Published: Sun, August 12, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Ronaldo in intensive care in Ibiza with pneumonia

Ronaldo in intensive care in Ibiza with pneumonia

Ronaldo, 41, was diagnosed with the illness after being rushed to Can Misses Hospital on the Spanish Island on Friday evening.

The Brazilian legend asked for a transfer to private hospital called Clinica Nuestra Señora del Rosariro per respected island daily Diario de Ibiza.

The former Barcelona and Real Madrid player remains in intensive care and but was "evolving favourably", unnamed hospital sources told the newspaper.

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

Ronaldo is widely regarded as one of the best football players.

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Ronaldo was on holiday in Ibiza, where he owns a home.

Ronaldo finished his career with an impressive 414 goals, 62 of which came in just 98 appearances for the Brazilian national side. Tissue swells, and it can cause coughing and breathing difficulties. He represented his country in three World Cups, including the 2002 edition, when Brazil won its fifth tournament title.

Former Brazil striker Ronaldo pictured prior to a rematch between Norway and Brazil at Ullevaal Stadium in Oslo, Norway June 9, 2018, 20 years after Norway surprisingly defeated Brazil in the 1998 World Cup qualifying game in Marseille.

Since retirement, however, he has battled thyroid problems and gained significant weight.

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