Image: Complex.com

Image: Complex.com

Two-time World Footballer of the year winner and ex-Barcelona star, Ronaldinho, real name Ronaldo de Asis Moreira is the celebrity we are taking an inside look at today.

Below are some inside stories about him that are not widely known:

  1. Though his birth name is Ronaldo, he opted for Ronaldinho to distinguish himself from fellow footballer and country man, Ronaldo de Lima.
  2. He started playing football at the age of 8. When he was 13, he scored all 23 goals in his team’s 23 – 0 thrashing of a local team.
  3. Ronaldinho ones joined the United Nations to educate the public about AIDS and in 2011 he launched his own condom company named “sex-free”.
  4. He lost his Coca-cola endorsement in 2012 after he was caught drinking Pepsi in a news conference.
  5. Ronaldinho is one of the few Brazilian footballers to have played at every international age level.

Author: Yemi Olarinre