Ronaldinho had sex as pre-match ritual at Barcelona | inside World Soccer

Former Barcelona star Ronaldinho has revealed that he enjoyed the pleasure of a woman before games with the Catalan side in order to improve his play.

Ronaldinho had a secret weapon during his spells with Barcelona - it was sex
Ronaldinho had a secret weapon during his spells with Barcelona - it was sex

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The myth claims that sex before a game reduces the players' performance, but that was not the case for Ronaldinho, who played for Barcelona between 2003 and 2008.

Speaking to Playboy magazine in Brazil, Ronaldinho said: "During my time at Barcelona I often practised sex before games.

"It was not not a problem but a benefit, as it made me happier before I played on the field."

Ronaldinho, who had his teeth fixed earlier this week, also confessed that he lost his virginity when he was 13 years old.

He added: "My first time I had sex was at age 13 with a neighbor. We were friends, and it was beautiful for both."

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