Ronaldinho got a hero's welcome on Wednesday when 20,000 fans greeted him at the Flamengo Stadium.

He signed for the Rio de Janeiro on Monday in reportedly the most expensive deal ever made in Brazilian football. Although the figures have not been made public, Brazilian media says that Flamengo, through its sponsors, paid AC Milan around $3 million.

The striker has signed with the Brazilian club until June 2014. — DPA

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