Barcelona and Brazil legend Ronaldinho battling Covid-19 and in isolation just weeks after being released from jail

Barcelona and Brazil legend Ronaldinho battling Covid-19 and in isolation just weeks after being released from jail

October 25, 2020

BRAZILIAN football legend Ronaldinho has tested positive for Covid-19, the star has confirmed.

The ex-Barcelona hero has spent most of 2020 confined in Paraguay during a legal battle involving a fake passport.

But he'll now be holed up for different reasons, after testing positive for coronavirus.

Ronaldinho, 40, received his positive test after arriving in Belo Horizonte on Saturday, but is asymptomatic.

He is now self-isolating in the Brazilian city.

Upon receiving his positive test, he said: "I've been here in BH since yesterday, I came to participate in an event.

"I took the test and tested positive for Covid. I'm fine, asymptomatic, but we'll have to leave the event for later.

"Soon we will be there together. Big hug!"

Ronaldinho served 32 days in jail back in March, for entering Paraguay with a fake passport alongside his brother.

He then remained in Asuncion under house-arrest for the next five months.


The former Ballon d'Or winner was released on August 25, after pleading guilty.

He was then finally allowed to leave the country, after paying a £152,000 fine.

As part of the plea deal, Ronaldinho's criminal record was expunged.

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