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Ronaldo says he is buying first club Cruzeiro

Ronaldo says he is buying first club Cruzeiro

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Former Brazil striker Ronaldo said on Saturday that he was buying Cruzeiro, the club where he made his professional debut, but which has been languishing in Brazil’s Serie B for two seasons, reports AFP. “I am very happy to have concluded this deal,” the 45-year-old said in a video posted on social media by club president Sergio Santos Rodrigues. “I have a lot to give back to Cruzeiro, to take Cruzeiro where it deserves to be,” Ronaldo added holding a club shirt with the No.9 and his

nickname ‘Fenomeno’ on the back. “We have a lot of work ahead of us and have a lot of work and ambition to make Cruzeiro great again.” Globoesporte.com reported that Ronaldo will pay 400

million reais (about 60 million euros) to become the club's majority shareholder. Ronaldo, who is from Rio de Janeiro, joined Cruzeiro, in Belo Horizonte, making his professional debut in 1993 aged 16. He scored 56 goals in 58 matches for the club, which earned him a call-up to the 1994 World Cup in the United States where he collected a winner's medal without playing a single minute.