Brazilian legend Ronaldo in intensive care with pneumonia

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Former Real Madrid striker, Ronaldo De Lima, is reportedly in intensive care in an Ibiza hospital, after coming down with pneumonia.

According to the Diario de Ibiza, he has now been admitted to the ICU of the Nuestra Señora del Rosario Polyclinic.

"Friends, I had a very strong flu in Ibiza and I had to be hospitalised on Friday but everything is in order", the legendary Brazil forward said on Twitter.

The paper quoted sources from the hospital who said he was still in intensive care but making good progress.

Here's hoping he pulls through.

Ronaldo was on holiday in Ibiza, where he owns a home.

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The Brazilian, regarded as one of the world's best-ever players, owns a house in Ibiza and is a regular visitor to the island.

Ronaldo scored 62 times for Brazil, including both goals when they beat Germany in the 2002 World Cup final. Tissue swells, and it can cause coughing and breathing difficulties.

He retired from football in 2011 after a glittering career with Barcelona, Inter Milan and Real Madrid.

In his later years he battled with overweight because of a thyroid problem. He won the Golden Ball at the 1998 World Cup and the Golden Boot four tears later as the Selecao triumphed.

He picked up the Ballon d'Or award for the best player in the world in 1997 and 2002.

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