Ronaldinho Just Landed In Beirut And Met The Lebanese President

Ronaldinho just arrived in Lebanon early this morning and was welcomed by the Lebanese president, Michel Aoun. This is his second time in Lebanon in just a few months.

He was spotted partying in Beirut back in February

Doubt he’ll have much time to party on this trip. He’s here to participate in the Barca-Madrid “Legends” match in Lebanon.

The exhibition game takes place in Beirut on April 28th. Former players from each of the rival teams will take part in the match at Camille Chamoun Sports City.

Ronaldinho is easily one of the most popular soccer (football – don’t kill me) players in the world and is regarded as one of the best players of his generation.

The Brazilian football player is quite successful, netting an annual salary of about $3 million, and has won countless awards, including the FIFA World Player of the Year (twice: 2004 and 2005)

Among those awards are:

  • FIFA World Player of the Year – twice; in 2004 and 2005
  • Golden Foot in 2009
  • FIFA 100 in 2004 – this award is a list of the world’s greatest living players compiled by Pelé
  • Ballon d’Or in 2005

Ronaldinho has expressed his love for Lebanon on his last trip, saying: “My friends had always told me about the wonders of Lebanon. However, when I took a closer look, I wished I had come here sooner.”

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