Ronaldinho gets Golden Ball Award
"I hope to come back and win next year's award and the years after that," Ronaldinho said. "This award motivates me to keep working and stay at the highest level."
"After each victory with Barcelona and Brazil, things started to fall into place," Ronaldinho said. "I always set myself targets for my club and country."
Ronaldinho, who won the Spanish league with Barcelona and the Confederations Cup with Brazil, is the third Brazilian to win the award. Rivaldo won it in 1999 and Ronaldo claimed the award in 1997 and 2002.