NEW YORK -- You may not know this, but rapper Snoop Dogg is an old school soccer fan.
Goal.com caught up with Snoop for a few minutes at a promotional event on Monday night, and the hip-hop legend spit some soccer knowledge when asked about his favorite soccer player: Ronaldo.
"That's Ronaldo from Brazil from back in the day," he told Goal.com. "When I first started watching soccer, going to Europe for the first time, he was the one who was the most dynamic to me. I loved the way he played. He played with a lot of style, he was good and he had the different hairstyles. His hair was pretty."
Snoop currently keeps tabs on the U.S. national team. He participated in a charity flag football game with Hope Solo earlier this year and appreciates the Olympic gold medal-winning goalkeeper's attitude.
"She's a rider," he said. "I played with her in a celebrity flag game and she's tough. I know she's tough on that soccer field because she was tough in that flag game, and we were playing insane."
But while Snoop is a fan of soccer, it appears that his heart will always be with American football. The "Gin and Juice" rapper has a charity called the Snoop Youth Football League, which brings inner-city youngsters onto the football field to help them learn life values.
Snoop is currently promoting FIFA 2013, but he's never going to give up on the Madden franchise.
"I love Madden, I can't live without it," he said with a smile.
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