Some call him a Magician, some call him the best, and some just know him as god. Ronaldo de Assis Moreira aka Ronaldinho Gaúcho touched down at Mumbai on Friday for the second edition of Premier Futsal and Republic got up close and personal with the footballing legend.
Former Brazilian footballer and Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldinho visited the Siddhivinayak temple in Mumbai on Friday along with his Barcelona teammate and Futsal marquee signing Deco. Ronaldinho was at the temple for over 20 minutes, where in he offered his prayers at the temple.
Ronaldinho is set to play in the second season of the Premier Futsal for the Delhi Dragons. He will be playing his first match against Ryan Giggs’ Mumbai Warriors who are looking to defend their title.
Former Barcelona and Chelsea player Deco who signed on for Telugu Tigers was also present at the Siddhivinayak temple who spoke about futsal and also gave his predictions for the Champions League this year.
“It’s different, it’s amazing to be here,” said the Portuguese footballer. He said that Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are still the world’s best and banks on either Real Madrid or Barcelona to win the Champions League.
Republic are Premier Futsal’s official media partner.