Ronaldinho to go to jail again?

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Having spent some time in a prison in Paraguay last year, Brazil legend Ronaldinho could reportedly be set for another spell in jail.

Following his arrest in 2020 for flying into Paraguay with a fraudulent passport, former FC Barcelona star Ronaldinho is now facing possible prison time due to a legal dispute with his ex-girlfriend, Priscilla Coelho.

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The 41-year-old has been warned that if he does not pay up the debt owed to his ex-partner by 1 December 2021, he faces the risk of his assets being seized and possible imprisonment, according to the Daily Mail. 

It is reported that officials delivered court summons to the player on 11 November so that he could be made aware of the maintenance payment deadline he missed after several failed attempts to track him down. 

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Following arbitration between the 2005 Ballon d'Or winner and his ex-partner, Coelho was awarded approximately £13 500 (R287 500) in maintenance per month as she was considered to be Ronaldinho's former "common-law wife" in a provisional ruling.

It is understood that the court's decision can be appealed while the first payments are made. 

"Right now, he has to pay up," Coelho's lawyer Bruno Medrado told Brazilian outlet Extra.

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