Ronaldinho in Self Isolation After Positive Covid-19 Test

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Ronaldinho has tested positive for COVID-19 | Pedro Vilela/Getty Images

Barcelona and Brazil legend Ronaldinho is in self-isolation 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 throughout the 2000s.

Over the course of his incredible career, he took in spells at Gremio, Paris Saint-Germain, Barça, Milan, Flamengo, Atletico Mineirão and Queretaro, before finishing up at Flamengo. His trophy haul was impressive with the midfielder scooping World Cup, La Liga and Champions League winners medals.

Ronaldinho enjoyed a glittering 17 year career | AFP Contributor/Getty Images

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

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

“I took the test and tested positive for Covid. I’m fine, asymptomatic, but we’ll have to leave the event for later. Soon we will be there together. Big hug!” 

The 40-year-old has endured an eventful 12 months with he and his brother both jailed in Paraguay back in March. The pair were convicted of trying to enter the country with falsified documents and served 32 days in prison.

During this time, Ronaldinho turned out for the jail’s football team. He even led his side to victory in a tournament in which the top prize was a pig.

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

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

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

“All my life I have sought to reach the highest professional level and bring joy to people with my football.”

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