Dona Miguelina had come to the hospital with a Covid infection before Christmas. Now the mother of the former world-class footballer has died. Former clubs and teammates expressed their condolences.
Former Brazilian soccer star Ronaldinho mourns the loss of his mother Dona Miguelina. She died on Saturday in a hospital in Porto Alegre, Brazil, at the age of 71 after suffering from corona. A few days before Christmas, she was infected with Covid-19 and had been hospitalized.
Ronaldinho’s former club Atlético Mineiro confirmed the death: “It is with great sadness that Clube Atlético Mineiro received the news of the death of Dona Miguelina, the mother of Ronaldinho Gaucho. The Atleticana family is in mourning and shares the moment of pain with their idol . May God receive you with open arms and comfort the heart of our eternal star. “
On December 21, the 2002 world champion published on Twitter that his mother was infected: “Dear friends, my mother has Covid and we are fighting for her speedy recovery. She is in intensive care and is receiving all the necessary treatments. Thank you to you in advance for your prayers, positive energy and affection. Stay strong mom. “
Ronaldinho also infected with Corona
Ronaldinho himself also tested positive for Covid-19 in October 2020, although he had no symptoms.
Ronaldinho’s ex-club FC Barcelona also expressed their condolences: “FC Barcelona send their deepest condolences to our eternal idol Ronaldinho for the loss of his mother. Rest in peace, Dona Miguelina,” tweeted the Catalans.
The Brazilian superstar has not yet commented on his mother’s death, but has removed his Twitter profile picture and replaced it with a black background.
The 41-year-old also received encouragement from former companions. Barcelona star Lionel Messi wrote: “Ronnie, I have no words. I can’t believe it. Send you a lot of strength and a hug for you and your whole family. I’m very sorry, rest in peace.”
Ronaldinho’s compatriot Neymar said: “Stay strong, Roni … I’m very sorry.”