Ronaldo de Assis Moreira, commonly known as Ronaldinho or Ronaldinho Gaúcho, is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Italian Serie A side AC Milan and the Brazilian national team.
Ronaldinho, Portuguese for “Little Ronaldo,” is known in Brazil by the nickname “Gaúcho,” in order to distinguish him from Ronaldo, who was already called “Ronaldinho” in Brazil. Ronaldo simply went by his first name upon his move to Europe, thereby allowing Ronaldinho to drop the “Gaúcho” and remain simply as Ronaldinho.
Prior to his move to Milan, he played for Paris Saint-Germain, and Barcelona, with whom he won his first Champions League in 2006. He became a Spanish citizen in January 2007.
Full name: Ronaldo de Assis Moreira
Date of birth: March 21, 1980
Place of birth: Porto Alegre, Brazil
Height: 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position: Attacking midfielder
Current club: AC Milan
2001–2003: Paris Saint-Germain