Brazilian football legend Ronaldo (left), joining hands with New Oriental Education & Technology Group, opens a football school in Beijing on November 17. Photos: Bian Xianfeng
The 39-year-old Ronaldo announced in September his plans to open 30 soccer schools across China together with business partner and Brazilian billionaire Carlos Wizard Martins.
Paulo said that they will cooperate with 30 schools in China by providing coaching staff, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
The Ronaldo Academy, jointly founded by Ronaldo and Carlos, is expected to open 100 football schools worldwide by 2020, with eight to be established in Brazil, the US and China this year.