Ronaldinho of Brazil's Atletico Mineiro celebrates after scoring a penalty against Paraguay's Nacional during their Copa Libertadores soccer match in Belo Horizonte. The Brazilian native is expected to sign with Queretaro of the Mexican Liga MX soon. REUTERS/Stringer

Ronaldo de Asis Moreira or Ronaldinho as he is more commonly known, has finally found a new team to play for this season. The Brazilian soccer legend signed a two-year contract with Mexico’s Liga MX club Gallos Blancos del Queretaro. This is a shocking and surprising move for the athlete considering his other offers.

Ronaldinho had been rumored to many teams throughout the world over the past few weeks, including the MLS, and most recently a move to English team Basingstoke Town. Ronaldinho has played for Atletico Mineiro the past two seasons and had an impressive run with 28 goals over that time. He is most known for his time spent with FC Barcelona and AC Milan where he won the 2004 and 2005 FIFA Player of the Year award.

In his prime, Ronaldinho was a must-see commodity in the world of soccer. His creativity on the pitch was second to none. Famous for his dribbling, trick moves, overhead kicks, no-look passes and free kicks, Ronaldinho was a wizard on the pitch and is arguably one of the greatest soccer players of the last decade. He is now in the twilight of his career, but nevertheless, his signing is great for Liga MX who will most certainly draw new legions of Latino fans.

Ronaldinho was announced for Queretaro on Friday night. The 35-year old midfielder was left off Brazil’s World Cup roster this year, but was honored throughout his home country during the tournament. He is just three appearances shy of reaching the century mark in caps for Brazil, and he is hoping to play well enough in Mexico to earn a spot back on the Brazilian National team.

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