BRAZILIAN football legend Ronaldo is in intensive care after he was struck down with pneumonia in Ibiza.
Ronaldo, 41, was rushed to Can Misses Hospital on Friday after being diagnosed with the illness.
It is reported he was transferred to a private hospital called Clinica Nuestra Señora del Rosario later the same day.
Hospital sources have said he is still in intensive care but making good progress.
Ronaldo, regarded as one of the world’s best-ever players, owns a house in Ibiza.
He is a regular visitor to the Spanish party island, which is hugely popular with Brits.
Ronaldo retired from football in 2011 after a glittering career with Barcelona, Inter Milan and Real Madrid.
He was instrumental when Brazil won the World Cup in 2002, scoring both goals as they beat Germany 2-0 in the final.
Four years earlier, famously, he reportedly collapsed before the final against tournament holders France which the Brazilians lost.
Ronaldo was famous for his blistering pace and phenomenal goal-scoring record – hitting 62 in 98 games for his country.
Only Pele has scored more goals for the Samba giants.
Ronaldo is believed to have arrived in Ibiza for a summer break a few days ago.
He went down with dengue fever in January 2012 and posted a picture of himself on Twitter hooked up to a drip in hospital.
It featured the message: “Good morning to all those who began the New Year with dengue.”
In his later years Ronaldo’s weight ballooned because of a thyroid problem.
Pneumonia is swelling of the tissue in one or both lungs and is usually caused by a bacterial infection.
Symptoms – which include a cough and difficulty breathing – can develop suddenly over 24 to 48 hours.
It can be life-threatening, especially among the elderly and those with underlying health conditions.
Additional reporting by Gerard Couzens.