Brazilian Ronaldo set to re-join Real Madrid in new role

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Cristiano Ronaldo may be the leading star at Real Madrid these days but, before the Portuguese forward, there was another Ronaldo that used to lead the La Liga giants to trophy after trophy.

The Brazilian Ronaldo may be long retired, however, he remains one of the greatest and most respected players to have pulled on the famous Los Blancos shirt. And according to reports in Spain, he is set to re-join the club in September almost a full decade after leaving the club for AC Milan.

Of course, five years retired and far from in playing shape, the man affectionately known as 'fat Ronaldo' to many won't be coming to Madrid as a member of the playing staff.


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According to Spanish publication Marca, via The Sun, the Brazilian legend is set to take on a global ambassador role at Madrid.

Alongside promoting one of the biggest football clubs in the world, Ronaldo will also be advising current Real president Florentino Perez - the man who signed him as a player in 2002.

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Because of his achievements for the Spanish side, there has long been talk of the now 39-year-old returning in one way, shape or form.

However, until now, the man who scored 104 goals in 127 appearances for the club has been unable to do so due to his commitments in other roles across the world, including his native Brazil.

Now, though, he is ready to offer his services to Madrid as they embark on what they will hope to be another trophy-laded campaign.

As the reigning Champions League holders courtesy of Cristiano Ronaldo's decisive penalty in May, you might think Zinedine Zidane's team don't need too much advice from former players.

However, with Barcelona and Atletico Madrid to compete with in La Liga, Zidane will surely benefit from having a legendary former teammate in the fold.

Things might be a little awkward if the elder Ronaldo bumps into Cristiano in the corridors of the Santiago Bernabéu, however. That's after the Brazilian goalscorer left out CR7 when compiling his all-time dream team last week.

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