Excitement is brewing as the legendary Brazilian footballer Ronaldinho, a World Cup winner and two-time Ballon d’Or awardee, is expected to grace Kolkata with his presence during the upcoming Durga Puja festivities. This visit is orchestrated by sports promoter and business consultant Satadru Dutta, renowned for bringing iconic figures like Maradona, Pele, and Cafu to the City of Joy. Let’s delve into the details of this exciting development.
Ronaldinho’s Upcoming Visit
Satadru Dutta, the man behind some of Kolkata’s most memorable sports events, has shared the exciting news of Ronaldinho’s visit to Kolkata during Durga Puja. He confirmed that he met with Ronaldinho’s brother and manager, Assis, to plan this remarkable visit.
“We are in the final stages of discussion, and all that remains are the dates. I want him to come on the 16th, 17th, and 18th of October. Ronaldinho also has some professional commitments, and we are working out the finer details so that he can arrive before the festivities begin in the city,” Dutta explained.
A Packed Itinerary
During his visit, Ronaldinho is expected to have a busy schedule. This includes a visit to the iconic grounds of Mohun Bagan and East Bengal, two of Kolkata’s prominent football clubs. He is even planning to step onto the field and play 30 minutes of football, a momentous occasion for football enthusiasts in the city.
Additionally, Ronaldinho may visit the Narendrapur Green Park Durga Puja pandal, which is set to be designed to resemble the Fifa World Cup final’s venue, the Lusail Stadium in Qatar. The highlight of the pandal is an impressive 80-foot statue of Argentine football legend Lionel Messi, making it a must-visit attraction.
A Football Extravaganza
If Ronaldinho graces the Durga Puja pandal, it could potentially lead to the inclusion of other football legends, creating an unforgettable football extravaganza for fans. Kolkata, known for its passion for sports and festivals, is eagerly anticipating Ronaldinho’s visit, which promises to be a memorable event.
The prospect of Ronaldinho’s visit to Kolkata during Durga Puja has generated immense excitement among football enthusiasts and festival-goers alike. This event promises to be a blend of sports and cultural celebration, further solidifying Kolkata’s reputation as a hub for sports and festivities.
When is Ronaldinho expected to visit Kolkata?
Ronaldinho is anticipated to visit Kolkata in the second week of October, just before the Durga Puja festivities.
Who is responsible for organizing Ronaldinho’s visit to Kolkata?
Sports promoter and business consultant Satadru Dutta is orchestrating Ronaldinho’s visit to the City of Joy.
What are some of the activities planned during Ronaldinho’s visit?
Ronaldinho’s itinerary includes visits to iconic football grounds, playing football for 30 minutes, and potentially visiting a Durga Puja pandal designed like the Lusail Stadium in Qatar, featuring an 80-foot statue of Lionel Messi.
Will other football legends join Ronaldinho during his visit to Kolkata?
If Ronaldinho visits the Durga Puja pandal, there is a possibility of other football stalwarts joining the event, creating a football extravaganza.