Legendary footballer Ronaldinho has tested positive for coronavirus

LEGENDARY Brazilian footballer Ronaldinho has tested positive for coronavirus after arriving back in Brazil.

The former Barcelona star confirmed via his Instagram account on Sunday that he had a positive test and that he was self-isolating in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, where he had arrived on Saturday, October 24.

In the announcement, the 40-year-old former forward, who won 97 caps for Brazil between 1999 and 2013, said he is asymptomatic.

“I’ve been here in BH since yesterday, I came to participate in an event,” said legendary World Cup-winning player, who last played for Fluminense in 2015, continued:

“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!”

We wish the iconic player a speedy recovery.

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