Former football star Ronaldinho joins politics, set to run for senate

Brazilian football legend Ronaldinho has decided to enter politics, as he took up membership in the Republican Party (PRB) and is set to contest a Senate seat.


The former footballf star officially announced his retirement in January 2018, after struggling to make an impact in the latter stages of his career.

Ronaldinho’s documents were approved by Brazil Rebublican Party (PRB), thus endorsing his candidacy for the posts.

“I am happy to be able to participate in a project aimed at improving our country and bringing modernity, joy and health to the entire population,” the 38-year-old said during the event.

Also speaking, PRB President Eduardo Lopes described the development as historical, adding that the former World Footballer of the Year would contribute to the nation in the political arena.

“This historic moment like so many other moments in Ronaldinho’s life,” the president added.

“He gave Brazil his talent and ability and now with his wonderful life story he will contribute to (the country through).”

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