Brazil legend Ronaldinho is coming out of retirement next month aged 39


There are very few bigger names in the modern game than Ronaldinho. 

The tricky Brazilian spent a decade playing in Europe with PSG, Barcelona and AC Milan. During his time in Spain, he was considered the best footballer in the world. 

Ronaldinho officially retired back in 2015 after a short spell with Fluminense and has only been seen rarely in charity and futsal games. 

But in October, the legendary Samba star is coming out of retirement.

The 39-year-old will play for Independiente Santa Fe on October 17 - joining one of the most successful Colombian sides in history. 

The club have won Colombia's Primera A division nine times, most recently in 2016, and have never been relegated from the top flight. 

It's not yet clear if Ronaldinho's appearance next month will be a one-off, or if he's planning to return to football in the near future. 

The opponents for October's game are also unknown. 


Luckily for Colombian fans though, tickets for the match are reasonably priced. 

Per The Sun, the most expensive ticket is priced at £30 plus VAT, while the cheapest seats at the Estadio El Campin cost just £7.

Not bad at all to see one of the greatest players to ever grace a football pitch.

Barcelona's Ronaldinho celebrates after

However, there's a chance Ronaldinho might not even be able to make the game. He's recently had a number of properties seized and is challenging a number of fines over unpaid taxes in Brazil. 

Because of the trouble, his passport and Spanish citizenship have been confiscated, meaning he can't leave his home country. 

Still, it is hoped that his documents will be returned within the next month, which will allow Ronaldinho to travel for the match. 


Despite facing his own logistical problems, the 2005 Ballon d'Or winner has also recently been named as Brazil's tourism ambassador. 

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