Party animal Ronaldinho ‘would take private jet to Cancun after matches and skip training every Monday’ – The Sun
A FORMER team-mate of Ronaldinho has revealed that the Brazil legend would “hop onto his private plane after matches” to party in Cancun.
Ex-Queretaro forward Patricio Rubio, who played alongside the 2002 World Cup winner in Mexico, also admitted that he "never saw him train on Mondays".
Speaking to Mexican TV channel Azteca about his time playing with one of Brazil's iconic No10s, he said: “We always played home games on Fridays because each club has their own calendar for the championship in Mexico.
“After the match ended, Ronaldinho would hop onto his private plane and go to Cancun or Playa del Carmen.”
Following their match on Friday, it was normal for players to get the weekend off before returning on Monday.
Well, normal for most players, except for one…
Rubio continued: “He would come back on Tuesday. I never saw him train on Mondays. He was a top player.”
The former Barcelona superstar helped the club advance to their first league final in history – but couldn't prevent them from losing out to Santos Laguna in the showpiece event.
Ronaldinho's partying ways are infamous and in 2018 he even had to deny he was marrying two women at the same time.
Ronaldinho was recently on house arrest in a hotel room in Paraguay while he and his brother Roberto de Asis Moreira were investigated for using illegal passports to enter the South American country last month.
They were taken into custody by local authorities before spending over a month in a "Specialised Unit" prison – eventually being granted house arrest.
Specialised Unit is a term used in Paraguay which refers to a prison where high-profile prisoners such as politicians and other public figures are kept.
Ronaldinho went to Paraguay to participate in a charity event called "Angelical Fraternity".
His defence claimed the passports were given to him as a symbolic gift and he accidentally presented it at the airport thinking it was his Brazilian passport.
He has since been released and returned to Brazil, with a judge giving him and his brother a two-year suspended prison sentence.
Ronaldinho appeared to strike unlikely friendships with his fellow inmates during his prison stint, participating in a football tournament and enjoying a barbeque with his new pals.
When he was released to go on house arrest after 32 days, some of his fellow inmates even SHED TEARS that they were losing their high-profile new buddy.
The former Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and AC Milan star may have a reputation as a solid party boy… but he may not be the biggest of them among his former Brazil team-mates.
Back in 2017, legendary striker Ronaldo revealed: "Yes, it is true. I was much better at parties.”
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