Brazil Legend Ronaldinho Quits Football At 37
Former Brazil and FC Barcelona midfielder Ronaldinho, has now officially retired from football at the age of 37.
The former Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona and AC Milan star has not played a competitive match since featuring for Brazilian club side Fluminense in 2015.
Ronaldinho’s brother and agent Roberto Assis made the announcement on Tuesday , “He’s quit football, it’s over. Let’s now do something nice [his farewell], big as it should be, after the Russia World Cup, maybe in August.” Assis said.
“We’ll do some events now around Brazil, Europe and Asia. Of course, we’re also arranging something with the Brazil national team as well.” he added.
Known for his amazing dribbling, flair, and knack for scoring incredible goals, Ronaldinho began his career at Gremio and played for seven other club sides, including Paris Saint-Germain, AC Milan, Queretaro and Brazilian sides Flamengo, Atletico Mineiro and Fluminense.
He helped guide the Catalan side to the Champions League in 2006, La Liga in 2005 and 2006 and won the Ballon D’Or in 2005. Ronaldinho left for Milan in 2008 and won the scudetto there in 2011, before heading back to Brazil and taking Atletico Mineiro to their first Copa Libertadores title in 2013.
He played 101 times for Brazil, scoring 35 goals including a 40-yard free kick which knocked England out the 2002 World Cup.