Ronaldinho still works magic! Prison and alcohol did not kill the wizard in him

Sergey Sorokin

Sergei Sorokin

Where is the legendary footballer Ronaldinho now?  Video

Just look what he does with the ball at 42!

The main football event of this weekend was the All-Star Game, which was held in the United States. Brazilian legends Roberto Carlos and Ronaldinho were chosen as team captains. The ex-Anji defender took Kafa, Eder Militao, Rivaldo, Radamel Falcao and David Trezeguet. And Ronaldinho played with Paulo Dybala, Paul Pogba, Patrick Kluivert and Vinicius Junior. It turned out to be fun, the opponents forgot about defense, recklessly exchanging bright attacks. The team of Roberto Carlos won with a score of 12:10. But the main character of the evening was the incomparable Ronaldinho. The former leader of Barcelona and Milan showed that even at 42 years old, amazing technique is still with him.

In recent years, life has beaten Dinho decently. In the spring of 2020, he was arrested in Paraguay. The former football player and his brother crossed the border on forged documents. Ronaldinho even had to spend several months behind bars. However, even in prison, Ronnie was doing what he loved – playing football. After being released on $1.6 million bail, the brothers were ordered to stay in a hotel and banned from leaving the country. It wasn’t until August that all charges were dropped and they returned to Brazil. Ronaldinho was threatened with a five-year term, but nothing happened.



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The troubles of the football player did not end there. In February 2021, his mother passed away after complications from the coronavirus. This was a serious blow to Ronaldinho: he increasingly began to seek solace in alcohol. According to one of the player’s friends, sometimes he began to drink in the morning. The loss of a loved one exacerbated the dependence on alcohol.


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Following Ronaldinho got into another trouble. Former passion Priscilla Coelho sued the football star for non-payment of alimony. But even here Ronnie escaped imprisonment. It is curious that in 2017 Roberto Carlos got into a similar story. Then he accumulated a debt of $ 20 thousand, but the matter was hushed up.


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Roberto Carlos is 48 years old, he returned to the field and scored! Played in the English outback for a pub

It is gratifying that the hardships of life did not break the great master. He still continues to create magic on the football field. Already in the seventh minute, the Brazilian received the ball in the center of someone else’s penalty area and put it perfectly in the corner of the goal. And what is the pass without looking at a teammate!

This evening Ronaldinho was in the spotlight. He gave assists and danced with Vinicius Junior, fooled opponents with clever tricks and drew spectacular combinations with partners. Here are just a few of his signature tricks. Enjoy.

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