Tuesday, 5 June 2012

On Ronaldinho's Dramatic Exit from Flamengo

It's been a torrid few days at Flamengo. Ronaldinho - ostensibly the team's biggest star following his transfer from Europe last year - left the club in a tornado of accusations over his wages and on-pitch displays. His brother and agent, meanwhile, was busy making a fool of himself at the club shop.

In my début article for ESPN Soccernet, I take a look at the dramatic denouement of the 32-year-old's stay in Rio. I argue that R10's treatment by the club and third-party investors Traffic should be viewed as a(nother) warning sign for players in Brazil.

You can read the article here.

(Photo credit: VIPCOMM.)


  1. Great Stuff Jack, taking us inside of the seemingly-endless Flamengo turmoil. We need great reporting from Brazil in English...so we're very grateful you're active on your blog and with EPSN and the Guardian!!!

    Keep up the good work.

    Cool Rob