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It all started for me in Egypt, says Brazilian legend Ronaldinho

It all started for me in Egypt, says Brazilian legend Ronaldinho

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Brazilian footballing legend revealed that his footballing career started in where he won the U-17 World Cup in 1997 with Brazil.

Ronaldinho was an invitee on Egyptian TV channel Pyramids FC TV to analyze the game between Pyramids and Tala’a Al Gaish in the Egyptian Premier League alongside Robbie Keane.

The former Barcelona legend spoke about his early days in Egypt, visits to the African country, and the current Brazil squad.

“I won my first title in Egypt that’s why I can say that it all started here for me,” Ronaldinho told Pyramids TV channel.

The 38-year-old won the U-17 World Cup in Egypt with Brazil when they have beaten Ghana 2-1 in the final. Ronaldinho scored two goals during the competition, one against Austria and the other one against Germany.

“Everything started in Egypt for me, after I won the U-17 World Cup with Brazil. I’ve visited Egypt several times since and I’m always happy when I’m back,” he added

He was then asked which player he thinks is his successor in the current Brazil squad, saying: “I refuse to make any comparisons as every generation has its differences.

“The current Brazil team has a number of talents and some big names,” he concluded.

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