Photo Story: Ronaldinho in court in Paraguay over fake passport claims

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Brazilian former soccer player Ronaldo de Assis Moreira, a.k.a. Ronaldinho (R), is escorted during a new audience at Palace of Justice in Asuncion, Paraguay on Saturday.

Ronaldinho Gaucho and his brother Roberto appeared on 07 March before the judge for the accused of entering Paraguay with false passports.

In July 2019, the player reportedly had his Brazilian and Spanish passports confiscated over unpaid taxes and non-payment of fines for illegally building on a nature reserve in Brazil.

Ronaldinho appears again before the judge in case of false passports in Paraguay
Brazilian former soccer player Ronaldo de Assis Moreira, a.k.a. Ronaldinho (C-L), and his brother Roberto (C-R) are escorted during a new audience at Palace of Justice in Asuncion, Paraguay. EPA-EFE/Nathalia Aguilar

The 39-year-old had travelled to Paraguay to promote a book and a campaign for underprivileged children.

Ronaldinho was the 2004 and 2005 World Player of the Year and reached the prime of his career at Spanish giants Barcelona. He won the World Cup for Brazil in 2002 alongside fellow superstar forwards Ronaldo and Rivaldo.

 

 

Photos: EPA-EFE/Nathalia Aguilar

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