1. Las siete vidas de Vinicius
  2. Napoli sacks manager Carlo Ancellotti
  3. Lionel Messi wins the ballon d’or for a record 6th time
  4. José Mourinho can bring Gareth Bale back to Tottenham Hotspur
  5. José Mourinho’s new reign at Tottenham Hotspur
  6. A tale of two different Ronaldos
  7. Kyllian Mbappe makes history with a century goals
  8. Debunking Pele’s myth in soccer
  9. The decline of Brazilian soccer
  10. Real Madrid’s Galácticos (2005-06); the best ever?
  11. Where does the MLS stand among other top soccer leagues?
  12. Imagine Messi and Ronaldo playing for the same team(Barca)
  13. Cristiano Ronaldo is world most famous person
  14. The Liverpool-Manchester United rivalry
  15. Juventus obsession with winning the champions league
  16. What if Pep Guardiola decides to coach Real Madrid?
  17. The greatest entertainer in soccer’s history
  18. Arsenal new striking trio(P.A.L)
  19. Ronaldo hits a new milestone: 700 career goals
  20. Real Madrid and Vinicius Jnr: Catch them young
  21. Who is Juventus all time best soccer player
  22. Real Madrid’s greatest mistake of the century: Selling Cristiano Ronaldo
  23. José Mourinho next club
  24. Why hasn’t Lionel Messi received a standing ovation at Santiago Bernabeu stadium?
  25. Who made the number 12 jersey famous in soccer?
  26. The rise and fall of Ronaldinho (especially the fall)
  27. The Madrid derby; another goaless encounter
  28. Cristiano Ronaldo is Europe’s best soccer player ever
  29. Can Chelsea do the impossible and win the EPL this season?
  30. Review of 2019/20 EPL week 7 matches.
  31. Karim Benzema is Real Madrid’s emperor; a cat with 9 lives
  32. Can Eden Hazard restore Real Madrid’s lost glory?
  33. Liverpool reaches Champions League Final after sensational comeback against Barcelona
  34. Ribery makes official his departure for Bayern at the end of the season
  35. Beckham and its partners may demolish Fort Lauderdale stadium to build Inter Miami headquarters
  36. Jonathan Dos Santos defends himself from criticism
  37. There will be no final Messi vs. Cristiano Ronaldo in the Champions League
  38. Juventus wins its eighth consecutive Italian league
  39. Inter Milan recognizes being “finalizing” the signing of Diego Godín
  40. Cristiano returns with a goal against Ajax
  41. Bayern Munich prepares € 80m for Nicolas Pépé!
  42. Houston, we have a problem: DaMarcus Beasley out 4-6 weeks after knee surgery
  43. Benfica qualifies in extremis
  44. Argentina and Colombia to co-host Copa América 2020
  45. Cristiano Ronaldo Hat-Trick drives Juventus into Champions League quarter-finals
  46. Zinedine Zidane back as Real Madrid Coach
  47. Newcastle stuns Everton with a comeback and wins 3-2
  48. Juventus beat Napoli and sentenced Serie A
  49. LA Galaxy pays homage to Beckham with a spectacular statue
  50. Liverpool back on top in Goalless draw with Manchester United
  51. Messi the greatest in La Liga History
  52. UEFA Europa League Update: Road to Baku
  53. Champions League Round of 16 – Leg 1 of 2 Update
  54. Nani Joins Orlando City
  55. UEFA Pleased With VAR’s use in Champions League games
  56. Crisis in Dortmund
  57. Is Son The Best Player of 2019 Premier League?
  58. Manchester United Additions to summer shopping list
  59. Gareth Bale Faces up to 12 Games of Suspension
  60. Barcelona to face Real Madrid in Copa del Rey Semifinals
  61. MLS season kicks off March 2. Here are the home openers
  62. Newcastle United signs Atlanta United forward Miguel Almiron for $26million
  63. Here’s what’s happening behind the scenes with David Beckham’s Inter Miami team
  64. Manchester United wealthiest club in Europe as Premier League dominates Uefa report
  65. The Top eight title races in Bundesliga
  66. Ronaldo comes on for Juve’s 2-2 draw at tough Atalanta
  67. It’s no longer a dream: Vinicius is a definite starter at Real Madrid
  68. Josef Martinez breaks combined MLS regular season-playoffs goal record
  69. Can Gonzalo Higuain feature in the Europa League if he joins Chelsea on loan in January?
  70. UEFA report highlights Jurgen Klopp’s astonishing Liverpool job as Reds compete with incredible finances of Man City

The phrase “Talent is not enough” can be applied to Ronaldinho, and should be a great lesson for all other footballers.

This is where we have to give enough credit to Messi-ronaldo’s duopoly for over a decade.

Its difficult to get to the top, More difficult to stay there and maintain the winning culture.

I cried day and night when a 27 year old Ronaldinho lost all the glory he had.

I cried uncontrollable when a player who Chelsea, A.C Milan and others were begging F.C Barcelona for a then record fee of £100m, only for Barça the next season,
to beg A.C Milan to take him for just £25m.

I was too emotional and couldn’t keep the tears back when one of the greatest Magicians-footballer of all time was booed by his own spectators and labelled “Rubber-dinho” instead of Ronaldinho Gaucho.


Where did he get it all wrong?

What was the reason for such decline?

An entry into his private life will reveal it all; Party, Party, Samba,Samba, Girls, chicas, las morenas.

What a wasted talent.

Though at the beginning, it was nothing.

Most of his best games and goals have been when he came straight from partying all night long.

Its been his lifestyle right from his boyhood club Gremio to PSG, then into Barcelona.

And it never stopped him from putting smiles on our faces, it never stopped the incessant display of outrageous skills that made us glued to our TV set every week.

Too much of everything, they say is bad”

By 2006, it was beyond control(Frank Rhijkaard is to be blame also for a free hand with him and Deco).

He misses trainings, he comes too late and his indiscipline was going off the board.


In 2006 world cup, Brazil has a squad that was touted as the best array of talents since the Pele’s 1970 all conquering side.

But Zidane made a mockery of all of them one by one, no thanks to Indisciplined Ronnie and his band of merry samba boys.

After the world cup, he returned to Camp Nou overweight; Barça couldn’t put up with him anymore.

Off to Milan for £25m and Deco to Chelsea.

Since then, his life has never been the same.

Conclusion;

Thank God he passed the baton to Messi, and for over a decade, messi has learnt from Ronaldinho’s mistake and isn’t gonna make one.

Always remember “Talent is not enough

Author: Okechukwu Ekemezie

The football doctor, Passionate football writer.
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