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Welcome to Goal.com's regular feature: Goal.com World Player of the Week. Each week our worldwide team of editors will put forward a selected candidate, as chosen by Goal.com International, who deserves recognition for achieving something special that matchday. It won't necessarily be the best player in the world - at least not usually - but whoever we nominate will have done something amazing. It might be for a particularly awesome performance or for something praiseworthy off the pitch - either way, the person in question deserves special attention...


Goal.com World Player of the Week #67: Ronaldinho
Club: Milan
Country: Brazil
Age: 30
Role: Forward
Achievement: Inspiring his side to opening day win

Ronaldinho may not have kept himself in supreme condition over the course of the summer break but the Brazilian was anything but complacent as Milan ripped through Lecce on matchday one of Serie A.

The Rossoneri had too much firepower for their southern opponents with the playmaker Dinho in imperious form.

Following Alexandre Pato's opener, his compatriot took over, setting up the next two goals. He mesmerised the promoted team with his array of tricks, skills and ultimately, his end product. Should he maintain his form throughout the season, then i Diavoli could run their city rivals close for the title.

Congratulations to Ronaldinho, Goal.com's 67th World Player of the Week!



Honourable Mentions:

Alexandre Pato - Milan

Started the season in form with a brace against Leece.

Marko Arnautovic - Werder Bremen

Beginning to win over the critics with a fine performance against Koeln.

Theo Walcott - Arsenal

Followed his hat-trick last week with another assured display against Blackburn Rovers.

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