Ronaldo admitted to a hospital in Ibiza for pneumonia

Rex Christensen
August 12, 2018

Former Brazil and Real Madrid great Ronaldo is now in hospital in Ibiza recovering from pneumonia.

Newspaper Diario de Ibiza said the two-time Ballon d'Or victor and 2002 World Cup Golden Boot victor is now in the intensive care unit at the private Policlinica Nuestra Senora del Rosario hospital on the Spanish island, having been taken to a public hospital on the island on Friday evening.

The former Barcelona, Real Madrid and Inter Milan player then asked to be transferred to a private hospital later on Friday evening to continue to receive treatment, according to Ibizan daily newspaper Diario de Ibiza.

It quoted hospital sources as saying he was still in intensive care but he was making good progress.

Staff at Can Misses Hospital said they were unable to give out any information for 'data protection reasons'.

Ronaldo, 41, was reportedly rushed to a hospital Friday night.

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The striker retired from the game in 2011 and reportedly owns a house in Ibiza and is a regular visitor to the island.

At club level, he spent time with Barcelona, Real Madrid, AC Milan and Inter Milan.

He is believed to have arrived in Ibiza for a summer break a few days ago. Tissue swells, and it can cause coughing and breathing difficulties.

Ronaldo was also a star for his country Brazilian bagging an incredible 62 goals in just 98 games.

He won his first cap for Brazil as a 17-year-old and went on to score 62 goals in 97 global appearances, including both goals when Brazil beat Germany 2-0 in the 2002 World Cup final.

During his playing career, Ronaldo was famous for his blistering pace and phenomenal goal-scoring record.

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