As a kid growing up, who could forget Ronaldinho’s legendary Nike Tiempo crossbar commercial?
Original ‘Ronaldinho Crossbar challenge’ with JogaTV & Cantona intro:
Nike Football YouTube channel – ‘Ronaldinho Crossbar Remastered’:
It was the first ever clip to break 1 million views on YouTube.
Only a player of the calibre of the great Ronaldinho Gaúcho could make us doubt what we once thought was impossible, and dare to dream of a touch like his.
Unbelievably, this video is now 10 years old and to celebrate, Nike have launched a limited run of one of the most beautiful football boots you’re ever likely to see.
‘Touch of Gold’ could not be a more fitting title for the man known as 10R, with the exquisite white and gold colour combination standing out on and off the pitch – a class above, in every sense of the word.
From the white Kangaroo leather upper and retro fold-over tongue (complete with gold embossed ‘10R’), to the metallic gold finish on the Nike Swoosh and Ronaldinho signature across the sole-plate. These Tiempos are a far cry from your standard set of park football studs.
Limited to a run of 3000 pairs, the boots were snapped up in record time, with fans all over the world securing themselves a beautiful souvenir of one of the game’s modern greats.
In honour of the great man, allow yourself a few minutes to reminisce through the highlight reel of the former PSG, Barcelona and AC Milan superstar. Here are some nostalgic clips that pay tribute to a player that truly embodies the Brazilian futebol mantra of Joga Bonito:
Nike Football YouTube
channel 2007 – ‘Where’s the Next (Australia)’:
Nike Football YouTube channel 2008 – ‘10r’s Dream’:
Ronaldinho Tribute –
Impossible to Forget:
Review by Nick Leggatt.