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Archive for Thursday, July 11, 2002

Parade planned for R9

July 11, 2002

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— Soccer hero Ronaldo is set to become a carnival superstar at next year's parade in Rio thanks to one of Brazil's top samba groups.

The president of the Tradico group said Wednesday it will honor Ronaldo with a parade entitled: "Brazil is five time champion, R is 9 the illuminated phenomenon."

Ronaldo, who topped all scorers in leading Brazil to its fifth World Cup title, is often referred to locally as R9 R for Ronaldo, 9 for the number on his national team jersey.

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