RIO DE JANEIRO (Xinhua) – Former teammates of Brazilian football great Ronaldinho took to social media on Saturday to wish him a happy 40th birthday.
The retired attacker celebrated the day with inmates at a Paraguayan prison, where he and his brother, Roberto Assis, have been held since March 6 for using fake passports.
Those to pay tribute included Ronaldinho’s 2002 World Cup-winning teammates Ronaldo, Rivaldo and Roberto Carlos.
“Congratulations, mate. May you overcome this difficult moment in your life with the happiness of always,” Ronaldo said on Instagram.
“Congratulations my friend. It was very easy to play with you,” said Rivaldo. “I will never forget those moments. May you have strength to get through this difficult time.”
Former Real Madrid full-back Roberto Carlos said: “Congratulations to my friend on your 40 years.”
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