Ronaldinho goes into politics
Ronaldinho joins a party and may run for the Senate. He is not the first Brazilian ex-professional footballer to enter politics.
Two-time world footballer Ronaldinho is entering politics and joined the Partido Republicano Brasileiro (PRB) on Tuesday.
The 37-year-old, who officially retired from football in January, is to help the centre-right party, which was founded in 2003, gain popularity in the elections next October.
Brazil’s media speculate that the 2002 world champion himself should run for a seat in the Senate.
In the Federal Senate, the upper house of the National Congress, another former World Champion is already acting in Romario, who had announced this week his possible candidacy for governor in the federal state of Rio de Janeiro.
His party Podemos also joined Bebeto last November. Romario’s storm partner at the 1994 World Cup triumph in the USA is still a member of the Rio state parliament until the end of the year.