Hugh Jackman Swaps Shirts With Soccer Star Ronaldo While Promoting Film In Brazil
First Published: May 6, 2009 8:51 AM EDT Credit: AP
SAO PAULO, Brazil -- The Wolverine has met a real-life superhero of Brazilian soccer.
Actor Hugh Jackman took time from promoting “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” to visit striker Ronaldo, who is showing Wolverine-like healing powers in his third comeback to competitive soccer.
Jackman attended a practice of the Corinthians club Tuesday and gave a movie shirt to Ronaldo. The three-time FIFA player of the year reciprocated with a team jersey bearing the letter X instead of a number.
Many thought Ronaldo was done after suffering the third serious knee injury of his career in February 2008.
But the 32-year-old has thrived since suiting up for Corinthians this year, scoring eight goals in 11 matches to lead the club to its 26th state title on Sunday.
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