The Brazilian superstar was the face of the company when he was crowned the world’s best player in 2005.
And now Joao Mendes, 14, is ready to bolster his bank balance by signing his first contract with Nike.
He wrote the caption: “The newest member of the @nike family!!! Football with joy!!”
Joao’s mother, Ronaldinho’s ex Janaina Mendes, is also in the photo in what has been described in reports as a “rare” sighting of the three together.
Joao, a forward like his father, signed his first professional contract with Cruzeiro in April this year and is seen as one of the brightest prospects in the Brazilian giants’ academy.
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