Ronaldinho is one of the greatest technical dribblers to ever touch the pitch.
Although he is at the omega stage of his career, Ronaldinho is still making opponents look foolish with the ball at his feet. The latest on his magical abilities has been exhibited in his brief stint with team Goa of the Indian Premier Futsal League. Futsal is a variant style of soccer that is played with five men per side on a reduced, generally indoor, field.
Considering Ronaldinho’s raw talent and remarkable foot skills, it is no surprise that he can completely dominate in a more tight-knit, minute soccer league with minimal talent. Nevertheless, there are few talents that can play the Ronaldinho way. It’s something about the unruffled manner in which he moves and the fairy-like style in which he controls the ball. Is he even trying? You be the judge.
This highlight reel is straight out of FIFA Street, a soccer video game where technical ability shines over smart play and team chemistry. A style of soccer that Ronaldinho has been scolded for at times during his career seems to mesh perfectly with the light contact and limited space that futsal embodies.
Unfortunately for Indian futsal fans though, Ronaldinho’s time in the league was short lived because he was needed at home to prep for his role as a brand ambassador for the Paralympic Games in Brazil. Having said that, Ronaldinho plans to play futsal again in what is expected to be a highly anticipated return. If anything, his homecoming will undoubtedly produce more highlights for the internet to drool over.