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Ronaldinho to ink deal with Liga MX’s Club Queretaro

Ronaldinho, Joe Corona

Ronaldo de Assis, or Ronaldinho of Brazil’s Atletico Mineiro, left, battles Joe Corona, right, of Mexico’s Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles during the second half of their a Copa Libertadores quarterfinal soccer match in Thursday, May 23, 2013, in Tijuana, Mexico. The match ended in a 2-2 draw. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)


A club statement and Twitter announcement by Club Queretaro’s owner, Olegario Vazquez, have detailed that Brazilian veteran Ronaldinho has elected to sign with the Liga MX side after becoming a free agent in July.

Me complace compartirles que a partir de hoy, el astro @10ronaldinho es gallo.Fortalece a un gran equipo,lo merece la afición. #YoSoyGallo

— Olegario Vazquez A (@OlegarioVazquez) September 6, 2014

“It pleases me to share with you that from today, the star Ronaldinho is Gallo (a Queretaro player),” the tweet reads, translated to English. “He strengthens a great team. The fans deserve it.”

Ronaldinho had been rumored to have talked to MLS and various clubs around Europe, prior to finalizing this deal to Mexico.

The 34-year-old truly established his legend known in Spain, making 145 appearances for Barcelona from 2003-2008, amassing 70 goals. A standout on the Brazilian national team, he’s played on the international side since 1999, starting when he was just 19 years old.