Ronaldinho Scores Outrageous Hat-Trick In Beach Soccer Match

Ronaldinho's still got it. The ex-Barcelona ace turned on the magic as he bagged a stunning hat-trick in beach football.

Stars across Brazil assembled for a farewell match to honour retiring beach football legend Jorginho.

But the biggest name was Ronaldinho. The 38-year-old posted the following message accompanied of his highlights from last weekend's game.

"Much joy in participating in the farewell of this star, a brother that life has given me. Too happy to play with this beach soccer monster! Thanks for the invitation Jorginho!"

Ronaldinho, who wore the No.10 shirt, netted three goals including a stunning, stunning volley as Brazil thrashed Japan 11-4 on a beach in Rio de Janeiro.

Image: Ronaldinho
Image: Ronaldinho

Image: Ronaldinho
Image: Ronaldinho

After the game, Ronaldinho and Jorginho swapped shirts in an emotional moment.

"You deserve everything, everything, everything," Ronaldinho said. "You deserve it, it was a very special day in my life."

Image: Ronaldinho
Image: Ronaldinho

Image: Ronaldinho
Image: Ronaldinho

Jorginho calls it a day having scored a staggering 315 goals in 303 games for Brazil. Only Nenem and Junior Negao have scored more goals for Brazil.

It's not the first time Ronaldinho has played beach football.

Though, of course, he's far more famous for his exploits on the grass where he played for some of the biggest clubs in the world, winning pretty much everything he could have won not to mention being named the best player in the world in 2005.

Nasir Jabbar

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