Video: Fan runs onto pitch and gives Ronaldinho a big hug 8 years ago

Video: Fan runs onto pitch and gives Ronaldinho a big hug

Everyone loves Ronaldinho, including the opposition team's staff, who frantically snapped selfies with the legend after the game.

Probably one of the most loved footballers in the world, even the mention of Ronaldinho's name usually brings a smile to the lips of football fans. The skills, the attitude, the smile, he's just a proper legend and at 34, you just don't know how much longer you will get to see him strut his stuff.


That fear, with a large side serving of love, is possibly what drove one Colombian fan to run onto the pitch mid-game to give the Brazilian a hug last night. Ronaldinho didn't seem to mind too much, and the young fella seemed delighted, if a little dazed, after the encounter.

The match, between Ronaldinho's Atlético Mineiro and Colombian side Sante Fe in the Copa Libertadores ended 1-1.

Make sure you stay to the end of the video too, to see all the Sante Fe staff and ball boys scramble to get selfies with the great man too.


hat-tip to 101greatgoals