Brazil Legend in Tears While Inducted Into World Soccer Hall of Fame

Brazil Legend in Tears While Inducted Into World Soccer Hall of Fame

  • World Cup winner Ronaldinho has been inducted into the tenth edition of the World Soccer Hall of Fame in Mexico on Tuesday
  • The Barcelona legend was in tears after he was presented with the award to appreciate his contribution to football
  • Ronaldinho has retired from football after an illustrious career that saw him win multiple titles across France, Spain and Italy

Barcelona legend Ronaldinho couldn't hide his emotions while being inducted into the World Soccer's [football magazine] Hall of Fame on Tuesday night.

The colourful ceremony took place in Pachuca, Mexico, after two years of cancellation due to COVID-19.

Ronaldinho was given a special prize for his immense contribution to the game of football.

Brazil Legend in Tears While Inducted Into World Soccer Hall of Fame
Brazil Legend in Tears While Inducted Into World Soccer Hall of Fame. Photo by Mauricio Salas
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The Brazilian icon was given the award by another Blaugrana legend Hristo Stoichkov.

After receiving the accolade, Ronaldinho said:

"Not even in my wildest dreams did I imagine going through this one day. Being next to so many legends... I always dreamt of winning titles, winning games, scoring goals, but going through this... I never imagined it," the 41-year-old has said during his speech.

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The 10 that is already eternal in the investure ⚽!! I'm not talking a lot. I just had to play and have fun" Ronaldinho, inducted into the Hall of Fame...

After the glamorous ceremony, Ronaldinho was spotted together with American musician Diddy, known in real life as Sean John Combs.

The Brazil legend also shared lovely moment with American singer and rapper Mary Jane Blige.

Ronaldinho's achievements

Ronaldinho is well known for his bewitching trickery effortlessly, which became the toast of young footballers. He scored 94 goals and recorded 71 assists for Barcelona between 2003 and 2008.

The 41-year-old is regarded as one of the most successful footballers in the world after he won two FIFA Player of the Year awards in 2004 and 2005, and the 2005 Ballon d'Or.

Ronaldinho also won two La Liga trophies in 2004/05, 2005/06 and the UEFA Champions League in 2005/06.

On the international level with Brazil, Ronaldinho's most outstanding achievements were 2002 World Cup, the Copa America in Paraguay 1999 and the Confederations Cup in 2005.

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Video of Brazil Legend Receiving Customized Gold Plated iPhone and Watch Drops

Sports Brief earlier reported that Brazil legend and one of football's greats, Ronaldinho is living life to the fullest after receiving a new customized gold-plated iPhone and watch during his visit of the United Arab Emirates.

The 41-year-old in a video posted on Twitter is seen rocking his diamond crusted watch and showing off his new phone.

Ronaldo de Assis Moreira retired from football in 2015 after a trophy-laden career, which saw him win the World Cup in 2002, the UEFA Champions League in 2006 and many La Liga titles.