Many have heard the stories about Ronaldinho's partying before games, but an incident when he was caught napping before a match only to come on and score five goals has now been recalled.
The Brazilian, who suffered a family tragedy last week when his mother passed away, was in the headlines for all the wrong reasons last year after he was arrested in Paraguay in March.
However, he is since recovered from his time in jail, and is believed to be making good money again.
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One of his previous income streams was the cash he made from taking part in celebrity matches, while he also spent some time playing futsal in India in 2016.
Sports commentator Sam Matterface has now recalled the day everyone was looking for the 2005 Ballon d'Or winner ahead of a match, only to find him napping in his car. Once he got on to the pitch, though, he stole the show.
"They paid him a huge amount of money to come over and play a certain number of minutes over the course of group games. Cafu took over him then – not a bad replacement," he told talkSPORT.
"He came and played for one game, scored five goals – went viral, like literally went viral – then went off... that was it. He was done.
"I think he stayed for one of the party nights – in fact, I'm pretty sure he stayed for one of the party nights.
"But to get him to play that game everyone was panicking, because he was nowhere to be seen. It wasn't the slickest and most organised event – put it that way.
"So where was Ronaldinho? Everyone was in the dressing room asking where he was. Well, he was in a car in a car park having a nap.
"Someone knocked on the window asking him: 'Can you come in?'
"He was literally in his kit, walked out of the car, into the arena, scored five goals, went off – that was it. It was unbelievable. He was absolutely different class. It was a wonderful tournament."
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