18 hours ago , Viktoria Myznikova
The Blaugrana legend was arrested by Paraguay authorities for trying to enter the country with a fake passport.
Ronaldinho is currently at the Agrupacion Especializada facility where he is waiting for a trial.
A Paraguayan journalist posted a picture of the Brazilian with a smile on his face, despite his circumstances.
The photo is gaining popularity on social media.
Ronaldinho and his brother Robert have been jailed by Paraguay authorities pending trial for their attempt to enter the country with fake passports.
The duo are currently at the Agrupacion Especializada facility, in Asuncion. It’s a maximum-security prison with 200-inmate capacity – drug traffickers, police, politicians and white-gloved criminals.
The Barca legend has already been pictured in the facility despite only arriving there on Saturday after the court ruled so. On the photo posted on Twitter by Paraguayan journalist Hernan Rodriguez the Brazilian is smiling despite his difficult circumstances.
According to Diario Sport, the pre-trial detention can last up to six months.
Ronaldinho and his brother Robert are expected to serve real prison sentences for their crime.
Ronaldinho’s Brazilian and Spanish passports were confiscated by the Brazilian authorities in 2019 due to unpaid taxes and fines.
Ronaldinho played for Barcelona between 2003 and 2008. He scored 94 goals in 207 appearances as a Blaugrana and won four trophies. During his Blaugrana times, he also claimed the Ballon d’Or. He was the last Barca player before Leo Messi to win this award in 2005.
Apart from Barca, Ronaldinho used to play for AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain, Gremio, Flamengo, Atletico Mineiro and Fluminense.