What a shame that these skills were not used for dance: Milene, Milan and a man called Ronaldo
There are at least 55,187 reasons why Milene Domingues is famous, and none of them have anything to do with her husband, a certain Brazilian striker. Anjana Gadgil for The Guardian becomes the latest in a long line of people to fall under the spell of that other Brazilian footballing superstar
The game had ended forty minutes ago. The team placed third in women's Serie A, Fiamma Monza, trounced lower league Reggina 4-0 on a bitterly cold night in Milan. All the other girls had put their goose-pimpled limbs back into their tracksuits and gone home with their boyfriends, husbands and parents.
But not Milene Domingues, the most high profile female footballer this side of the Atlantic, world-record holder for ball juggling and estranged wife of Ronaldo. She's still doing her hair.
An hour passes, and she's still "faccendo i capelli". But when the girl from Sao Paolo finally skips in, all five foot nothing of her, golden hair smoothed over her shoulders ... the wait was worth it. I've read that she has charmed press conferences packed with hardened journalists, so what chance do I have? In fact when I finally leave the club, buzzing with cappuccino and arrangements made to bring the girls to England, I too have fallen for her. click for more