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26-Oct-2020, 02:09 am

Barcelona and Brazil legend Ronaldinho tests positive for coronavirus


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Brazil and Barcelona legend Ronaldinho has confirmed he has tested positive for coronavirus.

The 40-year-old said he is asymptomatic andis self-isolating in Belo Horizonte, having arrived in thecityon Saturday.

"I've been here in BH since yesterday, I came to participate inanevent," Ronaldinhosaid on Sunday.

"I took thetestand tested positive for Covid. I'm fine, asymptomatic, but we'll have to leave the event for later. Soon we will be there together. Big hug!"

It has been a turbulent year for Ronaldinho who, along with his brother Roberto Assis, was jailed in Paraguay in March after entering the country with fake passports .

The pair were moved to house arrest in a Paraguayan hotel in April after serving 32 days in prison, with their sentencesending in August.

“It was a hard blow, I never imagined that I would go through such a situation," Ronaldinho said at the time.

"All my life I have sought to reach the highest professional level and bring joy to people with my football."

The Brazilian became one of the most iconic figures in football history over the course of a playing career which lasted 17 years.

As well as Brazil and Barca, he represented Gremio, Paris Saint-Germain, AC Milan, Flamengo, Atletico Mineiro, Queretar and Fluminense.

Ronaldinho won titles in Spain and Italy as well as the 2005-06 Champions League. At international level, he lifted the World Cup, Copa America, Confederations Cup and won Olympic bronze in 2008.

He won the Ballon d'Or in 2005 and was twice named FIFA World Player of the Year.

Former Barcelona winger Gerard Deulofeu recently said he thought Ronaldinho was the greatest player ever - ahead of Lionel Messi.

He toldSerie A’sofficial website: “For me,Ronaldinhois the best player in history. I met him, I went to see a match at theCamp Nouand he was sitting next to me. It was a wonderful experience.


Source : goal.com

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