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Ronaldinho will play exhibition games in Colombia

EFE | BOGOTA.- The ex-Brazilian footballer Ronaldinho Gauchochampion World Cup Korea-Japan 2002, will play with him Independiente Santa Fe on October 17 in an exhibition match against an opponent to be defined at the stadium The Campin, Bogota,.

"On October 17 I will be one more Lion," said the Brazilian in a video published by the Colombian team on their social networks.

Ronaldinho will defend the shield of the capital team, the first champion of the Colombian league and winner of the Crown South American 2015, in front of "a huge rival, soon to be confirmed," the organizers detailed in a statement.

The ex-footballer of the BarcelonaThe 39-year-old will also host other activities, such as fan encounters, personalized training and a private party.

In addition to the match in Bogotá, the winner of the 2005 Ballon d'Or will play a friendly match at the stadium Paschal Warrior, from the Colombian city of Cali on October 20.

There he will wear the shirt of the Deportivo Cali and in the other that of America.

Last March it was announced that Ronaldinho will visit Colombia in June to give a series of lectures to children, talk with local soccer glories and play an exhibition match.

However, the organizers later pointed out that the former footballer's visit was canceled "for personal reasons of the 'crack'."

The ex-footballer, who announced his retirement from the competition last year after a 17-year career, also won the 1999 Copa América in Paraguay, the 2005 Confederations Cup in Germany and the 17 U-1997 World Cup in Egypt with Canarinha.

Ronaldinho Gaúcho, who played in eight clubs during his career, won the Champions League, two Leagues and two Super Cups in Spain with Barcelona, ​​where he played from 2003 to 2008.

He achieved a 'scudetto' with Milan and lifted the Copa Libertadores 2013, as well as the Recopa Sudamericana 2014, with Atlético Mineiro.

He also won the FIFA Player of the Year award twice, while France Football magazine awarded him the Ballon d'Or in 2005.

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