AC Milan’s Brazilian forward Ronaldinho has been crowned player of the decade by British football magazine World Soccer. There is no doubt that Ronaldinho has been and still is one of the most entertaining players to watch.
Ronaldinho won this award based on votes that have been cast since 2000 up until this year. This could not have come at a better time as the Brazilian maestro is regaining the form that made him every child’s hero. Since Moving to Milan from Barcelona in 2008, Ronaldinho struggled in his first season with the rossoneri.
His form was really bad and many people thought that he would never get back into shape. To make matters worse, his relationship with former Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti was “icy”. Ancelotti resorted to benching the play maker for most of the season because he believed that he was past his prime.
This season, Ronaldinho has proved just why his name still sends shivers down the spines’ of all the defenders who he comes across. His form has greatly improved and he has been involved hugely in almost all of Milan’s Victories. If he is not scoring, then he is assisting his fellow team-mates get the goals.
Ronaldinho is no spring chicken but he still has a lot give. At only 29, we can rest assured that there is still more to come from this gem of a player. Brazilian national team coach Dunga should be impressed with Ronaldinho’s current form and do the only honourable thing – include him in his South Africa 2010 squad. This i think will greatly motivate him.