Report: Ronaldinho's Flamengo contract terminated after legal dispute

Report: Ronaldinho's Flamengo contract terminated after legal dispute

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Report: Ronaldinho's Flamengo contract terminated after legal dispute

Ronaldinho (Getty Images)

Ronaldinho is reportedly up for grabs.

According to reports out of Brazil, the former two-time FIFA World Player of the Year has won a legal dispute against Flamengo over $20 million in unpaid wages and other payments and as a result has been freed from his contract with the club. Flamengo can appeal the decision, but either way, it appears that the player's time with the Brazilian club is over, especially based on this statement released by Flamengo on Thursday.

After leaving AC Milan in 2011, Ronaldinho had been linked to MLS, specifically the Los Angeles Galaxy, prior to returning to his native country instead and signing with Flamengo. Ronaldinho, 32, has suffered a gradual dip in form since the height of his playing days. Although he has managed to score seven goals in 20 games across all competitions in 2012, his play was recently the subject of much scrutiny among Flamengo coaches and fans. He was also left out of Mano Menezes' roster for Brazil's current string of friendlies, likely ending his hopes of being an overage player on the Selecao's Olympic team.

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