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Ronaldinho To Come Out Of Retirement For October Friendly

Ronaldinho To Come Out Of Retirement For October Friendly

Brazilian legend Ronaldinho is set to come out of retirement for a friendly for Colombian side Sante Fe in October, as long as he can get his passport back.

The former Barcelona forward only officially retired in 2018, although he'd not played much football in the previous three years since playing for Fluminese in the 2015 season.

But just over a year after bowing out the 39-year-old is going to be back, this time playing in Colombia for Santa Fe, against an as yet undecided opponent.

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The club haven't said whether or not there's any thoughts of the former AC Milan player to come out of retirement on a full time basis or whether it's just a one off.

But plenty of fans will be given the chance to see the former World Cup winner play on October 17th with tickets on sale for as little as £7 and the most expensive tickets are only £30.

The poster for the game. Image: Sante Fe
The poster for the game. Image: Sante Fe

In November 2018 the former PSG player and his brother, Roberto Assis Moreira, who also acted as his agent, had their passports seized by the Brazilian government for failing to pay an environmental damage fine.

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There hasn't been any news on their passports being returned but, according to The Rio Times, the pair have signed an agreement with the Rio Grande do Sul Prosecutor's Office to get their passports back.

If that is the case then fans in Colombia can look forward to seeing the former Ballon d'Or winner.

After leaving Milan in 2011 Ronaldinho returned to Brazil with Flamengo, lasting just one full season, before moving to Atlético Mineiro for two seasons.

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He left his home country to play in Mexico with Querétaro in 2014 before moving back to Brazil again with Fluminense in 2015, although he only played seven times for them.

The 39-year-old then played Futsal in India for year before finally announcing his retirement in 2018 but will soon be back in action.

Topics: Football News, Ronaldinho, Colombia, World Football, Barcelona, PSG, South American football, AC Milan, Brazil

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