Former Brazil and Real Madrid striker Ronaldo will return to the Santiago Bernabeu pitch for the first time in a decade to take part in Sunday’s charity legends match against Roma.
Ronaldo scored 105 goals in 185 games for Madrid between 2002 and 2007, winning two La Liga titles, the Intercontinental Cup and Spanish Super Cup, as well as the 2002 Ballon d’Or.
The 40-year-old recently returned to the Madrid fold as an official club ambassador, and will now make another appearance at the Santiago Bernabeu in Sunday’s game against a Roma selection, where he will play alongside former teammates including Raul Gonzalez, Luis Figo, and Roberto Carlos.
“The Brazilian Ronaldo Nazario, a current ambassador [of] Real Madrid, will once again grace the Santiago Bernabeu pitch on Sunday as he takes part in the ‘Corazon Classic Match 2017 Latidos por Africa,'” a club statement read.
“Ronaldo will join the club’s Leyendas [Legends] team, going head-to-head with the Italian AS Roma Legends for a worthy charitable cause: the children of Africa who are taking part in the Real Madrid Foundation’s schools and projects. Read more.