Ronaldinho Gets a Little 'Galo' Rooster Statue as Atletico Mineiro Leaving Gift

Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterAugust 2, 2014

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Ronaldinho's run with Atletico Mineiro came to an end last week when the Brazilian became a free agent.

And though his departure was abrupt, Ronaldinho's time with the club was a success, with the team winning the Copa Libertadores in 2013.

Atletico got him a little parting gift (if it worked like office goodbyes in England, we can only presume there was a whip-round and a card that had to be discreetly signed whenever Ronaldinho went out on his lunch break).

And the head of HR came back with a statue of a rooster—the Atletico Mineiro "Galo"—with a message written on the plaque below.

It's a nice touch, and hopefully, it finds pride of place somewhere in Ronaldinho's home.

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