The Real Madrid legend posted a congratulatory message to his son, Ronald Lima, who has been selected for their country’s U-18 side
Brazil has another Ronaldo in the pipeline.
Ronald Nazario de Lima, the first son of the Real Madrid and Brazil legend, has been called on to represent his country’s U-18 side in this year’s Maccabiah Games in Israel.
His father, Il Fenomeno, racked up 62 goals in 98 showings and was part of two World Cup-winning sides for Brazil’s senior team, leaving some big shoes for the younger Ronaldo to fill, but shared a message of support for his 17-year-old namesake.
“This is the Brazilian team representing the people in the World Macabbiah 2017,” the older Ronaldo wrote. “A special hug for my son Ronald Lima who is in the Under-18 soccer team. Good luck, guys! Go for it, Brazil!”
The 20th Maccabiah games will see 10,000 athletes from 85 countries competing in 45 different sporting events.