Brazilian football ‘legend’ Ronaldinho Gaucho, who was called an ‘alien’ for his amazing football talent. It is reported that his son is testing for FC Barcelona, where his father was in his prime.
US ESPN reported on the 13th (Korean time) that Ronaldinho’s son, Joao Mendes de Asis Moreira (17), is being tested for the Barça Under-19 (U-19) team. That said, he is training at Barça’s ‘Juvenil A’ and a decision on whether to sign a permanent contract remains to be seen.
João Mendes has been playing for Brazil’s Cruzeiro since he was 14, but recently canceled his contract. He is a left-footed forward who can play at the front of the attack. His uncle, Roberto de Asis Moreira, takes care of him. His uncle played an active role in Ronaldinho’s career.
However, an ESPN source urged patience, saying, “You have to remember that coming from South America to a new country takes time to adjust.”
From 2003 to 2008, Ronaldinho wore Barça’s number 10 and played at Camp Nou, leading the heyday of himself and the team. He scored 94 goals in 207 games and was instrumental in helping Barca win the 2006 UEFA Champions League and two Spanish La Liga titles. He is the 2005 Ballon d’Or winner. 스포츠토토