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Ex-Brazil star, Cicinho who started drinking alcohol at age of 13 admits he used to turn up for Real Madrid training drunk while suffering from alcoholism

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Former Actual Madrid right-back, Cicinho has revealed he used to show up for coaching drunk whereas affected by alcoholism.

Cicinho spent two years on the Bernabeu after finishing a transfer from Brazilian aspect Sao Paulo in 2005, that includes 32 instances for Actual and accumulating a La Liga winners’ medal in 2007. 

In an interview with EPTV present Ressaca, by way of Objective, the ex-Brazil spoke candidly about his battle with alcoholism over the previous decade. He additionally  recalled arriving for coaching throughout his time in Madrid whereas intoxicated.   

‘If you happen to ask me if I’ve ever been to coaching drunk at Actual: sure. And I drank espresso to take away the scent from my breath and bathed in fragrance.’ 

‘Talking of my occupation, as a former skilled soccer participant, it was straightforward, I did not want cash to get [drink]. Folks had been blissful to offer you the whole lot in eating places.’

He departed for Roma that summer season after falling out of favour beneath new boss Bernd Schuster as a consequence of his issues off the pitch. At Roma, his battle with alcoholism continued. 

 

Ex-Brazil star, Cicinho who started drinking alcohol at age of 13 admits he used to turn up for Real Madrid training drunk while suffering from alcoholism

 

The 41-year-old admits he additionally attended coaching with Giallorossi drunk, though membership officers had been faster to note this time round.    

Talking about his time in Rome, Cicinho stated: ‘Began consuming after coaching. I did the physiotherapy work, got here dwelling round 2 p.m., 2.30 p.m., and solely stopped consuming at 4 a.m.

 

‘Each time I arrived at Roma drunk, the leaders noticed it and that made me fall into disrepute.’

 

Cicinho, who spent 5 years with Roma earlier than later having fun with stints in Turkey and again in Brazil, first beginning consuming as a teen and shortly discovered himself on a slippery slope.    

 

‘At 13 years outdated, once I tasted alcohol for the primary time, I by no means stopped,’ he stated.

 

‘I lived within the countryside, in Pradopolis, near Ribeirao Preto, and on weekends we gathered pals and used to exit within the squares, to the golf equipment.

 

‘There was a bar close by, as a result of I used to be a minor, I attempted to cover it, I requested whoever was older to purchase it and I saved consuming hidden from my dad and mom, the police.’

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