The former Paris Saint Germain and AC Milan forward will not get any chance to travel out of Brazil until he settles his £1.75m debt.
A Brazilian judge has ordered the seizure of national football icon Ronaldinho's passport as part of a case involving a $2 million unpaid fine after investigators found just $7 in the star's bank account, according to reports.
A court in Brazil has seized the passports of Ronaldinho and his brother, Roberto, over their failure to pay a fine for building on an environmental protection area.More news: Driver Charged in Death of Actress' Toddler Kills Herself
Sun Sport (UK) reports that authorities found a total of KSh 691 (£5.2) in the 2002 World Cup winner's accounts.
Attempts at remortgaging the property have proven futile for the former Barcelona, PSG and AC Milan star with sky-high interest rates sending his outstanding debts through the roof.
Ballon d'Or victor Ronaldinho is now embroiled in controversy, with the former Brazil star ordered by a court to pay €2 million after failing to pay a fine for illegal construction in 2015.More news: Republican Ron DeSantis wins Florida governor election, CNN projects
In recent weeks Ronaldinho has been in China and Japan carrying out commercial and sponsorship activities while Nike have released a limited edition anniversary set of the player's Tiempo Legend boots.
The 38-year-old also regularly participates in charity matches and will play in the "Game of Champions" in Frankfurt on November 17 to help raise money for disadvantaged children.
He officially retired from professional football in early 2018, but was a star attraction at the World Cup in Russian Federation this summer, where he electrified the crowd with a guest perfomance on the bongo drums in the ceremony before the final.More news: Sane laughs off talk of switch to United