Ronaldinho signs 1-yr contract extension with Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro

Beijing, Feb 2: Brazilian football star Ronaldinho has reportedly signed a one-year contract extension with his club Atletico Mineiro.

A World Cup winner with Brazil in 2002, Ronaldinho, who will not play for Atletico Mineiro this weekend because of a suspension for a red card at the Club World Cup, led his club to the Copa Libertadores title last year.

According to the China Daily, negotiations had been underway since Atletico played in FIFA’s Club World Cup in December, although the two-time FIFA player of the year said at the time that he was not sure whether he would remain with the club in 2014.

The former Barcelona player has also said that he remains hopeful of playing in this year’s World Cup despite not being summoned by Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari for several months. (ANI)