Ronaldinho launches condom line


Thomas Hautmann (@HautmannOnFOX)

While most soccer stars are content getting their own line of cleats or creating goal celebration trademarks, Ronaldinho has gone a slightly different direction: He launched his very own line of condoms! The Brazil legend, who two years ago joined forces with the United Nations to educate the public about AIDS, went on his Facebook page to announce it:

"Guys, a condom with my signature on has hit the market, Atletico MG ‘Sex Free’. In partnership with sport against AIDS!"

The condoms, oddly named “Sex Free,” are Atletico Mineiro-themed, Ronnie’s current club. The box also carries the slogan “Eu sou Galo, meaning “I am Galo,” — a nickname for Mineiro’s supporters.”Galo” of course also translates to “rooster,” or “cock” if you will. Hey, Ronaldinho said it, not us.

As much as we love ‘Dinho though, his face is the last image we want to see before engaging in adult ‘wrestling” with our significant other.


And for the record, Ronnie is not the first soccer star who ventured into the condom market. You’ll be shocked to find out who it was:


Yep. Figures.

(Images via WAATP)


In a global partnership to fight polio, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and FC Barcelona are joining forces to help save and improve the lives of children around the world.

Here’s the official release from Barcelona’s website:

Under the slogan ‘More than a Goal. End Polio’, FC Barcelona has been helping the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, with its media power and global recognition, to facilitate the development of programs and news related to this disease.