Ronaldinho Career Stats: Total Career Analysis 1987-2015

Ronaldinho Career Stats: Ronaldo de Assis Moreira also known as Ronaldinho Gaúcho in Brazil, is a retired Brazilian football player. He was born on March 21, 1980, in Porto Alegre. He started playing football with Gremio Porto Alegre’s youth team and then went to Europe in 2001 when he was 21 years old. Before that, he spent some time playing in Switzerland for FC Sion.

In 2003, Ronaldinho moved to Spain to join FC Barcelona, where he had the best time of his career. Barcelona won important championships with him, like the Spanish championship in 2005 and 2006, and the Champions League in 2006. He was famous for his amazing dribbling, scoring, and passing skills. He was one of the world’s best players and won awards like FIFA World Player of the Year in 2004 and 2005.

However, his career had some tough times later on. In the 2007/08 season, he had injuries and issues with discipline and fitness. He left Barcelona to play for AC Milan in Italy but didn’t achieve the same success. Afterward, he played for different clubs in Brazil and had some success, including winning the Copa Libertadores in 2013.

For the Brazilian national team, Ronaldinho played in 97 matches and scored 33 goals from 1999 to 2013. One of his biggest achievements was winning the 2002 World Cup, where he played alongside famous players like Ronaldo and Rivaldo. He was a standout player in that tournament. However, as he got older and his form declined, he wasn’t selected for later international tournaments like the 2010 World Cup. His international career slowed down after 2008.

Ronaldinho Career Stats

Ronaldinho indeed had an impressive career in terms of statistics. He scored a total of 266 goals in 796 matches for both his clubs and the national team. Additionally, he provided 194 assists during his career. His most prolific goal-scoring period was during his time at Barcelona, where he managed to score 94 goals in 207 appearances.

TeamAppGoalsAssists
FC Barcelona2079470
AC Milan952629
Paris Saint-Germain772517
Clube Atlético Mineiro742428
CR Flamengo441913
Querétaro FC3088
Fluminense Football Club7
Grêmio12558
Brazil97 33 28
TOTAL796299194

Ronaldinho Goals With Grêmio (1998–2001)

In 1998, Ronaldinho moved up to Gremio’s senior team from the youth academy. His debut under coach Sebastião Lazaroni came on March 4, 1998, during a Copa Libertadores match against CR Vasco da Gama.

The following year, in 1999, Ronaldinho had a breakthrough season, showcasing his incredible dribbling skills. He scored 22 goals in 47 matches, which was quite impressive. His two goals in the Campeonato Gaucho finals against their rivals Internacional Porto Alegre were crucial in securing the regional championship for Gremio. Additionally, Grêmio won the Copa Sul for the first time that year.

CompetitionAppGoals
TOTAL12558

Ronaldinho Goal and Assists With Paris Saint-Germain (2001–2003)

In 2001, Ronaldinho moved to Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). His first game with PSG was in August 2001, and sometimes he played from the beginning, and other times he was a substitute.

He scored his first goal for PSG in October against Olympique Lyon. His last goal for PSG was in April.

In the next season, Ronaldinho didn’t play as well as people hoped. He did score some goals, including an amazing one in February. PSG made it to the final of a cup, but they lost. In the league, they didn’t do great, and Ronaldinho said he wanted to leave the team after that season.

CompetitionAppGoalsAssists
UEFA-Cup (- 2009)103
Ligue 1551715
Coupe de France732
Coupe de la Ligue52
TOTAL772517

Ronaldinho Goal and Assists With Barcelona (2003–2008)

In 2003, FC Barcelona signed Ronaldinho for 30 million euros. This was a big deal because other top clubs wanted him too. Ronaldinho agreed to play for Barcelona for five years and earned 3.1 million euros each year. He wore the number 10 jersey, which is a special honor.

Ronaldinho’s first game for Barcelona was in 2003, and they won. He became an important player, scoring goals and helping the team. Barcelona finished second in the league that season.

In the next season, 2004/05, Ronaldinho continued to play well, and Barcelona won the Spanish championship. He received top awards for being a great player.

In the 2005/06 season, Ronaldinho helped Barcelona win the Spanish championship again and also the UEFA Champions League. He was playing so well that even fans of rival teams applauded him.

But in the 2006/07 season, things got tougher. Barcelona didn’t win the league, and they were knocked out of the Champions League early.

In the 2007/08 season, Ronaldinho had injuries and didn’t play much. Barcelona finished third in the league and didn’t do well in the Champions League.

Starting in 2006, Ronaldinho had some problems with discipline, fitness, and his weight. He was missing training and spending too much time partying. In 2008, Barcelona’s president said it was time for Ronaldinho to try something new.

For the 2008/09 season, a new coach took over, and Ronaldinho wasn’t part of the plan anymore. It was said that Ronaldinho and another player came to training drunk, and the club was worried they might set a bad example for a young player.

CompetitionAppGoalsAssists
UEFA Champions League35 1411
UEFA Super Cup1
FIFA Club World Cup211
UEFA-Cup (- 2009)742
LaLiga1457050
Copa del Rey1343
Supercopa413
TOTAL2079470

Ronaldinho Goal and Assists With AC Milan (2008–2011)

In August 2008, Ronaldinho joined AC Milan for 25 million euros. At that time, he was one of the highest-paid footballers in the world, earning around 19.6 million euros every year, which included money from sponsorship deals.

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When Ronaldinho first started playing for Milan, he didn’t do as well as people expected, partly because he had fitness problems. However, he got better during the 2009/10 season. In the first part of the 2010/11 season, he played with other talented players like Zlatan Ibrahimović and Alexandre Pato in a specific formation.

Later on, when Robinho joined the team and Pato got injured, the team changed their formation. Ronaldinho’s role in the team changed too. He didn’t play as much and only came in as a substitute for short periods. Then, AC Milan signed Antonio Cassano, and Ronaldinho left their training camp in Dubai to discuss a new contract in Brazil.

During his time at AC Milan, Ronaldinho played 76 games in Serie A and scored 20 goals. He also played twelve times in the Champions League and scored four goals, as well as six games in the UEFA Cup with two goals. However, his performances at Milan weren’t as consistent as his earlier outstanding form.

CompetitionAppGoalsAssists
UEFA Champions League1242
UEFA-Cup (- 2009)621
Serie A762026
Italy Cup1
TOTAL952629

Ronaldinho Goal and Assists With Flamengo (2011–2012)

In 2011, Ronaldinho came back to Brazil to play for Flamengo Rio de Janeiro. He signed a contract until 2014 for a fee of €3 million. He wore the number 10 jersey and hoped to play well for a chance to represent Brazil in the Copa América and the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Ronaldinho’s first game for Flamengo was in February 2011, and he became the team’s captain. He played in local and national competitions, scoring goals and helping the team. But after about 16 months, the club ended his contract in 2012. His behavior was a problem, and he wasn’t performing well on the field. The coach initially tolerated his behavior but changed his mind when Ronaldinho was seen with a woman during a training camp.

The details of how they ended his contract weren’t made public, but it was reported that the club owed him a lot of money. In total, Ronaldinho played 44 games for Flamengo, scoring 19 goals, but his time there didn’t end on a good note.

CompetitionAppGoalsAssists
Campeonato Brasileiro Série A33157
Copa Sudamericana3 2
Copa Libertadores826
TOTAL441913

Ronaldinho Goal and Assists With Atlético Mineiro (2012–2014)

After spending 16 months with Flamengo, Ronaldinho moved to Atlético Mineiro. His debut, originally planned for June 6, 2012, on the third matchday, was postponed because the club had not yet received approval for his transfer. Three days later, he played his first full game for Atlético Mineiro in a 1-0 away victory against Palmeiras São Paulo.

On October 6, 2012, he had a remarkable game, scoring three goals (a hat-trick) against Figueirense Futebol Clube. At the end of the season, Ronaldinho was named the best player of the year 2012 in the top Brazilian division.

Then, on July 25, 2013, Ronaldinho achieved a significant milestone by winning the Copa Libertadores with Atlético Mineiro. This made him one of the players in football history to win both the Copa Libertadores and the UEFA Champions League.

Towards the end of 2013, Ronaldinho was honored as the South American Footballer of the Year.

In early January 2014, Ronaldinho extended his contract with Atlético Mineiro for another year, keeping him with the team until December 31, 2014. However, on July 27, 2014, Ronaldinho and Atlético Mineiro decided to end their contract.

CompetitionAppGoalsAssists
FIFA Club World Cup22
Copa Libertadores2159
Campeonato Brasileiro Série A481717
Copa do Brasil12
Recopa Sudamericana2
TOTAL742428

Ronaldinho Goal and Assists With Querétaro (2014–2015)

In 2014, Ronaldinho signed with Mexican club Querétaro for two years. He made his debut and played well at first, scoring goals. But in December, he left for Brazil without telling his team. They gave him a choice: come back or leave. He returned just in time.

Ronaldinho’s performance improved as the season went on, and he helped the team reach the playoffs. However, he caused trouble by leaving a game early without permission. Because of this, he didn’t play in an important match, and his team lost in the final.

In July 2015, his contract with Querétaro Fútbol Club was ended.

CompetitionAppGoalsAssists
Liga MX Apertura932
Liga MX Clausura1244
Copa MX Apertura (- 18/19)1
Copa MX Clausura (- 18/19)31
Liguilla Clausura511
TOTAL3088

Ronaldinho Goal and Assists With Fluminense (2015)

On July 11, 2015, it was announced that Ronaldinho had signed a contract with the Brazilian club Fluminense Rio de Janeiro, which was set to last until December 2016. However, after making 7 appearances for the team without scoring, both the club and the player agreed to end the contract by the end of September 2015. Fluminense’s sporting director, Mario Bittencourt, explained Ronaldinho’s departure after just a few months, saying that Ronaldinho had a meeting with the team and respectfully expressed that he didn’t feel capable of performing at his best.

In December 2015, Ronaldinho signed a new contract with Fluminense, but this time it was for only two games scheduled to take place in January 2016. These two games were part of the Florida Cup, which was played from January 10th to the 20th. This short-term contract was primarily for marketing purposes.

CompetitionAppGoalsAssists
Campeonato Brasileiro Série A7
TOTAL7

Ronaldinho Goal and Assists With National Team Brazil (1999–2013)

In 1997, Ronaldinho helped Brazil win the Under-17 World Cup. He made his debut for the senior Brazilian national team in 1999 and scored his first international goal that same year. He won the Copa América in 1999 and the 2002 World Cup with Brazil.

In 2005, he won the Confederations Cup, but in the 2006 World Cup, Brazil got knocked out early. Ronaldinho also played in the 2000 and 2008 Olympics, winning a bronze medal in 2008. He faced some ups and downs in his national team career, missing out on tournaments due to form and injuries.

Ronaldinho made a comeback to the national team in 2010 and continued playing until 2013. He earned 97 caps, scored 33 goals in official matches, and had his last international game in 2013. Unfortunately, he wasn’t selected for the 2014 World Cup.

CompetitionAppGoalsAssists
International Friendlies45169
World Cup Qualification2556
Confederations Cup1399
World Cup1024
Copa América41
973328

Ronaldinho Titles

ClubCompetitionNo. of Titles (Year)
Grêmio– Copa Sul1x (1999)
– Campeonato Gaúcho1x (1999)
Paris Saint-Germain– UEFA Intertoto Cup1x (2001)
Barcelona– La Liga2x (2004–05, 2005–06)
– Supercopa de España2x (2005, 2006)
– UEFA Champions League1x (2005–06)
AC Milan– Serie A1x (2010–11)
Flamengo– Campeonato Carioca1x (2011)
Atlético Mineiro– Campeonato Mineiro1x (2013)
– Copa Libertadores1x (2013)
– Recopa Sudamericana1x (2014)
Brazil U17– South American U-17 Championship1x (1997)
– FIFA U-17 World Championship1x (1997)
Brazil U23– CONMEBOL Pre-Olympic Tournament1x (2000)
– Olympic Bronze Medal1x (2008)
Brazil– Copa América1x (1999)
– FIFA World Cup1x (2002)
– FIFA Confederations Cup1x (2005)

Ronaldinho Stats Records And Other Data:

How Many Goals Has Ronaldinho Scored From Direct Free Kicks?

According to khelnow.com, Ronaldinho scored 66 goals directly from free kicks. He’s the third-best in history when it comes to scoring free kicks. The only two players who scored more from free kicks are Juninho Pernambucano with 77 goals and Pelé with 70.

Also, we have a table that displays Ronaldinho’s total number of free kick goals according to transfermarket.

TeamDirect Free Kicks
Paris Saint-Germain4
FC Barcelona19
AC Milan3
Clube Atlético Mineiro7
Querétaro FC2
TOTAL35

How Many Goals Has Ronaldinho Scored From The Penalty Spot?

According to Transfermarkt, Ronaldinho has scored 70 goals from the penalty spot throughout his career.

TeamPenalty Goals
Querétaro FC1
Clube Atlético Mineiro9
CR Flamengo3
AC Milan9
Brazil Olympic Team1
Brazil12
FC Barcelona29
Paris Saint-Germain6
TOTAL PENALTIES SCORED70
TOTAL PENALTIES MISSED17

How Many Assists/Goal Assists Has Ronaldinho Provided?

Ronaldinho has provided 194 assists throughout his career. He is ranked 21st on the list of all-time assist providers.

TeamAppAssists
FC Barcelona20770
AC Milan9529
Paris Saint-Germain7717
Clube Atlético Mineiro7428
CR Flamengo4413
Querétaro FC308
Fluminense Football Club7
Grêmio125
Brazil97 28
TOTAL796194

What is Ronaldinho’s Scoring Record in a Season?

Ronaldinho’s career-best scoring record in a season is 26 goals. He achieved this in the 2005-06 season for Barcelona in La Liga. He also scored 7 goals in the Champions League that season.

CompetitionApp Goals Assists
LaLiga291718
Champions League1275
Copa del Rey21
Supercopa211
TOTAL452624

How Many Times have Ronaldinho won the Ballon d’Or?

Ronaldinho has won the Ballon d’Or once, in 2005. He was the clear winner of the award that year, after helping Barcelona win the La Liga title and the Champions League.

How Many times has Ronaldinho won the Golden Boot throughout his Career?

Ronaldinho has never won the Golden Boot throughout his career.

Ronaldinho Individual Awards:

Award / AchievementYear
Campeonato Gaucho top scorer1x 1999
FIFA Confederations Cup Golden Ball1x 1999
FIFA Confederations Cup Golden Shoe1x 1999
South American Team of the Year1x 1999
CONMEBOL Pre-Olympic Tournament top scorer1x 2000
Bola de Prata3x 2000, 2011, 2012
FIFA World Cup All-Star Team1x 2002
Ligue 1 Goal of The Year1x 2003
FIFA 1001x 2004
Don Balón Award2x 2003–04, 2005–06
Trofeo EFE1x 2003–04
FIFA World Player of the Year2x 2004, 2005
UEFA Team of the Year3x 2004, 2005, 2006
World Soccer Magazine World Player of The Year2x 2004, 2005
UEFA Club Forward of the Year1x 2004–05
FIFA Confederations Cup Bronze Ball1x 2005
Ballon d’Or1x 2005
Onze d’Or1x 2005
FIFPro World Player of the Year2x 2005, 2006
FIFPro World XI3x 2005, 2006, 2007
UEFA Club Footballer of the Year1x 2005–06
La Liga top assist provider1x 2005–06
UEFA Champions League top assist provider1x 2005–06
FIFA Club World Cup Bronze Ball1x 2006
FIFA World Player of the Year Bronze Award1x 2006
Golden Foot1x 2009
Sports Illustrated Team of the Decade1x 2009
Serie A top assist provider1x 2009–10
Campeonato Brasileiro Série A Team of the Year2x 2011, 2012
Campeonato Brasileiro Série A Best Fan’s Player1x 2012
Campeonato Brasileiro Série A top assist provider1x 2012
Bola de Ouro1x 2012
Copa Libertadores top assist provider2x 2012, 2013
FIFA Club World Cup top scorer1x 2013
South American Footballer of the Year1x 2013
UEFA Ultimate Team of the Year (substitute)1x 2015
Brazilian Football Museum Hall of Fame1x
AC Milan Hall of Fame1x
Ballon d’Or Dream Team (Silver)1x 2020
Globe Soccer Awards Player Career Award1x 2021

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