Majority of us first heard the name Ronaldo when this Brazillian legend became an international sensation.

Over the years, Cristiano Ronaldo once again re-ignited the name Ronaldo and now people recognize him more then the Brazillian legend who goes by the same name. But there could have been another Ronaldo?

Well, the legend Ronaldinho's real name is Ronaldo de Assis Moreira, however, his name was changed. Why?

He became Ronaldinho when a famous Brazillian commentator once decided to call him as Ronaldinho Gaucho, as around the time Ronaldo (R9) was also in the team.

As for 'Gaucho', well he was from Rio Grande do Sul and people from that part were often called Gaucho. After the commentator said Ronaldinho, it became his true identity as till today we all know him by the name.

The name change certainly worked out well for him as he went on to have an identify of his own, as opposed to being confused as one of the three great Ronaldos.

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