The reported death of Ronaldo de assis moreira a.k.a Ronaldinho in an auto crash is nothing but a fake rumour. This fake news of his death is as a result of an anticipated obituary posted on necropedia.
The post reads “Death of Ronaldinho.
Ronaldinho, born on March 21, 1980 in Porto Alegre, was a Brazilian footballer. He died on September 4, 2012, at the age of 32.
Tributes have poured in from across the world.”
An anticipated obituary is an obituary written before the death of a person. It is a common practice for news agencies to keep pre-written obituary for famous people, public figures and high-profile people who are still alive. This is not a death announcement.
Ronaldinho, born on March 21, 1980 in Porto Alegre, is a Brazilian footballer. He has played for Barcelona FC, AC Milan, Flamengo and PSG of France. He is currently playing in Brazil for Atletico Mineiro. He won the FIFA footballer of the year in 2004 and 2005.
Some of his individual accomplishments in football include;
- British Magazine World Soccer's World Player of the Decade: 2009
- Golden Foot Award: 2009
- Pelé named Ronaldinho in his 125 Top Living Footballers in March 2004.
- FIFA World Player of the Year: 2004, 2005
- World Soccer Player of the Year: 2004, 2005
- European Footballer of the Year: 2005
- FIFPro World Player of the Year 2005, 2006
- FIFPro World XI: 2005, 2006, 2007
- UEFA Club Footballer of the Year: 2005-06
- UEFA Club Best Forward: 2004-05
- UEFA Team of the Year: 2004, 2005, 2006
- Best foreign player in La Liga: 2004, 2006
- EFE Trophy: Best Ibero-American Player in La Liga: 2004
- FIFA World Cup 2002 All-Star team: 2002
- FIFA Club World Cup Bronze Ball Award: 2006
- FIFA Confederations Cup Top Scorer: 1999
- FIFA Confederations Cup Golden Ball: 1999
- Rio Grande do Sul State Championship Top Scorer: 1999
Ronaldinho is not but alive. We are not wishing to hear the death of one of footballs best midfielders at this time.