Brazilian Ronaldo & # 039; in intensive care & # 039; in the hospital in Ibiza with pneumonia

Retired striker Ronaldo would be under intensive care at a hospital in Ibiza with pneumonia

Brazilian Ronaldo & # 39; in intensive care & # 39; in the hospital in Ibiza with pneumonia

  • The former striker, 41, was taken to the hospital on Friday night.
  • The newspaper of the island Diario de Ibiza said that he had requested a transfer to a private hospital
  • He quoted hospital sources as saying he was in intensive care but that he was progressing

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According to reports, Brazilian striker Ronaldo is in intensive care at a hospital in Ibiza after contracting pneumonia.

It is said that the 41-year-old man was diagnosed with the disease after being rushed to the Can Misses Hospital on the island on Friday night.

The respected daily newspaper Diario de Ibiza said he had requested a transfer to a private hospital called Clínica Nuestra Señora del Rosario, just before midnight on the same day.

Retired striker Ronaldo would be under intensive care at a hospital in Ibiza with pneumonia

Retired striker Ronaldo would be under intensive care at a hospital in Ibiza with pneumonia

He cited hospital sources who said he was still in intensive care but was making good progress.

The staff at Can Misses Hospital said they could not give any information for reasons of data protection.

Currently, it is said that no one at Ronaldo's private hospital could be contacted on Sunday morning for comment.

He retired in 2011 after a brilliant career with Barcelona, ​​Inter Milan and Real Madrid.

He retired in 2011 after a brilliant career with Barcelona, ​​Inter Milan and Real Madrid.

He retired in 2011 after a brilliant career with Barcelona, ​​Inter Milan and Real Madrid.

WHAT IS PNEUMONIA?

Pneumonia is the swelling of tissue in one or both lungs and is usually caused by a bacterial infection.

Symptoms, which include coughing and difficulty breathing, may appear suddenly for 24 to 48 hours.

It can be life-threatening, especially among the elderly and those with underlying health conditions

Ronaldo, considered one of the best players in the world, owns a house in Ibiza and is a regular visitor to the island.

It is believed that he arrived a few days ago to Ibiza for a summer break.

Ronaldo became ill with dengue in January 2012 and published a photo of himself on Twitter connected to a drip hospital along with the message: "Good morning to all who started the New Year with dengue."

He retired from football in 2011 after a brilliant career with Barcelona, ​​Inter Milan and Real Madrid.

Ronaldo, considered one of the best players in the world, owns a house in Ibiza and often visits

Ronaldo, considered one of the best players in the world, owns a house in Ibiza and often visits

Ronaldo, considered one of the best players in the world, owns a house in Ibiza and often visits

Ronaldo finished his career with 414 impressive goals, 62 of which came in only 98 appearances for the Brazilian national team.

He hit eight goals and scored in every game in the Brazil World Cup victory in 2002, apart from the quarter-finals en route to lifting the trophy in Japan.

He finished his career with 12 goals in the final of the World Cup, tying with Pele in the all-time record.

In his last years he struggled with overweight due to a thyroid problem.

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