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Ex-Teammate Spills Bean On Party Animal Ronaldinho

One of Ronaldinho's former teammates has spilled the beans on how much of a party animal the FC Barcelona and Brazil legend really was.

Read: Eto'o Sends Message To Ronaldinho

Chile international Patricio Rubio, who played alongside Ronaldinho during his one-year stint with Queretaro FC in Mexico, has claimed the 2002 FIFA World Cup winner would spend whole weekends at party destinations and only return for training on Tuesdays.  

"We always played home games on Fridays because each club has their own calendar for the championship in Mexico," Rubio said, as quoted by the Daily Star.

"After the match ended, Ronaldinho would hop on to his private plane and go to Cancun or Playa del Carmen.

"He would come back on Tuesday. I never saw him train on Mondays. He was a top player."

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Rubio also spoke about Ronaldinho's recent arrest, calling it a dark chapter in the Brazilian's life.

"I haven't communicated with Ronaldinho since his arrest in Paraguay, but I've been watching and reading about it with some concern and sadness as this is not good for his reputation and is a dark chapter in his beautiful story," he added.

"From my side, I'm just cheering for him and hoping that all ends up fine, but I expect it's very annoying to spend your birthday detained in a foreign country."

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Ronaldinho was released from prison on $1.6 million (R29 million) bail – for him and his brother – but has to remain under house arrest in a Paraguay hotel while investigations continue.

You can read more about the whole bizarre case in this week's Soccer Laduma by following this link to our digital edition!

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