Rio de Janeiro: Flamengo's star midfielder Ronaldinho Gaucho says he will not play for the club as he hasn't been paid.

The Brazilian club owes Ronaldinho more than USD 2 million, a newspaper reported.

If Flamengo are unable to pay, Ronaldinho claimed he will not play in the team's 2012 debut in the Rio de Janeiro state championship and will also sit out against Bolivia's Real Potosi on Jan 25 in the first match of the 2012 Libertadores cup.

(Agencies)