Top Facts about Janaina Mendes, Ronaldinho's Ex-wife

Sun 18 July 2021 | 19:29

Janaina Mendes is a former professional dancer who was born on 14 December 1980 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Janaina is also mostly known to be the ex-wife of the former Brazilian footballer, Ronaldinho. If you want to know more about this former dancer, read on our top facts about Janaina Mendes.

In the infinite world of football,


is a legend among the others. There is barely a football lover who doesn't know this Brazilian genius and his great legacy on the field of play.

Ronaldinho was born on 21 March 1980 in Brazil and started his senior career in 1998 with Gremio. On the other hand, Ronaldinho's international career began in 1999, playing for the Brazil national team.

Finally 3 years ago or more specifically on 16 January 2018, he announced his retirement from playing football when he was 38 years old. However, this article has been exclusively provided for the readers who want to know more about Ronaldinho's ex-wife, Janaina Mendes.

This article includes top facts about Janaina Mendes:

Anything you should know about Ronaldinho's ex-wife and the mother of his son, Joao is included in this article, any sort of fact from her biography to her estimated net worth and her salary.

Janaina Mendes’ Biography

The first fact that you need to know about Janaina Mendes is that she was born on 14 December 1980 which means as of 2021 she is 40 years old and also her zodiac sign is Sagittarius.

Also with regard to Janaina Mendes' birthplace, it has to be noted that she was born in Rio de Janeiro located in Brazil.

Although she was born in a rather large family, it has never been clarified how many siblings Mendes actually has. In addition to the facts about Janaina Mendes' family, it has to be said that up to now, no name is revealed as a member of her family.

However, the certain fact is crystal clear that she was born and raised in a Christian family with strong beliefs. Considering the truth that Mendes has recently joined social media platforms, we know little of this stunning woman, the ex-wife of the former football player, Ronaldinho.

Even though specific details about Janaina Mendes are still unknown to us, certain information about her is still accessible. For example, one

fact about Janaina Mendes

that you need to know is that she is an animal supporter and a real pet lover. Also among all the colors, she loves white the most.

Janaina Mendes’ Professional Career

For now, let's look into the details of Janaina Mendes' professional career. According to Janaina herself, she used to be a professional dancer. To support the previous statement, she has stated this fact about herself in the bio of her Instagram account.

However, she stopped pursuing dancing as a profession ever since she has become a mother. Nonetheless, as of 2021, Janaina Mendes is working in the field of fitness and health. As a matter of fact, she has always been open about her journey of losing weight and trying to have a healthier lifestyle.

Actually, a few months ago, she posted a picture of herself before and after losing weight and in a long caption she wrote:

“Well, the evolution is from left to right. I didn't evolve as much as I would like, but 6 kg are gone and I gained lean mass!

More important than losing a lot of weight fast is day-to-day consistency! Maintaining weight is not easy, maintaining an exercise routine is not easy, especially for those who are mothers, who work outside the home, among many other jobs! I know that the most important thing is to always persevere and never give up!

I thank all the moms who inspire me day after day to continue looking for what makes me happy and makes me feel good!”

Also, she might be considered as a social media influencer ever since she became more active on Instagram, and maybe in a near future, she will be working with various brands in her field of interest.

Janaina Mendes’ Personal Life

The first fact about Janaina Mendes’ personal life that you are going to read in this article is that she is a well-known character because she used to be the wife of the former football player, Ronaldinho.

They first met each other after the 2002 World Cup and started dating ever since. After 2 years of dating, they decided to finally tie the knots. The result of this marriage is their one and only son called Joao, who was born on 25 February 2005, only one year after getting married.

Apparently, he was named after Ronaldinho's late father. Joao is currently 16 years old and just like his father, he has chosen football as his professional career.

However, Janaina and Ronaldinho came to the conclusion that it might be better for the two of them to move on from their marriage as they got divorced in 2007 after 3 years of living together. As a result, Joao has been living with her mother ever since.

Janaina Mendes’ Social Media

Another top

fact about Janaina Mendes

, Ronaldinho's ex-wife that has to be noted is that she has recently joined millions of other people using social media platforms or more specifically Instagram.

Actually, the first time Janaina posted something on her Instagram account goes back to November 2017, however, she stayed inactive for about 3 years until she felt the need to be more productive and started sharing more and more ever since 2020.

Speaking of Janaina Mendes' Instagram account (


), it also should be added that she has around 18.6k followers with whom she shares fitness tips, selfies, family pictures and just a little bit of her personal life, and as of July 2021 Mendes has shared 35 posts so far.

Also as mentioned before, Mendes is currently working in the field of fitness; therefore, social media platforms are great opportunities in order to develop her career.

Janaina Mendes’ Ex-husband, Ronaldinho

Ronaldinho’s full name is Ronaldo de Assis Moreira. He was born on 21 March 1980 which means as of 2021, he is 41 years old. Ronaldinho's hometown is the city of Porto Alegre which is located in Brazil.

Also one fact concerning Ronaldinho's hometown is that it is mostly known to be one of the poorest towns in Brazil. They had such a bad condition that all the family members had to work and sometimes they had two jobs at the same time.

However, Ronaldinho was lucky enough to be born in a football lover family, genuine supporters of his career. Actually, Ronaldinho's late father used to be a professional football player himself, although he had to quit in order to meet the needs of his family.

Also, Ronaldinho's mom prefers to be called by the name of Miguelina and she used to be a full-time nurse. On the other hand, Ronaldinho's elder brother who is called Roberto de Assis Moreira is a former professional footballer. Roberto is 10 years older than Ronaldinho.

Speaking of siblings, Ronaldinho also has a younger sister who is one of the biggest fans of his career. So many times she has been seen waiting in the stands and supporting his beloved brother.

Now that we have mentioned the name of Ronaldinho's elder brother, it has got to be said that so many times Ronaldinho himself has referred to Roberto as his greatest idol:

"Roberto my idol. He's been through a lot and has helped me every step of the way. He has encouraged me never to stop trying.

"Roberto forced me to make as much as 500 juggles each time. He stood to watch me do it and would never go until I have completed it. This took all the fun out of it for me and, at that age made me very angry. I cried. I didn't understand but later I understood what he wanted."

To be more specific, it wasn't only Roberto that helped him through the ups and downs of his career. His father on the other side would always give him some of the best advice according to Ronaldinho himself.

"My dad gave me some of the best advice I've ever had. Off the field, he told me to do the right thing and be an honest and straight-up person and on the field, he always told me to play soccer as simply as possible. He always said one of the most complicated things you can do is to play it simple."

Ronaldinho’s Professional Career

Ronaldinho started training for the first time with


in 1987. He finally came out of the youth system in 1998. He also began his senior career with Gremio but moved to Paris Saint-Germain 3 years later in 2001, signing a 5-year contract with a €5 million transfer.

Actually, after leaving the club, Celso Roth, Gremio's coach mentioned Ronaldinho's name in an interview:

"I've worked with some great players in my time and all at a very interesting period in their careers, nineteen to twenty years old. But, with due respect to the others, Ronaldinho was a cut above the rest."

As a matter of fact, before moving to

Paris Saint-Germain

, Arsenal showed interest in signing a contract with Ronaldinho. Nevertheless, the plan was canceled since Ronaldinho was a non-EU player who hadn't played enough international matches at that moment and couldn't obtain a work permit.

In his last season in Paris Saint-Germain, Ronaldinho was also praised for his impressive performance in the Coupe de France after he scored two goals in the match against


in the semi-finals which resulted in a 2–0 win.

Finally, he left Paris Saint-Germain in 2003 and signed a contract with Barcelona that was worth €30 million. During his career in


, people considered him as the saver of this club.

Ronaldinho won his first league title in the 2004–2005 season while he was playing for Barcelona. Also, he had the most appearances for Barcelona in the span of 5 years, making 145 appearances as well as scoring 70 goals.

As a matter of fact, he made 511 professional appearances and scored 205 goals, on the whole, playing for football clubs such as

AC Milan

, Flamengo, Atletico Mineiro, Queretaro and Fluminense.

And at last, when Ronaldinho was 38 years old, he officially announced his retirement in 2015.

In an interview, regarding his career as one of the most influential footballers, he said:

"All my life I have sought to reach the highest professional level and bring joy to people with my football.

"My career is a dream come true as since I was a kid, I dreamed to be known as a football player. Now, this is a reality and it is a pleasure to leave this legacy to other kids and let them believe it is possible to become an icon of the sport.

Ronaldinho also added, “I feel special as I have never needed to pretend I am somebody else. People love me the way I am – it is very special for me to make people feel like this. There is not a single moment I can look back on as my happiest. I have had a career made of happy moments.

“Football and my life are the same things. Since people started to recognize me, I had a ball beside me and today it is like this – football and my life are the same word.”

Ronaldinho’s International Career

Ronaldinho started his international career in 1997 playing for


at under-17. In the following years up until 1999, he also represented Brazil at under-20 as well as under-23.

Nonetheless, on 26 June 1999, he received his first call-up in a game against Latvia which resulted in a 3–0 win for Brazil.

Also three days later in the Copa America campaign, Ronaldinho managed to score his debut international goal. Even in his early career, Ronaldinho was successful already. In point of fact, only one week after the conclusion of Copa America, he was called up for the 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup.

The interesting fact is that Ronaldinho managed to score a goal in every match of this tournament, except for the finals where Brazil lost to


with a result of 4–3. He even scored a hat-trick in an 8–2 victory against

Saudi Arabia

in the semi-finals.

At the end of this tournament, Ronaldinho won 2 awards: for the best player in the tournament he won the Golden Ball award and for the tournament top-scorer he received the Golden Boot award.

Also for the rest of his international career which happened to be 97 appearances, he took part in other tournaments such as the 2002 World Cup, 2005 Confederations Cup, 2008 Summer Olympics, etc.

However, 2 years before announcing his retirement, Ronaldinho stopped playing for the Brazil national team in 2013.

Janaina Mendes’ Net Worth and Salary

If you are wondering about the details of Janaina Mendes' net worth and salary, make sure to check out this part of our top

facts about Janaina Mendes

. Considering the truth that Mendes hasn’t been really open about her current job, details of her income have never been the subject to be discussed.

However, based on her previous occupation as a professional dancer and also by taking a quick look at her social media platforms, assumptions have been made with regard to

Janaina Mendes' net worth

which has been estimated to be the number of 20 million dollars.

Nonetheless, none of Janaina Mendes' personal properties is revealed by anyone so far.

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