Former Brazil and FC Barcelona midfielder Ronaldinho, who gained the World Cup, Champions League, Copa Libertadores and World Player of the Year award, is retiring from the game. His brother and agent Assis made the assertion on Tuesday.
Ronaldinho, who may be 38 in March, has no longer played a competitive game on account that 2015 bt he had also prevented calling a definitive halt to his profession until now. Ronaldinho “He’s stopped. It’s over,” Assis stated.
“We are going to do something quite big, something cool, after the World Cup in Russia, probably in August.” The events, maximum probable farewell matches, will take place in Brazil, Europe and Asia, and will include a in shape with the countrywide group, Assis stated.
Ronaldinho began his career at Gremio and played for seven other golf equipment, which includes Paris Saint-Germain, AC Milan, Queretaro and Brazilian facets Flamengo, Atletico Mineiro and Fluminense. But it turned into at FC Barcelona between 2003 and 2008 where he spent his glory years. He turned in some of the finest performances ever seen by using the storied Spanish membership, possibly maximum memorably in a 3-0 win over Real Madrid at the Bernabeu in 2005. He helped guide the Catalan side to the Champions League in 2006, La Liga in 2005 and 2006 and received the Ballon D’Or in 2005. Ronaldinho left for Milan in 2008 and gained the scudetto there in 2011, earlier than heading back to Brazil and taking Atletico Mineiro to their first Copa Libertadores title in 2013. He never once more reached the heights he scaled at Barca for extended durations. However, he remained a charming presence, acknowledged for his no-look passes, first rate free kicks and free-wheeling fashion that typified the way Brazilians play the game.
He performed a hundred and one times for Brazil, scoring 35 goals consisting of a 40-backyard free kick which knocked England out the 2002 World Cup.