Ronaldinho to stay with Atletico Mineiro in 2013

Ronaldinho will play another season with Brazilian club Atletico

Mineiro.

The club said Wednesday it has extended Ronaldinho’s contract

until the end of 2013.

The former two-time world player signed with Atletico Mineiro in

June and was key in keeping the club in contention for the

Brazilian league title until the final rounds.

The 32-year-old Ronaldinho played 31 matches with Atletico,

scoring nine goals.

The former Brazil star says he is staying because he is ”going

through a wonderful moment at the club” and has been ”treated

very well” by everyone, ”especially the fans,” since arriving

after a controversial stint with Flamengo.

Atletico still has a chance to finish second in this year’s

Brazilian league, a competition it hasn’t won since 1971.