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Rivaldo bags a hat-trick; EXCLUSIVE Row over three loves in the life of Celts' Brazilian target.


BRAZILIAN football ace Rivaldo has fled his homeland after being caught trying to keepie-uppie with three beauties.

And he has reportedly told friends that moving to Scotland to play for Celtic could be the best thing for him now.

His wife has ditched him, a Playboy model and former fiancAe of team mate Ronaldo accused him of fathering her child and last week he had a new raven-haired stunner on his arm.

The 31-year-old millionaire, once hailed as the world's best player, has brought new lover Elisa Kaminski to the UK after a turbulent year.

Wife Rose walked out on the AC Milan midfielder after Playboy model Viviane Bruneri falsely claimed he had fathered her child.

Football groupie Viviane, 28, claimed to have had an affair with the Brazilian international, who is being chased by the Parkhead club and English Premiership side Bolton.

She publicly announced she was pregnant but incredibly said she couldn't be sure if Rivaldo was the father.

Viviane, who was a member of the 'Ronaldhinas' the group of scantily-clad Brazilian beauties who flaunt themselves at their country's soccer heroes also named his fellow international team-mates Ronaldo or Denilson as potential dads.

She went on to falsely claim in an interview with a newspaper that World Cup winner Rivaldo was definitely the father of her baby boy and she threatened to have DNA tests taken to prove that the player was the father of her son.

But the father of the child turned out to be a Japanese golfer. However, the damage had been done to Rivaldo's marriage.

At the time the scandal broke, he was playing for Barcelona but he left shortly afterwards to join Italian giants AC Milan.

His wife Rose walked out on him, returning to Brazil with their two young children, Rivaldinho, seven, and five-year-old Thamirys.

Speaking about Viviane's paternity test claim, Ricardo Correa, of Brazilian gossip magazine Contigo, said: 'That was a threat that was never carried out and Ms Bruneri has been very quiet ever since.

'This is hardly surprising, since her son turned out to be the product of a liaison between her and a Japanese golfer.

'Rivaldo had been having marital problems and the Bruneri revelations were the final straw.

'Rose left with the kids and took them back to Brazil almost immediately.'

The roving Rivaldo has now found new lovein the form of 23-year-old Elisa. Three weeks ago, the Samba star flew into Manchester Airport with her on his arm for talks about a move to Bolton Wanderers.

Celtic boss Martin O'Neill has expressed an interest and is said to be preparing a rival bid.

And Rivaldo has apparently told pals he would prefer a move to Scotland.

The player has said that Britain is the 'logical destination' for him to play out the twilight of his career.

He hopes the autumn of his playing days will see him represent his country one last time in the 2006 World Cup in Germany.

Rivaldo hopes the move to a new club will mark the end of a year in which he admits he has been through an emotional wringer.

Referring to the matrimonial break-up caused by Viviane's sensational claims, he said: 'Mentally, I've had a very, very tough time. 'People know what that is about. But it is over.'

Like Viviane, Rivaldo's new love, Elisa Kaminski, is a model, but she gave up her career to set up home with the Brazilian star in Milan.

A Brazilian source said: 'He is a shy man, for all his talents and achievements.

'And when you speak to him directly and look him in the eye, he would usually rather look anywhere around you than look you straight back in the eye.

'Some people find that disconcerting.

'He wants to come to Scotland for a quiet life.

'But we have been trying to explain to him about the Old Firm andthe rivalry that exists in the city of Glasgow.

'If he does opt for Celtic, he can look forward to another turbulent year.'

The millionaire Brazilian, real name Reinaldo Vitor Borba Ferreira, has played for Barcelona,Depotivo La Coruna and Palmeiras.

He has been capped for his country over20times and is regarded as one of the best-ever Brazilian footballers.


Dumped: Rivaldo has had a tough year; Playing dirty: Model Viviane, right, falsely claimed Rivaldo was the father of her child
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Date:May 16, 2004
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