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November 29, 2005

Ronaldinho gets Golden Ball Award

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The most talented brazilian player, Ronaldinho, won the Golden Ball award on Monday. He's been labeled as European player of the year, and for him that's just the beginning.

The Barcelona midfielder got the first place over Chelsea's Frank Lampard and Liverpool's Steven Gerrard. Andriy Shevchenko of AC Milan, last year's winner, placed fifth behind Thierry Henry of Arsenal.

"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.