Ronaldinho Gaucho


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Bring him back to Barca and heal him.

He kinda healed us when he came here when we were at our worst and marked the start of a new era.


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Nice guy, I love him I care for him but he's stupid.

He was hosting parties when his mother had COVID according to reports.

He is a man who never could sacrifice his own indulges to do what's best for him and his career.

Don't give in to your temptations folks be stronger willed.

In saying that he grew up in absolute poverty so I have full sympathy for him embracing his chosen lifestyle. Too bad it is one of destruction and he NEEDS help and had needed help for a long time.


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When I saw Queen's Gambit on Netflix I was instantly reminded of Ronaldinho. It's one of the cons of being one of the greats of your field, you usually have some sort of trouble. All those years of thinking of doing things on whim and having it come easy takes a toll. It's crazy people can party all night then walk off and embarass their opponents without even an once of sweat. R10 was enabled and now he's in trouble like many former athletes :(


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Well honestly though, there is a bigger picture a play in all of this: I think football in general, is fairly blind compared to other sports, in adequately addressing and providing players with the mental and psychological support they need at this level. I think it is something sports in general still needs to fully embrace and when you start to consider how gender norms, definitions of masculinity, the warrior-athlete archetype and the celebrity aspect intersect this as well, you can see why it is still lagging in sports.

But even compared to the NFL, NBA and NHL in particular, I do not see think it is as much as a priority for footballers as it is to other athletes playing other sports at a similar level. Compared to nutrition and physiology, which almost every major club sees as a priority and invests in specialists individually for their club, you do not necessarily see the same thing from a Sports Psychology perspective, and this is to the detriment of these players as human beings.

For example, I was shocked when Messi revealed he has never had any sort of psychological support during his career. That is a problem and when you look at Ronaldinho, a lot could have been different in his career and his life now, if he had the therapy and support he should have had while he was a player. It is sad really, my heart breaks for him and I hope someone in his life will positively support him and help him get on a path to recovery.

We really need to get past this perception that only sick or crazy people get mental therapy of some sort. Shaming anyone for getting help or support is just wrong but sadly right now, footballers feel like they cannot do that for more than one reason. Considering the demands and pressures they face, the whole football community would benefit if players started getting better psychological support & awareness and if clubs saw it as more of a priority than it is.

Otherwise, you will continue to see sad stories like these.

PS: Happy Birthday to this absolute legend.

Still my absolute favorite to this day :barcaflag::barcascarf:


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Happy birthday Ronny !!

Here a video to enjoy his magic again :worthy:

And my all time favourite youtube video from Ronny, saw it over 50 times :worthy:

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Good old times. :wub:


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Same here as well. Especially since he was toying with Gattuso before he made a pass that looked effortless.

That whole semi final match from him is insane considering it was the semis in CL against a very well rated team at the time.
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