Legendary Barcelona Forward Ronaldinho Celebrates Late Mum With Touching ‘We Miss You’ Message

Legendary Barcelona Forward Ronaldinho Celebrates Late Mum With Touching ‘We Miss You’ Message

  • Former Barcelona superstar Ronaldinho penned an emotional message for his late mother, Miguelina Elói Assis dos Santos on the occasion of her birth date
  • Ronaldinho shared a close bond with his mum Miguelina dos Santos, who played a vital role in his career
  • Dona Miguelina, aged 71, was hospitalised after testing positive for the virus in December, but was unable to win her battle leading to her eventual passing

Former FC Barcelona attacker Ronaldinho Gaucho paid a touching tribute to his late mother with a heartwarming message.

The two-time World Footballer of the Year lost his mum to Covid-19 shortly after she tested positive for the virus, ESPN reports.

Ronaldinho's mother, Miguelina Elói Assis dos Santos passed away aged 71 in Brazil in December 2021 due to complications arising from Covid-19.

Ronaldinho, mother, mum, Miguelina Elói Assis dos Santos
Ex-Barcelona attacker Ronaldinho penned a heartwarming message to his late mum on her birth date. Photo credit: @TheSportsman
Source: Twitter

On the occasion of her birth date, the iconic Brazilian took to social media to pen a touching message in remembrance of the woman that brought joy to him.

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In a post on Twitter, seen by Sports Brief, the 42-year-old wrote: "Happy birthday to you my mother...we miss you every day" while adding a love emoji to complete his brief yet heartwarming message.

Following the passing of his beloved mother, the 2002 World Cup winner reportedly found solace in alcohol as he struggled to come to terms with his mother's death.

Ronaldinho's friends told Brazilian newspaper Extra, via Soccer Laduma: "Every day is a party. He starts drinking vodka, whiskey, gin in the morning, and only stops drinking the following day. "
"It is not something of late, but we noticed that it became more intense after his mother's death."

However, he appears to have gotten over the sad event despite expressing how much he has missed her.

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Ronaldinho resorts to alcohol after the painful passing of his beloved mum

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Brazilian legend Ronaldinho has reportedly increased his alcohol intake according to the latest reports from his home country; a situation aggravated by the death of his mother.

The worrying news claim that the former Barcelona and AC Milan superstar has been drinking heavily with close friends from morning until night.

Ronaldinho has lost his beloved mother two months after the 71-year-old tested positive for the deadly COVID-19.

Source: Sports Brief News