The unofficial player of the tournament at the 2002 World Cup knew what it was to spend time as a free agent. But Gary Breen is not the only star from that summer to know what it is to be unemployed.
At 34 years of age, Ronaldinho now finds himself without a club since he has been let go by his club Atletico Miniero. But there is one club out there that is not prepared to leave small Ronaldo lying on the scrap heap.
Basingstoke Town, the winners of the 2008 Hampshire Senior Cup (I hope Ronaldinho has been told about that) have extended an olive branch to the ageing World Cup winner.
Basingstoke Town's marketing director Simon Hood (a genius if ever there was one) told the BBC South.
We were shocked to see that Ronaldinho was a free agent and thought what better way for him to get back into football than to play for Basingstoke Town.
We are third in the table and it would be great for not only Basingstoke but non-league football.
They have put the offer to Ronaldinho's brother but there is no word yet on the response.