By Oyinlola Awonuga (The New Diplomat’s Entertainment, Fashion and Sports Desk)
Brazil football icon Ronaldinho Gaucho has reportedly tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease.
Ronaldinho a 40-year-old football icon revealed this in a recent video on his official Instagram page yesterday @ronaldinho.
The former Barcelona superstar revealed he is asymptomatic and he is self-isolating in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, after arriving in the city on Saturday.
In his words: “I’ve been here in BH since yesterday, I came to participate in an event,” Ronaldinho said.
“I took the test and tested positive for COVID-19. I’m fine, asymptomatic, but we’ll have to leave the event for later. Soon we will be there together. Big hug!”
It will be recalled earlier in March 2020, that the FIFA World Cup winner was jailed in Paraguay for entering the country with fake passports.
Unarguably one of the best players the game has ever seen, Ronaldinho produced a glittering career that saw him play in France, Spain, Italy and his native Brazil.
He won 97 caps for the Brazil national team between 1999 and 2013, lifting the World Cup, Copa America, Confederations Cup, and won Olympic bronze in 2008. At the club level, he won titles in Spain and Italy as well as the 2005-06 Champions League.
He won the Ballon d’Or in 2005 and was twice named FIFA World Player of the Year.
Ronaldinho Gaucho was once considered to be the best soccer player in the world.
The once soccer best as at 2020 has a net worth of $90million.