Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 14 April, 2018 – The UEFA Champions League Trophy Tour presented by Heineken® is bringing one of football’s legends, Ronaldo De Assis Moreira former FC Barcelona to Addis Ababa Ethiopia. The tour provides football fans around the world with the chance to get closer to the iconic UEFA Champions League Trophy and to heroes of the game.

In its eleven-year history, the tour has reached 26 countries across Africa, Asia, North and South America and this year’s tour, ‘Share The Action, Share The Trophy’ will visit Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. As part of its worldwide campaign, the 2018 UEFA Champions League Trophy Tour presented by Heineken® will stop in Addis Ababa on the 14th and 15th April, 2018. Football Fans will have a rare opportunity to take photos with the iconic trophy, meet Ronaldinho and experience the thrill of the tour.

The UEFA Champions League is an annual continental club football competition organised by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) and contested by top-division European clubs. It is one of the most prestigious tournaments in the world and the most prestigious club competition in European football, played by the national league champions (and, for some nations, one or more runners-up) of the strongest UEFA national associations. The UEFA Champions League final is the most watched annual sporting event worldwide.

Ronaldo de Assis Moreira (born 21 March 1980), commonly known as Ronaldinho is a Brazilian former professional footballer and ambassador for Spanish club Barcelona. He has played mostly as an attacking midfielder, but was also deployed as a forward or a winger. He played the bulk of his career at European clubs;  Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona and Milan as well as playing for the Brazilian national team. Often considered one of the best players of his generation and regarded by many as one of the greatest of all time, Ronaldinho won two FIFA World Player of the Year awards and a Ballon d’Or.

He was renowned for his technical skills and creativity; due to his agility, pace and dribbling ability, as well as his use of tricks, overhead kicks, no-look passes and accuracy from free-kicks. Ronaldinho made his senior debut for Grêmio, in 1998. At age 20, he moved to Paris Saint-Germain in France before signing for Barcelona in 2003. In his second season with Barcelona, he won his first FIFA World Player of the Year Award, as Barcelona won La Liga. The season that followed is considered one of the best in his career as he was instrumental in Barcelona winning the UEFA Champions League, their first in fourteen years, as well as another La Liga title, giving Ronaldinho his first career double.