Published: Sun, August 12, 2018
Sports | By Brooke Harris

Brazilian Ronaldo 'in intensive care' in Ibiza hospital with pneumonia

Brazilian Ronaldo 'in intensive care' in Ibiza hospital with pneumonia

Brazil legend Ronaldo has been admitted in hospital since Friday after suffering from pneumonia.

He is believed to have arrived in Ibiza for a summer break a few days ago.

He tweeted: "Friends, I had a strong flu picture in Ibiza and I had to be boarded on Friday but it's all in order". Tomorrow I get discharged and I go back home! "Thanks for all your support and your messages".

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Former Brazil striker Ronald is reportedly in intensive care with pneumonia in Ibiza, a Spanish island.

He was then transferred to a private hospital, and remains there, though he is reportedly making progress.

Ronaldo, whose full name is Ronaldo Luiz Nazario de Lima, rose to fame for his exploits as a striker for many of Europe's top clubs, as well as the Brazilian national team.

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Ronaldo, who rose to worldwide fame in the 1990s, and played for various clubs, including Barcelona, Inter Milan and AC Milan, is widely considered to be one of the best football players of all time. Two of those were the only ones that Brazil scored against Germany in the 2002 World Cup final.

Ronaldo, who was on holiday when he was taken ill, retired from football in 2011 following a hugely successful career that featured stints at PSV Eindhoven, Barcelona, Inter Milan, AC Milan, Brazilian sides Corinthians and Cruzeiro as well as Real Madrid, where he is a club ambassador.

During his glittering career Ronaldo won the FIFA World Player of the Year award three times, in 1996, 1997, and 2002.

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