Register Login Scores

World News

Ronaldinho Has Earned R14m Since Leaving Jail

Ronaldinho, who reportedly only had R100 to his name in 2020 and spent 171 days in jail last year, has seemingly turned his life around after making a whopping R14 million since leaving prison.

Read: Incredible Ronaldo Surpasses Pele In All-Time Scoring List

The FC Barcelona legend was arrested last year after he and his brother were caught with fake passports in Paraguay, with both also being investigated for alleged involvement in a money-laundering scheme.

However, things have changed for the 40-year-old since his arrest, according to El Pais. Ronaldinho was on the verge of declaring bankruptcy but has put his life back on track, it is claimed.

Check out some footballers who went broke in the gallery below:

El Pais state he has earned £710 000 (R14 million) since leaving jail after a series of good choices with advertising and sponsorship deals.

He was named honorary citizen of Belo Horizonte in Brazil and ventured into the music scene in the area.

He also launched his own wine and gin brands, while earning a significant amount from his involvement with FIFA 21 and Pro Evolution Soccer. He features as an unlockable player in both games and has his own team dubbed 'R10 Team' in FIFA 21.

This year, Ronaldinho is set to release a film about his playing career, as he announced on Instagram recently.

"A difficult stage is coming to an end, thank God. I have no words to thank you for all the care and support that I have received in recent months."

Read: Messi Names Two Teams He Won't Join

Ronaldinho had his most successful spell as player at Barca, scoring 94 goals and setting up another 71 in 207 appearances.

He lifted five trophies, including the UEFA Champions League with the Blaugrana, and also won the 2002 FIFA World Cup with Brazil.

Pele Responds To Ronaldo Breaking His Goal Record?

Ronaldo On Retirement

Messi: My Wife Asked Me To See A Psychologist, But…


Top 5

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

18 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

Nedbank Cup Last 32 Fixtures Revealed

124 Jan 14, 2021 06:28 PM in Nedbank Cup

Official: 10 More Confirmed January Transfers

2 Jan 15, 2021 08:15 PM in International Transfers

Chiefs' Plans To Catch Downs

144 Jan 08, 2021 07:05 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Official: 10 More Confirmed January Transfers

2 Jan 15, 2021 08:15 PM in International Transfers

Confirmed: Serero Lands New Contract

12 Jan 18, 2021 10:10 AM in Players Abroad

‘Chiefs Genius’ Headlines Rama’s Dream Team

28 Jan 15, 2021 02:44 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Pep Praises Brighton & Tau

7 Jan 15, 2021 10:31 AM in English Premier League

Young Guns Sends Chiefs Into Top Eight

242 Jan 16, 2021 06:54 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

14 Footballers Who Have Degrees

28 Sep 16, 2020 08:30 PM in World News

Chiefs Explain Unpleasant Trip To Angola

56 Jan 07, 2021 09:14 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

11 Footballers Who Went Broke

33 Jun 10, 2020 07:15 PM in World News

Festival & Co Lauded As Unbeaten Swallows Prepare For Bucs

6 Jan 07, 2021 03:12 PM in Orlando Pirates