Ronaldinho stars in Paraguayan prison football tournament, bags 5 goals and 6 assists

Ronaldinho stars in Paraguayan prison football tournament, bags 5 goals and 6 assists

Barcelona legend Ronaldo de Assis Moreira, commonly known as Ronaldinho took part in a behind-bars football match at his Paraguayan prison on Friday and was the star to watch, scoring five goals and assisting six in an 11-2 victory.

The Brazilian legend, who won the Ballon d’Or in 2005 and lit up Spanish and European football with Barcelona, is in a Paraguayan prison awaiting trial after entering the country with a fake passport.


Ronaldinho was in Paraguay to attend the launch of his new book ‘Genius of Life’, but was detained while in a hotel and is now in custody at the Agrupacion Especializada in Asunción.

 

According to the reports, Ronaldinho was talking to one of the prison guards near the pitch when other inmates saw him and encouraged him to join in, which he eventually did.

The World Cup winner took on some notable Paraguayan inmates, including former politician Miguel Cuevas who had the unenviable task of man-marking Ronaldinho.

 

Ronaldinho and his brother’s lawyer, Sergio Queiroz, has asked that the pair be released from jail and put under house arrest instead.

 

He will return to court next Tuesday, and football fans everywhere will be praying that the legend is a free man again as soon as possible.

 

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