Five years ago Ronaldinho was considered the greatest footballer in the world by many critics. And this month the Brazilian midfielder is expected to finally make his long awaited return to the Brazilian national team. Newly appointed head coach Mano Menezes recently stressed that the AC Milan man “can add value in a sector where we must still evolve.”
Ronaldinho will be seeing his first international action in around a year and a half. The former Barcelona star’s last match as a Brazilian national team member was in April of 2009 during a friendly against Peru. Ronaldinho was of course left off of the World Cup roster this summer by former coach Dunga and the decision to overlook the flashy star would result in many upset fans and a lack of production in the critical matches for the squad.
And Ronaldinho isn’t the only fresh face seeing action later this month when Brazil plays a super-match against Argentina. Neymar is reportedly done serving his brief suspension and the young sensational scorer will look to pair up top with Pato once again and continue to showoff the bright future of Brazil’s national club.
As for the other members of club this November 17th, here is a list of every Brazilian footballer selected for the match:
Goalkeepers: Jefferson (Botafogo), Neto (Atletico Paranaense), Victor (Gremio)
Defenders: Adriano Correa (Barcelona, Spain), Alex (Chelsea, England), Andre Santos (Fenerbahce, Turkey), Daniel Alves (Barcelona, Spain), David Luiz (Benfica, Portugal), Rafael da Silva (Manchester United, England), Rever (Atletico Mineiro), Thiago Silva (AC Milan, Italy)
Midfielders: Douglas (Gremio), Elias (Corinthians), Jucilei (Corinthians), Lucas Leiva (Liverpool, England), Philippe Coutinho (Inter Milan, Italy), Ramires (Chelsea, England), Ronaldinho (AC Milan, Italy), Sandro (Tottenham, England)
Forwards: Andre (Dynamo Kiev, Ukraine), Neymar (Santos), Alexandre Pato (AC Milan, Italy), Robinho (AC Milan, Italy)