Forgot Password

 

Register

 

Create your Connect ID

This will allow you to login to all DStv websites & applications




or
Login using
x

Email Reset

 




Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | England

Brazilian Ronaldo headed to London



Former Brazil footballer Ronaldo is heading to London to continue his commercial links with WPP, one of the world's largest advertising groups, it was confirmed Tuesday.

For the past two years Ronaldo has been running a Brazilian sports marketing agency 9ine, which has worked with WPP and he has also helped the group with their plans for the next football World Cup and Olympic Games, both of which will take place in Brazil in 2014 and 2016 respectively.

When contacted by AFP in London, WPP were guarded about Brazilian press reports that Ronaldo would be 'mentored' by WPP chief executive Martin Sorrell while in Britain.

But in a statement, Sorrell said: "We have a joint venture with Ronaldo - 9ine -- which has already had great success in Brazil with clients Claro (a wireless communications company) and Duracell (batteries).

"He'll be working with us on that in the UK. We've also been working with him on the World Cup and Olympics."

Ronaldo, 36, scored both goals when Brazil beat Germany 2-0 to win the 2002 World Cup final in Yokohama, Japan and, after spells with Real Madrid, Barcelona and Inter Milan retired from football in 2011.

WPP owns the Young & Rubicam and Ogilvy advertising agencies among others, as well as communications agency RLM Finsbury and market research firm Kantar Worldpanel.

In October, the London-listed company said its revenues rose 1.6 percent to £2.49 billion ($4.03 billion, 3.09 billion euros) in the third quarter, compared with the same part of 2011.

Shop

Gerrard: My Autobiography
Steven Gerrard is a hero to millions, not only as the inspirational captain of Liverpool FC, but as a key member of the England team.
R152.00
Rafa: My Story
Revelatory memoir from the greatest sportsman in the world today.
R182.00
FIFA 14
Xbox 360
R549.00
Mitre Ultimatch Soccer Ball - White
A high quality football, offering high performance at both training and during football matches.
R252.00


Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Live Video Streaming

Fri, 25 Apr @ 07:00
Fri, 25 Apr @ 05:00
Fri, 25 Apr @ 07:30
Fri, 25 Apr @ 09:30

Sports Talk



Azwihangwisi Mukhuba
Musona-less Chiefs' title hopes fading
Kaizer Chiefs announced that their star striker Knowledge Musona will be out of action for the rest...

Neil Tovey
Reason to feel Chippa
Winning automatic promotion to the PSL is always a fine achievement. Chippa United, however,...

Abiye Opuamah
Sacking Moyes the right decision?
As the news of David Moyes’s sacking reverberates around the football community, there will be more...

Carol Radull
Was Moyes's appointment deliberate?
I know every football blogger in the world has to blog about David Moyes this week and since I’m...

Calvin Emeka Onwuka
Finally Moyes is out of his misery
Finally emotions have been replaced by common sense and David Moyes has been put out of his misery...

Dr Errol Sweeney
Coach's behaviour appalling, could lead to deaths of referees
The recent after match comments by the coach of EPL club Chelsea is nothing short of appalling and...