Ronnie Brunswijk is a very rich man, but there was something he just had to do before his life came to an end.
Inter, based in Moengo, are owned by the Suriname Vice President Ronnie Brunswijk, who has been in his current political position since 2020.
This week, the 60-year-old made history by becoming the oldest player to play in an international club competition when he started in Tuesday’s 6-0 home loss to Olimpia in the CONCACF League. Donning the No. 61 jersey, as a tribute to the year he was born, Brunswijk captained the team he owns, Inter Moengotapoe.
His age did not matter as he played 54 minutes and started alongside his son, Damian Brunswijk, who played for 29 minutes.
According to a New York Times profile, he has been “an elite paratrooper, a soccer player, a wanted bank robber, a guerrilla leader, a gold baron and a father to at least 50 children during his lifetime.”
He’s also been convicted of drug trafficking in Europe but also helped bring democracy to Suriname.
A shirtless Ronnie Brunswijk was captured on video after the game handing out money to Olimpia players and staff in the visitors’ changing room.