Ronaldinho to come out of retirement aged 39 to play for Colombian side Santa Fe

Updated : Oct 23, 2019 in Articles

Ronaldinho to come out of retirement aged 39 to play for Colombian side Santa Fe


BRAZIL legend Ronaldinho is coming out of retirement.  The 39-year-old former Barcelona and AC Milan attacker will play for Colombian side Independiente Santa Fe on October 17  It is not known whether this is a one-off or the start of a new footballing journey for the 97-cap Brazil international or who the opponents will be yet  Santa Fe are one of the most successful teams in Colombian football, having won 17 league titles  They have never been relegated from Categoria Primera A – the country’s top division  And the prices for the game have also been revealed – with the most expensive ticket being just £30 plus VAT  That’s not bad considering fans will get to see one of the best players to ever play the Beautiful Game  The cheapest ticket for the celebration game is just £7.  It is hoped by then Ronaldinho will have his passport returned by then  He is stranded in his home nation after having his passport taken away for failing to pay an environmental damage fine Barcelona legend Ronaldinho has launched his rap career by singing some lines in a political song RONNY’S TAX PROBLEMS  Ronaldinho, along with his brother, was convicted of illegally building a fishing trap in a preservation area  The Brazil icon still owes a staggering £2.06million – but he refused to pay up – and has had his 57-strong property portfolio seized  Ronaldinho also owes £1.69m for various outstanding taxes, according to Brazilian newspaper Folha de S Paulo.  The Brazilian had built the fishing trap at his Lake Guaiba property in 2015 – but did so without proper licencing  But SunSport revealed that despite his own travel misdemeanours, Ronaldinho has been named as Brazil’s tourism ambassador  He revealed: “Tourism is very important for generating jobs and regaining our image internationally ”  A spokesperson for Brazil’s tourist industry claimed: “Ronaldinho has almost 100 million followers in his networks and voluntarily helps us at no cost for patriotism  “This attitude is invaluable.” Former Tottenham youth prodigy Cristian Ceballos shows off his ball skills with Ronaldinho

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