will Ronaldinho go to AC Milan next season?

Yes, he's leaving FC Barcelona and going to AC Milan
1(7.7%)
NO! He'd never leave Barça!!
11(84.6%)
I don't really care. Next question.
1(7.7%)

How do you feel about all the rumours regarding Ronaldinho and AC Milan?

I'm very interested. I love to read anything that has to do with Ronnie.
0(0.0%)
I'm very upset with them. Ronnie belongs in Barcelona.
5(38.5%)
I hope he goes to Milan. I think red and black are good colours for him.
1(7.7%)
Either way I'm happy, all I want is to watch him play.
2(15.4%)
I don't really care. :(
2(15.4%)
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Golden Boots [Mar. 29th, 2007|11:05 pm]
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According to Forbes, Ronaldinho is the highest paid footballer in the world this year, surpassing David Beckham.


If the late Johnny Haynes could read this story about the top-earning football stars today, he would turn in his grave.

The Fulham and England playmaker--they were called inside forwards in those days--was the first £100-a-week player in the English game following the Football League's abolition in 1961 of its maximum wage for players. Or at least he was the first to be openly paid that. Under-the-counter payments weren't unknown.

Haynes' wages were five times the previous maximum and seven times the then-average manual wage. Up until then even England's top players earned about the same as a skilled electrician or plumber.

Fast forward half a century: Not only have we now had the first £100,000-a-week player in the English game, but the top stars earn more than 225 times the U.K.’s mean wage. Even plumbers haven't managed to keep up with that.

Our list of the 10 top-earning football stars (wages plus endorsements) has a heavy salting of Premiership superstars--five.

Spain's La Ligua boasts four, including the No. 1 on our list, Ronaldinho, who earns two pounds for pitching the likes of Nike (nyse: NKE - news - people ), EA Sports, Cadbury and PepsiCo (nyse: PEP - news - people ) for every one made playing for Barcelona. Just one of the 10 top earners plays in Italy's Serie A.

While the five in the Premiership are three Englishmen, a German and a Frenchman, it is the appeal of their league to a global television audience that is their pot of gold.

TV-rights money is pouring straight through to star players' paychecks faster than Thierry Henry can outsprint a defender. Even five years ago, base salaries of £100,000 a week were unknown. Manchester United’s captain, Roy Keane, was then the best-paid player in Britain, having to struggle by on £53,000 a week.

The wage bar was reset last summer when Henry re-signed with Arsenal for a reported £112,000 a week. Then Michael Ballack moved from Bayern Munich to Chelsea for £121,000 a week.

Six-figure pay checks only look set to become more commonplace in the Premiership as a new three-year, £1.7 billion TV deal kicks in for the 2007-'08 season. That deal will put more than £300,000 a week in the coffers of the top Premiership clubs, much of which will go straight out again in wages.

While Henry and Ballack are world-class players commanding a market rate for their services, they are also at the wrong end of their careers. How much will it take to re-sign 22-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo, arguably the best player in Europe this season and now in contract renewal talks with Manchester United?

Teammate and fellow barely-20-something Wayne Rooney doubled his wages when he recently extended his contract till 2012--and Rooney, unlike the young Portuguese, didn't have Real Madrid coyly flapping its eyelids in his direction. Rooney still did well enough to make No. 4 in our list.

While not in the same earnings league as Michael Jordan or Tiger Woods, top-paid Premiership players are getting within touching distance of the better-paid U.S. pro sports stars.

Peyton Manning, quarterback of the Indianapolis Colts, has the highest base pay in the National Football League at £150,000 a week, although a basketball star like Shaquille O’Neal or baseball player Alex Rodriguez earn more than £200,000 and £250,000 a week, respectively.

The missing piece for most football players? Endorsements in the lucrative U.S. market, beyond sporting goods makers like Nike and Adidas (other-otc: ADDDY - news - people ). Even there, though, David Beckham is paving the way with the deal that takes him from Real Madrid to the Los Angeles Galaxy. Thanks to a cut of ticket sales and Galaxy replica kit he will potentially earn £127 million over five years for his playing and marketing services.


Source: http://www.forbes.com/business/2007/03/29/football-valuations-uk-biz-cx_pm_0329boots.html?partner=rss

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Top Earning Players-- Ronnie tops the list.

Who's hot. Who's not.

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A Conversation with Ronaldinho [Mar. 27th, 2007|04:27 pm]
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Ronaldinho at his home in Castelldefels, Spain, outside of Barcelona.
Jack Bell/The New York Times



Ronaldo de Assis Moreira, known to the soccer world simply as Ronaldinho, is one of the most recognizable players in the world. The Brazil star has led his club, F.C. Barcelona in Spain, to two straight La Liga titles and last season's European Champions League crown.


Jack Bell of The New York Times spent a tightly scripted 30 minutes with 27-year-old Ronaldinho at his palatial home in Castelldefels, a holiday village about a 20-minute drive outside Barcelona. The March 12 interview, conducted through a Spanish interpreter, took place two days after Ronaldinho helped 10-man Barcelona tie Real Madrid, 3-3, in a pulsating match at the team's Camp Nou Stadium.

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