Ronaldinho,one of the best players the world has ever seen. His dribbling,his goal scoring ability, and his flair on the pitch has made a favorite of many.
Ronaldinho spent his time on the pitch dodging defenders and his post football career evading the law.
The sad thing is that the Brazilian legend will celebrate his 40th birthday in a Paraguayan prison today.
He officially retired into obscurity in 2018, and his tragical bizarre existence since has been brought to world wide attention by his arrest.
Ronaldinho and his elder brother Roberto were detained at Asunciòn Airport on March 4 for attempting to enter Paraguay on false passports costing US$6,000 each.
They were in Paraguay to take part in commercial appearances, including a book launch.
Business woman Dalia Lopez, who arranged the Paraguayan visit,has been on the run to avoid a court appearance this week. And because of this a judge has rejected pleas for to release them from detention for fear of fleeing the country.
Chief Prosecutor Osmar Legal said,” She could be implicated in money laundering and this means we must investigate every other person who is linked to this of crime, including Ronaldinho”.
Ronaldinho and his elder brother have been named in 20 different investigations world wide.
In 2018, the two brothers had their passports and 57 properties confiscated for illegally building a pier in an environmentally protected zone in Porto Alegre.
They were returned after paying a huge fine,and becoming ambassador for Tourism.
French newspaper L’Equipe quoted one judge saying,”They think they are above the law”.
Ronaldinho made our childhood awesome with his dribbles and once in a lifetime skills. We wish him a happy birthday.