Former Brazilian striker and a FIFA World Cup-winner, Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima, commonly known as Ronaldo, has tested positive for Covid-19
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The 45-year-old ex-striker of Barcelona, Inte Milan and Real Madrid, made this revelation on Sunday, January, 2, 2022.
Testing positive for covid-19 has forced the 3-time Ballon d’Or winnerto cancel his appearance at celebrations for the 101st anniversary of his first-ever team, Cruzeiro.
Reacting to the news, Ronaldo said;
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“I am fine, but with light symptoms, and will now undergo a period of rest and social isolation, in line with medical advice”.
Ronaldo, who starred in Brazil’s 2002 World Cup win and was thrice voted FIFA World Player of the Year, announced on December 18 he was buying a controlling stake in recently struggling Cruzeiro, where he made his professional debut in 1993 at age 16.
He scored 56 goals in 58 matches for the Belo Horizonte-based club before going on to a glittering career in Europe at PSV Eindhoven, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and AC Milan, winning the Ballon d’Or in 1997 and 2002.
Ronaldo was also in Brazil’s 1994 World Cup-winning squad and scored eight goals in seven matches when the Selecao won the title again in 2002.