Legend of Brazilian football, Ronaldinho reveals that he would have liked to stay longer at PSG, where he played for two seasons between 2001 and 2003 before joining FC Barcelona.

Ronaldinho has excellent memories of the club which revealed him. Arrived from Grêmio in 2001, the former Brazilian international (97 caps, 33 goals) spent two seasons at PSG before flying to FC Barcelona and seeing his career take a real turn. At the microphone of the Carré media, he reveals that his regret in Paris, “is not to have stayed longer”.

“I would have liked to stay”

“It’s really the worst thing that has happened to me,” smiles the 2002 world champion, who confirms that the relationship with his coach Luis Fernandez did not push him to stay at the club. 

“If it had been in another formation, with different coaches or other things, I would have liked to stay,”

“But all that now belongs to God, and I ended up going to a wonderful club, where I was very happy,”


At Barça where he was transferred against around thirty million euros, his five years have indeed enabled him to win in particular a Champions League (2006) as well as a Ballon d’Or (2005).

“The classics against OM have always been magnificent”

“It’s hard to name just one. There were of course the classics against OM which were always magnificent. During my career, I was very lucky in almost all the classics, the derbies and all the important matches. God blessed me and things went pretty well and I always felt good in the complicated matches”.

He explains about his best memory at PSG.

In 6 confrontations against OM with Paris, he has 3 victories, 2 draws and 1 defeat for a total of 3 goals and 2 assists including a memorable double at the Vélodrome in October 2002 (3-0). Finally, the ex-offensive auriverde mille-milleieu that he would have liked the current Parisian stars :

“Playing with all these great players: Neymar, Mbappé, Messi. All these players who evolve together, I would really like to play with them”.

Source: YAU

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