Ronaldinho's shocking pay for playing in Barcelona legend Pique's Kings League revealed | The Sun
FOOTBALL legend Ronaldinho made a shock return to the pitch last month.
The 42-year-old played for Porcinos FC in the seven-a-side King’s League run by fellow Barcelona icon Gerard Pique.
But his reported pay for playing in the league comes as a surprise.
Ronaldinho's base salary for the game was a paltry £61.50, according to Spanish outlet AS.
However, that isn't all Ronaldinho raked in for his appearance.
It's also claimed Pique's company, Kosmos, paid Ronaldinho €10,000-€15,000 (£9,000-£13,000) to play in the King's League.
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The tournament, based in Spain, allows teams to bring in a 12th player each week – often a retired footballer or celebrity.
Ronaldinho failed to lead Porcinos to victory in the game last month as his side went down 3-1 on penalties.
But ESPN claim the match, which was streamed on Twitch, raked in a peak audience of over 2.1 million viewers.
Ronaldinho retired from professional football in 2015 as one of just eight players to have won the Champions League, World Cup and Ballon d'Or.
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The Brazilian icon played for the likes of Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona and AC Milan in an incredible career.
He also won the World Cup in 2002 and scored the winning goal in the quarter-final victory over England.
Ronaldinho spent five years at Barcelona, and earlier this month it was announced that his son had followed in his footsteps by joining the Spanish giants.
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