Now 32 years old, Ronaldinho returned to the international fray last week in a disappointing 2-1 defeat to England at Wembley.
His career, a rollercoaster of terrific highs interspersed with sporadic lows, has brought delight to millions worldwide and, for a period of two or three years last decade, his status as the world's best player was untouchable.
Over the course of this slideshow, we will look at the fantastic career of the entertainer from his beginnings at Gremio, right through to his recent successes at Atlético Mineiro.
Ronaldinho may have his faults and is certainly not everybody's favourite footballer. However, in terms of natural talent there are few who could ever get close to being comparable.
Sit back and enjoy the ride through the career of a true great of modern football: Ronaldinho Gaúcho.