Ronaldinho Soccer Academy

We believe that football can do great things. Within Ronaldinho’s Soccer Academy, we provide high-quality football training with the objective of not only developing the best possible players, but also ethical and responsible well-rounded student-athletes. Through our academies, children can learn, play, have fun, and develop themselves as athletes and individuals. Our football philosophy is that every dream can come true. “You have to believe in yourself”-Sun Tzu

How to become a member?

  • Simply register on our website or get in touch with us to find out more about the academy from one of our coaches.
  • The best way to guarantee the spot in our academy is through signing up online and selecting your package.
  • Ronaldinho Soccer Academy kits can be picked up from our academy (the kit not included in the price of below packages).

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Abu Dhabi

Venue

The Dome @ Rawadat

Contact Details

Email: play@rsadubai.com
Mobile: 0528230699

Dubai

Venue

Koora Dome

Contact Details

Email: play@rsadubai.com
Mobile: 0528230699

Ronaldinho Gaucho

Born on March 21, 1980, in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Ronaldinho came from a family of soccer players to reach the pinnacle of success in the sport. After a celebrated youth career, Ronaldinho became a key member of the Brazilian team that won the 2002 World Cup. He has played for clubs in Brazil, France, Spain and Italy, and twice been named FIFA World Player of the Year.

Ronaldinho began playing organized youth soccer at the age of 7, and it was as a youth soccer player that he first received the nickname "Ronaldinho," the diminutive form of his birth name, Ronaldo. "They always called me that when I was little because I was really small," the player explains, "and I played with players who were older than me. When I got to the senior national team there was another Ronaldo, so they started calling me Ronaldinho because I was younger."

In addition to soccer, Ronaldinho also played futsal—an offshoot of soccer played indoors on a hard court surface and with only five players on each side. Ronaldinho's early experiences with futsal helped shape his unique playing style, marked by his remarkable touch and close control on the ball. "A lot of the moves I make originate from futsal," Ronaldinho once said, explaining, "It's played in a very small space, and the ball control is different in futsal. And to this day, my ball control is pretty similar to a futsal player's control."

In 2003, Ronaldinho fulfilled a lifelong dream by joining FC Barcelona of the Spanish league, one of the world's most storied clubs, and winning the legendary No. 10 jersey typically worn by the squad's greatest creative player. In 2004 and 2005, Ronaldinho won back-to-back FIFA World Player of the Year awards, the sport's highest individual honor.

An absolute wizard with a soccer ball, Ronaldinho is considered by many to be the greatest player of his generation and one of the best in history. He says that his soccer career has been an emotional roller coaster filled with high highs, low lows and a lifetime of unforgettable moments. "For me soccer provides so many emotions, a different feeling every day," Ronaldinho says. "I've had the good fortune to take part in major competitions like the Olympics, and winning the World Cup was also unforgettable. We lost in the Olympics and won in the World Cup, and I'll never forget either feeling."

Coaches

Jessica Hurtado

Jessica Hurtado

Executive director
USSF “C” Coaching License – 2010
UEFA “B” License – Projected start 2018
NSCAA Professional Development Certificate – 2015
Jessica played football professionally for clubs in Europe and represented her country at World Cup & Olympic Games.

Alex Joksimovic

Alex Joksimovic

Head Coach
UEFA A Coaching License
Doctor of Kinesiology – Football research
Doctor of Physical Education – Football research
Associate Professor Football Association of Serbia (Youth Football)
UEFA Licenses Instructor

Eder Gaucho

Eder Gaucho

Head Coach
Born in São Borja, Brazil, Gaúcho started his professional career with Grêmio FootBall Porto Alegrense alongside Ronaldinho.  In 2000 he moved abroad, joining Leiria of Portugal, where he remained two seasons. In the 2005 summer, Gaúcho signed for Russian side FC Terek Grozny. In July he returned to Leiria, notably scoring in the 4–1 home win over FK Hajduk Kula. In July 2008, Éder joined Al-Nassr FC of Saudi Arabia – he also played in the Middle East region for Al Rayyan SC, appearing in the 2009 Emir of Qatar Cup final.

Coaches

Sofiane Fatmi

FIFA B License - CAF - Egypt
UEFA FA International Certificate
Sofiane played for Moroccan national team and represented his country at African Cup.

Ibrahim Saleh

Ibrahim Saleh

Ibrahim has over 10 years of experience coaching football in Saudi Arabia, Jeddah. He was given the honor of be captain of his high school which lead him to start coaching in American International School of Jeddah for 3 years.