Happy retirement to the player who introduced me to the modern beautiful game. Ronaldinho was such an astonishing talent and personality he could inspire his bitter rivals to stand and clap in respect, while they were losing 3-0 in their own stadium. (Read that again. It was Real Madrid vs Barcelona as well. Even more remarkable. It was the club who didn’t want him.)
Ronaldinho played with a selfless joy that may never be repeated.