Former-Brazil striker Ronaldo is heading to London to begin studying advertising, according to the Daily Mail.

The ex-Real Madrid, Barcelona and Inter Milan forward will live in the capital and study towards a qualification in advertising, before beginning a work placement with London-based communications group WPP.

Reports in Brazilian magazine Veja claim Ronaldo will spend two years in London beginning in 2013, as he looks to hit the library and become a student.

Ronaldo quit football in 2011, after returning to Brazil with Corinthians. The Brazil striker was blighted by injury during his career, but is widely regarded to be one of the greatest strikers of all-time. He holds the record for most goals in World Cups Finals with 15.

Since calling time on his playing career, Ronaldo has taken a more hands-on role at 9ine, his sports marketing agency. And the Samba star hopes to receive guidance and advice from one of the biggest names in marketing, WPP founder Sir Martin Sorrell.

Ronaldo's spokesman said: "He intends to go to England, which he will receive advice and guidance from Mr Sorrell, who's the head of the world's largest advertising company."

The 36-year-old World Cup winner has a place on the organising committees for the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics.

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