When Madrid fans applauded Barca's Ronaldinho at Santiago Bernabeu
When Madrid fans applauded Barca's Ronaldinho at Santiago Bernabeu

El Clasico is without a shadow of a doubt, the biggest fixture on the annual football calendar. The history, drama and fervor linked to this duel is second only to a FIFA World Cup final. Over the years, some of world football's greatest players have donned the Real and Barca colors to convert this match into a sporting spectacle. As Real Madrid get set to host Barcelona for the first El Clasico of the 2014-15 season, we take down memory lane to a unique moment in the history of this fierce rivalry.

Ronaldinho misses penalty on Mexican debut
Ronaldinho misses penalty on Mexican debut

Ronaldinho missed a penalty on his debut for Mexican side Queretaro who lost 1-0 at home to UANL on Wednesday, frustrating a packed crowd who had turned out to watch the 34-year-old Brazilian.

Mexico politician slammed over Ronaldinho racist
Mexico politician slammed over Ronaldinho racist

Ronaldinho`s new Mexican club called Sunday for a local politician to be punished after he posted a racist slur against the Brazilian football legend on social media.

I'll win trophies with White Roosters, crows Ronaldinho
I'll win trophies with White Roosters, crows Ronaldinho

Brazilian great Ronaldinho put on a Queretaro shirt for the first time on Friday and promised he would give his all to help the modest Mexican team win some silverware.

Red tape threat to Ronaldinho`s Mexico bow
Red tape threat to Ronaldinho`s Mexico bow

Brazilian star Ronaldinho may have to wait before making his debut for Mexican club Queretaro after receiving his work permit at the last minute.

Ronaldinho signs for Mexico's Queretaro
Ronaldinho signs for Mexico's Queretaro

 Former Brazil and Barcelona midfielder Ronaldinho, twice the World Player of the Year, has signed a two year deal with Queretaro, the Mexican first division club said on Friday.

ISL's Chennai franchise in talks with Ronaldinho
ISL's Chennai franchise in talks with Ronaldinho

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New Delhi: Two-time World Player of the Year, Ronaldinho is in talks with Chennai Titans to complete a move and be part of the Indian Super League (ISL).

Ronaldinho close to Palmeiras deal

Brazilian giants Palmeiras have emerged favourites to sign out-of-contract former Barcelona star Ronaldinho.

Ronaldinho offered to Palmeiras

Midfielder Ronaldinho, currently without a club, has been offered to Paulista football outfit Palmeiras, reports Brazilian media.

Atletico Mineiro win first match post-Ronaldinho

Brazilian football club Atletico Mineiro won their first match since the departure of star Ronaldinho by defeating a luckless Atletico Paranense 3-1.

Ronaldinho in talks with NY Red Bulls

Former Brazilian international Ronaldinho is reportedly close to joining US Major League Soccer (MLS) club New York Red Bulls.

Ronaldinho leaves Atletico Mineiro - club

Former world player of the year Ronaldinho has left Atletico Mineiro, the club said Monday.

Ronaldinho on his way out: Jo

Ronaldinho has probably played his last match for Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro, according to the star`s teammate and close friend Jo.

Ronaldinho on Boca Juniors radar

Argentine giants Boca Juniors are reportedly eyeing a move for two-time FIFA World Player of the Year Ronaldinho.

Brazil just have Neymar, Argentina just Messi: Sergio Echigo

Former Japanese-Brazilian footballer, Sergio Echigo, slammed Brazil for adopting European style of football. The 68-year-old ethnic Japanese, who played for Corinthians in the 1960s, termed the current model followed in Brazil as “Europeanization.”

Germany debacle the culmination of long Brazil decline

Germany’s astonishing demolition of Brazil was the brutal culmination of a long, slow decline for the five-times world champions whose production line of world-class players seems to have ground to a halt.

Federations probed over illegal World Cup ticket sales

Brazilian authorities investigated whether members of the Brazilian, Argentine and Spanish football federations were involved in the illegal sale of World Cup tickets after police dismantled a scalping gang.

FIFA World Cup: Hate Argentina but love Messi, say mesmerised Brazil fans

Brazil loves to hate Argentina but Lionel Messi is one of a kind and his wizardry with the ball, which best captures the essence of the `beautiful game`, has even caught the fancy of his country`s biggest rival in international football.

Ronaldinho, Kaka out of Brazil`s World Cup squad

Ronaldinho and Kaka were left out of Brazil`s 23-man squad for the 2014 football World Cup Wednesday as coach Luiz Felipe Scolari kept faith in his 2013 Confederations Cup-winning team.

Ronaldinho admits form slump

Ronaldinho has admitted to performing below expectations as he strives to earn a Brazil recall for this year`s World Cup.