Brazil Versus Venezuela in FIFA World Cup Germany Qualifier

Ronaldinho in 2005, photo by

Birth Name: Ronaldo de Assis Moreira

Place of Birth: Porto Alegre, Brazil

Date of Birth: 21 March, 1980

Ethnicity: Brazilian [African, possibly other]

Ronaldinho, also known as Ronaldinho Gaúcho, is a Brazilian professional footballer. An attacking midfielder and winger, he played for Grêmio, Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona, AC Milan, Flamengo, Atlético Mineiro, Querétaro, and Fluminense, and the Brazil national team. He is also known as “O Bruxo”/The Wizard.

He is the son of Dona Miguelina Elói Assis dos Santos and João de Assis Moreira, a footballer for local club Esporte Clube Cruzeiro. Aside from Brazilian, he holds Spanish citizenship.

Ronaldinho has a son, professional footballer João Mendes, with his former partner, dancer Janaína Mendes.

Ronaldinho’s maternal grandfather was named Enviro Assis.

5 Responses

  1. TB says:

    Surprised he’s from Southern Brazil which has the highest percentage of whites in in the country. Overall, brazil is diverse.

    • loverspt says:

      Some of the hugest African religious communities in Brazil are literally in the South. That may have changed considering the uprising of far-right ideology in the country, but still, it’s the way it’s been for quite some time

  2. Adamina says:

    One of my favourite football stars of all time. Him and Ronaldo are the reasons why I support Brazil

  3. andrew says:

    He’s also known as Ronaldinho Gaúcho

  4. Kimmel says:

    No native blood?

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