Well, Ronaldinho was better in his younger days when he was about 20-24.
He was promising just like Messi is now
, and who knows if Messi will end up like him
I don't know if people will know him in the future, but right now if you make a move or nutmeg, people shout out '' ohhhh, RONALDINHO!'' or they will call you Ronaldo or Maradona if you are really fast and a good dribbler. I also noticed that the most famous names in football these days or was a couple of years a go are; Beckham, Ronaldo, Maradona and Ronaldinho, and this especially for people who don't play football or watch it
By football fans or not; if Ronaldinho had continued like before he would of been remembered as one of the greatest ballers of all time. In his 1st year for Barcelona he actually got considered infront of Cruyff, and as top 4 of all time greatest players. But he is loosing his reputation right now and if it continues like that he will be remembered for:
'' Do you know who Ronaldinho is?''
''Yeah, he is that guy in the pepsi commercial, right?''
''He is that guy who fu**ed his girl friend, and played playstation during WC 06 (like someone said) and turned fat, etc...
I also don't think anyone should hate him because of his shoes. He has always dreamed of shoes that he has now. As a little kid he used to play barfoot because shoes bothered him, but now he has shoes witch give you
a touch just like playing barfoot.