Ronaldo retired as a professional player at Corinthians in 2011 when Ronaldinho Gaúcho returned to Brazil to play for Flamengo
Ronaldo and Ronaldinho Gaucho were companions of Brazilian Team for years and were close to performing together in the Corinthians🇧🇷 Who confirms the story is the “Phenomenon” itself, in an interview with PodPah released this Sunday (4).
According to the former striker, who Today it is the majority shareholder of Cruzeiro and is in Qatar to follow the World CupRonaldinho Gaúcho was “almost closed” to defend Corinthians in 2011, the year in which the phenomenon retired.
However, R10 ended up transferring from Milan for the Flamengoin a move engineered by Assis, businessman and brother of Gaúcho, which Ronaldo says he never forgets until today.
“We tried a lot with Ronaldinho Gaúcho at Corinthians, but Assis gave me a leg up. It was almost closed, Assis went and took a step, took him to Flamengo🇧🇷 We talked, everything was fine. It was to continue. I was going to stop, he was going to enter. Assis gave me a kick that I won’t forget”, revealed Ronaldo.
The two stars met in 1999, when they won the Copa América for Brazil. They served in the selection until the world Cup of 2006 and, together, they were fundamental in the campaign of the fifth championship of 2002, in South Korea and Japan. In clubs, however, they were always rivals, as in the times of barcelona and Real Madrid🇧🇷