Former Brazilian soccer player Ronaldinho Gaúcho delighted the Ecuadorian public this Saturday by dressing in shorts to play an exhibition match with other former players at the Jocay stadium in Manta.
The former figure of Paris Saint-Germain, FC Barcelona, AC Milan and Flamengo, among other clubs, was the great attraction of the match of legends that sponsored the celebration in Manta of the Sur Cup Internacional, a children’s soccer tournament with teams from Ecuador and Panama.
Dinho’s presentation was rounded off with an annotation celebrated by his teammates such as Patricio Urrutia, Ecuadorian selected in the 2006 World Cup in Germany and winner with Liga de Quito of the Libertadores 2008, Sudamericana 2009 and Recopa cups in 2009 and 2010.
Some 1,500 children from the different local schools that will participate in the International Sur Cup, whose venue is the port city where the Dolphin plays their matches, were among the attendees who verified the magic that Ronaldinho still retains.
This is the third time that the 2005 Ballon d’Or winner has visited Ecuador after retiring from professional football.
In 2016 he was invited by Barcelona Sporting Club at the Yellow Night, where he starred in a great show.
In August of this year he also visited Quito, which enjoyed his presence and where the children received him and shared some of his plays, following the invitation of the Ecuadorian LigaPro, which is organizing the local tournament for the fourth consecutive season. (D)