Ronaldo: Brazilian World Cup winner in hospital with pneumonia

Latest news

    Ronaldo scored 62 goals in 98 appearances for Brazil

    Brazil World Cup winner Ronaldo is in intensive care in Ibiza suffering from pneumonia.

    The 41-year-old former striker tweeted that he was taken ill on Friday but hopes to be discharged on Monday.

    Ronaldo scored 62 times for Brazil, including both goals when they beat Germany in the 2002 World Cup final.

    The former Real Madrid forward, who also played for Barcelona, Inter Milan and AC Milan, thanked his fans for their love and well wishes.

    A spokesperson from Can Misses Hospital, where Ronaldo is being treated, said she was unable to give any information for privacy reasons.

    The striker scored both goals as Germany were beaten 2-0 in the 2002 World Cup final in Yokohama

    Ronaldo was on holiday in Ibiza, where he owns a home.

    The striker’s career ended seven years ago when he hung up his boots up after two years with Corinthians in Brazil.

    Among those sending best wishes to Ronaldo were former Manchester United and England defender Rio Ferdinand, who tweeted a picture of the two of them together with the message: “Just seen the news… hope you’re OK legend Ronaldo – get well soon!”

    Ronaldo won two La Liga titles with Real and the Uefa Cup with Inter. He was part of the Brazil squad who won the 1994 World Cup – although he did not play – and helped them reach the 1998 final.

    He picked up the Ballon d’Or award for the best player in the world in 1997 and 2002.

    View the original article: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/45162364

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/45162364

    In the same category are

    Fortnite cheat YouTuber sued by Epic Games Image copyright EPic Games A YouTube gamer who posted videos of himself cheating at Fortnite is being sued by its developer Epic Games.Brandon Lucas...
    Jose Mourinho: Manchester United manager charged by FA for Newcastle comments Jose Mourinho has been charged by the Football Association over comments he made in Portuguese to a television camera after Manchester United's game ...
    Winter deaths in Scotland at highest level in 18 years Image copyright Getty Images The number of people who died in Scotland last winter hit a 18 year high, new statistics have revealed. There were 23,1...
    Kremlin Cup: Johanna Konta beats Elise Mertens in Moscow first round Konta has dropped to 44 in the singles rankingsBritish number one Johanna Konta beat Elise Mertens 6-3 7-5 in the first round of the Kremlin Cup in M...
    Russell Bishop ‘murdered two Brighton schoolgirls in 1986’ Image copyright PA Image caption Nicola Fellows (left) and Karen Hadaway were murdered in 1986 A man has gone on trial for the second time accused...
    Asked to play in the Championship for free & the out of contract players Nedum Onuoha made 224 appearances for QPR between 2012 and 2018You are the captain of QPR, have just won the Players' Player of the Year award and, a...

    Leave a comment

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.