Ronaldinho Spanish Citizenship - NT Implications

Discussion in 'Spain: National Teams' started by kuschews, Dec 27, 2006.

  1. kuschews

    kuschews New Member

    Aug 31, 2003
    Chicago
    I have not heard if he received it yet, but if Ronaldindo gets Spanish citizenship, will he still be able to play for the Brazilian NT?

    I understand the reason he is doing it (so Barcelona has one more non-EU player spot on its roster), but if he gets Spanish citizenship, is he therefore only allowed to play for the Spanish NT?
     
  2. loochy

    loochy New Member

    Dec 28, 2006
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    it is a dual citizenship. he still will play for brasil.

    example:

    roberto carlos and ronaldo both have spanish and brasilian citizenship

    cicinho has italian and brasilian citizenship

    emerson has german and brasilian citizenship

    they all still play for the brasil national team.
     
  3. DaPrince84

    DaPrince84 Member+

    Aug 22, 2001
    MD
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    FIFA has a rule against switching national teams...
     
  4. vilafria

    vilafria Member+

    Jun 2, 2005
    Yeah, after a player made it into a senior NT
     
  5. Joelzinho

    Joelzinho Member

    May 23, 2005
    Montreal!
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    Once Ronaldinho receives Spanish Citizenship he is allowed to travel freely within the EU and would be able to work within it anywhere in the World correct?
     
  6. nach0king

    nach0king Member

    Jul 6, 2004
    Dallas Proper
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    Anywhere in the EU, yes. Not anywhere in the world.

    There are some restrictions in place in the EU about movement and working but they mostly relate to people from new member states in the east going to work in some western states. It won't apply to Ronaldinho. But maybe there's something about dual nationality that changes things... though I doubt it.
     
  7. Joelzinho

    Joelzinho Member

    May 23, 2005
    Montreal!
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    Opps...yeah my mistake. That was an extremely closed minded statement. I meant to say EU.
     

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