*Unique* Ronaldinho #49 Queretaro (Mexico) Match Worn Shirt for Mexican Apertura Tournament 2014.
*Provenance: Former Argentina Equipment Manager*
Ronaldo de Assis Moreira (born 21 March 1980), commonly known as Ronaldinho Gaúcho (simply Ronaldinho) is a Brazilian former professional footballer and ambassador for Barcelona. Often considered one of the best players of his generation and regarded by many as one of the greatest of all time, Ronaldinho won two FIFA World Player of the Year awards and a Ballon d'Or. A global icon of the sport, he played mostly as an attacking midfielder, but was also deployed as a winger. He was renowned for his technical skills and creativity, due to his agility, pace and dribbling ability, as well as his use of tricks, feints, overhead kicks, no-look passes and accuracy from free-kicks. Ronaldinho made his career debut for Grêmio, in 1998. At age 20, he moved to Paris Saint-Germain in France before signing for Barcelona in 2003. In his second season with Barcelona, he won his first FIFA World Player of the Year award as Barcelona won the 2004–05 La Liga title. The season that followed is considered one of the best in his career as he was integral in Barcelona winning the 2005–06 UEFA Champions League, their first in fourteen years, and another La Liga title, giving Ronaldinho his first career double, receiving the 2005 Ballon d'Or and his second FIFA World Player of the Year in the process. After scoring two spectacular solo goals in the first 2005–06 El Clásico, Ronaldinho became the second Barcelona player, after Diego Maradona in 1983, to receive a standing ovation from Real Madrid fans at the Santiago Bernabéu. Following a second-place La Liga finish to rivals Real Madrid in the 2006–07 season and an injury-plagued 2007–08 season, Ronaldinho departed Barcelona to join Milan, where he won the 2010–11 Serie A. He then returned to Brazil to play for Flamengo in 2011 and Atlético Mineiro a year later where he won the 2013 Copa Libertadores, before moving to Mexico to play for Querétaro and then back to Brazil to play for Fluminense in 2015. Ronaldinho accumulated numerous other individual awards in his career; he was included in the UEFA Team of the Year and the FIFA World XI three times each, and was named UEFA Club Footballer of the Year for the 2005–06 season and South American Footballer of the Year in 2013. In 2004, he was also named by Pelé in the FIFA 100 list of the world's greatest living players. In his international career with Brazil, Ronaldinho earned 97 caps and scored 33 goals, representing his country in three FIFA Confederations Cups and two FIFA World Cups. After debuting with the Seleção by winning the 1999 Copa América, he played an integral role in Brazil's 2002 FIFA World Cup triumph, being named in the All-Star Team. As captain, he led his team to the 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup title and was named Man of the Match in the final. Ronaldinho scored three goals in the tournament, taking his total to nine, making him the competition's joint all-time leading goalscorer. He also captained the Brazil Olympic team to a bronze medal in men's football at the 2008 Summer Olympics.
Shirt details: Pirma Trademark. Made in Mexico. Size X-large. Pirma trademark stitched. Queretaro logo stamped in felt-flock material. Mexican league patches stamped (See both pictures). Name and numbers stamped.