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Former Brazil striker Ronaldo hospitalised with pneumonia in Spain: report

AFP  |  Madrid 

Retired Brazilian striker has been hospitalised with on the Spanish holiday island of and is recovering well, a local newspaper reported Sunday.

The 41-year-old, widely considered one of the world's best-ever players, was admitted to the intensive care unit of the on the island on Friday afternoon where he was diagnosed with pneumonia, de reported.

Several hours later asked to be transferred to a private hospital called Clinica Nuestra Senora del Rosario, the newspaper added.

The former and Real Madrid remains in intensive care and but was "evolving favourably", unnamed hospital sources told the newspaper. Contacted by AFP, a said she was unable to give any information for privacy reasons.

Ronaldo, who was named FIFA's world of the year three times prior to his retirement from in 2011, is a regular visitor to Ibiza, where he owns a house. He won his first cap for as a 17-year-old and went on to score 62 goals in 97 international appearances, including both goals when beat 2-0 in final.

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First Published: Sun, August 12 2018. 20:00 IST