There's no doubt that Ronaldinho's one of the best Brazilian and world players, not only in the early 2000s, but also in history. With a unique smile that he did not erase even in the worst moments and possessed of a unique talent that led him to play in the best teams. And his passion for football was inherited from Joao Mendes, his only son.
Who is Joao Mendes, Ronaldinho's son?
Janaina Nattielle Mendes' the mother of Ronaldinho's son, who was born on February 25, 2005 and when he turned 14 he had already signed his first contract as a professional footballer.
"He's a promising player, with interesting characteristics and that, I am sure, we will soon join our professional team," said the director of the Cruzeiro youth teams, Amarildo Ribeiro, at the time he signed his contract until turns 20, at which time your bond will be renegotiated.
“Cruzeiro was the team that opened the doors for me. I have a lot of affection for the club. The workouts are good and the structure is very good. It is a pleasure to play here. It's a very happy day”, Mendes said in the statement quoted from the club.
The color data of his signing has to do with the fact that he hid his identity at the time of the test with Cruzeiro since he wanted to be evaluated for his talent as a player and not for being "the son of Ronaldinho" and that for that reason he hire.