World Football Hero of the Week
Before he returned to his native Brazil a couple years ago, Ronaldinho had already enjoyed a remarkable career. From the World Cup to the UEFA Champions League to a pair of FIFA World Player of the Year awards, the Brazilian attacker had won just about everything in the game.
Now you can add the Copa Libertadores to that list as well.
At the ripe age of 33, Ronaldinho has become just the sixth player to win both the Champions League and Copa Libertadores, after his Atletico Mineiro finished off Olimpia on penalty kicks last week in the second leg of the Copa Libertadores final.
Throughout the tournament, Ronaldinho was a key part of Atletico’s success. According to Jonathan Wilson of The Guardian, Ronnie was “the creative hub of a side that has produced the best football in the competition.”
And to think that not long ago, Ronaldinho’s critics had claimed he was washed up.
"This is why I came back to Brazil," Ronaldinho told reporters after the final, per CNN. "Not long ago people were saying that I was done but we showed today that isn't the case. Let them talk now."
For his heroics at an advanced age, as well as his extensive resume of success, Ronaldinho is our B/R World Football Hero of the Week.
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