Ronaldo Hospitalized In Ibiza With Pneumonia

Ronaldo Nazario is currently in hospital in Ibiza recovering from pneumonia, ESPN FC reports.

Local newspaper Diario de Ibiza said the Former Brazil and Real Madrid great is in the intensive care unit at the private Policlinica Nuestra Senora del Rosario hospital on the Spanish island, after being taken to a public hospital on the island on Friday evening.

Sources subsequently confirmed that Ronaldo was recovering well, while the news agency EFE reports that the two-time Ballon d'Or holder and 2002 World Cup Golden Boot winner is due to be discharged from hospital on Monday.

The 41-year-old, who was on holiday in Ibiza when he took ill, retired from football in 2011 following a incredibly successful career that featured stints at PSV Eindhoven, Barca, Inter Milan, AC Milan, Brazilian sides like Corinthians and Cruzeiro including Real Madrid, where he is a club ambassador.

Ronaldo won two La Liga titles with Real, the UEFA Cup with Inter and lifted the World Cup in 1994 and 2002 with his country, also reaching the tournament's final in 1998.

He was given the Ballon d'Or award for the best player in the world in 1997 and 2002.

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