Ronaldinho broke the internet with the first YouTube video to reach 1 million views online

Ronaldinho was the first soccer player to go viral after starring in the first YouTube hit of 1 million views.

Kim Kardashian balancing champagne on her back in a photo shoot for Paper magazine was considered to have “broke the internet”, but R10, the greatest football entertainer of all time, did it long before that.

Nike struck gold when they decided to put Ronaldo de Assis Moreira to work promoting his new pair of white and gold Nike Tiempo football boots.

The three-minute clip saw Ronaldinho perform a par two with the crossbar and the footage sparked a lot of debate as to whether it was actually legit, but regardless, it’s a thoroughly entertaining watch.

The ad, released 18 years ago, became the first video to amass a million views on YouTube – a monumental achievement considering that in 2005 Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites did not exist.

Ten years later Nike would re-release the video on its channel to mark its anniversary and the commercial currently has over 8 million views.

The Ballon d’Or winner starred in another Nike ad when he was one of many big names to debut in the ‘Awaken the Phantom’ video and also appeared in the incredible ‘GOAT experience’ World Cup commercial released last year.

With City already leading 2-0 within the first 15 minutes, Mahrez picked the ball up outside Everton’s penalty area and curled a fine shot towards goal.

It bounced off the crossbar instead of going in, but the ball bounced back to Mahrez’s feet in a perfect arc – and he instantly controlled it in exactly the same spot where he took his original shot.

Yes, he’s coming now,” he told RAC1, via BRAND.

“I never leave the club. Barcelona is part of life. Wherever I go, I take Barcelona with me.

“With the arrival of my son at Barça I will be more present than ever.”

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