ORLANDO, Fla. (April 10, 2023) – Exploria Stadium is set to host The Beautiful Game, a celebrity soccer match including Brazilian soccer icons Ronaldinho and Roberto Carlos, it was announced today. The match will take place on Friday, June 23, and is set to kickoff at 7:30 p.m. ET.
The match will feature a star-studded lineup of players from around the world, coming together to celebrate the diversity, connection and passion that centers around the global love for soccer.
Fans can purchase tickets to the match here, with more information including additions to the roster announced at a later date.
Ronaldinho, a two-time FIFA World Player of the Year and Ballon d'Or winner, is known for his mesmerizing footwork, incredible ball control and signature ‘joga bonito’ style. The former FC Barcelona, AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain icon has a legion of fans worldwide and is regarded as one of the greatest players of all time.
Roberto Carlos, a former Real Madrid star and World Cup winner, is known for his trademark runs down the left flank and powerful left foot. He has featured for some of the world's most prominent clubs, including Inter Milan, Fenerbahçe and Corinthians.
“Following the amazing success in South Florida last year, it is great to take this experience to Orlando. We are looking forward to meeting the fans and to making a lifetime memory for everyone,” said 2002 FIFA World Cup Winner Roberto Carlos.
“I had the opportunity to play in many parts of the World, but being able to reunite my friends and our families in Central Florida for a soccer fest in Orlando, with many legends, is a dream coming true. This place is magical and I am sure the soccer fans in Orlando will showcase how passionate they are for the beautiful game,” said Ronaldinho Gaucho.
“We’re excited to host this fantastic game and give our fans a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see this collection of legends play, all on one field, at Exploria Stadium,” said Orlando City President of Business Operations Jarrod Dillon. “We’ve been able to host so many fantastic events at Exploria Stadium and really solidify ourselves as Florida’s home for the world’s game. We look forward to once again showcasing our fantastic venue and The City Beautiful to the world.”
In addition to the action-packed match, the event will also feature pre-game and halftime entertainment.