Brazil great Ronaldo in hospital in Ibiza with pneumonia


The 41-year-old former Ballon d'Or victor was rushed to hospital after feeling chest pains on Friday in Ibiza and according to local news outlet 'Diario de Ibiza' is now in intensive care.

The Brazilian legend asked for a transfer to private hospital called Clinica Nuestra SeƱora del Rosariro per respected island daily Diario de Ibiza.

At the time, the Brazilian managed to handle the indisposition humorously with his trademark smile via tweet from his hospital bed saying: "Good morning to all those who began the New Year with dengue". No further information is now available about his condition.

Ronaldo is said to own property on the Spanish Island and is believed to be visiting on holiday.

He is no stranger to illness, however.

In his latter years he battled with overweight because of a thyroid problem.

After winning everything there is to win in the game he retired in 2011.

Pneumonia is swelling of the tissue in one or both lungs and is usually caused by a bacterial infection.

During his career, the World Cup victor also played for Cruzeiro, PSV Eindhoven, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Corinthians. He has won the elusive trophy in 1994 and 2002 and has scored 62 times for Brazil.

Ronaldo had taken part in the 2018 World Cup opening ceremony in Russian Federation.



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