Ronaldinho is self-isolating after testing positive for Covid-19.

Barcelona and Brazil legend Ronaldinho is self-isolating after testing positive for Covid-19.

The 40-year-old is one of the most beloved players of his generation, delighting fans with his trademark silky skills in the 2000s.

During his incredible career, he played spells at Gremio, Paris Saint-Germain, Barca, Milan, Flamengo, Atlético Minerao and Querétaro before ending up at Flamengo. His trophy haul was impressive with the midfielder scooping World Cup, La Liga and Champions League winners’ medals.

Ronaldinho enjoyed a brilliant 17-year career / AFP Contributor/Getty Images

Ronaldinho announced his positive test results on Instagram. He also confirmed that he is not suffering from any symptoms.

“I’ve been here since yesterday, I came to attend an event,” he revealed (via Goal ).

“I took a test and tested positive for covid. I’m fine, no symptoms, but we have to leave the event for later. We’ll be there together soon. Big hugs!”

The 40-year-old has endured a pivotal 12 months in a Paraguayan prison with him and his brother in March. The couple were convicted and spent 32 days in jail for trying to enter the country with forged documents.

Meanwhile, Ronaldinho turned out for the prison football team. He even led his team to victory in a tournament in which the top prize was a pig.

Speaking about his experiences, he admitted that he regretted his actions.

Ronaldinho ended his career at Flamengo/Buda Mendes/Getty Images.

“It was a hard blow, I never thought I would go through such a situation,” Ronaldinho said.

“All my life I have tried to reach the highest professional level and to make people happy with my football.”

After serving his time, the former Selecao man was placed under house arrest until August before returning to his native Brazil. Following his positive test, Ronaldinho will now self-isolate for two weeks in Belo Horizonte.

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