Ronaldo, the “phenomenon”, no longer owns Cruzeiro. Through its official channels, the Brazilian club announced the transfer of ownership of the company's shares (90%) held by the former Intera striker BPW Sports, a company led by entrepreneur Pedro Lourenço, for a sum that , according to the press. local, it would be 600 million reais (around 109 million euros). Ronaldo bought Cruzeiro in December 2021, at a time when the club founded by the Italian community of Belo Horizonte (it is no coincidence that Cruzeiro's jersey is blue) in Serie B and close to bankruptcy due to debts . During this period, Ronaldo, also the owner of Real Valladolid, paid 400 million reais (around 73 million euros), subsequently managing to cancel most of the debts and return the team to Serie A. He will now continue to be part of the board of directors. During the press conference in which the club's transfer agreement was made official, the Fenomeno said that he could soon also consider the idea of ​​selling Valladolid: “Valladolid is next – he said – It is likely that in the future I will do something related to the football sector, but from now on I will try to be more responsible in my projects. In the meantime, I have accomplished my mission. , which was to restore Cruzeiro.

The hero of the 2002 World Cup has been the majority shareholder of Real Valladolid since 2018, with 82% of the shares, and under his presidency the club was twice relegated to the second division. Valladolid are currently second and set to celebrate another promotion to La Liga. In the past, Ronaldo also owned 25% of the Fort Lauderdale Strikers, a team from Florida, but later sold his shares.

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