Ronaldinho scored 23 goals in a single match at the age of 13
DO YOU KNOW THAT?? :Ronaldinho, a Brazilian soccer star, scored every goal in a 23-0 game at age 13.
Ronaldinho or Ronaldo de Assis Moreira is a Brazilian soccer star. He has been FIFA World Player of the Year twice. He was born in Porto Alegre as a son of salesperson and shipyard worker.
His father had also played football, but had died of a heart attack when he was eight. When Ronaldinho’s older brother signed with a football team, the family moved to a more wealthy area. It was short lived, though, as his brother ended his career after an injury.
When he was only 8, he also began to show skills in football. When he was 13, and scored 23 goals in a 23-0 victory against a local team. He was identified as a rising star at the 1997 U-17 World Championship, where he scored two goals from penalty kicks.
From there, his fame rose to where he is today. If you remember when YouTube was brand new, you might recall that a 2005 Nike advertisement featuring Ronaldinho performing impressive feats with a soccer ball was the first YouTube video to break 1 million views.
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