Rare Picture of Mike Tyson and Brazilian Soccer Legend Ronaldinho Resurfaces Ahead of 2022 FIFA World Cup

Published 11/19/2022, 11:00 AM EST
JACKSONVILLE, FL – SEPTEMBER 19: Former boxing champion Mike Tyson looks on during the game between the Tennessee Titans and the Jacksonville Jaguars on September 19, 2019 at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Fl.(Photo by David Rosenblum/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

We are only a day away from the moment when the 2022 FIFA World Cup finally kicks in. While some legendary footballers such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi will play their final World Cup in Qatar before retiring, some others will be altogether missed on the field, but will definitely accompany us as spectators right next to the football field. One of the legends we will not see on the field is Ronaldinho from Brazil.

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Ronaldinho played his first World Cup in 2002 alongside the likes of Ronaldo and Rivaldo and helped Brazil lift the trophy for the fifth amazing time. Brazil is yet to win another FIFA World Cup since Ronaldo, Rivaldo, and Ronaldinho played alongside. Recently, a resurfaced picture of Ronaldinho and boxing legend Mike Tyson went viral on Facebook.

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Ahead of the FIFA World Cup 2022, Ronaldinho reignited his fire among his fans worldwide. In this picture, we could see Ronaldinho and Mike Tyson in black vests, greasy and smiling. Several fans from the world of football and boxing reacted to it. While someone recognised the ‘two best athletes’, someone else pointed out the two ‘most incredible people’.

SHANGHAI, CHINA – AUGUST 22: Ronaldinho of Brazil looks on during the Bronze Medal Match between Belgium and Brazil at Shanghai Stadium on Day 14 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 22, 2008 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Rodolfo Buhrer/Getty Images)

Ahead of the FIFA World Cup 2022, here is a look at the two legends off the field. Relive your memories with Ronaldinho from football and Mike Tyson from boxing.

Fans react to Ronaldinho and Mike Tyson in one frame smiling

Many were excited to see Ronaldinho and Tyson in one frame respectively representing football and boxing. Fans expressed their joy through comments. Here are some of the comments worth noticing.

A user said, “Wooo! Football and boxing together both the best of the best!”

Similarly, another commented by saying, “2 of sports most incredible people.”

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MUMBAI, INDIA – 2018/09/28: Former world heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson seen during the Press Conference for Kumite 1 League, Indias first global Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) league supported by the All India Mixed Martial Arts Federation (AIMMAF) at hotel St. Regis in Mumbai. (Photo by Azhar Khan/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Likewise one said, “The two best athletes…wow.”

Finally, one fan said, “Keep up the good work”.

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What is your reaction to Mike Tyson and Ronaldinho in this iconic image together seen smiling?

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Samrat Sardar

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Samrat Sardar is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports and is currently a final year undergraduate student of English literature. A passionate content creator, he has been writing since his high school days, and possesses work experience as a commercial writer for companies such as WordsKraft among others. Samrat believes he fell in love with boxing the day he watched Vasiliy Lomachenko share the ring with Guillermo Rigondeaux.

Edited By: Ajinkya Aswale

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