Ronaldinho joins Pele as Brazilian comic book hero

Barcelona striker &to=' target=_blank>Ronaldinho, twice chosen FIFA's Player of the Year, has achieved a goal matched only by the great Pele _ he's now a comic book hero in Brazil.

Ronaldinho returned to his southern hometown of Porto Alegre on Wednesday for the debut of "Ronaldinho Gaucho," a toothy, boyish character possessing the soccer wizardry of his namesake.

The character was developed by Mauricio de Souza, a nationally known artist who draws Monica and Her Gang, a top-selling comic book series.

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