Ronaldinho tests positive for COVID-19

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Ronaldinho tests positive for COVID-19

Brazilian former player Ronaldinho Gaucho gestures while playing with Colombian football team Independiente Santa Fe during an exhibition match againts Atletico Nacional at the Nemesio Camacho El Campin stadium in Bogota, on October 17 , 2019. (Photo by Raul ARBOLEDA / AFP)


Brazilian football icon Ronaldinho says he is asymptomatic and 'doing well'

Former Brazil playmaker Ronaldinho said on Sunday, October 25, he had contracted coronavirus but had no symptoms.

The 40-year-old former Barcelona and AC Milan midfielder, who won the Champions League and World Cup in an illustrious career, will remain in isolation in a Belo Horizonte hotel.

“Hi friends, family, fans, I took a COVID-19 test and the result was positive, I’m doing well, I’m asymptomatic for now,” he said in a video posted on Instagram.

In August, Ronaldinho returned to Brazil following more than 5 months in detention in Paraguay over a fake passport scandal.

The former Ballon d’Or winner and his brother had both been held for a month in jail and another 4 months under house arrest in a hotel in Asuncion.

Brazil has registered more than 156,000 deaths from coronavirus, behind only the US in terms of fatalities. –

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