Ronaldinho given modest birthday cake by his cell mates as Brazil legend celebrated 40th in Paraguay jail  – The Sun

RONALDINHO was given a modest birthday cake by his cell mates as the Brazil legend celebrated his 40th in a Paraguay jail.

The Samba star enjoyed his landmark birthday in a Paraguayan prison after allegedly using a fake passport to enter the South American country.

He has been told he faces spending six months behind bars.

But his cell mates still threw the Barcelona legend a party as the retired footballer enjoyed a BBQ and slice of cake.

It comes after he helped some inmates win a 16kg pig with five goals in a prison football tournament.

According to Paraguayan newspaper Hoy, the Ballon d'Or winner was convinced to join in as he watched the match unfold while talking to a prison guard.

Although reluctant to take part at first, Ronaldinho did get involved in one match in the yard.

And his class unsurprisingly prevailed, scoring five and adding six assists as his side won 11-2, giving the opposition goalkeeper a torrid time.

Ronaldinho is spending his 40th alone in jail, which is a stark contrast to the lavish bashes he held in the past.

For his 26th, he partied in a Barcelona nightclub until 6am. His 32nd, which lasted five days and cost tens of thousands of pounds, took place at a luxury hotel in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Now, that lifestyle has been replaced with accounts from friends who speak only of how “sad” he is.

But he received some good news in the form of Instagram messages from his fellow 2002 World Cup winners – Ronaldo and Roberto Carlos.

And former Barcelona team-mate Samuel Eto'o also wished his old strike partner a happy birthday.

Parabéns Xará! Que você vença essa etapa difícil da sua vida com a mesma alegria de sempre! #Ronaldinho40 @ronaldinho

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Muitas felicidades amigo @ronaldinho 40 anos #happybirthday my friend .

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