Aug
14
2007
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Ronaldinho

Staying with Barcelona, Ronaldinho has been with the club since 2003. The 27-year-old Brazilian is undoubtedly one of the world’s best footballers, which is why national team captains and coaches voted him FIFA World Cup Player of the Year in both 2004 and 2005. However, is Ronaldinho among the world’s best when it comes to his work ethic? The Spanish media have their doubts. It seems that, up until the end of April, the footballing wizard from Porto Alegre had turned up late or in some cases not at all for 81 training sessions during the 2006 – 2007 season. Statistically speaking, that means that Ronaldinho had been missing from half of the practices under coach Frank Rijkaard.