Ronaldinho signs fan's shirt during match in Mexico

Ronaldinho is approached by a fan for an autograph during open play
Ronaldinho was approached by a young fan for an autograph during open play

Brazilian World Cup winner Ronaldinho signed the shirt of a fan who interrupted a Mexican league match to get an autograph.

The youngster ran towards the forward, 34, wearing a Brazil top and holding a pen, and the referee stopped play.

Having begrudgingly obliged, Ronaldinho went on to net a consolation goal for Queretaro in their 2-1 defeat by Atlas.

Others who have indulged fans include Mario Balotelli and Frank Lampard, who have posed for 'selfies' in games.

Frank Lampard is snapped in a selfie by a pitch invader during his side's 7-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday
Frank Lampard was snapped in a selfie by a pitch invader last month while playing for Manchester City

Liverpool's Balotelli posed with two fans who ran on to the pitch while he was playing for AC Milan in a friendly against Manchester City in July.

Lampard was snapped in an embrace with an affectionate Manchester City supporter during his side's 7-0 Capital One Cup win over Sheffield Wednesday.

The young fan was escorted from Etihad Stadium by police soon afterwards.

Ronaldinho is playing his first season in the Mexican league, having signed for Queretaro at the beginning of September.

A key part of Brazil's 2002 World Cup-winning team, he scored 33 goals in 97 appearances for his country in a 14-year international career.

Ronaldinho won the Champions League with Barcelona in 2006 and also played in Europe for Paris St-Germain and AC Milan. He won the Ballon d'Or in 2005.

Mario Balotelli poses for a selfie during a pre-season game, much to the bemusement of stadium officials
Mario Balotelli posed for a selfie during a pre-season game in the US, to the bemusement of stadium officials
A fan who captured a selfie on the pitch with Frank Lampard is ejected from Etihad Stadium
A fan who captured a selfie on the pitch with Frank Lampard was led away from Etihad Stadium

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