Ronaldinho thanks well-wishers for their support during his time in prison

Ronaldinho thanks well-wishers for their support during his time in prison

- Ronaldinho was held in a Paraguayan prison since March

- The player celebrated his 44th birthday with the in-mates as fans call for his release

- Days after his release, he thanks his well-wishers for supporting him all through the trying time

Ronaldinho has sent his words of appreciation to fans and well-wishers for standing by him all through his time in Paraguayan prison.

The Barcelona legend and his brother Roberto de Assis Moreira were arrested at the airport in March and were imprisoned for a month before detaining them in a luxury hotel.

The 2002 World Cup winner was traveling to the country to promote a campaign for the less privileged children before he was apprehended.

During his stay at the prison, the former AC Milan star celebrated his 40th birthday and also won a football tournament organized for inmates.

Ronaldinho and his brother were then moved to a luxury hotel in the Paraguay's capital Asuncion under house arrest.

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According to the prosecutors, it is believed the Brazilian legend does not have any knowledge about using a fake passport, but his brother knew about and both have maintained their innocence.

The pair have now been let go but must pay $200,000 (£153,000) in damages between them.

And five days after their release, the football genius sent the emotional message while releasing the trailer of a new documentary film about his life.

He stated that his incarceration will not affect his positive view about life as he revealed that the biopic is set to be called "The Happiest Man in the World."

He said, as cited in SunSport: “A difficult stage of my life has reached its end, thank God.

"I haven’t got words to thank all the affection and support in these last few months. You will always be in my heart.”

He added in a message to fans which accompanied a teaser of his screen biography: “I want to share with you a trailer of the film.

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“It tells the story of my life which is linked in great part to your support. I hope you enjoy it.”

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Lionel Messi could be fined €1 million if he fails to appear in training as reported by Spanish publication SPORT.

He could also forfeit his pay between two to ten days as part of the suspension that could be handed to him. He could even be fined seven percent of his monthly salary.

And Manchester City have been tipped as favourites to sign the six-time Ballon d'Or winner with Guardiola spotted in Barcelona in a bid to strike a deal.

However, Barcelona have insisted that any club interested in his signature must first pay his €700 million release clause.

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