Former Blaugrana star Ronaldo taken to hospital with pneumonia
- The Brazilian was in Ibiza for the vacations when he suddenly fell ill
- The 41-year-old spent one year at the Camp Nou aged just 19
Former Blaugrana Ronaldo Nazario was urgently taken to Ibiza hospital on Friday, according to the reports in both Italian and Spanish press. The 42-year-old has been on vacations in Ibiza where he owns a personal villa when he suddenly fell gravely ill with pneumonia. He is currently in the 'intensive care'.
Local authorities from Ibiza and Formentera reported the worrying news to the island's press Diario de Ibiza. According to this source, Ronaldo was taken to the Hospital de Can Misses de Ibiza on Friday, however, he was later transferred to a private hospital in the ICU of the Policlinical Nuestra Senora del Rosario.
Legendary Brazilian striker Ronaldo turns 42 next month. He had to retire from the professional football in 2011 due to weight issues. During his illustrious career, Ronaldo played for both Barcelona and Real Madrid, as well as Inter and AC Milan. His especially extraordinary achievement is TWO World Cup victories with Brazil national team. Look at his overall stats via Goal.
Ronaldo spent only one season at the Camp Nou stadium, aged just 19. He finished the 1996/1997 season with 47 goals in just 49 official matches for the Catalans' club. Ronaldo also helped his side to win the prestigious UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, having scored five goals during this run.
Get well soon, legend!