How long was Ronaldinho in jail – and why was he in prison?

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Ronaldinho was perhaps the most joyously entertaining footballer of his generation.

The gifted playmaker, who starred alongside Ronaldo and Rivaldo in Brazil's 2002 World Cup win, combined incredible style with substance during his best years at Barcelona.

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Sean Cole

Sean Cole is a freelance journalist. He has written for FourFourTwo, BBC Sport and When Saturday Comes among others. A Birmingham City supporter and staunch Nikola Zigic advocate, he once scored a hat-trick at St. Andrew’s (in a half-time game). He also has far too many football shirts and spends far too much time reading the Wikipedia pages of obscure players.