Brazilian soccer star Ronaldinho joins Barcelona youth team
The son of Brazilian soccer star Ronaldinho (43), who was called an “alien,” nestled in FC Barcelona, where his father played as a player.
Barcelona, a prestigious Spanish Primera Liga club, announced on the 2nd (local time) that Ronaldinho’s son Jo메o Menzies (18) has joined the club’s youth team.
According to ESPN, Menzies’ contract period is until the summer of 2024.
Striker Menzies, who celebrated his 18th birthday last month, played for the Brazilian Serie B club Cruzeiro Youth Team and has been tested since January this year after his contract ended last year.
Menzies’ father Ronaldinho was a world-renowned player who won FIFA Player of the Year (2004, 2005) and Ballon d’Or (2005), and also contributed to Brazil’s fifth victory in the 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup.
Ronaldinho, who started his professional career with Grémyu in Brazil in 1998, played for prestigious European teams such as Paris Saint-Germain (France), Barcelona, and AC Milan (Italy).
In particular, Barcelona scored 94 goals in 207 official matches in five seasons from 2003 to 2008, winning the Primera Liga (2004-2005, 2005-2006 seasons) and the UEFA Champions League (2005-2006 season).
Ronaldinho, who was arrested in Paraguay in 2020 for using a fake passport and returned to Brazil after nearly six months of imprisonment and house arrest, is now also a Barcelona club goodwill ambassador 안전놀이터
Ronaldinho celebrated on his social media after the Barcelona club’s announcement by posting a photo of Menzies’ contract and saying, ‘Son, God will continue to light your way.’