[WATCH] - Usain Bolt gets starstruck after meeting football icon Ronaldinho and asks for his signature

Usain Bolt meets Ronaldinho

[WATCH] - Usain Bolt gets starstruck after meeting football icon Ronaldinho and asks for his signature

Funmilayo Fameso 00:48 - 07.12.2023

Even an idol has his idol. That's what happened when Usain Bolt met football legend Ronaldinho.

In track and field, Usain Bolt always gets the attention of fans who ask for his signature as souvenirs. Interestingly, in a twist of events, the Jamaican legend was the one starstruck after meeting football icon Ronaldinho.

It took place at the CONMEBOL legend's exhibition match in Miami in front of 21,000 spectators, and it was an unforgettable moment between the football legend and the multiple-track world record holder.

Usain Bolt gets starstruck meeting football legend Ronaldinho
Ronaldinho and Usain Bolt at the CONMEBOL exhibition match in Miami. Photo Credit - @usainbolt / X

The evening of nostalgia and camaraderie witnessed soccer legends from across the globe gathered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The star-studded event had the likes of Ronaldinho, Carlos ‘Pibe’ Valderrama, Iván Zamorano, and FIFA President Gianni Infantino taking to the field. 

Summary of the star-studded match

The match started with a third-full DRV PNK Stadium, home to Inter Miami, captained by football icon Leo Messi. The Argentine team, ‘Team Tango’, managed by three-time U20 World Cup-winning coach José Pékerman, and ‘Team Samba’, led by Francisco ‘Pacho’ Maturana, the 2001 Copa América-winning coach with Colombia, battled it out on the pitch. 

The Argentine Team Tango won the match and had Bolt make a guest substitute appearance

Team Tango defeated Samba by 2 - 1, as Gonzalo Higuain scored the two goals and Ronaldinho netted the only goal for his team.

Usain Bolt’s Special Appearance

Bolt came in as a guest substitute for Team Tango, wearing the number 9.58 shirt - A tribute to his world record in the 100 meters. 

Manchester City legend Kun Aguero and Usain Bolt

During the game, Bolt had an exciting interaction with Ronaldinho, asking for his signature on his jersey, adding a light-hearted moment to the fiercely competitive match.

It was one of the best moments of the friendly exhibition game, which served as a curtain-raiser for the Copa América 2024 draw in Miami.